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El Nido payment online with credit card

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El Nido payment online with credit card

Hi, guys,

I will be in El Nido in Feb. I see a lot of posts about difficulties of withdrawing cash.

I will definitely bring cash with me from Manila as backup, my question is, can you pay at the bar or restaurant in El Nido by credit card? Can you also book tours online using credit card? If both are possible, I do not see cash is a problem. Or at least, if I can book tours online without having to pay by cash, that would be a great relief. Tons of thanks in advance!

best,

Yang

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1. Re: El Nido payment online with credit card

Yes it is possible to pay using credit card if you book with third party booking sites like Asiatravel -> asiatravel.com/en-US/packages/philippines/pa…

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2. Re: El Nido payment online with credit card

Most bars and restaurants in El Nido will not accept credit cards except for a few upmarket places.

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3. Re: El Nido payment online with credit card

kegler747 thanks,

via that link will be more expensive I guess. I wonder if all tour operators accept credit card or paypal. Or through Tao's website, when I am in El Nido

Edited: January 13, 2018, 12:45 am
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4. Re: El Nido payment online with credit card

I can understand that. I hope all the hotels and tour operators do accept the credit card.

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5. Re: El Nido payment online with credit card

Small and family-run hotels would only accept cash. I didn't use my credit card while in El Nido so I don't know if there are tour operators that accept credit cards.

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6. Re: El Nido payment online with credit card

My bf and I went to El Nido last year, and we managed to pay for our private tour via Paypal and card payment with El Nido Coco resort, with a 5% commission charge, which is fine for us! :)

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