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I fell in love with Nacpan Beach the very first time that I went there. And I’ve been visiting this place countless of times ever since my blog post about it. There was even a time that I went there alone.
I love how it represents an untouched side of El Nido. I love how laid back it is and I love that you could walk in its long beach lined with only vegetations and coconut trees and just take a dip on the slowly descending shores whenever I want to.
There was even a time I was sitting on the sand and drinking coffee while waiting for the sunset while rain clouds were dominantly scattered above. And I still loved it. It was a bummer though that I did not get to see the sunset that time.
I’ve always wanted to stay there for a night. Actually, I already did last year and I just did it again last month with my former officemates who visited me here in Palawan.
And so after our Island Hopping from the town proper and a long wait because the tricycle driver forgot our arrangement to fetch us right after the island hopping tour, we got there around 8PM. Tired, sticky and espasol-like from the dust on the road going to Nacpan Beach. For that night we stayed at Jack’s Place.
If you’ve read about my blog post on Stella Maris in Bataan, you would have known that I love minimalists resorts with lots of open space, well maintained grass and concreteless pathways and Jack’s Place offers just that. Plus their rooms are made mostly of wood and indigenous materials with only less concrete.
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We booked 2 rooms in one bungalow that shares a bathroom which costs 1,000 Pesos/room/night*. I would highly advise if you are a family or more than 3 persons you stay here.
If you’re a couple I would highly suggest that you stay at their 1 room bungalow (1,200 Pesos/room/night)* because the bathroom on the 2 room bungalow opens to the 2 rooms.
So in order for you to have some privacy inside the bathroom you would need to lock both doors. Which would lead to the next problem, the people on the other room would always forget to unlock our side of the bathroom. Which would make us knock in the door of the other room for them to unlock our door to the bathroom. Imagine doing that in the wee hours of the night with people you do not know on the other room.
A note on the rooms they are more like your typical bahay kubo. Weaved bamboo walls and strips of bamboo floor with a roof made of cogon. Which is also the reason why I loved the rooms. It’s not your typical concrete room that you get to sleep in and you still get to have a nice bathroom. Plus it really blends with the environment.
Another 2 things I loved about this place is that the bungalows are widely separated apart. Plus each bungalow has a veranda where we just sat down, relaxed and played cards. The room on the other end was even hanging their hammock which I really envied.
There’s also a common area hut where you can interact with other travellers. So be sure to be open for conversations to random strangers when you sit down here.
According also to the staff that they also have tents where you can stay which can fit about 8 persons. The rate was 800 Pesos/tent*. Unfortunately, on the 2 times I stayed there I never saw their tent setup.
I also like it that Jack’s Place did not put the rooms right in front of the beach as this destroys the facade of Nacpan Beach.
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There are electric sockets for each room but you have to time your charging because electricity was only available from 6AM to 9PM. For lights after 9PM they provided us with flashlights.
There’s also no cellular network in the area too. You need to walk a couple of meters just to get a signal.
I like it that there’s only limited electricity and no cellular network as I could get to interact with the people I am with without competing for their attention from their phones.
In terms of food the breakfast we ordered was good but it wasn’t wow. You can order from their menu and they also offer lunch/dinner.
But just so you know Jack’s Place Menu has a price range according to their menu is.*
- Breakfast – 150 to 180 Pesos/meal
- Lunch/Dinner – 175 to 250 Pesos/meal
- Sandwiches – 150 Pesos/order
- Pasta – 180 Pesos/order
- Drinks – 30 to 50 Pesos/order
We ordered food from them and it took about 20-30 minutes so better to order in advance.
When we asked for food for lunch they had a limited seafood so we headed to Catian Beach Restaurant, which is just about 20 meters aways from Jack’s Place.
Jack’s Place has a small sari-sari store where you can buy some limited variety of food, drinks and toiletries.
I would also like to note that the family that maintains the place were very hospitable and helpful.
The logistics of getting here is a bit challenging too especially when you’re with a big group as when we visited there, the roads are not passable by vans. And it would definitley be a bumpy ride.
Before it was passable by vans. If you read my blog post about Nacpan Beach we rode a van going there but since the road was not maintained with the combination of vehicles passing by and rain it slowly degraded.
Tricycles are your best bet if you’re going here with a big group. (1,000 Pesos/tricycle one-way). But if you know how to ride a motorcycle then I suggest that you ride a motorcycle going here.
By the way, travel time is around 1 hour one-way.
You would also need to tell your tricycle driver what time to fetch you the next day and do not forget to get their mobile number because they do forget.
We stayed at Jack’s Place from 8PM and left around 3PM the next day and I definitely had a great time staying at Jack’s Place.
I wish Jack’s Place would stay the minimalist resort it was.
If you want to stay here I would suggest that you have the following itinerary so you would maximize your travel in El Nido.
Island Hopping Tour
5 PM tricycle to Nacpan Beach
6 PM Arrival at Nacpan Beach
Check-in at Jack’s Place
3PM Ask your tricycle to fetch you at this time
4PM Arrival at El Nido Town Proper
Mobile Number: 0907-344-9337
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: Jack’s Place Beach Park and Camping Site
If you’re going to contact Jack’s Place, please tell them that you got to know their place from this blog (Lakas.com.ph). You will not get a discount but you would definitely help out this humble travel blog.
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