Puerto Galera

One of the most scenically spectacular tropical events is when your ferry enters the Batangas Channel into the natural anchorage of Puerto Galera (Port of Galleons), with white sand palm fringed beaches, with the jungle covered mountains rising in the distance.

 

Puerto Galera is the only bay in the Philippines to be listed by Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World  The most well known beaches are Sabang and White Beach which are centers for resorts, bars, and restaurants.

 

Sabang is the main destination with it’s nightlife, is linked to Big and Small La Laguna Beaches by footpaths (pack a flashlight to avoid walking into mooring ropes and coral rocks at night).

 

The mountain range is generally unexplored, and is home to the spectacular Ponerosa Golf Club.  Ethnic Mangyan communities live in the mountains, some with virtually no contact with the outside world.

 

Puerto Galera is one of the main technical diving destinations in Asia.

Technical Diving International - [TDI] has many dive centers in the area, offering the full range of TDI courses from Basic nitrox to advanced trimix.

 

Diving is spectacular, with some of Asia's best dive sites available to explore.

Way 2 Go Interactive Map of Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental, Philippines

Atoll

Badladz Beach Resort

Fisherman's Cove

Sabang Beach & La Laguna Beaches

Several resorts are clustered in the town including -

Atlantis, Big Apple, and Capt'n Gregg's

 

White Beach

More laid back and less sophisticated than it's rival Sabang, and a back-packers haven

Puerto Galera Resorts

 

Aldemar Apartments

Atlantis Dive Resort

Badladz Beach Resort

Big Apple Dive Resort

Capt'n Gregg's Dive Resort

Coco Beach Resort

Coral Cove Resort

El Galleon Beach Resort

Encenada Beach Resort

Fisherman’s Cove

La Laguna Beach Club

La Laguan Villas

Portofino Beach Resort

Scandi Divers

White Beach Resort

Restaurants

 

Club Mabuhay Queen -  on the beach

Eddie's Place  -  central, beach-front location.

Full Moon Restaurant - Small La Laguna -  cheap burgers, Aussie steaks

Hemingway’s - Caribbean

Inter Bakery

Luca’s - Italian food, western end of the beach

Lucky's Saloon -  German

Papa Fred's Steakhouse - Great steaks on the beach front

Pier Pub Pizza - on the harbour

Puerto Galera Yacht Club  -  west of the pier. A free shuttle boat from town pier

Relax Thai Restaurant  -  Sabang's covered lane

Ristorante da Franco - Atlantis

Sharkees

Swiss Bakery & Deli

Tamarind Restaurant  -  waterfront location

Toko’s - Atlantis

Vesuvios Pizza - Authentic wood fired oven baked Pizza's

Dive Centers

Puerto Galera has the biggest concentration of dive schools & resorts in the Philippines!

 

Asia Divers

Atlantis

Badladz

Big Apple

Blue Ribbon Divers

Campbells Beach Resort

Capt’n Gregg’s

Fisherman’s Cove

La Laguna

Marco Vincent

Mermaid

Octopus Divers

Scandi Divers

Sea Rider

Swengland

Tropicana

Getting There

 

Si-Kat Bus & Ferry Service have daily 8:30 am (sharp) from the City State Tower Hotel, A Mabini Corner Padre Faura Streets, Ermita, Manila.

http://www.sikatferrybus.com/

 

Public buses run from Cubao and Taft Avenue to Batangas harbour for regular ferry services and private bangkas to Puerto Galera.

 

Subic Seaplane http://www.seaplane-philippines.com/ also flies their from their Subic base and from Manila.