Elvira & Noel's Family

About the Family

Noel and Elvira’s family are looking forward to hosting you as a guest in their home.  Three of their children live at home with them, two of which are students. Their youngest, Queen, will be sure to give you a warm welcome to the family and is quite potentially one of the best tour guides on the island ;). Everyone in the family likes to spend time on the ocean as Elvira and Noel both love to swim.  On a typical day, the whole family is very busy with work and their studies, meaning most everyone will not be home.

They are very accustomed to foreign visitors both in their personal and professional lives. Elvira has hosted a wide variety of tourists from all over the world! They are great guides to the local community and a wonderful introduction to the Philippines if this is your first time visiting. In addition, Elvira is a wonderful chef and you would be lucky for her to cook a meal for you. Elvira works as the Green projects coordinator for People and the Sea, while Noel works as a divemaster.

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About the House

Elvira and Noel’s home is centrally located in a restful neighborhood, very near the delightful community garden that Elvira attends to everyday.  For tourists that are wanting to hang out at dive shops or the beach, the site of the house ensures guests will have easy access since both are just a short walk around the block.  This house is a traditional Philippine home, made of concrete and fitted with a galvanized iron roof.  Inside, the space is spacious and has comfortable bamboo furniture that is perfect for unwinding and relaxing or using the wifi to search for the next adventure. Travelers will appreciate the private bedroom, which also comes with an attached bathroom reserved exclusively for those guests staying in the room.  The bedroom has a large and cozy bed, fitted with a ceiling fan and floor fan to provide an airy and cool sleep.  In the newly renovated bathroom, travelers will notice it contains running water that fills a bigger bucket that is used for bathing. 



I hope to be back in Malapascua another time and to stay in Elviras home!


Thank-you so much for this experience. I will never forget you and, who knows, maybe we will see each other again some day x


Thanks for the wonderful experience! I hope I can come back. Elvira – you are a fantastic host. I am so glad I got to stay with you. I love your ducks and pigs!

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PLEASE NOTE: Minimum stay is 2 nights