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El Nido Miniloc Island Resort
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Miniloc Island features dramatic cliffs and hidden lagoons. Its unique rock formations lend an aura of mystery and excitement that each guest feels upon approaching the island. The resort is esconced in a cove, and its 31 rooms are made up of different types of cottages. There are water cottages built on stilts over the water, garden cottages surrounded by tropical flowers and cliff cottages nestled on the hillside. There are also seaview rooms with an adjoining verandah, directly overlooking the sea.
Right off the pier, guests can feed exotic tropical fish. The spectacular Big and Small lagoons are just around the corner from the resort, easily accessible by kayak. Snorkeling is a must, as more than half the beauty of El Nido is underwater. Choose from more than a dozen snorkeling sites on or about the island. Enjoy a wide variety of water sports, as well as island tours arranged by the resort.
The fastest and most direct way to get to El Nido is from Manila. Island Transvoyager Inc. operates daily flights to El Nido for El Nido Resorts using a 19-seater Dornier 228 aircraft. The flight takes a maximum of one hour and thirty minutes and lands directly at El Nido Airport. Flight reservations may be made through El Nido Resorts.
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Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.
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For festive occasions, people band together and prepare more sophisticated dishes. Tables are often laden with expensive and labor-intensive treats requiring hours of preparation. In Filipino celebrations, lechón (also spelled litson) serves as the centerpiece of the dinner table. It is usually a whole roasted pig, but suckling pigs (lechonillo, or lechon de leche) or cattle calves (lechong baka) can also be prepared in place of the popular adult pig.
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