Puerto Princesa is the capital of Palawan. The beaches aren´t very popular in the downtown area. Puerto Princesa is popular for the Underground River, one of the 7 wonders of the old world and UNESCO Site. We will let you know how to get from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente Palawan. There are many things to do in Puerto Princesa apart from the Underground River. Since we stayed in the city part of Puerto Princesa we used the time to work and to watch and join the people in their local life.
Read here things to do in Puerto Princesa!
BEST TIME TO VISIT SAN VICENTE PALAWAN
San Vicente Palawan is a great destination to visit when traveling in Palawan. The best time to visit San Vicente Palawan is during summer. Summer in the Philippines starts from March to mid-May. Just expect the prices to be high because it is peak season. Also expect the number of tourists to be high during this time.
You can also visit San Vicente Palawan from December to February as the skies are clear and rain is minimal. Being the months of June to October the rainy season in Palawan we would say is better to avoid. But even in those months you can get sunny days.
How to Get From Puerto Princesa to San Vicente
How to Get From Puerto Princesa to San Vicente by Van
If you want to get from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente Palawan. There are vans from and to Puerto Princesa leaving every hour and the price is 300 PHP. We went by local bus 180 PHP from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente.
The departure is supposed at 6 am but it´s leaving when is full. The trip lasts around 5-6 hours with a long stop in Roxas. The bus journey is long but great. All the trip surrounding of nice beaches and palm trees everywhere.
How to Get From Puerto Princesa to San Vicente by Bus
If you want to get from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente Palawan by bus. You have to go San Jose Bus Terminal that you can go by jeepney 15 PHP or by tricycle 100 PHP depending which part from Puerto Princesa you are coming from.
There are only two buses leaving to San Vicente Palawan from San Jose Bus Terminal. First one early morning can be around 6-7 am leaving. We went there 5 30 am to make sure we get the bus but finally left around 7 am.
There is another bus leaving around noon 12-1 pm. Just make sure you are on time and wait for the departure. It takes 5 hours to reach San Vicente Palawan and the price is around 200 PHP.
Where to Stay in Palawan
You can find prices around 800 PHP per night in a dorm in Palawan. You can get a room with air condition around 1200-1500 PHP. Cool, right? What’s even cooler is you can do also Airbnb. Click here to get a great deal off your first booking with AirBnB!
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