San Vicente Travel Guide

San Vicente

San Vicente is a charming coastal town in Palawan that boasts of pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning natural scenery. Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, this travel guide will provide you with everything you need to know to plan your perfect San Vicente getaway.

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Scenic view of San Vicente's beach

San Vicente, a municipality located on the northwestern side of Palawan, boasts the longest white sand beach in the Philippines, almost three times the length of Boracay’s renowned White Beach.

The highlight of San Vicente is its 14.7-kilometre golden sand beach, famously called Long Beach. Despite being uncommercialized and tranquil, it’s only a matter of time before this pristine paradise becomes a popular tourist destination.

What to See in San Vicente:

If you’re planning to visit San Vicente, make sure to check out these must-see places that are guaranteed to make your holiday even more unforgettable.

Long Beach

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

German Island

German Island boasts crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and a great snorkeling spot just a few meters from the island.

Exotic Island

Exotic Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Port Barton, consisting of two islands separated by a narrow channel with shallow water.

Boayan Island

Boayan Island is the largest island in San Vicente. It has secluded white sand beaches, lush forests, and a spectacular underwater world.

When to go to San Vicente:

The optimal period to visit San Vicente is during the dry season from December to early May, when the weather is mild, the sea is calm, and the sky is clear. The rainy season, starting from June and continuing until October, peaks in August.

Despite being an emerging tourist spot in Palawan, San Vicente remains relatively undiscovered, making it a great place to visit year-round, including during peak season and holidays, as it is never overcrowded.

Getting to San Vicente:

Getting to San Vicente is easy with several transportation options available from nearby destinations.

Here’s how you can get to San Vicente from different places:

From El Nido

Private Transfer: A private van is the fastest and most convenient way to travel from El Nido to San Vicente. The journey takes approximately 3 hours and eliminates the hassle of waiting for public transportation.

From Manila 

Flight:  Flight services to San Vicente are currently suspended until further notice. We believe they will resume as tourism in Palawan gradually recovers.

From Puerto Princesa

Public Transportation: There are only a few shuttle van companies that offer direct service between Puerto Princesa and San Vicente, but the service can be unreliable. The journey usually takes about 4 hours.

Private Transfer: Opting for a private van is the fastest and most convenient way to travel from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente. Click here to book a private van for your transfer.

From Sabang (Underground River):

Private Transfer: A private van is the fastest and easiest way to get from Sabang to San Vicente, taking about 3 hours. Contact us for a quote and to arrange your private transfer.

Recommended Tours:

The most popular activity in San Vicente is island hopping, which allows visitors to rent a private boat and explore the beautiful islands near Port Barton. Some of the popular islands to visit include Boayan Island, German Island, Exotic Island, Starfish Island, and Paradise Island. Click here to book online Port Barton Island Hopping

If you want to explore San Vicente but is not included in our pre-packaged tours, we can arrange a tailor-made tour for you. Simply let us know your preferences and interests, and we will create a customized itinerary that meets your needs.

Where to stay:

Club Agutaya Aerial view San Vicente, Palawan

Most accommodations in San Vicente are situated on Long Beach, which is easily accessible by motorcycle within 10 to 15 minutes from the town center.

Club Agutaya is currently the best accommodations in San Vicente, situated right on Long Beach, and offering comfortable mid-range rooms. Other options for accommodation include simple guesthouses and pensions.


Scenic view of San Vicente's beach

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Scenic view of San Vicente's Long beach

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