The Peak season in travelling Vigan is during dry seasons; from December to February because the weather is cool, visiting the city during the summer season is pretty hot and humid. Tourist should pack light clothing; bring an umbrella and a fan to protect you from the heat of the sun.
If you came to visit and tour, it is best that you take the Kalesa (carriage) and it can accommodate up to four people, the rate is per hour, so make sure to take hold of your map and mark the places you want to visit before you ride in one.
There are also available tricycles that can accommodate up to six people, you can negotiate with the driver about the fare, and make sure you bring in small bills with you, preferable coins because drivers don’t carry a lot of bills and you’ll end up giving more. You can also make pick up arrangements, just decide on the time.
The reason why we travel is to see the place, take pictures, buy souvenirs and try the local food. Vigan is known for their empanada and longganisa, but the Ilocanos have more authentic dishes that you might want to try, they like bitter vegetables like ampalaya (bitter melon), they put this in their pinakbet, they have the pinapaitan (meat and innards coming from beef and goat meat and cooked together with the bile to give it a bitter and strong taste) this is best to eat with rice or you can partner this with beer and serve as a pulutan. They also have the sinanglao, which is a hotpot filled with beef innards.
You might not like how the other cuisines are described but the food taste great; you’re in for an adventure.