Patoyo

The story of our very own resort.

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    Heading Back to the Island

    Laden with my new round of construction shopping, we cram ourselves into a single tricycle and make our way to the pier. We unload the goods, haul them past the gate, and I stand there with the volunteers holding two…

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    Move to Another Island

    As usual, my impulsive optimism quickly fades. On my return from a one month shopping trip to Manila, not only did I discover an increasing number of seemingly unimportant things missing from my belongings, such as my sowing kit (invaluable…

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    Kayaking

    Rent our little banca boat for a day (500p) and explore some of the nearby islands (map below). We are building jungle trails on all of them, excellent snorkeling to explore and you can even give fishing a try. Bolina…

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    Bamboo Gymnastics Workout Station

    In university in Canada I competed for three years in gymnastics. Before I started this project I traveled around the world for ten years and stayed in shape mostly by jogging barefoot on the beach and by situps, pushups, and pressing…

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    Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball

    What would a beach nature camp be without beach volleyball?! We have about six badminton rackets for you to borrow too. In our usual eco fashion, all crafted from nature, such as an old fishing net we found lying on…

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    Sunrises and Sunsets

    So beautiful it is worth posting some pics! If you see a hand over any pic you can click to zoom in to larger view.

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    Volunteer program

    If you would like free accommodation in tent and half price off renting any equipment (if not used by guest), please apply through the usual websites such as workaway or helpx. Below is an old autoresponse for applying volunteers, to…

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    Party in Manila, Ozzie brings 2 kiteboards

    Back in Palawan when I was researching things to do in Manila for my website, I came across one blogger who wrote about visiting the slums. Horrid pictures of children wading up to their lips in black muck scrounging the…

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    Pros and Cons

    Following are some potential cons to help you quickly decide if this is the right place for you. For now the toilet on the new property is dry (eventual compost), consisting of a hole in the ground, wooden planks for flooring,…