Posts by Karen Perez

Karen is the local expert and itinerary specialist of Palawan AlterNATIVE. When she's not traveling, she likes to immerse herself in a good book or blog about her life. Parts geek, parts scuba diver. Her other obsessions include things-to-do lists, cycling, solitude, and cryptocurrency. She currently lives with her cat in El Nido.

El Nido Alternative Tour: Local Family Experience

Immerse yourself in traditional ways of Filipino life by taking our El Nido Alternative Tour. We’ll give you an opportunity to experience the local lifestyle by staying in a humble beach cottage owned by a local family outside the busy and touristic town of El Nido. No need to tire yourself from discomfort going from island to island for days …

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The Tabon Cave Complex Tour in Quezon Palawan

The Tabon Cave complex is another world of travel, full of natural wonders and possible mysteries yet to be solved. Make your way to the untainted Palawan south and explore the mysterious caves located in the municipality of Quezon. There are 215 known caves located in the limestone formation collectively known as the Tabon Caves. Eight of these caves are …

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How to Avoid the Crowd in El Nido – Private Tours

There are ways to avoid the crowd in El Nido and steer clear of the tourist circuit. But planning your trip can be overwhelming especially if you are trying to get the paradise all to yourself. With all the blog promotions, cheap flights, and guidebooks these days, El Nido is getting famously crowded. And this is quite inevitable. While most …

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The Best Palawan Tours to Include in Your Itinerary

If you have limited vacation time in the Philippines, choosing the best Palawan tours to include in your itinerary should be part of the travel planning. But with so many tour companies out there, it can be overwhelming to decide which tours to take in each destination. I don’t offer tours that I haven’t taken myself. I go out of …

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How to Pick The Best Palawan Tour Package

Choosing the best Palawan tour package can be a daunting process. The sudden tourism boom has resulted in a growing number of tour companies in the region. Economically, this is a good thing as locals depend on tourism for livelihood nowadays. However, most of them are still not prepared for this massive change, resulting in the disorganized booking process and …

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El Nido Private Tours: What to Expect?

El Nido Private Tours allow you to experience the splendor of our islands with your own local guide. We operate our own tailor-made tours and believe in creating lasting impressions that you will remember as you go back home. Our goal is to make your Palawan holiday hassle-free and special as possible from start to finish. We offer tours that …

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Hassle-Free El Nido Travel Guide: All You Need to Know

For those who have limited time and don’t fancy roughing it, this is the most updated El Nido Travel guide to ensure a hassle-free trip to El Nido, Palawan. Our local expert handpicked some of the best activities, hotels, and restaurants to make the most out of your tropical holiday. What makes El Nido a dream tropical destination to spend …

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Why Book Your El Nido Tours Online?

It is highly recommended to book your El Nido Tours online especially if you are planning to visit during the high season. Needless to say, it is the wisest thing to do! El Nido is moving towards responsible tourism before it’s too late. This means the iconic sights are now strictly regulated and protected – which really makes sense. The …

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