Sea Cocoon Hotel, El Nido: Everything You Need In Palawan

El Nido in Palawan is famed for its towering archipelago, lapping waterfront, and turquoise waters. The town is a launching pad for Bacuit Bay, where action-packed days are spent exploring hidden nooks by boat, so it is important to have a quality home base. We were fortunate to have found Sea Cocoon Hotel which is in the centre of El NIdo town, and provided the perfect place to call home for our time exploring the region.


Sea Cocoon is the top choice for hotel stays in the township, taking out significant TripAdvisor accolades and being consistently highly ranked across review sites, and it’s not hard to see why.


We were warmly greeted upon arrival by the lovely ladies at the front desk, who helped us check in and gave us our room keys (and didn’t mind our post-5-hour-van-ride-and-80-percent-humidity appearance), and we were helped up to the 4th floor.


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The Rooms



After a few days in Port Barton without creature comforts, walking into the room at Sea Cocoon Hotel was a welcome surprise. The first thing that hit us was the beautiful big bed with crisp sheets and fluffy pillows. And then we saw the view: a railed balcony overlooking jungle-covered hills, a thriving street, and the iconic limestone towers of El Nido. The street below comes alive at night with several street vendors selling tasty Filipino snacks, so sitting on the hotel balcony and getting wafts of the flavoursome world beneath is rather mouthwatering. Despite this hive of activity, however, the rooms still manage to be quiet at night and allow for a restful slumber.


The rooms at Sea Cocoon Hotel are complete with Air Conditioning, hot water, hairdryers, cable TV and plenty of power points – everything you need to recharge (physically, mentally, and device-ly).




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The breakfast at Sea Cocoon Hotel was one of our favourite parts of the stay and is included in the room fee. The days in El Nido are long, with full itineraries of swimming, kayaking, and adventuring, so fuelling up in the morning is paramount. Luckily, the buffet spread at Sea Cocoon hit the spot. Available from 6:30 until 9:00, you can stock up on waffles, cereal, delicious meats, and, of course, coffee. You can also order additional food aside from what is on offer at the buffet, I enjoyed plenty of scrambled eggs during my time at Sea Cocoon Hotel.




One of the major selling points of Sea Cocoon Hotel is the beautiful outdoor pool. Complete with day beds, it is the perfect place to relax when the tours are over and the weather is good. There are towels provided by the hotel which you can use.




Wifi is available throughout the building and we found it to be good quality. We were able to blog without any troubles and it maintained consistency. Although as a guest you don’t receive the password, the staff put the password into your chosen devices upon arrival and you are connected in a flash.



Booking Tours and Trips

The ladies at reception are happy to book tours and trips for you and the prices are the same as you would find around town. So whether you are looking to partake in some El Nido Island Hopping, or head to Nacpan Beach, they are happy to help you out.








Location: Calle Real, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, 5313 Palawan


Phone: +639176741024 and +639189116670



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We were delighted to stay as guests of Sea Cocoon Hotel during our stay in El Nido, Palawan, but as always, all opinions are my own.



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Lucy Owens Travel Textbook


My name’s Lucy and I’m the junior doctor and travel writer behind the blog. If you’re a fan of scratching beneath the surface of travel, visiting interesting destinations, and exploring ethically, then you’re in the right place. Focusing on purposeful budget and solo travel, Travel Textbook hopes to inspire more young people to seek meaningful adventure.


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