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Featuring a large and open wooden deck overlooking El Nido Bay, El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge provides dormitory and private rooms with free Wi-Fi. Kayaks and standup paddle boards and a 24-hour reception are available.

Located in a fisherman's village and away from the bustling tourist district, El Gordo's is separated from the rest of the village by a foot bridge and rocky trail. A 2-minute walk from the guest house is the Sitio Tandul Basketball Court. It is a 10-minute walk to El Nido Port and a 15-minute walk to town center. El Nido Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

Towels and linens are provided. Private rooms each have a large, private, seaside deck, with views of El Nido Bay. All are equipped with aircon, overhead ceiling fans, and tile flooring. Fan-cooled dorm rooms are equipped with a mosquito net and wooden flooring.

The property can help arrange island tour and transportation upon your arrival. Guests can explore the nearby beaches by kayak or standup paddle board and relax with a cold drink and snack on the deck after. Shared kitchen facilities and common lounge are available. Guests can also enjoy free coffee, tea, Milo and cookies.

Art Café and many seaside restaurants and bars are some of the dining options located within a 15-minute walk of the guest house.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge has been welcoming guests since Aug 13, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, American, Breakfast to go


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • do you offer laundry services
    No, there is good laundry service nearby in town.
    Answered on 26 January 2023
  • do you have Wi-Fi? some reviews say you don't, I don't have a Filipino SIM card and I need internet. Also, is it safe to walk there alone? Thank you
    Yes we have wifi. We recently upgraded to the highest wifi service for this area. We also kept our old service so there are 2 to choose from. It is v..
    Answered on 21 February 2023
  • hello. why does the site says no avilable for 1 night but is available for 2 nights. thanks in advance
    Sorry for late reply. We have a policy in place to only accept bookings for 2 or more nights in the dorm.
    Answered on 2 May 2023
  • Hi, is there signal reception on either smart or globe so that I can tether from my mobile for work? Also, is there 24hr electricity in the room?
    Sorry for late reply, l don't get notified of these questions. We have both Globe and Smart signal service and yes we have 24 hour electricity but the..
    Answered on 2 May 2023
    5-6 hours by van or bus, 500 pesos. You csn also fly direct to elnido via airswift. Gordon
    Answered on 8 January 2020
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Hosted by Gordon and Cristina Mclaughlinl

Host Review Score

Gordon and Cristina Mclaughlinl
Our guesthouse is one of the few El Nido properties that is actually seaside. It is built from mainly native materials (wood and bamboo) to give it an authentic Filipino look. We recently renovated our seaside deck to include 3 levels; main, upper, and lower.
My wife Cristina and I are one of the few owner-occupied guest houses because we truly giving our guests the best possible service. I was a triathlete and now a long distance swimmer and so like to promote an active lifestyle to our guests. That is why we offer kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
One of the most interesting features about our location is that we are not part of the tourist district but part of an authentic fisherman's village. We support the local day care center and buy 200 Christmas gifts for the local children.
Languages spoken: English,Filipino
Area info *
Amenities of El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
24-hour front desk
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Linens
  • City view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Public transit tickets
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Soundproof
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Personal trainer
  • Full-body massage
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Filipino

House rules

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From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM


From 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
₱ 400 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Payment before arrival via PayPal is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge

  • El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Canoeing
    • Full-body massage
    • Personal trainer
    • Water sports facilities on site

  • Room options at El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge include:

    • Double
    • Bed in Dorm
    • Twin

  • Guests staying at El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • American
    • À la carte
    • Breakfast to go

  • El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge is 2,950 feet from the center of El Nido.

  • Check-in at El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The nearest beach is 2,600 feet from El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge.

  • The prices at El Gordo's Seaside Adventure Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.