How to get to San Vicente

San Vicente: How to get there

San Vicente is a picturesque town located in the north-west of Palawan’s mainland, with the Philippine West Sea to its west, Taytay municipality to its north, Roxas to the east, and the city of Puerto Princesa to the southwest. Its stunning location, with the sea on one side and lush greenery on the other, makes it an ideal destination for travellers looking to explore the natural beauty of Palawan.

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By Air:

Airplane landed at Palawan's San Vicente airport

For short-term visitors, the most convenient way to reach San Vicente is by air. Sunlight Air offers direct flights from Manila to San Vicente airport.

The airport is located just a 20-minute drive from the town proper, and a quick tricycle ride from the airport to your hotel on Long Beach would only take 10 minutes.

In case a direct flight to San Vicente is not available, Puerto Princesa International Airport can be used as an alternative, which is about 4 hours away from San Vicente.

By Road:

Regular shuttle vans operate to and from Puerto Princesa, providing an affordable and convenient mode of transportation. However, if you prefer a more comfortable and hassle-free ride, hiring a private van would be the best option, especially for large families or groups of friends.

The road from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente is well-maintained and in good condition, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey.

For those traveling to or from El Nido, it’s recommended to book a private transfer as there is no reliable public transport available on this route. This will ensure a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience.

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By Sea:

If you prefer traveling by sea, bangka ferries are available for transportation from San Vicente to Port Barton and nearby islands. The ferry fares typically range from PHP 200 to PHP 1000, depending on the type of boat and number of passengers.

Getting around San Vicente:

In San Vicente, the most common mode of transport is the motorized tricycle, which can carry up to 3-4 passengers and small luggage.

Boat travel around the islands of Port Barton is also easy. You can hire a private boat or join one of the island hopping tours.

For those who prefer a more independent mode of travel, motorbike rentals are available in the San Vicente area, with prices starting from PHP 700 per day per motorbike.