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Believe it or not, my lodging in El Nido only costs 300 Pesos/night/room.
When I went to El Nido I broke one of the important rules of traveling and that was to Research, Research, Research. I admit that I went with a mindset that El Nido was a popular expensive tourist destination in Palawan. Being a solo traveler that could not share the expenses with someone else and with a budget that could only handle lodgings that are less than 500 Pesos/night I was really hesitant to go. But I said to myself “If there are no lodgings that could fit my budget then I would sleep on the beach and just hug my bag for it not to be stolen.”
As I went down at the Lexus Shuttle Service station in El Nido, I asked around what’s the cheapest lodging in the area. The people answered that the cheapest was 600 Pesos a night good for 2 pax. I felt relieved that it was lower than what I expected (P1,500/night/room) but it was still not within my target budget. I said to them my situation and finally one gave-in and said that there was a 350 Pesos/night lodging and it was just beside the station.
I hurriedly went to where they pointed me. I only saw the sign “Rooms Available” outside the house but there was no sign board of the name of the lodging. I went in and asked how much was their lodging just to verify and they said 300 Pesos/night/room. JACKPOT!