PAL, Cebu Pacific consider flying to San Vicente
Airline companies Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific consider offering flights to the newly-opened San Vicente Airport in San Vicente town, according to Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade . Both companies, however, have made no announcement about this so far.
Tugade on May 10 led the inauguration of P62.7-million San Vicente Airport, which took nine years to complete. Even before its opening for commercial operation, the airport has already been catering to light aircraft since last year. Currently, San Vicente Airport only serves Air Juan, which offers charter flights mainly from Puerto Princesa International Airport.
Port Barton sees crackdown on erring establishments
After El Nido and Coron, now it’s San Vicente’s turn to restrain erring establishments. Unlike the first two towns’ crackdowns which were led by the national government, this move of holding erring establishments in San Vicente’s tourism epicenter, Barangay Port Barton, is being carried out by the local government .
“There will be a number of establishments who will be compelled to self-correct,” municipal administrator James Inawasan said. He cited problems with drainage, septic tanks, coastal easement, and road setback as among the common environmental law violations in Port Barton. For a hassle-free stay, simply avoid hotels, resorts, and even restaurants which are affected by the crackdown.
San Vicente to welcome 100,000 tourists in 2018
With the opening of its airport, the San Vicente municipal government is anticipating the arrival of some 100,000 tourists this year . This northern Palawan town has 22 islands and islets with white sand beaches, azure-blue waters, lush rainforests, and more.
San Vicente is also home to 14-kilometer Long Beach
, the country’s longest white beach. Being the Philippines’ first Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone, this town, located 186 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa City, is carefully master-planned and geared towards sustainable tourism development.