Just for your information, Hippocampe is now known as "The Last beach cottages".
Website - http://www.lastbeachcottages.com
Facebook page - https:/…photos_stream
Last beach cottages is located right at the end of Caalan beach (a few steps after Taiyo), has among the nicest beaches and beach views and lots of greenery all around. If I had not got accommodation at Taiyo, I would have stayed at Hippocampe / Last beach cottages. The rates are not high.
However, it IS at least a 15-20 minute walk from El Nido town proper... esp. if you plan to have dinner at the town. To the best of my knowledge, there aer no trieks that go right upto Hippocampe / last beach cottages.
It is more for people who would like some peace, solitude and nature.
Room rate = 2000 pesos and 1200 pesos (lastbeachcottages.com/room/…)
I think they have solar powered lights - which makes them a bit better than many resorts in El Nido which do not have any electricity from 6 am to 2 pm.