Located at the very end of Rizal Street, on the right corner, across from Casa San Buenavista, and facing the beach directly, is Aplaya Bar and Restaurant. It was one of the “new” places I came across coming back in El Nido after a year’s absence. What once was a pretty garden with gumamelas and bougainvillea, stood a bar and restaurant. I had liked going to the beach after work, to have a glass of Shirley Temple, and this was one of the few bars that a Shirley Temple was available (the others being Sea Slugs and El Nido Corner Restaurant). They had a Buy1-Take 1 promo during Happy Hours, and Lia loved playing on the beach in front, so we were here a few times.
Our friends liked to eat here because the food is affordable but I preferred to eat at other places where I liked the food more.
Though the food needs improvement, the staff can be very friendly and helpful. I dropped by in the middle of the afternoon, when there were no guests, and they were all tuned in to the television set.
Though certainly not one of my favorite places in town, we were here often enough.