One of the Best vacations I ever had is in El Nido. We stayed in Verde Safari for 2 days in tent and 3 days in deluxe room. Because we are adventurous type of a person we extended our vacation for 2 days in this place. They have rock wall climbing, body boards and boat expedition. We rented a boat to explore the island, you will appreciate God's creations, a beautiful place, a paradise, from green water turn to color blue because of the reflection of the sky. We make sure we explore this place, hot spring, waterfalls and brother island. Service in this place was geat, staff are very friendly and accommodating. Looking forward to go back in this place.
Randomly ended up there on our scooter tour and once we saw the beach, decided to stay for a couple of hours.
The beach is so beautiful with hardly anyone on any of the 2kms+ the beach stretched on. The burger we had over there was phenomenal. If you have been travelling around the Philippines you've probably seen signs dictating their burger is the best one around. They are all lying because they will never make them as good as Verde Safari.
Unfortunately we weren't able to spend the night there due to limited time, but I wished we had seen the place earlier to enjoy their quietness.
We found Verde Safari quite luckily and stayed two nights in their bungalows. Doug and his wife were very helpful, warm, and welcoming, let us use the thirty-some foot climbing wall, and even taught me to run billet. At the restaurant, we had nice fresh food, cold beer, and throughout there was a willingness to work with dietary needs and preferences.
The beach. The beach here is expansive, gorgeous, and largely deserted. We had two lovely sunsets with only our party present and enjoyed night swimming with luminescent critters in the water. Picturesque. I did get a bit eaten by sand flies, although I paid no heed to warnings about using bug spray or avoiding certain times on the beach. As well, the owner invests in spraying and raking the grounds to keep them down. Overall they were a small bother and in no way detracted from the beach.
Accommodation. We stayed in the two bungalows on the grounds. Both were simple, clean, and comfortable. The neat thing about this place, was that all the water, from the sink to the shower, is filtered and purified. So, drinkable tap water! As well, while we heard that some guests had issues with the sounds of the generator, this was not something we experienced. Our nights were quiet, private, and thoroughly enjoyable.
We would definitely recommend this place, and hope to return in the future.