Would it be possible for a Pinay to travel and stay safe in Palawan? Absolutely! Even if you steer clear of resorts, don’t speak the local language and if you’re traveling alone.
We created this list of safety tips for Pinays who want to go travel safely and independently around Palawan. This list of travel safety tips for women will give you a boost in confidence to try and go solo adventure to the best island in the world.
Here are our top 5 travel safety tips for Pinays:
Research your destination thoroughly before your trip to avoid confusion
For many travelers, planning and researching is very important. In between searching for your route, take some time to look up on the following:
- Safety information (emergency contact numbers, hospitals, terminals) where you are headed.
- When it comes to your accommodation, look for online reviews and find out what are former guests and travellers are saying about their experiences? Is there any vital information in the reviews you should be concerned about?
- What is public transportation like in your destination? Is it safe enough for solo travel?
This is the basic stuff you need to find out in advance when planning.
Be aware of your surroundings
The best safety advice we could give a pinay solo traveler, or any traveler for that matter, is to simply be aware of your surroundings. That doesn’t mean you have to be paranoid about everything, but it is important to have an idea of what is going around you.
Protect your valuables
Probably the biggest threat to traveling women is getting your valuables lost or snatched. We suggest taking only what you need when going out. There’s no need to go out for a walk with all of your credit cards, your passport and cash. Leave them inside your accomodation and bring items you only need.
Trust your instinct
We firmly believe your body and mind will tell you when something is safe and when it is not. If your at any point feels something weird and unusual, listen to it. Remove yourself from a situation, seek safe locations and don’t question it.
Let your hair down and enjoy the trip!
Live in the moment. Experience every bit of the fun and adventure of solo travelling, be female traveller you are. And learn to enjoy the beauty of travelling on your own.
Don’t let the fear of travelling alone prevent you from taking the solo trip to Palawan you’ve always wanted to take. You just have to take a few precautions and you’ll be safe.