Great news! Palawan is once again hailed as the #1 island in the world this 2020! Unfortunately, traveling for leisure might not be safe just yet, but that’s okay! Palawan won’t be going anywhere either.  So, as the island waits, do your research and get to some early planning already! Whether you’re traveling with family or your group of friends, here are five things you shouldn’t miss out on in Palawan.

  1. Go on island hopping adventures.

Palawan’s islands are truly deserving of all the praise. Whether you’re in Puerto Princesa, El Nido, or Coron, the island hopping will definitely be worth it. With Amika, you’ll have various choices of set island tours, and we can even customize it according to the activities you want to try out. Enjoy snorkelling, kayaking, sunbathing by the shore, and delicious boodle fights with your tour group!

  1. Try the local food and delicacies.

Filipino food varies depending on the region you’re in. Here in Palawan, aside from our own take on the world-famous Filipino adobo and lechon, we also take pride in our fresh seafood and delicacies like cashew nuts, danggit Lamayo, and of course, the Tamilok, a mollusk with an oyster-like texture harvested from the island’s mangroves. It may sound strange to some, but where’s the harm in giving it a try?

  1. Explore more than the beaches.

While Palawan may be known for its gorgeous beaches and the Underground River, you should still make some time to explore Puerto Princesa City and the smaller towns. In Puerto Princesa alone, the city already offers so much for your itinerary. Head to the Palawan Museum and Palawan Heritage Center for a little bit of history. To learn more about Palawan’s traditions and culture, visit the Binuatan Weaving Center and the Tribal Village.

  1. Hang out with the locals.

Palawan is home to the friendliest and most accommodating locals. Strike a conversation or grabe a drink or two with locals who are more than willing to help you make the most out of your trip. Most likely, they’ll know the best spots you should check out.

  1. Make new friends from all over the world.

Other than befriending locals, meet travelers like you from different countries as well! Palawan has been a haven for backpackers in the past few years and often, many fall in love with the island so much that they decide to stay for way longer than they expected. Amika arranges tons of tours for people from just about every part of the globe. We’d gladly set you up for a joint tour if you prefer meeting new people on your adventure!