Skyjet now offers direct flights from Manila to San Vicente, Palawan
Skyjet will start offering direct flights from Manila to San Vicente starting July 16. The airline will fly four times a week to San Vicente every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday . Air travel time is 50 minutes, shorter than the road travel from Puerto Princesa City to San Vicente that lasts up to three to four hours. Located in the northwestern part of Palawan, the emerging tourist town is known for its 14.7-kilometer Long Beach, which is three times the size of Boracay. It also boasts of stunning islands, waterfalls, and other natural attractions. Aside from Skyjet, Philippine Airlines has been flying to San Vicente five times a week since October 2018. If you opt to visit El Nido, San Vicente is an ideal jumpoff as El Nido is just two hours away.
Palawan bags 8th spot in Lonely Planet’s 10 best places in Asia Pacific
Palawan ranked 8th in Lonely Planet’s “10 best places to visit in the Asia Pacific” list this year . “Long known as the Philippines’ last frontier, Palawan has ridden a slew of media accolades to the cusp of international superstardom. Fortunately, it’s not there yet,” the travel website stated. Lonely Planet noted that “new air routes and upgraded roads” make exploring Palawan “easier than ever.” The travel website said this 400-kilometer long main island features “dramatic seascapes and wildlife-laden jungles.” It also mentioned El Nido as the province’s “crown jewel,” where “skyscraping karst formations rise out of blue water in Bacuit Bay.” For those who want to skip the crowd, Lonely Planet recommends backpackers haven Port Barton, a coastal village in the up-and-coming San Vicente town. Australia’s Margaret River, meanwhile, got the top spot in the list.
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