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    Nearest transport:
  • El Nido Jeepney Terminal (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • sports
  • beaches
    Distance to airport:
  • El Nido Airport (3.9 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Great service", "Nice breakfast", "Nice view"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Seven Commandos Beach (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
  • Helicopter Island (5.7 Km)
  • Bird's Nest Form/Balinsasayaw Birds/El Nido (7.6 Km)
  • Big & Small Lagoon (8.1 Km)

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Pura Vida Inn & Tours

Serena Street, Buena Suerte, El Nido Town Proper, El Nido, Philippines (Show on map)

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"The breakfast cook was very nice and she made me delicious..."

Christina, United States September 17, 2015
Beachfront Deluxe Balcony

Features of Pura Vida Inn & Tours

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • laundry service
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

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


  • Wi-Fi in public areas

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Resort Description
Tucked away between gentle slopes and situated on the beautiful beach in the village of El Nido,...see more Tucked away between gentle slopes and situated on the beautiful beach in the village of El Nido, Pura Vida Inn & Tours offers a relaxing and peaceful accommodation with stunning views over the clear blue sea. The property is located on the island of Palawan amidst the pristine, unspoiled nature that makes it a true tropical paradise for its visitors. Guests are recommended to explore the area for its collection of tourist attractions to complete the experience on the island. Friendly service and comfortable guestrooms are what you can expect during your stay at the Pura Vida Inn & Tours.
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Philippines, November 15, 2015
good location clean room

Alfons V. Couples
Spain, September 30, 2015
Location, location, location

Location, price, breakfast.
Good size room although a bit tired but we spent most time outside. The view is top notch, probably one of the best in el Nido and you are close to the action. Breakfast is good, you have 4 choices and its cooked on request. The manager and staff live there so it can get a bit noisy at times. A couple of nights someone was being quite loud and we thought they should have kept the volume a bit down for consideration to the guests. But overall a good stay for a decent price.
Isabel G. Groups
Spain, September 28, 2015
Nice hostel

Staff, location, cleaness
It is not a real hotel. It is a house with 3 rooms,it is nice, clean and with really nice staff. Our stay was ok, and the conditions of the rooms are above the standard in El Nido town. It is only a Bed and Breakfast, and it is like a home environment more than a Hotel.
Christina R. Solo travelers
United States of America, September 18, 2015
There were ants everywhere...

The breakfast cook was very nice and she made me delicious food. The hotel is in an ideal location close to restaurants and it's right by the water.
When I first arrived to the hotel, no one was around. I waited for 10 mins downstairs before I just walked up and said hello a few more times. I checked in and had to carry my luggage up a narrow flight of stairs. When getting to the room, it was no clean and it was rather dingy. After setting my bags down, I started to notice baby ants crawling around. Pretty soon, they were crawling all over my items set in the bookshelf and on my luggage which was sitting on a chair. I had no food in luggage. I don't know where these came from. I was forced to empty out my lugagge and constantly spray it with bug repellant in hopes the ants would stay away. The showers were also pretty dirty and needed a good scrubbing. I would NOT recommend this place and will NEVER be back.
Patrick R. Business travelers
Philippines, June 05, 2015

location, food, staff
I only stayed here overnight, surely I will come back again!
Dennis M. Solo travelers
Canada, April 22, 2015
No regrets

View from balcony, Madame cooks a good breakfast, staff helps sets up tours and my ferry ticket.
I originally planned to stay 3 days....loved El Nido and Pura Vida so much....I decided to stay another 3 days.
Sergio G. Couples
Spain, April 13, 2015
Great beachfront View

Clean, nice view, clean
If you come to this "hotel"(family house), i just recommend to stay at the beachfront View Room with balcony but It's expensive for a 2 star "hotel". Friendly staff, breakfast is good (omelette specially), be advise, DO NOT order tea or coffee, facilites, diving, tours, restaurants nearby.
Emilie G. Couples
France, April 30, 2015
Perfect room in El Nido

Great view, central location, adorable staff
This little B&B was perfect for our first days in Palawan. We booked a room with a view/balcony and we were not dissapointed. As the house is in front of the sea, bring your ear plugs if you want to sleep tight :) The Pura Vida Inn is in the very center of El Nido but calm (only a few rooms), the breakfast was delicious. A special thanks to the staff who was adorable with us. They have a tour activity as well (island hopping, ...)
Elvira D. Couples
Philippines, March 02, 2015
A terrible place! Terrible location.
Terrible location...surrounded with beachfront view view at all..once they locked us out! We could not get in, we had to stay in another hotel to stay for half day.. Very small room...deceiving advertisement in the Internet...not worth our money, too expensive for such a poor accommodation...will never recommend it
Adam K. Couples
Australia, March 15, 2015

It's like living in someone's house

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