If El Nido has a Miniloc and Lagen Resort, Busuanga has the sister resorts of Club Paradise and El Rio Y Mar. El Rio is 30% cheaper than its sister company Club Paradise. In the same way that I like Miniloc Island in El Nido, I love El Rio Y Mar for its laid back friendly ambiance, safe beach, and near kayak-friendly lagoon area.
El Rio Resort is located in an island where the Busuanga river meets the South China Sea -- hence its name in Spanish, El Rio Y Mar.
The sister resorts are very complementary. Club Paradise's weaknesses are El Rio Y Mar's Strengths.
10 Reasons Why I Prefer El Rio over Club Paradise
1. An inviting Infinity Pool which is the centerpiece of the entire resort.
2. Elegant Cedar Wood Log Cabins with Hot and Cold Fresh Water Showers :) Better rooms and 30% cheaper than Club Paradise!
3. AwEsome Sunset where the lagoon acts as a mirror reflecting the stunning colors of the sunset.
4. Super Friendly People who pamper you with all the comforts and luxury by day...
.... and making your stay truly enjoyable, and memorable even at night.