SAN VICENTE TRAVEL GUIDE

This guide focuses on the areas of the Poblacion and Long Beach. If you are interested in going to Port Barton, also located in San Vicente, we created a different post specifically for it here: Port Barton Travel Guide.

San Vicente is a municipality that is between Puerto Princesa City and El Nido. Many tourists don’t bother going here, heading straight to El Nido. Approximately only 8,500 visitors visited in 2012 – that’s according to the local tourism office. That number is easily dwarfed by its more famous counterparts to its north and south. With the new airport, many say that its number of visitors will skyrocket by next year.

With the current developments taking place in this once quaint town, tourism is going to boom for sure. If you are planning a trip to this beach, now’s the best time to push through before its popularity soars.

The two major destinations are Port Barton and the Poblacion area. The latter is near one part of Long Beach. The beach then stretches to other Barangays namely Alimangoan, New Agutaya, and San Isidro.

One common misconception about Port Barton is that people think it is another town, BUT it is actually a part of San Vicente – one of its barangays in fact. The confusion arises because when a local mentions San Vicente, they often think of the town near Long Beach. However, Port Barton is still a couple of hours away.

Important Facts

  • Language: Filipino/Tagalog is the language spoken by most, but English is a close second.
  • Money/Payment: Philippine peso (PHP, ₱). PHP100 is roughly USD1.86, EUR 1.62, SGD2.56 (as of October 2018). Bring cash for transactions. Get enough pesos before visiting. Exchange US dollars, Euros or any currency you have while in Puerto Princesa or Manila.
  • Safety and Security: The province of Palawan has always maintained a low crime rate. The same is true for San Vicente. However, still be aware of your surroundings and follow the usual safety procedures. Avoid leaving your things unattended and always lock the doors to your room whenever you go outside. Take care of yourself and avoid reckless behavior because the town only has a small clinic. The hospital is hours away. There is no threat of terrorism in this part of Palawan.
  • Power: The socket types are mostly 220V, 60Hz or Type A. 24/7 electricity in Poblacion and barangays along Long Beach. Port Barton still has limited electricity, running between around 5 PM until midnight, unless your accommodation has a generator.
  • Best Time to Visit: Dry season is the best time to go, around the months of December to April. The location of Palawan keeps it away from many typhoons that often hit other parts of the country. Do expect rain during the wet season, though, especially in August and September. In the dry months, enjoy beach bumming, wading in its waters, running along the shore, beach volleyball and other similar activities.

Despite its beauty, San Vicente is more popular with European travelers than Filipinos. It must be because of its remoteness and rawness. This means that its peak season (relatively speaking) is the winter months in Europe, namely December to February.


Plan Your San Vicente Trip


How to Get There

Tours and Attractions

Top Resorts and Hotels

Sample Itineraries

Top San Vicente Resorts


Jurisu Resort
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Sunset Beach Resort
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Club Agutaya
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Victoria Beach House
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Top San Vicente Budget Inns


Turublien Long Beach Inn and Beach Bar
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Picardal Lodge
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April’s Tourist Inn
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Ursula Long Beach Travellers Inn
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