San Vicente Palawan History, Tourist Spots, Festival

San Vicente is a 1st class coastal municipality of Palawan Province in Region IVB or Mimaropa, Philippines.

San Vicente Municipal Hall
San Vicente Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of San Vicente Municipality (Geography)
Location –> 175 kilometers north of the provincial capital Puerto Princesa (See map below)
Neighboring Towns and City –> Taytay (northeast), Roxas (southeast), Puerto Princesa (south)
Area –> 1,462.94 km2 (564.84 sq mi)
Population –> 31,232 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with hills and coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Coconut, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Barangays –> (11) Alimanguan, Binga, Caruray, New Villa, Fria, (Kemdeng), New Agutaya, New Canipo, Port Barton, Poblacion (San Vicente),
Panindigan, San Isidro, Santo NiƱo
Revenue (2016) –> 260,461,087.69
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Franz Josef Alvarez
Mayor –> Amy Alvarez
Vice Mayor –> Antonio V. Gonzales

History of San Vicente

The first people of San Vicente were the Agutaynon and Cuyunon. It was the Cuyunons who chose Saint Vincent Ferrer as the patron saint of the barrio which was then part of Puerto Princesa.

The municipality of San Vicente was created on June 21, 1969 by virtue of Republic Act 5821 signed by president Ferdinand Marcos.

Economy of San Vicente

Farming and fishing are the main sources of livelihood of the people of San Vicente. Rice, corn, coconut, banana, vegetables and root crops are the chief products.

Tourism is a fast rising industry with several resorts already operating in the town.

Tourist Spots in San Vicente

Long Beach – Longest beach in the Philippines with 14 kilometers length

Long Beach in San Vicente
Long Beach in San Vicente (Credit: Youtube)

Alimanguan Beach
Port Barton

Pamuayan Falls
Bigaho Falls
Exotic Island
Paradise island

Festivals

Map of San Vicente Municipality in Palawan

See also: Profile of Mayor Amy Alvarez, Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez

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