Puerto Galera is well known as one of the tourist destination in the island of the Philippines. It is rich in natural resources where travelers can find here picturesque of awesome beaches. Most of the beaches in Puerto Galera are crowded throughout the year, but the Talipanan beach is known as one of the secluded beaches, offering private places to rest and relax, away from the crowds. Located to the west of White Beach and nearby Aninuan Beach, it’s an ideal alternative to the party-at-the-beach scene if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet. Continue reading
Capt’n Gregg’s is the longest running dive resort on Sabang Beach and has been a magnet for scuba divers and backpackers to Puerto Galera since the late 1970s. The open seascape views from many of the modest rooms, combined with the spacious panoramic restaurant, make Capt’n Gregg’s Dive Resort a great place for contemplating the previous night’s spoils over a late breakfast. Capt’n Gregg’s is also the spiritual home of the Puerto Galera HASH. If you want your scuba diving holiday to include HASHing and substantial breakfasts, choose Capt’n Gregg’s. Continue reading
Tukuran Falls, also known as Hidden Paradise is about an hour’s drive from Puerto Galera. This place is a favorite for both with tourists and locals alike. Tucked away in the deep jungles, you have to take a boat, ride a carabao, and cross six rivers to get there. Also known as Hidden Paradise, the Tukuran Falls is definitely not an experience to be missed!
You can walk the river trail through the jungle to the falls, which takes about 30 minutes, or if you are feeling adventurous you can take the local transport of a caribu cart (350php). At the admission entrance (20 php) you will find Continue reading
The best beach clubs combine the beachfront lifestyle with great food, fine accommodation and a sense of exclusivity. Puerto Galera’s secluded Talipanan Big White Beach has long been the place for great food and a sense of exclusivity, now it offers fine accommodation: the Puerto Galera Beach Club and beach resort for more fun than you can possibly imagine, with people you will want to come back to visit again and again.
The Puerto Galera Beach Club on Talipanan Big White Beach has seven styles of accommodation to suit most budgets, Continue reading
The Ponderosa Golf Club is just 20 minutes out of the town proper and spectacularly perched on a mountain side over looking Puerto Galera 2,000 feet above sea level. Essentially it is a 9 hole par 3 course with attitude and a compelling experience enjoyed by both serious and fun golfers alike.
Most 9 hole par 3 courses are not really worth the effort for any serious golfer worth their salt, but Ponderosa is the exception to the rule. There may be no long drives down tree-lined fairways, but Ponderosa offers a serious challenge to any golfer’s short game with verdant jungle pushing in on Continue reading
Many buses from different companies travel between Manila and Batangas Port. The only way to distinguish them is to determine whether they travel through Lipa City or via the Star Tollway. Choose a bus that has these two signs in the front window: “Batangas Pier” and “calabarzon”, which means via Star Tollway. Some now tout the sign “via ACTEX” or “Non‐stop” ‐ these are even quicker. Air‐conditioned buses from the following companies are frequent and most provide Wifi Internet aboard: Jam Transit, Continue reading
The foremost asset of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera is blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbors. Known as the Pearl of Mindoro, it is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites for new and experienced divers alike. There are shallow coral gardens, interesting rock formations, and colorful species to watch, like crabs, shrimps, sea anemones, moray, and trumpet fishes.