Why Book Your Palawan Tours Online this 2022?

The reality of our post-COVID world is the more reason you need to book your Palawan tours online. This means more researching of travel requirements and more planning ahead of time. Tourism in Palawan is among the industries in the Philippines that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19. But thankfully, both domestic and international tourists are starting to come back and our communities here in Palawan are now slowly recovering from this economic crisis.

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Thanks to the digital revolution, it is not that hard anymore to book your Palawan tours online. Now with the ease of travel restrictions this year, most of the requirements can be easily obtained by the tourists coming to the Philippines and are normally required by their other destination countries too. Some of the travel requirements (hotel/tour booking, S-Pass) can all be accomplished online.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the top reasons why it is important to book your Palawan vacation online.


Back in the day, travelers will wait until they get to El Nido town just to be able to book their island-hopping tours for the next day, imagine the stress and inconvenience with all of that! There are only select agencies that are operating post-COVID and that means you risk not having a tour slot the next day. Due to this last-minute planning, you might even end up with a tour operator unable to give you the best tour experience. Booking your Palawan tours online means that you are entrusting your once-in-a-lifetime vacation with a reputable operator. It really does pay to think ahead this time.

When you book your Palawan tours online, you don’t need to worry about the hassle of finding a good tour agency in town during work hours. Whether you’re planning to travel to El Nido or Coron, there are now a variety of different tour options you can book with ease and speed from the comfort of your own home. You can even craft your own Palawan itinerary using your mobile phone, which makes things even easier.


Just when you think you’re saving money by doing it all on your own, you’re wrong. I hate to say this but there are times when the more you haggle and be stingy with things, the more you end up paying more. This is especially true when it comes to traveling around Palawan. Most of the time it makes sense to pay a bit more not only for the convenience but also for not having to risk being overcharged.

The fact of the matter is, it can be hard when you arrive to El Nido town not knowing where to book and which tour agency to choose. If you’re a foreign tourist, you’re like a walking bank wherever you go. If you don’t know anyone or don’t have any local friends here, you run the risk of getting ripped off, sadly.

When you pay a bit of extra online, you can be assured that you’re booking with a reputable operator offering the best deals. Since your personal travel agent has special connections with these tour operators, this person will always be within reach and will advocate for you when things go wrong. This doesn’t happen when you do it yourself because most of traditional travel agencies in town offering cheap tours couldn’t care less once they got your money. You’re on your own.

Be in Control

I don’t mean for the last sentence to be so grim but that is just the truth. When you wait until you get to the town to book your Palawan tours, you’re at the mercy of those who mostly care about the numbers these days. Thankfully though, we are here. Our mantra is – your vacation, your way. A very few select travelers come to our way looking for a quality booking and travel experience. For sure, we are not for everyone and that’s why we’re able to give our best to those need our service the most – those who don’t have a lot of time in their hands and are just here to make the most of their travel experience. More than anything, we want you to be independent when it comes to planning your vacation here in Palawan, our home. We want you to have more flexible options and be in control.

Palawan Alternative specializes in personalized private island-hopping tours and bespoke travel experiences. For those traveling alone or on a budget, we also have our popular group tour options available at your fingertips.

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