While visitors are expected to bring their own essentials like sunscreen, they are also encouraged to bring insect repellents or virgin coconut oil/baby oil due to the presence of “niknik” or sand flies in some of the beaches, particularly in Long Beach.
All residents and tourists are asked to be responsible with their own garbage, particularly plastics. Tourists are also encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles to minimize the use of plastic bottles.
For communications, cellphones and sim cards from Smart, Glove, TNT, TM, and Sun Cellular are used by both locals and tourists. Like the electricity situation, there are particular areas in the municipality that do not have signals.
The water supply in San Vicente is definitely safe for drinking. Consumption of commercial bottled water, however, is still encouraged for visitors.
There is 24/7 electricity in Barangays Poblacion, Port Barton Proper, San Isidro, New Agutaya, Alimanguan, and Sto. Nino provided by the Palawan Electric Company (PALECO). The remaining five barangays, as well as the islands, have yet to have electricity and therefore rely on power generators.
The main livelihood of the community are fishing and farming. Due to the development of tourism in the municipality, more residents have started to open businesses and services that cater to tourists.