Saturday, June 18, 2011

st. louie terraces lodging house

3 february 2011 - coron, palawan
checkin, town proper tour

upon arrival, we were picked up by ms. annie ver bacosa, the incorporator of st. louie terraces lodging house. she is actually the daughter of the owner, mr. romeo bacosa. the lodging house was named after her grandfather, judge luis bacosa. 

st. louie terraces lodging house

anyways, it was a 20-30 minute drive from the airport to the lodge. along the way we saw an overloaded jeepney, a typical site when you are in a province where some passengers are already sitting on the roof.looking on your left or right, you will see nothing but green. farm animals are freely walking. we even saw a bunch of cows on the road. annie said the sometimes these cows causes traffic because they don't want to move to the side of the road. 

hanggang bubong o


the lodging house is just along the national highway, near kokosnuss and rudy's place lodge. actually magkakalapit lang ang mga hotels and lodges doon. there are no 5-star hotels nor fancy restaurants in coron, just homey places.

accomodation here is quite cheaper compared to others. bago palang kasi ang lodge na to. when we were there, may mga part pa na under construction. i can say this is a good place to stay. large rooms, clean facilities, approachable ang mga staff, location is good - near town proper. there are 2 little monkeys that will welcome you when you get there - muymuy and palaboy.

si palaboy

for our day 1, we just had a little tour at the town proper with annie. the cool breeze of the sea refreshed us. we went to the market and bought food for the next day's trip - calauit safari. then we had dinner at sea side restaurant. they serve really good food. mejo pricey nga lang.
port in the town proper
coron signage
market market! hehe.

tour packages
st. louie offers tour packages : 4 Days, 3 Nights Accommodation, Coron, Busuanga, & Culion island hopping day tours which include full board meals, banca & guide's fees, Inland transport and shuttle service for airport pick up and departure transfers. rates vary depending on how many you are in a group. for 4, it is P7000+ for a 4days, 3 nights stay.

diy trip
we were offered a tour package, but we decided to just stay at st. louie's and do the tour ourselves. i don't know if there was miscommunication, but ms. annie was arranging everything for us - tour transfers, boat, etc. we were just shocked when we checked out, our total bill was really more that what we expected.

the town proper is really easy to access. you can even walk from the lodge. andun na din ung port at market. if you're doing diy, there would really be no problem. maraming boats dun, you can negotiate with them. madami din tricycle, and P10 each lang ang fare. as i remember it correctly, we were charged P150 for a tricycle, from/to lodge. and i think P450 for the maquinit hotspring transfers.

if you are going to stay at st. louie's, just don't let them arrange things for you if you are on a diy trip. better avail the package kung sila lang din magaasikaso. if you are on a budget, diy na lang. i assure you there won't be any hassle.

it is easy to get and hire boats for a diy island hopping

st. louie terraces lodging house       
bgy. 6 national highway, coron, palawan, philippines 5316      
mobile #     639178717656 (globe)     telephone 63487232043      
                    639296855922 (smart)      
email address:  

available accommodations & rates      
    couple's room    1200/overnight stay
    family room        1500/overnight stay
    request for additional mattress and bedding        200/guest/overnight stay
the lodge at night

    airconditioned rooms      
    cabled television      
    24-hour room service      
    bar & dinner hall with karaoke       
    daily housekeeping       

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