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Talikwas Eco Lodge
Talikwas Eco Lodge
10 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
10 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
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Tucked away in ancient limestone cliffs, Talikwas Eco Lodge sits high over its white sand beach. Accessible by house boat or a forest trail from Corong Corong Beach, this peaceful half-acre nature retreat offers magnificent views, simple charm and privacy. From this property to El Nido Town by boat-trike is 15-20 minutes, by foot is 30-40 minutes.

The space

Welcome to Talikwas Eco-Lodge! The perfect accommodations for yoga workshops, family reunions, group vacations, or simply abundant quarters for a pair of explorers.

The Talikwas Eco Lodge is a unique villa nestled in a luscious and secluded sanctuary and is located very close to El Nido Town: a 5 minute boat ride and a 5 minute tricycle ride, or alternatively a 20 minute jungle trail (depending on the tide) and then either a 5 minute tricycle ride or another 20 minutes walk.

This rustic residence offers an authentic experience to enjoy the private and pristine elements of the El Nido sea, forest, and ancient limestone mountains. Landscaped with flowers and lush greenery, this paradise is home to rare species of birds, monkeys, and other wildlife.

IMPORTANT: If you are accustomed to four star hotels, this home is not for you. Please understand that staying in a home surrounded by the jungle means that there are some accomodations to be made. Mosquitoes and other bugs are seasonal. The rooms are equipped with mosquito nets and electric fans. Because we work off solar power, there is no AC, refrigerators, or hot water. My home is rugged, peaceful, and beautiful. Finally, there is also a long staircase from the beachfront to the home, so we are not wheelchair accessible.

Guest access

You are welcome to meditate and star-gaze on the yoga platform that overlooks the harbor.
For daring adventurers, a marked trail leads up the high cliffs that overlook Bacuit Bay. There is also a much easier 100 meter bird-watching trail we recently cleared behind the house. Experienced climbers can exercise on the ancient limestone boulders by the beach. More relaxed vacationers have the beachfront at your disposal, along with lounging and taking in the vista on the wrap-around porch off the house.
Native reefs are easily accessible from our beach front. Bring a snorkel because there are lots of interesting fish! Explore the secret cave a short swim from the beachfront.
Finally, use of our 2 person kayak is available for exploring nearby areas.

Interaction with guests

You are the only guests. Our caretakers Rudy and Pinang live in the staff hut nearby and are here to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Other things to note

This villa is secluded, and while there is running water, comfortable quarters, and two caretakers eager to help nearby, you should know that electricity is limited to solar energy and there is no wi-fi. There are chargers for your cel phones, cameras, ipods, laptops and other devices in every room. Multiple charging outlets are also available in the charging station downstairs. Charging hours are limited from 8 am to 6 pm.
Please plan to be a little more in touch with nature. Constantly going in and out of town will be difficult.
This home is not for anyone who cannot climb the steps up to the house or who has serious medical issues.

A simple breakfast is complimentary every morning of your stay. If you have food allergies or preferences for what's prepared, please speak to Pinang. Additional costs may apply.

Family/kid friendly
Suitable for events
Extra people $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $16
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
4 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 5PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

The solar charging hours for your electronic devices are from 8 am to 6pm. Please plan accordingly.

The lights, electric fans, and the chargers all run on solar power. Because we are off the grid, there is no Wi-Fi. Portable wi-fi devices can get decent reception in the early morning hours.

Fresh bedsheets, towels, and basic necessities are provided.

You are welcome to use the Talikwas kayak, but please do not let it out of your sight when away from the property.

Laundry services can be arranged for 70 pesos per kilo.

There is a 1,000 peso charge for a lost room key.

Finally, a tip for our hardworking caretakers will be appreciated.

Thank you and have a wonderful stay. For any other concerns, drop me a message please.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
3 nights minimum stay

41 Reviews

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Mike User Profile
November 2017
This is a great place for a relaxing time in El Nido with beautiful views. You will have the opportunity to kayak and swim the surrounding coves and waters, eat fresh local seafood, and boat over to nearby beaches for the day or for dinner. We stayed here for part of our time in El Nido and truly loved it. Bring a flashlight and mosquito repellent. Pinang and Rudy are wonderful caretakers.

Cathy User Profile
November 2017
El Nido is a beautiful place and Lucia was very honest of the eco lodge not being a 5-Star resort. The steps from the beach to the lodge is a nice little quad workout but is not bad - so long as you are in shape. Highlights were the kindness and generosity of the caretakers - Rudy&Pinang. We enjoyed our views from the lodge and playing on the private beach as it was in the shade in the early afternoon. We were fortunate that Lucia accepted our request with toddlers in hand considering she normally doesn’t accept young children. In hindsight, the lodge would be best for adults who enjoy privacy, being off the beaten path and can live without the internet. That was the world my husband and I️ enjoyed prior to having our twin boys. Nonetheless, El Nido is a beautiful place and overall our stay at Talikwas Lodge was pretty good.

Jade Michael User Profile
July 2017
Talikwas is the perfect home away from home if you want to truly live as the locals do. The property is nestled away in the lush greenery that surround the entire property. It's a great escape to disconnect yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Please take note before booking, this property is separated from the main part of town. You will need to have Rudy (one of the caretakers) bring you across by boat to get to town. Please keep in mind, there are about roughly 100 steps to go up before you reach the beautiful Talikwas abode. The highlight of our trip were Pinang and Rudy, the caretakers. They were absolutely amazing! They treated my friends and I as if we were family. Just a few friendly tips, make sure you have Pinang cook a few traditional Filipino dishes during your stay. She is an exceptional cook! Also book a massage with Pinang's daughters, you won't regret it. Lastly, If you're looking for a experience away from the typical status quo hotel accommodations, I highly recommend you book this property.
Lucia User Profile
Response from Lucia:
Hi Jade Michael So glad you enjoyed my place and the hospitality of pinang and Rudy. I am concerned about the cleanliness issue. Would really appreciate if you please give me details regarding bugs linens and towels best regards, Lucia
July 2017

Tristen User Profile
June 2017
Absolutely beautiful! Secluded place with amazing views.

Cyrile User Profile
January 2017
Talikwas is a unique getaway. What may not be clear from the description is that Talikwas is located at the edge of a cove with a private beach and a gorgeous view of Corong-Corong Bay. The town is accessible enough by boat or a short work. The lodge is basic but well-designed and comfortable. The bathroom may need some updating but functional. My husband and I enjoyed having breakfast on the veranda, kayaking to nearby beaches, and simply hanging out on the yoga platform. What made Talikwas even more special are the caretakers, Ate Pinang and Kuya Rudy. They are very welcoming, courteous, and trustworthy. Staying at Talikwas made our El Nido trip complete.

Jennifer User Profile
June 2016
We had a very interesting stay at Eco-lodge. It is a very beautiful location. The caretakers, Pinang and Rody, were lovely, helpful people and Pinang's home cooking was the best Filipino food we had our entire trip. We enjoyed using the Kayak for some paddling along the coast & being close to nature. We had some difficulty with the intense heat & mosquitos. We also thought the kitchen would have a refrigerator & that the shower & toilets would be in working condition, which they were not. So if you are OK with roughing it, camping style, then this is a very unique way to experience this beautiful area, away from the tourist crowds.
Lucia User Profile
Response from Lucia:
Yes unfortunately there were some plumbing problems that we coulld not fix in time but the toilets are all working now, and so are the showers. For bigger groups we hire extra help to keep the place clean. I also have plans to upgrade my solar system to get refrigeration going next year. For now, the market being so near is convenient. Yes my place is quite inaccesible, but I think that's part of its ruggged charm. It is certainly not meant for everyone.
June 2016

Pauline User Profile
October 2017
Lovely and peaceful place, calm and ideal for families and large groups. Pinang and Rudy, the homekeepers, are really kind and helpful! Please be aware that access to the lodge is difficult and that there is no wifi. The + : boat tours can take you directly at the lodge (private beach!)

New Hampshire, United StatesJoined in April 2016
Lucia User Profile

Lucia Misa was born and raised in the Philippines.
She moved to Boston, USA in 1979 and set up an import company that prospered for 24 years. She retired to New Hampshire in 2004 and built an eco home in El Nido, Palawan. She is the resident yoga teacher and masseuse during the winter
months. Author of “Yoga In The Wild”, Lucia has two children and two grandchildren in New York City.

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