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 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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How to Choose a Sustainable Palawan Tour Operator?

The important role that a Palawan tour operator plays in lowering the impact of mass tourism on local communities, natural attractions, and economies is indeed underestimated and under-recognized. Choosing a sustainable tour operator in Palawan is one step to becoming a responsible traveler in this region. Sustainable tourism is still quite unknown in this part of the world where mass …

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Tailor-Made El Nido Corporate Travel and Company Outing

Our El Nido Corporate Travel and Company Outing Package offers a complete experience that lets your employees recharge and take a break from the high-stress environment and urban living for a few days. Our custom itinerary includes tried and tested ways to help them reconnect with nature and improve overall happiness and mental performance. Corporate employees are required to chase …

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Dugong Dive Coron Package (All-Inclusive)

Our Dugong Dive Coron Package offers a unique opportunity to witness Dugongs in the wild. The endangered Dugong, also known as “sea cow”, is a medium-sized vegetarian sea mammal generally found in warm waters around the coast or throughout the Indo-West Pacific. The dugong spans the water of the Busuanga coastline where they feed on seagrass for subsistence. They represent …

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The Ultimate Packing List for Tubbataha Reef Diving Trip

The Tubbataha reef diving trip requires you to pack well in advance. The floating palace may have almost everything you need from dive gear to gourmet meals. It seems that all you have to do is to roll out of your bed, into your wetsuit and get ready for mind-blowing encounters underwater. However, it still pays to come prepared with …

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Tubbataha Yacht Charter (All-Inclusive Group Dive Package)

Tubbataha yacht charter gives experienced divers exclusive access to the UNESCO World Heritage site – the Tubbataha Reefs. The moment you step on board, your world is opened to ultimate luxury that you deserve, with nothing but pure scuba diving adventure. Why not make the most out of your Tubbataha dive holiday by chartering a crewed yacht just for your …

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El Nido Sunrise Dive Package (All-Inclusive)

The El Nido Sunrise Dive is one of the most unique dive experience you can have in Palawan. And what better way to do it than hand in hand with some of El Nido’s best PADI divemasters! Enjoy the sunrise and be the first to see Bacuit Bay’s stunning scenery on the way to Destacado Rocks. And if you’re lucky, …

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