San Vicente Travel Guide

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San Vicente Things to Do

  • THE CHURCH ON THE HILL

    The Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish Church is located on a hill just behind the market but was closed on my visit. The church comes under the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. The church was founded in 1980 but i could not find out any more information.

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  • CHECK OUT THE TOURIST INFO

    San Vicente has a tourist Police Office that you can find if you turn right once you leave the pier. It is perhaps 100 meters on the first corner. Unfortunately there does not appear to be any brochures to hand out, but the officer in attendance was quite friendly and answered all of my questions. The office is very small but the only thing i aw...

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  • VISIT THE LOCAL MARKET

    Unfortunately there were not too many fish at the market when we wandered around , due to the bad weather and rough sea. The market is located to the right of the pier as you arrive by boat, and is basically two structures, one of which has a few small shops and the other has stalls selling meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and other daily needs.

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  • SAN VICENTE PIERS

    If you arrive by boat you will more than likely arrive at the pier on the left, as the pier on the right is used for small cargo boats as the water is slightly deeper there. The pier is just a concrete walkway, around 2 meters wide and stretches 60-80 m out to sea where the local outriggers dock with their passengers who usually come here for...

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  • LIVE LAPU LAPU FOR 3,800 a KILO

    Many fishermen make a living by catching live lapu lapu which is the Philippine name for a grouper. Down by the pier there are a row of huts where the fishermen sell there lapu lapu and then they are kept in small tanks until the buyer comes and exports them to Hong Kong. The price as of December 2014 is 3,800 pesos a kilo, which is around US $ 82,...

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  • ANOTHER INTERESTING COMPETITION

    If you happen to be around San Vicente around Xmas time , pop down to the water front and take a look at the wonderful entries for the Xmas decorations. They have all been made from native materials and among the entries you will find boats and fish.

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  • XMAS TREE COMPETITION

    If you happen to be in San Vicente around Xmas time wander down to the waterfront and take a look at the Xmas trees that local organisations have entered for a prize of 30,000 pesos. The Xmas tree competition takes place each year and there are some marvelous entries.In the first photo the tree has been made from oyster shells.Second photo the tree...

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  • WONDERFUL BEACHES FROM THE AIR

    If you are lucky enough to occupy a window seat during your flight you will fly over San Vincente which has some beautiful sandy beaches including one which is around 20 kms long. San Vincente will become developed over the next few years as investors purchase land by the sea. There is a new airport there and it will not be long before the place is...

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  • Long Beach

    Located between Barangays New Agutaya and Alimanguan, this place boasts of a 14-kilometer white sand beach.Great place for swimming, bonding with family, friends and even with fisherfolks!My first time to visit this area was about 3 years ago. There are still plenty of locals residing along the beach. But when I returned about a month ago, the...

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San Vicente Transportation

  • CHARTER A BOAT

    At the pier it is possible to charter a bangka to take you to any of the resorts on the islands or along the beach. Nearby is the tourist police and information center who will inform you of how to arrange a boat.

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  • TRANSPORT TO & FROM PUERTO PRINCESA

    Shuttle vans leave Puerto Princesa and San Vicente regularly throughout the morning and cost around 300 pesos, perhaps a little more. They leave from the market compound by the pier and take around 4 hours. The last shuttle will leave around lunchtime unless you want to charter one.From Puerto Princesa the shuttle vans leave from San Jose Terminal.

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  • Tourists Vans

    Private Van hire round trip from Puerto Princesa City - P7,000.00JB Van Rental : +639175530421San Vicente may be your jump off point to Port Barton.

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San Vicente Shopping

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    by davidjo Written Dec 21, 2014

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    I am afraid that San Vicente offers little in the way of shopping except for a few small grocery stores, some second hand clothes stores and a few outlets where you can buy shorts and t-shirts. I did not even see any worthwhile souvenir shops. Better to buy all you need before you arrive here.

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San Vicente Local Customs

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    by davidjo Written Dec 21, 2014

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    When you reach the pier at San Vicente you will see a wooden building which belongs to the Bantay Dagat Task Force, which means the Village Sea Task Force and you will see a poster that all tourists are supposed to pay a fee that helps to protect the environment. If you stray 10 days the fee is 50 pesos, up to 6 months is 100 pesos, and up to a year is 200 pesos. Where and how this fee is collected i never found out as nobody asked me to pay this and nobody was in the building to ask.
    The website below explains some of the problems facing the community.

    info regarding fees the HQ of the task force
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    • Eco-Tourism

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San Vicente Warnings and Dangers

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    by davidjo Written Dec 21, 2014

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    Jemarjohn bakery is located just 20 meters before the church as you go uphill. We fancied a snack and bough a few cakes but we ended up throwing some of them away as they tasted terrible. I must admit there was one type that tasted Quite good, so you may be lucky. The cakes that are usually 2 pesos in Puerto Princesa cost 3 pesos here, but maybe this is because off the difficulty in buying the ingredients that have to come from Manila or Puerto Princesa.

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San Vicente Favorites

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    by davidjo Written Dec 21, 2014

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    Favorite thing: At the front of the market i came across Odruna Enterprises and Services which seemed to be about the only place in town where you could buy air tickets and ferry tickets. Other services offered were purchase of Lotto Tickets and Rush I.D.s, Cash remittances.
    I did notice a sign for Ursula Long Beach Travelers Inn offering shuttle van service. Perhaps when the new airport opens there will be some better travel agents in town.

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