Puerto Galera is the north-westernmost municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. It is located at the south-western end of the Isla Verde Passage, about 130 kilometers (81 mi) south of Manila.
Puerto Galera is only 3 to 4 hours away from Manila by bus and ferry.
The travel time from Manila to Batangas Pier by bus is around 2 hours.
The ferry boat from Batangas Pier to Puerto Galera takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes and you can enjoy the beautful scenery.
A nice resort to the West side is White Beach which is more popular with local travelers. True to its name it is an amazing place for swimming, snorkeling, boat excursions and jet ski fun. Since 2001 White Beach has seen more development.
New restaurants and places to stay are rapidly encroaching on the beach itself. You can run into the water whenever you want. Many restaurants and bars provide night time entertainment. The town proper has relatively few attractions.
Sabang Beach is the main destination for foreign tourists.
Many of the boat excursions leave from here.
Big La Laguna Beach and Small La Laguna Beach are considered part of Sabang with resorts lining the beaches,
popular for local swimmers and snorkelers.
Behind the beaches are the huge and generally unexplored mountain ranges of central Mindoro. Hiking through the jungle feels like being in "Jurassic Park". You might expect a Velociraptor or Tyrannosaurus Rex behind the trees.
To protect against scrapes and bruises wear protective clothing like long hiking pants and a long sleeve top. If you get too hot you can always soak your clothes in a local stream or lake to stay cool.
Be ready for short but heavy rain showers.
You probably have to pass through water a few times, so prepare to get wet.
Remember sun burn risk and dress accordingly.
If you love spending time on the beach, then you’re most likely want to try a Jet Ski. Experience the spray of water on your face and clothes, gliding over the waves on a beautiful day.
With so much to do and water all around it, renting a jet ski is one of the best choices to go for when visiting. It allows you to see the coast in a whole other way and really get to experience nature. Thus, before preparing your next vacation, you should include renting jet ski in your plans.
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Puerto Galera is among the top diving destination in the Philippines. The water is warm and clear. Remember to take quick-drying clothes and sun ponchos.
Excellent diving is found a short boat trip from Sabang Beach. The diving generally focuses around the areas either side of Escarceo Point. Marine life is highly diverse, many species of fish can be seen. A variety of wrecks can be explored.
In the summer of 1998, extensive coral bleaching occurred around Medio Island and a large section of a shallow coral reef system (referred to as the "Coral Gardens") died. Since then the coral has regrown with a larger diversity of coral species replacing the prolific table corals. Corals in Puerto Galera were largely unaffected by the 2010 El Niño event.
In 2006 two super typhoons damaged the shallow reefs around Escarceo Point.
A major section of the faster-growing coral species growing up to a depth of 6 metres (20 ft) was destroyed.
This represented about 5% of the coral reef in the area.
Extensive signs of new coral recruitment were noted in mid-2008.
Acropora species (staghorn and table coral) rapidly recolonized the area
so that most of the damaged coral has been replaced with new growth.