We planned to have the first half of our second day in San Vicente, Palawan trip to visit the Dairy Farm, Airport, Ostrich Farm then the last would be Long Beach. Fortunately, we arrived early at San Vicente Poblacion the day before and was able to visit Long Beach late in the afternoon. Waking up from our 55 Pesos/person/night lodging, we ate breakfast at a nearby carinderia then hired a habal-habal to take us to the Dairy Farm. The driver priced our trip to the Dairy Farm at 300 Pesos, but according to the tourism office it was only priced at 200 Pesos. I tried my haggling skills asking if we could get the price down to 200 Pesos. Fortunately, he agreed! And off we went to the Dairy Farm. We started around 8:20 AM and after a long-dusty-rough road and 2 river crossings we finally arrived at the Dairy Farm at Brgy Kemdeng around 9:10 AM. During river crossings you could ride your habal-habal or you can do what Val does, challenge herself by crossing on the rocks. Unfortunately, we arrived too late as the staff of the Dairy Farm already had milked the cows. According to them it is best to arrive around 7AM or 3PM as that is their schedule to milk the cows. I’ve heard a lot about this Dairy Farm from friends here in Palawan and they said that I could and should taste the newly extracted milk of a cow here.
The first time that I went to Long Beach in San Vicente, Palawan I did not know what the name of the beach was called neither did I know that it was the longest beach here in the Philippines. The part of Long Beach that I first went to was in Alimanguan. A town at the northern side of San Vicente, Palawan which was formerly famous for its many crabs or in tagalog alimango.
We went there, the children swam in the waters while us young at heart went fishing on the shore with the use of a lambat, just like the pukot in Baler, Aurora but on a smaller scale. Then we got back to a friend’s house and ate grilled fish and kinilaw. The day ended with me having a full stomach and new friends. The second time was just last week and was only a short visit at the middle of Long Beach. We rode a motorcycle going to the middle of Long Beach which took us 20 minutes. Though Long Beach boasts of white sand, when we went there it was more colored like dirty white sand.
If you’re keen on the idea of fishing on your next trip, have a look at this post Top 7 Best Telescopic Fishing Rods (Detailed Review) to find a travel friendly rod.
What I like about Long Beach is that it has fine sands that it becomes compact and according to Val the sand was as fine same as the sands of Boracay. (Have not been to Boracay yet.) Maybe, that’s the reason why the locals call it ‘the next Boracay’.
The Poblacion of San Vicente, Palawan is the jumpoff for Boayan Island and where the longest beach in the Philippines can be located. You can also visit an ostrich farm, Little Baguio Falls, an airport and a dairy farm there. From Puerto Princesa From Puerto Princesa, you can ride a bus or a van going to the Poblacion of San Vicente, Palawan
|Fare is 300 Pesos per person.Travel Time is 4 hours.
Virus Vans Schedule: 4AM and 1PM
Contact #: 0921-598-8611 (John), 0928-931-2963 (Joseph)
Savior Vans Schedule: 7AM, 9AM, 11AM and 1PM
Contact #: 0946-268-8877 (Charlie)
Cathy Vans Schedule: 7AM and 1PM
Contact #: 0908-772-7633 (Remi Langit)
Savior and Cathy passes by the town of Alimanguan, San Vicente when there is a passenger going there. Fare to Alimanguan from Puerto Princesa is 250 Pesos.
Vans may be air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned, depending on the mood of the driver. But you’re in Palawan where there is abundance of fresh air, so it’s best to have no air-conditioning. 🙂
|There’s only one bus ferrying passengers from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente, Palawan.
San Isidro Express Schedule: 6AM and 1PM
Travel Time is 5-6 hours Fare is 200 Pesos per person. The 1PM bus passes by Alimanguan.
Contact #: 0919-445-5021 (Randy Hugo)
Vans and buses are located at San Jose Terminal, Puerto Princesa. To get to San Jose Terminal from Puerto Princesa Town Proper ride a multicab going to San Jose Terminal at Junction 1 or at Jollibee. Fare is 12 Pesos and Travel Time is 10 minutes. How to go back to Puerto Princesa from San Vicente Poblacion The terminal where you can find the bus and vans in San Vicente Poblacion is in their Public Market.
Below are directions on how you can get to Port Barton in San Vicente, Palawan.
- From the town proper of Puerto Princesa, ride a multicab going to San Jose Terminal. Fare is 12 Pesos per person and Travel Time is 10 minutes.
- At San Jose Terminal there’s a jeep going to Port Barton. Their schedule is 9AM daily but you better arrive about 30 minutes before the schedule. Fare is 200 Pesos per person and Travel Time is 4 hours. They only have one trip per day.
How to go back to Puerto Princesa from Port Barton
- The jeep to Puerto Princesa at Port Barton leaves at 9AM daily. Fare is 200 Pesos per person and Travel Time is also 4 hours. They only one trip per day. The jeep will be stopping at the San Jose Terminal.
- When you arrive at San Jose Terminal ride the multicab to Bayan to get to Puerto Princesa Town Proper. Fare is 12 Pesos per person and Travel Time is 10 minutes.
Compared to the jeepney’s from Caruray, San Vicente that has a schedule of 9AM but may leave up to 12NN because they are waiting for a cargo, the jeepneys at Port Barton leaves exactly at 9AM, if they don’t leave at 9AM the latest time they leave is 9:20AM.
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April 2, 2012 Update: When I went to Port Barton last week, there was now a San Isidro Express Bus (non-airconditioned) that leaves San Jose Terminal, Puerto Princesa to Port Barton at 10AM. The same bus goes back from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa around 2PM, but it does a lot of stops before it really leaves Port Barton. Fare is 200 Pesos per person and Travel Time is 4 hours.
- Go to the Public Transport Terminal in Roxas, Palawan and ride the jeepney going to Port Barton. Their schedule is 11AM daily. Fare is 100 Pesos for locals and 150 Pesos for tourists. Travel Time is 2 hours.
I was riding on a van to Roxas, Palawan last January 2012 when 2 Germans asked me about Palawan. They asked about Port Barton but I was totally clueless of the place. When I arrived at Roxas, Palawan I tried asking around the transportation terminal and found that the jeep to Port Barton was full of foreigners. According to the jeepney driver that Port Barton was popular among the foreigner and not with Filipinos.
I researched more about Port Barton. It was located in the municipality of San Vicente, Palawan which has the longest beach here in the Philippines. It also boasts of Boayan Island which they say is a hidden natural gem. The locals also said that there was a dairy farm there that I could buy milk fresh from the cow. Looked at Google Maps and it definitely sparked my interest changing my plans for my 12 for 2012 Travel Project from Southern Palawan to San Vicente, Palawan.
Luckily, Val de Guzman, a friend of mine who also share the same passion with nature, the outdoors and talking to people also moved to Palawan. I invited her to join me on a 5-day trip to San Vicente and she agreed! And luckily, she also shared the expenses with me making me afford to explore the beauty of San Vicente.
Let me share to you my expenses on our 5-day trip to San Vicente, Palawan.