sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Welcome to San Fernando - essential information for sailors

Welcome to San Fernando - essential information for sailors

'Green Light, San Fernando. ’The last typhoon took away most of the beach...’'    San Fernando Gweilo Mayor
The good news is that the three 'nightclubs' in the beach area are all open – Cheerleaders, Footlights and Butterfly. The ‘gay’ bar on the road by Cabaña has closed. Cheerleaders offers a happy hour 1500-1800 hrs, Footlights from 1600-1800. Butterfly has no happy hour, but it’s the same price for beer as at Footlights. Only open from 1600 (Cheerleaders 1500) until midnight.

With the closure of Finnegan’s the only aircon bar (except the girly bars) is VFW (opposite Cabaña) which offers good priced food and drink. It closes at 1800, but is open for breakfast. It is open to the public, although primarily intended for well-retired US ex-military. Green Light offers the cheapest beer at 32P, and also reasonably priced food. They have a full menu as well as the snack whiteboard on the wall.

For those travelling back to Hong Kong by air, please remember that the new highway is open and many buses now do not go via Dau (Clark), but straight to Manila. Check with the conductor before you get on if you need Dau. Clark Airport Authority has now removed the monopoly on access to the airport for taxis who used to charge about 550P from Dau bus terminal to/from the airport. They now run their own white aircon ‘stretched’ jeepney service to/from Dau bus terminal (also stops at Main Gate). From the airport catch it at end of sheltered cover on the right. At Dau it arrives/departs at a smelly toilet at the front end of a covered road on the right of bus terminal entrance. It’s immediately behind the right side of terminal for buses to Manila (buses to the North are on the left side).

For the past year or so Sta. Lucia buses now have an aircon service to San Fernando (La Union), as well as the other operators. Genesis has its base terminal in San Fernando and is the fastest as it stops less often than the others. The journey time from San Fernando to Dau is 4½ to 6+ hours and the fare 200 – 250P. The Manila traffic does not improv, so allow at least 2 hours in Manila. Even with the new road it will take 7 – 10 hours by bus/van. Most of the resorts can offer van/car transport direct to the airport, and for 4 or 5 people this makes a lot of sense, especially for Manila. The road to Dau/Manila will be overcrowded on Saturday and especially Sunday as thousands of people head back to start work on the Monday. Delays of many hours can be expected, so don’t travel on those days.

Enjoy!




by San Fernando Gweilo Mayor

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82591

12:16 AM Tue 19 Apr 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World

































































Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead by Tink Chambers, San Francisco


2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero   
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson   
2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Familiar conditions on day 1   
Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio   
Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda   
Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing   
J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom   
America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup   
Interview with West Coast International Canoe pioneer Del Olsen: Video   
2015 RC44 Championship Tour announced   
Extreme Sailing Series: Precious practice time put to good use   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT