Monday, July 30, 2012

TRAVELS: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

A shimmering sea with powdery white sand shore, that's how you can describe the beach of Puerto Galera..We went here during the summer season in the Philippines since it has become one of the booming tourist destination for beach lovers in Luzon. This is also accessible because you don't need to ride a plane in order to get here. This is just 3 hours away from Manila by land and sea.

Puerto Galera is a municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. For the baksyonistas (tourists), Puerto galera's beach is divided into two, the "White Beach" and the "Sabang". The "White Beach" is composed of a more commercialized area (bars, restos, resorts) wherein it has a tendency to become crowded during peak seasons while the "Sabang" part is more of a secluded area, solemn and private which also offers private resorts . So if you want a more private time, I suggest go to the "Sabang" part.

Pictures after the jump!

 First Day in Puerto Galera..

 Lush Mountains

 Actual Shore of White Beach, Puerto Galera

The waves..

Activities in Puerto Galera:

There were like numerous activities to try for, but based on what we've seen some were as follows:

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Bonfires
  • Playing Volleyball
  • Beach Hopping
  • Jetski
  • Rock Climbing
  • Motorcycle riding

And more!! Visit the Puerto Galera Site for more info!

Come and Visit Puerto Galera! It's more fun in the Philippines!


If you're coming from Manila, you can ride a bus(Buendia/Gil Puyat) going to the Batangas Port. This will take you about 2 hours. When you arrived at the Batangas Port, you can go to Terminal 3 where you find the boats going to Puerto Galera. This will take about 1-1.5 hours. One way will cost you around 250( that's the amount during our visit) but some boats will offer you 450 for a round trip. Also consider paying the environmental fee at the Terminal. There are schedules for arrival and departure, it's up to you what to choose.

Hope this post will help those who are planning to take a vacation in Puerto Galera.


Love Vanessa

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