This was my first trip to La Puerta and I certainly plan on returning. We stayed for 3 nights which was probably a good amount, any longer and we may have run out of things to do. The owners David and Helen were extremely great hosts and took an effort to get to know the guests and ensure our stay was everything we had planned. The travel time from Jordan Port is quite lengthy but we took the transfer option offered by La Puerta which was fine, although the last bit of the trip is on unsurfaced road, after travelling and living overseas it wasn't an inconvenience, merely just added to the remoteness of where we were headed.
Once at the resort we spent our days lying on the private beach, island hopping and eating the amazing food prepared at the resorts own restaurant. The food tasted very fresh and had so much flavour, obviously using local produce. I would recommend the chicken curry and chilli crabs! The island hopping tour offered was a great way to see the landscape of the island, we spent 4 hours on the boat visiting nearby islands, the marine sanctuary and tower which had spectacular views and lastly passed through a small mangrove forest. The tour can be customised to suit your needs/time and was a very personalised experience.
The only downside is there is no pool (well functional) so if you're after one it's probably best to try elsewhere. Although check before going as it may be in order.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a private type resort. The privacy of the guests is our main purpose. Relaxing and quiteness of nature is much appreciated here. If you long to relax and embrace nature, this is the place you've longed for. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Puerta El Paraiso Hotel Guimaras Island