Saturday, March 30, 2013

Itaytay Inn: Budget Accommodation in Port Barton, Palawan

by Shawi Cortez

Remember the story of Dong?

"We're at Itaytay Inn already," he nudged me.

When I got off the jeep to take a look at this affordable lodge, I almost instantly fell in love with it.

Why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Spacious balcony. You'll never feel cramped even if you share the inn with other travelers. It's a good location to sit back, hang out, and share your travel stories with other like-minded backpackers.

staircase leading to my room

fresh air breezes in the spacious balcony

Hot water. Hot water in a thermos bottle is a commodity for backpackers. For that afternoon tea, or that quick morning coffee when you don't have time to grab breakfast to leave early for island hopping.

zoom in the thermos.

Hangers. To me, next to clothesline, hangers for the wet clothes after a day out in the beach is a necessity. Every beach resort should have this! Agree?

for your swimwear and anything wet

Shower. They may be in the rural areas of Palawan, but they digress from the typical Filipino way of bathing and washing oneself. Instead of a dipper and pail, they have a shower. No hot water though. But after being soaked under the sun the entire day, who would need hot water for shower? Oh yeah, the water's fresh. Compared to the tap water of El Nido and Coron, which still has a saltwater taste, Port Barton's is fresh. You wanna know why? Because they have a nearby waterfalls where they source it from [Full details of Begaho Falls to come].

shower from freshwater

Hammock. Need I say more? This adds to the charm and the authentic feel that you're on vacation, and in the province. Let down your hair, and let the wind blow on your face.

relax in their hammock anytime

Lined with trash bins. Just because.

trashbin #1

trashbin #2

It may not be beach front, but it's literally a 2-minute walk to the beach.

Oh, and did I tell you, even if it's officially the peak season, their rates are still negotiable.
Sshhh, don't tell others I haggled it down to P300/room.

like most rooms in Palawan, it comes with a mosquito net

so much space for my single backpack!

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