El Rio Y Mar

Busuanga Island | First Class

An hour’s journey from Busuanga Airport, the El Rio Y Resort is located on a private tropical island, fringed with palm trees. The main draw to the island is its first-class diving centre, run by experts who are passionate about showcasing the vibrant reefs.

27 sea-facing wooden bungalows provide the accommodation, all decorated in a light and breezy style with focus on the incredible views right outside the door. Large terraces look directly over the ocean and bathrooms are clean and spacious, with large shower areas.

Dining is a casual affair, with the broad al fresco terrace providing shade from the sun yet allowing the welcome ocean breeze to flow through. Fresh seafood is the speciality, with the catch of the day always recommended! Guests can enjoy leisurely drinks at the bar, which is set on stilts over the reef below. It’s a great place to view the sunset - arrive early for a wonderful end to the day.

Deep underwater live the mysterious dugong, known to the locals as ‘mermaids of the sea’. The resort runs boat trips along the coast to spot them, as well as plenty of excellent diving excursions. If staying on land is more appealing, an afternoon in the spa should be just the tonic for a spot of pampering.

We Say
A secluded castaway island ideal for underwater explorers. Search for the dugong, dive shipwrecks teeming with tropical fish, or simply relax on white sands!


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  • Your Accommodation
    • 27 rooms
    • First-class room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Al Fresco restaurant (seafood & international options)
    • Port Caltom’s Reef bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Gym
    • 2 outdoor infinity pools
    • Spa
    • Dive centre
    • Games room

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