One of the places that I always wanted to check out is the town of San Vicente in northwestern side of the island of Palawan. It is posed to become the next big destination because of its 14-km long beach.

Classified as a first class municipality, San Vicente is bounded by the South China Sea in the West, the municipality of Taytay in the north, Roxas in the East and City of Puerto Princesa in the Southwest. (Source)

We we’re coming from El Nido so we took a bus bound for Puerto Princesa. Roro buses have regular schedules of every 2 hours coming from both directions. In between Puerto Princesa and El Nido are two towns, or what you would call stop-overs: one in Roxas and another in Taytay.

Taytay, Palawan

Roro bus schedules from El Nido look like this:

4:00 AM*
6:00 AM – airconditioned
8:00 AM
10:00 AM – airconditioned
12:00 PM*
2:00 PM – airconditioned
4:00 PM
6:00 PM – airconditioned
10:00 PM – airconditioned

*As of writing, these airconditioned trips have been cancelled.

Fares are Php 483 for airconditioned and Php350 for non-aircon buses.

Each town is also two hours apart. So the buses that leave El Nido and Roxas at the same time ideally get to Taytay at the same time; and the buses that leave Puerto Princesa and Taytay at the same time get to Roxas at the same time. We had our first stop-over at the bus terminal in Taytay.

Taytay, Palawan

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