After my short trip at the National Museum Quezon, Palawan Branch and a quick lunch at the Public Market, I now had nothing to do. I was asking random people on where I could go since I had to wait for my friends to arrive the next day to visit the Tabon Caves. Everyone was telling me to head to Tabon Village Resort and I keep telling people that I’m not fond of resorts but since it was only a bit past lunch time I decided to check the resort so that I could visit a beach of Quezon, Palawan.
I asked a tricycle driver on how I could get there and he said that I should ride a tricycle. I asked for how much and he said to me 100 Pesos for a one-way trip to the resort since it was quite far. I said okay and we were off to the Tabon Village Resort.
While on our way he asked if I will be staying long inside the resort and I told him that I only plan to just visit and ask some questions, maybe for an hour and I’ll be out. He suggested that he could wait for me so that I don’t have to walk long to go out. I asked the price and if I could get a discount out, he answered it would still be 100 Pesos. So that’s 200 Pesos for a round trip to the resort. I said okay.
When we arrived at the resort after less than 15 minutes riding the tricycle we arrived at the resort. I was now doubting on the price of the tricycle as my estimate distance would only be 4-5 kilometers.
I was amazed at the resort. It wasn’t full of staff going around and it was all green. It had that rustic and minimal feeling to it which I really liked. I then walked on a bridge made of old wood which I really doubt its strength but I kept on walking until I reached their restaurant.
There were two staffs sitting down there and my immediate question to them was “how much is the tricycle fare going here?” They answered it’s 20 to 25 Pesos per person if we were a group and 50 Pesos if I’m alone. My hunch was right and I told them on how much my tricycle was worth. They were shocked. I was shocked.
I asked them on some details on their rooms and they told me that it was 220 Pesos for a room for 2 pax with common CR. I was shocked (again). I didn’t expect for such a nice resort to be really affordable and the people I was asking around town told me that the lodging around town costs about 275 to 300 Pesos per room. I’m staying here!