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.
According to the staff, if we were lucky and arrived at an hour earlier we could buy fresh milk for 40 Pesos/liter and we get it while it is still warm. 🙂 After resting and chatting with the staff for a few minutes, we noticed that we had nothing to do in the farm and decided to head back. During our way back, I asked our Habal-habal driver if we could also visit the airport of San Vicente and I will just add to the price of what we agreed. We left the Dairy Farm around 9:30AM, crossed the 2 river crossings and back to the long-dusty-rough road and arrived at the airport around 10:10AM. We drove through the runway and had a few pictures in the middle. The airport is still under construction but according to the people of San Vicente, it is being built to accommodate even the big international airplanes. What I did not like is the hope given by the citizens of San Vicente to the airport. The people of San Vicente had big hopes that big progress of their municipality would be made when the airport is finished. Although that is true, in my opinion progress should start by utilizing what they currently have to its maximum potential and hopefully, slowly-but-surely their town would progress. After 5 minutes at the runway we decided to go back to San Vicente Poblacion and arrived a little before 10:30AM. Went back to the Municipal Tourism Office for our boat to Boayan Island, had lunch at a canteen in the public market and after lunch we were off to Daplac Cove of Boayan Island. At the end of the day I payed our habal-habal 300 Pesos. 200 Pesos for the Dairy Farm and additional of 100 Pesos for the airport and tip. We only hired one habal-habal as we were accompanied by Val’s friend and my new friend, Ulysis Dandal – a local of San Vicente, who brought his motorcycle along. * The locals of San Vicente call a habal-habal as ‘single’. It’s short for single motorcycle. It can only carry a maximum of 2 passengers and if the passenger is carrying a backpack then it can only take 1 passenger. Dairy Farm Details How to get there From Poblacion, San Vicente you can hire a habal-habal to the Dairy Farm. The roundtrip fare would be 200-300 Pesos/person. One person per habal-habal as the road is rough. Travel Time is around 50 minutes to 1 hour one-way. Notes
- It is best to visit the farm around 7AM or 3PM as that is their schedule for milking the cows. You’d have to leave San Vicente Poblacion an hour earlier to get there on time.
- You can buy milk from them when they are milking. The milk is priced at 40 Pesos/liter. Bring your own container.
- There is no entrance fee to go inside the Dairy Farm.
Airport Details How to get there From Poblacion, San Vicente you can ride a habal-habal to the Airport. Though I’m not sure of the price. Travel Time is around 15 minutes. This post is part of my 12 for 2012 Travel Project which aims to document places in the Philippines to help travellers. Follow my San Vicente, Palawan Series
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