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Our Blog

The beginning of building our dream place in El Nido

After two months of searching we have finally found what we’ve been looking for. A small plot situated just before San Fernando town on the top of a hill covered in cashew trees. It is a beautiful spot with panoramic views of mountains and islands. This is where we have decided to build in El Nido.

The process of looking for land here is long and complicated. It involves speaking with basically everyone in town from estate agents to cleaners and viewing everything from tiny plots to whole islands.

I won’t go into the details here but suffice to say if it wasn’t for Dana’s uncanny ability to look and speak Filipino and a few extremely kind and helpful people we wouldn’t have got anywhere.

So hello / kamusta po and welcome to our blog. It will only be here during construction as a way to keep you our friends and family updated. We will try to keep it up to date, power and signal allowing.

Find out more about El Nido’s history here.

Luke and Dana

Click here to view the completed Santeria Guesthouse or here for our great Tripadvisor reviews.