We spent 16 relaxing days at el Nido. What a hidden gem! Hosts Carolyn and Manuel are the perfect hosts. Beach is a short walk with awesome beach bars. Las Terrenas is a friendly town day and night. Carolyn suggested el Dieciocho restaurant, so good we went twice. We look forward to our next visit to El Nido De Las Ballenas and Las Terrenas.
Situated a short walk from the beach down a quiet lane way ensured we were met with peace and tranquility arriving at El Nido.
You know you’ve found a little bit of gold when you don’t want to leave. Thank you Caroline and Manuel, our stay here exceeded all our expectations!
We had the pleasure of staying with Carolyn for one week this past November into December (2016). From our first meeting at the airport in El Catey, Carolyn was a ray of sunshine and the ultimate host. She had taken care of everything from transportation to coconut water with rum for our arrival (Yummm). The driver we had during our stay was great and was always available to shuttle us wherever we wished to go. The room we were assigned was a great 1 bedroom casita with full kitchen. The room was very clean and lacked for nothing in supplies, including a jug of water and banana bread (Yummmm again).
Carolyn and Manuel were extremely friendly and accommodating to the group we were with. They prepared meals and did shopping for us when needed. We were also lucky enough to spend a couple evening dining out and having drinks at local establishment with Carolyn and Manuel.
The beach was a very short 5 minute walk down the road.
Carolyn had a great pool in the compound which we all enjoyed on those hot days.Beethoven was always an added bonus while in the pool and lounging in the chairs.
Overall, I would highly recommend to stay and explore from Carolyn's place. El Nido de las Bellenas . I know i will be back
El Nido de Las Ballenas Bungalow is a great alternative to the big resorts! The accommodations are clean and comfortable, and the landscaping and pool are an idyllic setting when you've had enough of the beach, just a short walk down the lane. Speaking of, the beach offers a selection of venues, from a small hut for drinks and a snack to restaurants with a more fulsome menu to choose from. A quick drive for a trip into town for a drink or dinner offers an authentic experience of local culture. Carolyn's a most generous host and made sure our group was well looked after, I enjoyed an excellent week in her bungalows!
Gary and I went to El Nido de Las Ballenas Bungalows with 3 other couples for two weeks. 21 Jan to 4 Feb 2017. We were met by arranged transportation to take us to the resort. stopping at the grocery store on the way. When we arrived we were met by a very friendly Bethoven the resident watchdog. Carolyn and Manuel were very friendly and accommodating during our stay. We had the first bungalow with the one bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. It was lovely. Very clean and the kitchen had most of the things you would need and if not Carolyn had the things we didn't. The pool was a well used area as well as the two bedroom bungalow where we usually gathered with the rest of our friends. The walk to town was about a twenty minute walk with lots of restaurants where the food was fabulous. Carolyn is very knowledgeable about things to do and places to go. We rented quads and went on excursions to take in the lovely sites. One thing that is a real need if you go to the beaches is bug spray and sunscreen. We are looking forward to another trip to this beautiful setting. It definitely is a home away from home. Thanks to Carolyn and Manuel for the wonderful experience. Can't wait to come back. luv you guys.