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La Salangane Resort and Restaurant, El Nido, Palawan

Life in El Nido, Palawan By December 20, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

La Salangane has rooms and a bar and restaurant in the heart of town, as well as an apartment/villa in Caalan. I have not been to La Salangane II in Caalan and the photos here are mostly of the bar and resto.

I have been in El Nido two months when I first walked into this restaurant. It was a bright and sunny afternoon and I was completing a photo walk around town. It was one of the last accommodations located on Serena St. that I was supposedly documenting, and it was nearly four in the afternoon. I walked in there, and met two very amiable men, a French and a Spaniard, and forgot to leave.

Amidst bottles of San Miguel Pale Pilsen and my cocktails, we talked about music, movies, cuisine, and travel all over the world.

Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan

La Salangane, Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan

La Salangane, El Nido, Palawan

La Salangane, El Nido, Palawan

La Salangane, El Nido, Palawan

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El Nido, Palawan Accommodations List with Map

Palawan By November 15, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 61 Comments

Having lived in El Nido on and off since 2005, I have seen how the little town has grown over the years. When I was last back there this year, there are so many more accommodations available that I felt making a master list would be very useful. The El Nido Tourism council has come up with a map and this will be our guide. This list was compiled in September 2012. *updates are ongoing with the photos and details*


WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

We will use these maps as guide:

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The Before-and-After El Nido Photo-documentation Project – Sirena Street

Life in El Nido, Palawan, Photography By October 15, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

Where Rizal Street ends is where Sirena Street begins. Sirena Street runs parallel to the beach, as well as a part of Calle Real, both terminating at the port.

Rizal Street, El Nido, Palawan

Sirena Street, a very narrow, one-way street, can easily be missed. At the corner, on the left side is a clothing store, painted in green, and a sari-sari store on the white building on the right side.

Rizal Street, El Nido, Palawan

On Sirena Street, construction was in full swing on the lot right next to the clothing store when I was documenting during the month of September. It used to be a cozy little restaurant called Vicenta’s, that we loved to eat at back in 2006 because they had the most delicious seafood dishes.

Vicentas Sirena St

We used to feel uncomfortable walking on this street because it was crowded and a bit scary. It’s looking a bit better now, but it is still the street I like least in El Nido.

Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan

 

On this street, one will also find the Tao Philippines booking office.

TAO EXPEDITION

Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan
Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan

And the Palawan Pawnshop, one of two in this town. I used to ignore this shop until I realized how important it was in a town that had no banks or ATMs. It is the only way to send or receive money from outside of El Nido.

PALAWAN PAWNSHOP AND EL NIDO SANDS INN

Sirena St., El Nido, Palawan

I’ve never even noticed it before, but a photo from 2006 tells me it’s been there ever since.

Palawan Pawnshop

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