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.
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.
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.
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.
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.