Puerto Galera

Easy Beach Getaway

Puerto Galera’s underwater wonders open up an entirely new world for beach lovers. Amazing coral reefs, beaches, and stunning marine life await visitors. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned diver, exploring Puerto Galera’s dive sites will be a delightful treat of crystal clear waters and colorful school of fishes.

Beach bumming? Choose your own spot from one of the beaches including the well-loved White Beach to Sabang Beach. The pride of Oriental Mindoro, it is one of the three UNESCO Biosphere reserves in the Philippines.

Sea Foam in Puerto Galera beach

Given its close proximity to the metro, many weekend warriors flock to the province to relax and unwind on a budget. Get to know its rich history with a visit to the Mangyan Village – where the culture of the Iraya-Mangyan tribe is being preserved. Or chase some waterfalls including Tamaraw, Talipanan, and Tukuran. Indeed, Puerto Galera’s natural beauty and historical attractions should be included in your bucket list.

 

Fast Facts

  • Public Transportation: Tricycles, Jeepneys
  • Languages/Dialect: Tagalog, English
  • Payment Options: Cash
  • Known For: White Beach, Sabang Beach, Scuba diving sites

 

What to Know Before Visiting

Mountain views from Puerto Galera

  • Bring enough cash with you because there are only three ATMs in Puerto Galera.
  • Ride only on the boats that are leaving the terminals. Never believe it when someone offers you to get a private boat because the boats are not running.
  • There is a terminal fee at the Batangas Pier and an environmental fee upon arrival in Puerto Galera.
  • Protect your feet from sea urchins and wear aqua shoes or other form of protective covering when going into the waters.

 

Best Time to Visit Puerto Galera

Marine life in Puerto Galera

December to March are the most comfortable time of the year as the weather these months are generally cool to not too hot. It is also quiet dry so you can enjoy more outdoor activities. Meanwhile, the wettest months are from July and August.

 

How to Go to Puerto Galera

By Air

There is no airport in Puerto Galera. The nearest is Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay.

By Land

A combination of land and sea travel is the best way to go. There are many bus companies from Manila plying to Batangas Pier, where you will catch a ferry going to Puerto Galera.

By Sea

When in Batangas Pier, proceed to Terminal 3 to purchase a ticket. Pick the ferry that will drop you off on where your Puerto Galera resort is located. The four entry points include White Beach, Sabang Pier, Muelle Pier and Balatero Pier.

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