Hidden between the iconic spots of El Nido and Puerto Prinsesa, San Vicente is a hidden gem off the western side of Palawan Island. San Vicente’s Long Beach is known as the Philippines’ longest white sand beach, traversing a total of 14.7 kilometers. Life on the coastline is very relaxed and peaceful, a far cry from the crowded and bustling shores of Boracay or El Nido. And although accommodations and businesses are presently concentrated around the Poblacion area, business is expected to pick up and grow with the completion of the new airport and the arrival of SkyJet airlines into the municipality’s runway.
Getting to San Vicente
Travel from Manila to San Vicente can be done two ways:
1. A mix of air and land – When travelling with other airlines, you have to take a flight from Manila to Puerto Prinsesa, followed by taking a bus or a van to San Vicente. Travel time usually takes a total of 6 to 7 hours, flight and land travel included.
2. Direct flight – SkyJet Airlines flies direct from Manila to San Vicente for only 50 minutes and is the first airline to fly to their newly-constructed airport.
I choose to fly SkyJet because they have the fastest flights to Siargao. Another important thing to me when I fly is my comfort. SkyJet’s aircraft has very big legroom. I can seat back, relax at their plane’s very comfy seats.
It’s my second time to fly to Siargao with SkyJet and I like that it’s super convenient. Their flights to Siargao are direct flight [from Manila]. I can relax while flying because of its spacious legroom—handy since I always sleep during flights—and the temperature onbaord’s cool. I plan to go to Coron and Boracay, especially Coron, which I haven’t fully explored, and in those trips I’d still take SkyJet.
It was my first time to fly SkyJet and it was a very very good experience. I was completely blown away. [The flight] was very comfortable; the staff were very accommodating. I hope SkyJet gets to have more flights. I did not have even a second of regret I flew SkyJet. In my next plans—if I go to Boracay or Surigao—it’s a given that SkyJet’s my top-of-mind airline.
Direct flights from Manila to Camiguin and vice versa starts on
May 6, 2019
Direct flights from Manila to San Vicente and vice versa starts on
July 16, 2019