The Hadefe Beach Cottages in El Nido Palawan

Hadefe Beach Front

Hadefe Beach Cottages

From the Lio Airport, it took us almost 15 minutes to reach Lally and Abet – our landmark to locate the Hadefe Beach Cottages (check rates) in Caalan Beach area. Passing a short alley, a stunning view of Cadlao Island welcomed us – I cant remember how many times i said “Wow” after seeing it. Locating the resort can be unforgiving, specially if you are carrying a heavy bag. We’ve been walking for almost 20 minutes until we reached a reefy beach front where we met a couple  who helped us locating the resort.

Lio Airport in El Nido Palawan
Lio Airport in El Nido Palawan

Located within a 15-30 minutes walk from the town center of El Nido, you may just find the perfect place to stay :  The Hadefe Beach Cottages.  If you are looking for luxurious accommodations complete with spa pampering, bar and pool then this is not the place for you.

Hadefe's Beach Cottages
Hadefe’s Beach Cottages

However if an authentic, friendly, comfortable and affordable accommodation is your desire, then Hadefe Cottages is the perfect choice. The Hadefe Beach Cottages (book online) are managed by the Enor family who also live within the compound. They are very approachable kind and attentive to our needs during our stay.

Hadefe Beach Front
Hadefe Beach Front

The seven cottages are situated very close to the beach and you can easily have a stunning ocean views and beautiful sunsets every night.  Each cottage is constructed from traditional thatched materials and contains a private bathroom and toilet as well as fan.  The grounds are beautiful with plenty of trees and peaceful gardens throughout.

Inside our Room our Hadefe Beach Cottages
Inside our Room our Hadefe Beach Cottages

You can also enjoy an unlimited cup of coffee in quaint gazebo which will give you chance to meet fellow guests and share wonderful stories about the island. I had some really interesting conversations with the other folks staying there as well as our hosts.

Native Cottages in El Nido Palawan
Native Cottages in El Nido Palawan

The Catch? You will have to walk almost half kilometer to reach the town passing by a creepy cemetery while avoiding unexpected road holes at night.. oh I forgot to mention that half of the road is completely covered by darkness… So be sure to bring flashlight all the time.

Sunset in Caalan Beach
Sunset in Caalan Beach

All being said, I would definitely recommend the Hadefe Beach Cottages for your stay in El Nido.  We felt comfortable the entire time, and the staff there really went out of the way to make sure we enjoyed our experience of El Nido to its fullest extent.

Hadefe Beach Cottages (check rates and book online)
Zone 3  Caalan, El Nido, Palawan.
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  1. Donini says

    I had booked me and my friends for a 5 day 4 night stay at Hadefe Cotteges. The owner had agreed to reserve us 4 A/C rooms (Comfirmed this thru text). We arrived there and only 3 rooms where reserved for us. There was not enough power in the whole town of el nido on that weekend , so he booked our first night on a more expensive resort with a much powerful generator. The next 3 nights we spent at hadefe cotteges with the air-conditioning not functioning. I asked the owner to just bill us with fan room rates instead of the AC room rates. He said they already spent too much for paying for our 1st night (bill from the other resort where we stayed on our 1st night). 1 night in a good room will not make up for the 3 other nights plus the fact that we were reduced to just 3 rooms from the agreed upon 4 rooms. The only plus i can give for this resort is the friendly staff. If you still want to book here make sure all your conversations are recorded or printed. My mistake is that I saved all the text messages as proof of our dealings in my cellphone but my phone broke down right before the trip. But then again, if they are honest enough to admit that they made a mistake in booking us just 3 rooms then i would have not made this review.

  2. carlos says

    Great Day!!!. CARLOS and I would like to invite you to our beach resort and hotels..
    We offer a BIG PROMOTION with full of packages and benefits.
    For only P7500you can have free (2) certificate overnight stay to our superior hotel room superior , good for 3 adults free breakfast for 2 persons and free swimming to our pool and beach resort.Valid on Sundays to Thursdays. It can also accommodate up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children for an overnight stay in 2 superior room using the 2 complimentary certificate. (1) Certificate for buffet lunch for one person. Valid on Saturdays and Sundays You can also have additional benefits like (3) free certificate for pool side cabana. (5) Certificates for Day tour and BIG DISCOUNTS On the Membership Card ……….IT IS NEAR TALI BEACH and PUNTA FUEGO
    The membership card will last until next year November 2012. It is also renewable and transferable .. for more info txt me at 09487209451 and send me your landline or cellphone no# and i will the one who responsible for your booking.. or email me at And i can send you pictures of paradise.

    . ROOMS:
    • Two (2) Complimentary certificates at a Superior Room with set breakfast for two persons. Room is good for two adults with 2 children below 12 yrs of age OR 3 adults. Excess person or child is at P800 sharing the same room. Valid only from Sundays to Thursdays bookings.
    • A 20% discount on room rates based on published rates during Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays. Membership card has to be presented upon check in to avail of the discount.
    • A 30% discount on room rates based on published rates from Sundays to Thursdays check in excluding holidays. Membership card has to be presented upon check in to avail of the discount.
    • A 20% discount on total food and beverage bill for 1 to 10 people dining. Membership card has to be presented.
    • A 10% discount on total food and beverage bill for 10 and up number of persons dining.
    • One (1) Complimentary certificate for a welcome drink for one person. Valid at the Resort’s restaurant. Limited to non-alcoholic drinks and one certificate per table.
    • One (1) Complimentary certificate for a buffet lunch for one person, with a group of 5 persons dining. Valid on Saturdays and Sundays buffet lunch only.
    • Two (2) Certificates for a P5,000 discount voucher to be used in any function bookings with a revenue of P75,000. One certificate per function and has to be surrendered prior to final arrangements and payments.
    • Three (3) certificates for FREE use of Cabana for a Day Tour. Only one certificate may be used per visit.
    • Five (5) certificates for complimentary Day Tour for one person. Can be used all at one given day.
    • A 20% discount on Day Tour fees, valid for a maximum of 5 persons only. Day Tour fees at P800 per person which includes P300 food & beverage consumables at the restaurant.
    • A 20% discount on Sports facilities and services.
    We also invite you to CANYON WOODS ” WHERE LIFE IS A BLISS” this is also an extraordinary resort in Tagaytay. We also have a promotion for the membership card + PACKAGE.
    Other Hotels that have promotion
    Baguio supreme hotel
    Linden Suites
    Hyatt hotel
    For more info just txt me or email me Thank u
    CONTACT # 09487209451
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  3. Luxury Serviced Apartments says

    You have posted very nice pics, I love it very much…

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