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    San Vicente Travel Guide

    All the info you need to know about San Vicente

    San Vicente, located on the northwestern side of the main island of Palawan, is home to the longest white sand beach in the Philippines, almost three times the length of Boracay’s renewed White Beach.

    San Vicente’s 14.7 kilometres (9.1 mi) golden sand beach, known as the Long Beach, is the main highlight of the municipality. This charming Long Beach is peaceful and uncommercialized, but it won’t be long before this paradise gets discovered.

    Quick Facts

    The municipality of San Vicente is located in the north-western side of the main island of Palawan. It occupies a total land area of 146,294 hectares (361,500 acres).


    The population of San Vicente the 2015 census was 31,232. San Vicente has a very diverse populations with 24 ethno-linguistic resident groups, each with their own distinct dialects, and culture heritage.


    The wet season is from June to October. The dry season, from November until May.


    The newly opened airport in San Vicente, is served by Philippine Airlines providing a convenient direct flight from Manila Clark.


    Another way to reach San Vicente is via Puerto Princesa International Airport, which is located about 3 hours away.


    It’s possible to go to San Vicente by boat from El Nido and from Port Barton.


    There are no banks or ATMs in San Vicente and credit card are often not accepted. Make sure you have enough cash when you go there.


    Many hotels offer free wireless internet, but sometimes connection is really slow.


    Top tourists attractions in San Vicente are the Long Beach and the islands in Port Barton’s bay.


    The average length-of-stay in San Vicente is 3 days.

    What to see:

    If you want to spend your holiday in San Vicente, here are some of our favourite places, not to be missed during your stay:

     

    • Long Beach: an incredibly crowd-free long beach. It’s Palawan’s hidden gems and one of the best beaches in the Philippines.

     

    • German Island: Crystal clear water, white sand beach, and a good snorkeling site a few meters from the island.

     

    • Exotic Island: one of the most beautiful island in Port Barton composed of two islands separated by a narrow channel with shallow waters.

     

    • Boayan Island: the biggest island in San Vicente. It has secluded white sand beaches, lush forest, and spectacular marine life.

    When to go:

    The best time to travel to San Vicente is during the dry season between December and early May. This season is characterized by gentle breezes, calm seas, and clear blue skies.

    The rainy seasons starts in June and lasts till October. August is the wettest month.

    San Vicente is still a relatively unknown travel destination in Palawan, hence it never gets crowded, even during the peak season and public holidays.

    Getting there:

    From Manila Clark

    -Flight: The newly opened airport in San Vicente, is served by Philippine Airlines providing a convenient direct flight from Manila Clark.


    From Puerto Princesa

    -Public Transportation: There are only a couples shuttle van companies that offer a direct link between Puerto Princesa and San Vicente.
    Shuttle vans are daily and run from 5:00am until 6.00pm. The journey from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente usually takes around 4 hours.

    -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente
    Click here to book the private van

    -Flight: For now, Air Juan operates a direct flight to San vicente via Puerto Princesa. The flight takes less than one hour, and the airplane directly lands to the New build San Vicente Airport which is 18.0 kilometers away from San Vicente Town.
    The San Vicente airport is just newly built, and in the near future we are expecting more inbound/outbound flights.


    From Sabang (Underground River)

    -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Sabag to San Vicente. The journey is about 3 hours.
    Please contact us if you want the quotation for the private transfer


    From El Nido

    -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from El Nido to San Vicente. The journey is about 3 hours.
    Please contact us if you want the quotation for the private transfer

    Recommended Tours

    The most popular activity in San Vicente is island hopping. It’s possible to rent a private boat and visit some of the islands near Port Barton such as Boayan Island, German Island, Exotic Island, Starfish Island and Paradise Island.

    Want to see more attractions in El Nido, which are not included in our ready-made tours? The answer is simple: Request a Tailor Made Tour

    Where to stay

    Most of the accommodations in San Vicente’s Long Beach area are located in the town center, which is about 10- to 15-minute motorcycle ride away from the beach.

    The best beachfront accommodation in San Vicente is Club Agutaya, an eco-friendly resort with top-quality accommodations right along the Long Beach.