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.
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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’. Personally, I do not like people calling our great beaches as the next Boracay. Boracay is not a good example of an environment-friendly tourist destination. Plus, every beach is unique and must be known by its own beauty. If the 14 kilometer measurement is right then a running event can be done on Long Beach alone. Though, I do hope they do it responsibly like how Philippine Skyrunning Association’s green events.
Long Beach is not the only long stretch of beach in San Vicente. The municipality is blessed with many, one is in Kemdeng and the other is in Port Barton. You’ll see the long stretch of beaches when you ride the boat from Poblacion, San Vicente to Port Barton.
How to get there From Poblacion, San Vicente one could take a 20-30 minute walk to Long Beach. Just ask directions from the locals. If walking is not for you, you may ride a habal-habal which is priced at 20 Pesos per person. If you want to start at the middle of Long Beach, you may ride a habal-habal for 40-60 Pesos per person. Travel Time is 15-20 minutes. If you’re the extreme type and want to walk the whole stretch of long beach from Alimanguan to Poblacion you may ride a habal-habal to Alimanguan. The habal-habal drivers priced it at 200 Pesos per person but I think you can still haggle down the price. 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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Port Barton Subseries