Excellent 8.4
Based on 195 reviews

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About El Rio Y Mar Resort


A charming resort, El Rio Y Mar Resort is located in Coron Palawan and offers picturesque views of the calming blue waters, beautiful bay, and the hills. Encircled by a tropical ambience, El Rio y Mar Island is a 45-minute flight from Manila to Busuanga and another 30 minutes by land or boat to the resort. With its unique flora and fauna environment, the resort has a romantic ambience combined with the serenity and beauty of the natural environment. The resort is set amidst a 500-meter stretch of beach, distinctive panoramic views with enchanting mangroves, and breathtaking neighboring islands. Guests can also relax in the well-maintained swimming pool with crystal clear waters. El Rio Y Mar Resort is indeed worth a visit.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • spa
  • massage(s)

Swimming & soaking

  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • diving
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)

For kids

  • swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • babysitting
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • garden
  • salon
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
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Hotel Information
Room rates are inclusive of round trip land & boat transfer (except Airflight)

The property provides a pick-up service from the airport.

To reach the property, a compulsory boat transfer needs to be arranged. Kindly contact the property for more details.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 10 USD
Check-In From: :00 AM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 27
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 60
Year Hotel Built: 1998
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2009
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.7
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.9
  • Service 8.7
  • Value for Money 7.8
  • Food/Dining 7.5

Marie T.
July 11, 2016
Weekend at El Rio Y Mar
Friendly staff, great food and drinks.

Kevin S.
July 01, 2016
Absolutely beautiful and wonderful place to stay
The place is just beautiful. It is located on the less traveled northern part of Busuanga island. Staff are friendly and will treat you with great care and personal touch. The place is popular to high end visitors as well as sailors who often dock there to spend a few days to unwind. Non-powered water sports such as Kayaks are free of charge and we used it quite often to explore the nearby corals fronting the resort. There is a hiking trail that would take you up a steep hill overlooking the whole resort and the surrounding bay. The bar located on the tip of the pier serve drinks so long as there are guests hanging around through the night. The bartenders are friendly and good at mixing all kinds of drinks including some of their own creation. While the food choices are limited, the chef was able to cater to our request for off the menu food selection. They were able to secure for us a huge Lapu Lapu which we dined on for two nights and cooked differently as per our request. Packaged tours to Coron in the southern part of the island is quite expensive so make sure to take advantage of group tours with fellow guests at the hotel. Be ready to spend quite a bit of money for this. It is understandable given the distance of the resort to the main attractions in Coron which requires a combined boat and land trip totalling about 1 hour. Very much worth it. They also offer island hopping tours to nearby islands using their own boat. There are islands there with beautiful isolated white sand beaches. For those into diving, the resort is home to a very well established diving center with their own fleet of boats that are capable of taking you as far out as Apo Reef. Unless you are a Smart user, cellphone signal is virtually non-existent. Internet is available infront of the main office but is spotty at best. There is no television in the rooms which is just perfect for us as we really wanted an escape from reality. Will definitely go back here.

patrick H.
May 17, 2016
Chill out time
It was what we made of it , while lots more t do we just chilled out at a very family friendly beach and pool . Set in magic surroundings it was as advertised . Needs shorter trips to good reefs that it ,

April 26, 2016
very good
great place and great service Food need to improve

Noelle U.
April 22, 2016
Awesome trip
It was our first time in Palawan and this resort had awesome reviews. It was amazing the staff and facility wish it had more access to boating to other islands and shuttles of some sort

Maria I.
April 10, 2016
Relaxing Time
The place provided us relaxing moments without the hustle and bustle of other people staying also in the resort.

Olivier D.
April 08, 2016
Loved it!
Fantastic place, great diving!

Thomas S.
April 06, 2016
Little Paradiese
Even for non diving guests it's a paradiese to stay here. Beautiful pool area, nice bar and excellent massage.

Ryan T.
United Kingdom
April 03, 2016

Adela P.
March 22, 2016
Nice place to relax
The resort is located on a perfect but a little isolated location. There is no TV and limited internet, so really a place to relax. Snorkeling is great cause the area in front of the resort is protected. The food is great but a little priced in realtion to the size of the portions. Despite there is a really lot of fish swimming in front of the resort, especially the fish dishes are the most expensive on the menu? Perfect place for diving, because for Coron it is located close to the Apo Reef.


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