This is a map that we got from our Peace and Love Resort where we were staying. On this map (click here to view large size), you can see Poblacion on the left side and “Beach 1”, “Beach 2” and “Beach 3” in the middle. If you talk to the locals, these beaches have their own names, but since this is a map that we took from our German-owned resort, the beaches are only labeled by number.
Just like in Boracay where they have Stations 1, 2 and 3, with the best sand being at Station 1, the best and finest sand can also be found at Beach 3. And Beach 3 is where we told our motorcycle drivers to take us to.
Here are some aerial shots of Long Beach from the official website of San Vicente, Palawan.
And this is an aerial shot of the beach where we found ourselves that Saturday afternoon. Except that the sand was of a yellowish color.
There is absolutely nothing on that beach except sand and trees. No resorts, no restaurants, no bars, no stores, no houses, no one.
There are a few little huts here and there. There was one resort that was in the middle of construction a few meters away from the beach, but other than that, there was really, nothing. Just the beach.
We rode all the way to almost the end of the beach.
My friend, Cedric Valera of Travel Factor, was interested in coming along on this trip but could not make it. He said, “Go and take lots of pictures!”
So we did. We took lots of pictures… of ourselves! 😛
My daughter really just wanted to swim.
Please take me swimming Mama? I want to swim! Go with me?
And we took turns with being in the water with her.
Lovely and I also took turns taking photos of each other.
And I’m trying to make a photo series of this. This is going to be first of, hopefully, many. 😛
Everybody was raving about this blue monokini of mine, that I dug out of my swimsuits drawer, forgotten in a corner, as I was packing for my trip to Palawan. I cannot remember where and when I bought it. I just saw it in my drawer and I took it with me. It’s the only swimwear I brought by the way. Lia and I had one swimsuit each in our 38 kg (checked-in) plus 12-kg (carry-on) luggage in our 2 and a half month stay in Palawan. I only know Lia and I also just had one shoes each too. Well, the rest, I suppose… were gadgets?
This entire time, when we were swimming and taking photos, our motorcycle drivers were just there waiting for us.
We asked them to take photos of us too, like this one:
And after that, we were on our way back.
We had them take us to that grill in town for our early dinner. We paid them Php250 each (which we were told us was a rip-off, although the drivers explained that it was really far and they also waited for us). What other tourists do is that they hire motorcycles to take them to the drop-off point on that fork in the road (check map above), and that costs Php30-50. But we didn’t do that; instead, we had them take us all the way up and down the beach, thus the charge of Php250.
They were very nice and helpful though and we had them bring us to Itabiak the next day, where we caught a bus going back to El Nido.
I still have the contact numbers of these motorcycle drivers as well as the shuttle van driver, and we promised to get in touch when we come back. Whenever that is.
This is a series:
- Going to San Vicente, Palawan
- Accommodations in San Vicente, Palawan
- Peace and Love Resort, San Vicente, Palawan
- Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan
- Getting Lost in Panindigan, San Vicente, Palawan
- Capari Resort, San Vicente, Palawan
Related external links:
- San Vicente, Palawan Official Website
- Lost in Long Beach, Palawan: Longest Beach in the Philippines
- SAN VICENTE, PALAWAN: The Next Tourism Hotspot
- My San Vicente, Palawan Expenses