Accommodation

The top of this page shows the type of accommodation you can book at our kitesurfing camp, followed by recommended places to stay in the Palawan area according to our suggested itinerary for the area. Note that prices should increase by 200p for each listing at the start of this October.

Here’s a map of the campground:

patoyo camping and tenting spots

These are bookings for the various spots. White/empty is available, coloured with number 1 or 2 (number of people in tent) is not available.

Let us go for a stroll. You can click on the pictures below to take you to a page full of more pictures for that spot.

The top of the map above is north, the bottom is south. The village of about 7 families is located to our north and where the big hut is nestled:

The big hut – converted into a home with its own solar electricity, lights, charge station for phones, dining room table and living room with two hammocks. Room in the loft for eight mattresses, while four more can fit on the ground floor. 1000p/night plus 100p for each person above 1. Note that local roosters may keep up light sleepers. The outhouse with porcelain toilet is located nearby.

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About a 50m walk south we get to the first beach front tent space, A1 (A2 is located just behind A1 and would be hidden behind the hammocks in the picture below – this area is good for people who know each other):

Larger tent next to the base camp – 400p per night for one person, 500p for two for the bigger tent on the beach front, 3-400 for the small tent at A2. Comes with a hammock with mosquito netting and rain protection. The two hammocks you see in the picture below are in the common area and available for all. This area is not far from the kitchen or the campfire, so don’t expect a lot of privacy.

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Just past this is the base camp where the kitchen is, campfire, space for volunteers in the back (V on map), and the corporate headquarters/reception.

Further down the beach we get to the nicest spot, the Delux tent at B1 (“1” always means beachfront):

Delux – 600p a night, largest tent with biggest mattress, and a big hammock for two.

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After that there is a small maze of paths taking you to 5 other tent spots in the jungle, each at 3-400p.

Continuing along the beach we get to the C area, with no beachside property (all tents are 3-400p – meaning 300p for one person in tent, or 400p for two people in one tent). There is a large central area suitable for groups and which can fit 6 tents in closer proximity, with another two nestled in the jungle along a path connecting to the D area. There is a nice open area behind here where there is a larger campfire:

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The D area starts with a beachfront space followed by room for 7 other tents and connects by jungle path to the C area. D7 and 8 is a special nice area for two tents and campfire, and trees to hang at least two hammocks from. There is another small campfire space next to D3 and 4. The beachside D1 has two small trees to hang a hammock from.

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Continuing along the beach we get to E1, a nice beachfront space with room for two tents, if need be. 500p for the big tent, 3-400 for a smaller tent in the back if there are more of you.

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Continuing south we get to F1, another beachside space, with room for 4 more tents in the back. The same large tent for E1 is on its way for this last beachside spot. 500p/night.

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Then there is a long stretch of beach, which then bends around the corner for a secluded section where we plan to build some huts, but a good place to pitch your own tent if you like (100p per person per night):

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Your own tent or on the beach – 100p per person per night, or 200p more if you want one of our mattresses or hammocks. Endless beach space and hammock sites to choose from (this shot taken from the corner of the beach where it bends – notice the lovely rainbow!).

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Or for a more exotic experience, you can camp out on your own deserted island, Bolina Island. Just across from us, you can combine the journey there with a local island hopping day trip, bring some of our tents and a survival package from our kitchen, or get one of the locals to prepare a meal for you. The beach on the other side of our own island is also deserted and you can stay there for free.

Camp out on deserted island

And lastly, you can check out Alvin’s hut, located on Patoyo island where we first started. Located in the centre of a small community of about five fishermen families, next to the village’s drinking water well. Great island to explore if you like hiking, and located near to San Miguel. Possible interesting one night stop on your way back to civilisation. We organise this gratis and should cost 200p/pax.

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Places to stay elsewhere in Palawan

Get detailed info on the best and least expensive places to stay and itinerary to experience in the following locations along the Palawan corridor:

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200 pesos a night half way
between El Nido and Coron

Manila
Puerto Princesa
El Nido
San Fernando

Sibaltan and Pical, Iloc near El Nido
San Miguel, Linapacan
(Coron and other areas yet to be explored)

I started out this website with the intention of stringing together homestays in rural areas, as I found the Filipinos in these areas genuinely warm-hearted, while I generally like to steer clear of the main tourists centers. An opportunity for like-minded travelers to experience the real Philippines and exchange culturally with people who are sincerely interested in getting to know them.

Unfortunately, I finally stumbled on the beach island paradise I had been dreaming of for a year and decided to change tack to focus on building a kitesurfing, eco-resort playground. I am now offering all this information for free in my suggested travel itinerary for the Palawan area.

puerto-princesa-low-price-050220152306200 pesos a night for a really nice place in Puerto Princesa, quiet neighbourhood, but shared.

Since I discovered this is a popular loop for tourists, I am also helping some boat operator friends organise tours through the hundreds of untouched islands between El Nido and Coron. Hailed as having the clearest waters in the world, the snorkeling is excellent, the people fantastic and few tourists know how to get to it. Rather than sit on a long, 12 hour ferry ride between El Nido and Coron, why not take a pleasant break from the tourism hustle and enjoy some real piece of paradise?

The islands I have explored so far are linked to from the boat prices page, while the boat tours page shows an overview of all of them. I will continue to document them, in between building jungle huts out of bamboo, whenever others book a tour to new islands.

island-hopping-in-the-philippines-island-1-140220152395 300p/night for official accommodation on this paradise island. Not found anywhere else on the net!

Most of the remote islands do not have official accommodation, but something can always be arranged when you go on a boat tour. Otherwise, you can always sleep on the boat for free. But some islands do have official accommodation and I will add those to this page as I explore them.

For each place that offers regular paid accommodation, I try to choose from a range of luxuries, but always only places that I find tasteful, hospitable, and preferably somewhat off the beaten track.

Maintaining an income through online work, I have been traveling around the world full time for the past 9 years and enjoy discovering and sharing such places. Not for everyone, but those of like mind truly appreciate it.

Contact me for more details.

4 thoughts on “Accommodation

  1. Planning to go to Puerto Prinsesa Palawan on 25 or 26 December 2016. Planning to sleep in Puerto Prinsesa or sleep in Port Barton to look for the long beach then goi to Il Nido to Coron with your proposed trip – island hopping to different islands before reaching Coron. Please tell me how many days does it last. Inorder that we will know for our reservation dates for our plane tikets.

    Annalyn

  2. hi
    are you open during the month of april as well next year? how is the wind at that time.
    we are planning a trip with our two kids (11 and 14)
    thanks

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