Palawan is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Philippines. Being the country’s largest province, it is made up of 1,780 islands. Historically, a Chinese trader who anchored their ship in this island gave it the name Pa Lao Yu – meaning safe and beautiful harbor. The name was eventually changed to Palawan – a tourist destination because of its beautiful resorts.
Coco Loco Island Resort
One of these famous resorts is the Coco Loco Island resort. As the name suggests, the resort is a 7 hectare flat area sheltered by the canopy of gracefully swaying coconut palms. The resort’s lush vegetation exhibits a myriad of colors that that is so very pleasant to the eye. Plant lovers would wonder at the many shades of green of the plants around the resort. White sandy beaches surround the island. The sparkling blue crystal clear water shone and glimmered like fresh raindrops. The waves continuously frothing against the sand gives a dreamlike serenity
Diving and Snorkeling
Scuba diving and snorkeling in the Coco Loco Island resort is highly recommended. The reef teems with tropical fish and other marine life. The sea bottom is a silent liquid world of vivid colored corals, sea grasses and fish. While adult tourists enjoy swimming in the mile long sandy beaches the kids can swim safely in the lagoon. Kids and adult alike will enjoy fishing or will be delighted in feeding the fishes in the fish feeding area. Boats and other equipments needed for island hopping, wind surfing and kayaking are always available.
Squash courts, darts, billiard and table tennis facilities are made available for the tourist relaxation and enjoyment. And for ball game enthusiasts, beach volleyball is always on the agenda.
The resort has cottages and rooms where the tourist can choose for their accommodation. A restaurant and a dive shop are made available to cater to the needs of the tourists. The resort has 3 generator sets to ensure continuous supply of electricity.
How to get to Coco Loco Island Resort
How then can a tourist reach this island paradise? On the northern part of Palawan is the City of Puerto Princesa. About 140 km from this city is the Municipality of Roxas- a 2 hour travel by car. From the Roxas wharf the tourist need to take a 30 minute boat ride and finally the RESORT!
So tourists pack your bags and visit the Coco Loco Island Resort. You can choose the adventure package or the honeymoon package. The adventure package is a 3 day 2 night accommodation for PHP 15,958 single occupancy and PHP 10,720 double twin occupancy. The honeymoon package is PHP 13,900/pax. If you are on a budget though, you can take the cheaper room rate/person/night of PHP 2,100 for double occupancy or PHP 2,400 for single occupancy or you can opt to occupy a small cottage at PHP 1,700 per night.
Which ever you choose, the bottom line is for you to relax and enjoy!