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.

Palawan Alternative Experience: El Nido Mangrove Tour

We offer the El Nido Mangrove Tour exclusively to our guests. This is for those who want to have a different nature experience, escape the overcrowded beaches, and discover hidden gems off the coast of El Nido. Mangroves are tree and shrub species that grow along rivers, brackish waters, and shores in the tropics and subtropics. Our El Nido Mangrove …

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How to Deal with ATMs Not Working in El Nido?

ATMs not working in El Nido? Not again! With more and more tourists coming to this side of the world, getting cash or local currency can be a bit problematic. And so, this is what I got right after coming from a long queue of tourists at the RCBC ATMS in town. Disappointing I know. At one point in my …

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Why Choose Our Private Bespoke Palawan Tours?

We offer the antidote to the adverse effects of mass tourism – our private bespoke Palawan tours. The alternative to the usual tourist circuit and overcrowded boat tours. The time has come to offer something different. Something most travelers crave for these days. As experienced travelers ourselves, we believe that travel is not all about cheap or posh accommodations, party …

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Alternative Palawan Island Expeditions: Why Book With Us?

If you want to get away from the touristy Bacuit Bay or the party crowd of El Nido, our alternative Palawan island expeditions is the way to go! Make the most out of your Palawan vacation by taking this 3-day special trip to the uninhabited islands surrounded by crystal clear waters, pristine coral garden, diverse marine life, and fine white …

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El Nido Private Speedboat Tours and Charters

There’s no surefire way to truly appreciate the beauty of Palawan’s nature than by taking our El Nido private speedboat tours. Our signature speedboat tours are guaranteed to take you away from the crowd. You’ll get to soak up the sun, bathe in the emerald waters, and enjoy the iconic spots of the Bacuit Archipelago only with your friends or …

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The Best Guided El Nido Boat Trips for Your Tropical Vacation

When it comes to the time of creating your dream tropical vacation in Palawan, one of the biggest decisions will be choosing the best guided El Nido boat trips. Whether you’re snorkeling or scuba diving, a boat tour represents the highlight of your vacation in the Philippines. El Nido stretches across 45 islands and islets with pristine beaches, enchanting lagoons, …

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6 Ways to Choose the Best Tour Operator in Palawan

Make sure to consider the following factors when choosing the best tour operator in Palawan for your tropical vacation. Tour Price When booking an El Nido island-hopping tour, cheap tour price does not necessarily equate to ethical, sustainable, and quality service. The old adage “less is more” applies to all aspects of life. The reality is that most of the …

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