25 Mar 2012 12 Comments
Having lived in El Nido in 2005, I was able to see Makulay Lodge before what it is today. A simple rustic home right by the beach, just around the bend of that pebbly unpaved road. Many mornings, afternoons and evenings were spent at this place, having coffee, hanging out with friends, enjoying the view of Cadlao Island, Helicopter Island and the sunset. It was our jump off point every time we wanted to go island hopping on that beautiful red paddle boat we used to borrow from another friend of ours.
When I came back in 2010, the entire structure had been taken down and in its place, a new 3-storey concrete structure stood and it has been officially named Makulay Lodge.
When we were there, the owners, Rose, Del and Likha, were operating a little resto they called “Tala Restaurant” and there were tables and chairs set up by the beach. I had loved eating by the beach and enjoyed my coffee very much. It was at this time when I decided I will get a coffee press for myself too.
Outside by the beach (click on the photos to enlarge and view slide show):