It’s the BEST feeling when someone puts their trust in your services and an even better feeling knowing that they will be exploring one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, El Nido, Palawan!
We met up with one of our most recent customers coming all the way from Australia. We’ve developed a little Q & A so that you can understand the thought process behind choosing El Nido, the best parts of the islands and most importantly, how we did as a travel agency!
Q: Why did you choose El Nido?
A: We chose El Nido because we wanted to go somewhere to enjoy the sunshine and water while still being able to experience the Filipino culture and landmarks.
Q: What was the most memorable part of your tour?
A: The most memorable part of our tour was being able to jump off the boat at each location, enjoy a snorkel and swim with the marine life. There was nothing more relaxing than being in the water in front of beautiful, secluded islands.
Q: What was your biggest fear about El Nido?
A: My biggest fear about El Nido was that it would be difficult to navigate considering the accommodation we booked was not in the city centre. Thankfully, the people were so friendly and helpful – we felt like locals by the end of the trip!
Q: What made you decide to go with Rova Tours?
A: We have a few friends that had used Rova Tours previously, and they could not recommend it enough!
Q: How was the booking process with Rova Tours? Any benefits with booking with a travel agent rather than a discount site?
A: The booking process was so easy! It was helpful to be able to actually speak to someone and ask questions relevant to our trip.
Q: Which tour did you do? And in your opinion, which was your favourite island?
A: Tour A. Our favourite island was Shimizu Island. It was small but lovely!
Q: To foreigners who are unsure about the weather/seasons in the Philippines, would you recommend going in January?
A: We would definitely recommend going in January – the weather was perfect! Each day the sun came out, but was not too hot at all!
Q: Group Tour or Private? What was the main highlight of Group or Private?
A: Group tour. The main highlight of this was being able to meet other people from around the world. We even enjoyed a delicious lunch with our new friends!
Q: On a scale from 1 – 10 (1 = not friendly – 10 = super friendly), how friendly are the Filipino people? Was it easy to communicate with them?
A: 10 – everyone was super friendly! A lot of people in El Nido speak great English so it was easy to get around.
Q: Any restaurants, bars or café you recommend in El Nido?
A: There are so many different places to eat and drink, but our favourite restaurants were the ones located in the city centre that served authentic Filipino food and played live music. Republica Sunset Bar was also great – delicious Spanish food and lots of fun cocktails with an amazing sunset view.
Q: Any Hotels to recommend in El Nido?
A: We stayed at Panorama resort (a 10 minute tricycle ride from the city centre) and would definitely recommend. The resort is located on the beach front where it turned into a beach bar at night – so much fun!
Q: Would you visit El Nido again?
A: Absolutely!!! We can’t wait to go back