IMPORTANT NOTE | DISCLAIMER
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE DETAILS IN THIS PAGE BEFORE YOU BOOK.
Life in remote beach area is very different from the rest of the world and we take pride on this as an opportunity to escape from the stressful life.
Enjoy this magical place with sea, sand, waves, wind and finest nature.
However, expect some inconveniences.
Ensure this magical paradise is right for you, please read all the lines here >>
All groceries prior to arrival!
Do your meal planning prior to arrival. Before coming to Fisherman Cottage our driver can assist you to purchase all the food items for your entire stay. Breakfast or food is not included and you need to purchase (or we can purchase for you in advance). We will provide a suggested list of items to purchase prior to leaving El Nido town. Take note, local market is not like a super market but a informal type Philippine provincial market called- palengke. If you do not wish to join purchasing grocery items, you can let us know and we can buy in advance for you. Total purchase amount to be reimbursed upon your arrival. If you wish to purchase more items during your stay, you may simply advise our staff to hire a local guy to purchase additional groceries. Our staff will cook for you or you may cook your own as well.
Cooking & Eating!
Our staff who is also a Cook will be staying at the back of the cottage in utility area to assist you for your comfort and needs. Experience a wonderful rural life on an endless, untouched beach. We have in-house kitchen in our cottage. You may cook or join cooking or instruct our caretaker about cooking. Normally, she can cook Filipino dishes. Cooking service is free of charge but a generous tip to our caretaker is highly encouraged.
In the evening you can ask our staff to setup BBQ Grill on the beach area. Guests often sit on the beach where we can also grill or make BBQ for you.
Solar Power! Not air-conditioned or shower heater!
We are solar-powered and no shower heater is available in the bathroom. If you have kids and really need hot water, please advise our staff and we can heat water for shower.
We are an off-the-grid cottage, where we strive to live in harmony with our environment. Solar power generally is available 24/7 unless weather or technical issue arises. There are times solar energy may be shut down.
No cell phone signals & paid wifi!
No cellphone signal from our property. We encourage disconnecting yourself from everything once you are here. However, if you really cannot disconnect yourself from the outside world, you can walk to the mountain to get cellphone signal.
Paid wifi internet is available at the property. We use satellite internet, thus the cost is based on bandwidth or MB usage. 100 MB usage will cost P300. Expect slow connection for satellite internet.
Paid WIFI generally is available 24/7 unless weather or technical issue arises. There are times wifi may not work and in that event we will surely work with internet provider to fix soonest possible.
Our fresh water source is from deep forest natural spring mountain at the back. We have installed our own filtering system, however there are times, expect slightly blurry water but take note natural spring water is clean but not potable. Water pressure in bathroom maybe slow.
Although supply water is available all the time. However, In case of the issue with water supply from natural spring or any plumbing related issue, we will add water in bathroom separately by buckets while fixing the issue.
No ATMs, no stores, no restaurants, no nightlife. We are located off the beaten track. Please be aware that the road to us is quite muddy and “adventurous” during the rainy season and are especially challenging to traverse by motorbike.
For any purchase, additional service or needs at the cottage, we can only accept CASH payment and in Philippine Pesos.
Fisherman’s Cottage is located within the fisherman’s village at Diapila. There are times in the year expect to see a lot of fishing boats on the beach.
Insects, flies, lizards, dogs & more!
You live here in nature. Fisherman Cottage fully immersed with nature. Since it is located too close to nature, it is unavoidable to see some bugs, lizards, dogs etc. Some time in the year you may find some sandflies near water but they don’t come to cottage.
However, we have provided mosquito net for your peace of mind. Enjoy the simplicity, and reconnect with nature, once again.
Expect back to basic!
We have limited staffs only. Everything here is island-style and not like commercial resort or hotel. This is a remote location where you can only enjoy sea, wind, sand and waves.
Due to situated right on the beach, our cottage gets hotter during day time. Aside from ceiling fan, we have also provided stand fan.
We will take care of your arrival or departure but there are times if the weather condition is not suitable, expect some changes in route & difficulty in transportation. Road coming Fisherman’s Cottage is not cemented and expect rough and during rainy season it may be muddy.
Transfer must be during day light before 5PM only.
Please read details of this page to ensure this is a right place for you.