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.

Why Choose Our El Nido Private Tour Packages?

If there’s one thing that makes sense today, that is taking our El Nido private tour packages. Our guided tours are a far cry from the overcrowded boat tours of yesteryear. Most travelers are now looking for a better alternative, something that will make their tropical holiday more meaningful and unforgettable. But don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been a …

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How to Get the Best Hotel Deals in El Nido

It is now more convenient than ever to get the best hotel deals in El Nido. Comparison websites like Expedia, booking.com, hotels.com are good for comparing options and initial research. These websites let you compare your accommodation choices without having to spend hours researching prices on different websites. Although comparison websites can save you time and energy, in most cases, …

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El Nido Private Boat Tour: Speedboat vs Banca

Taking an El Nido private boat tour is no doubt the best way to witness the amazing nature of the region. I highly recommend this option to my clients who are not here to haggle or stress about group tours but to make the most of their once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience. Although there’s nothing wrong with going with the crowd especially …

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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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