SAN VICENTE occupies a total land area of 165,797.6525 hectares and has a jurisdiction over ten (10) barangays: Alimanguan, Binga, Caruray, Kemdeng, New Agutaya, New Canipo, Poblacion, Port Barton, San Isidro, and Sto. Nino.
Fishing and farming are the major economic activities in San Vicente wherein 29.50% and 25.77% respectively are engaged in it. Rice and coconut are the major agricultural crops and fish products are abundant in the municipality.
The Municipality of San Vicente continues to promote and support tourism industry to which this municipality aspire to stand out. San Vicente is noted for its awesome gifts of nature like its white sand beaches particularly the 14.7 - kilometer Long Beach from Poblacion to Alimanguan, waterfalls, dense forest cover and rich fishing ground. The Municipality of San Vicente is now on its way, working towards full development of tourism industry and all its other sectoral developmental pursuits. After 43 years after officially functioned as district municipality,
San Vicente continues to move forward towards economic and social progress.
San Vicente Facts
Classified as a first class municipality, San Vicente is nestled in the northwest of Palawan’s mainland, 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. With a forest area of 82,080.09 hectares and 22 identified islands and islets within its municipal boundaries.
As with the general climate of the Philippine Archipelago, San Vicente's dry season begins in December, lasting until the month of May while the onset of the wet or rainy season is in June, usually drying up again in November. Northeastern winds, the “Amihan" prevail from November to May. Rough costal waters characterize the season of “Habagat", or the Southwestern winds.
People and Culture
The diversity of San Vicente derives from its 24 ethno-linguistic resident groups, each with their own distinct dialects, and culture heritage. Filipino (Tagalog), however, remains the dominant lingua franca these diverse people that comprise San Vicente populace. In homage to its patron saint, San Vicente Ferrer, the municipality celebrates its town fiesta from April 1-5, Foundation Day on June 21 and Malagnang Festival on June 17-21 of every year.
Endowed with white sand beaches, thriving coral reefs, enchanting islands and islets, magnificent waterfalls, vast forest cover, mangroves, and varied endemic flora, San Vicente serves as habitat for 23 of the 25 wildlife species found in the island of Palawan. Still largely untapped. San Vicente's diversity awaits discovery.
San Vicente is accessible by bus & shuttle vans, from several points; directly from Puerto Princesa City, or via Roxas. Within San Vicente, tricycles, motorcycles, and outrigger boats are the usual mode of transportation. A 2.8 kilometer International Airport is soon to be completed and operable for domestic only by mid 2015 .
There are five barangays which are partly served by electricity. The present source of electricity are a 1 unit 500 KW, 1 unit 250 KW and 1 unit 160 KW generating sets operated by the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) which is sold to consumers through Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO), serving 24 hours.
There are two (2) telecommunication companies, SMART and GLOBE which have installed cell site facilities in Sitio Pinagmangalucan in Barangay Poblacion, Barangay Alimanguan, Barangay Binga, Barangay Port Barton and Barangay Caruray. These modern facilities have made communication much easier, faster and convenient. Likewise, cable and internet connection is already available in Barangays Poblacion, Alimanguan and Port Barton.