March 21, 2020

The Birdhouse El Nido: A Quiet Oasis for Luxurious Glamping Adventure

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  • Tucked in the quiet oasis of Maremegmeg beach is The Birdhouse El Nido, a luxurious glamping site that is perfectly hidden and requires climbing up to the lush forest that surrounds it. 

    The glamping site is the brainchild of couple Mark and Camille Villaflor who are both passionate on interior designing and real estate. Combining together two of the things that they love, they created an eco-friendly paradise that welcomes you to a retreat away from the busy life of the city. 

    The glamping site currently has 5 luxury suite tents (starts at P8,000+/night) on large stilt platforms with a private bathroom. 

    Each tent is equipped with beds and fans with eco-toiletries, lamps, and slippers. The package also comes with set breakfast for two at their in-house restaurant called The Nesting Table.

    The Nesting Table serves a fusion of Filipino and Western comfort food with one of the best views to dine in. It is typically quiet here and the balcony is one among the favorite spots of the visitors as it faces the beautiful beach. 

    Apart from the in-house restaurant, The Birdhouse also offers El Nido Sunset Yoga held on the main nest with daily classes every 5 p.m. They have in-house yoga instructors, so you’ll be guaranteed to get the most of your relaxation while on the island. 

    How to get here:

    • From El Nido Municipal Hall, you can ride a tricycle that passes through the Taytay-El Nido National Highway. You will be dropped off at Vanilla Beach where the McDo is located.
    • You will have to go and walk towards the beach area and then turn left. The Birdhouse El Nido is located at the far end of the beach and is practically hidden. Once you pass through the zipline area, you’ll find signage going to The Birdhouse which will lead you to a small pathway and a bridge. From there, you just have to follow the signages which will lead you to The Birdhouse.

    General Information:

    Address: Maremegmeg Beach, El Nido, Palawan
    Check-in: 2 p.m. / Check-out: 12 noon
    Contact number: 0920-606-1186
    Facebook: facebook.com/thebirdhouseelnido
    Website: thebirdhouseelnido.com


    This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese and English Magazine March 2020 issue.
    Images courtesy of Mark Villaflor of The Nesting Table

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