Puerto Princesa is a sea of motorised tricycles. Car owners refer to them as cockroaches. But they’re a cheap and convenient way for locals to navigate the busy streets. Tricycle drivers follow few rules. Amazingly, they can squeeze past each other – and pedestrians – with just millimetres to spare.
Tricycle fares often rise steeply for anyone with a foreign accent or a camera round their neck. Fortunately our hotel staff briefed me early. On a couple of occasions, I had to remind drivers that an 80 peso fare is really just 15. They took it well.
Whatever you end up paying, the ride is usually quite exciting..