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 Ponderosa 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.
Puerto Galera has the biggest concentration of dive schools & resorts in the Philippines!
Blue Ribbon Divers
Campbells Beach Resort
Puerto Galera Resorts
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
La Laguna Beach Club
La Laguan Villas
Portofino Beach Resort
White Beach Resort
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.
Public buses run from Cubao and Taft Avenue to Batangas harbour for regular ferry services and private bangkas to Puerto Galera.
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
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
Swiss Bakery & Deli
Tamarind Restaurant - waterfront location
Toko’s - Atlantis
Vesuvios Pizza - Authentic wood fired oven baked Pizza's
Sabang Beach & La Laguna Beaches
Several resorts are clustered in the town including -
Atlantis, Big Apple, and Capt'n Gregg's
More laid back and less sophisticated than it's rival Sabang, and a back-packers haven