I have a 2006 edition of Lonely Planet Philippines and in there, nothing about the town of San Vicente can be found. But then of course, there is Google. I had intended to stay at Picardal Lodge because it was recommended by a friend but when we got there, we were told the lodge was fully booked for that weekend. We asked them for recommendations and they recommended Peace and Love Resort.
While we are on the subject of accommodations in San Vicente Poblacion, I have to say that the choices are very limited. I did not get to go around anymore to check out all the other places because when I went to Peace and Love Resort, I was already in love with the place.
Here is a list of other accommodations though, with help from from Josiah’s blog at Lakas.com.ph, click here for the link.
Located in front of, and across the street from, the market as well as the terminal, this lodge is very accessible. It has a nice garden and its own restaurant, and really friendly and helpful staff. If you want to know more about the lodge, there are pictures and more details here:
It has good reviews for its rooms and customer service but DO NOT take the description found on its Facebook page literally. “Picardal Lodge is surrounded by pristine beaches, shores with plenty of corals and exotic fish, huge open sea for deep sea diving, sport fishing, and sailing, virgin forest with plenty of waterfalls and caves, vast mangroves, challenging highlands, clean sea breeze, and has the longest white sandy beach in the Philippines – the 14-kilometer Long Beach.”
It is NOT on the beach itself but in the heart of town, surrounded by concrete. In its description, it might be taking into account the entire town of San Vicente. The 14-km long beach is outside of town and best accessed by renting habal-habals/motorcycles.
I did not get to see the rooms because they were all occupied.
Php400/night/room and Php600/night/room
Cel. No.: +63 919 2392224 (Francis Picardal)
+ 63 920 476 4854 (Nelita B. Picardal)