This complete guide will help you plan the ideal vacation in Puerto Galera, including where to stay, and what to do. Continue reading for the ideal holiday!

About Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera is located on the island of Oriental Mindoro and is one of the easier beaches to reach from Metro Manila, making it popular with both locals and visitors. Puerto Galera is one of three sites in the Philippines declared by UNESCO as a Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1973, the other two being Palawan and Albay. It is most recognized for its natural beauty and water sports.

Puerta Galera was once a fishing village, but it has since become one of the most popular tourist destinations due to its natural beauty and water sports. Aninuan Beach, Balatero Beach, Balete Beach, Bayanan Beach, Big La Laguna Beach, Bulabod Beach, Dalaruan Beach, Dulangan Beach, Encenada Beach, Haligi Beach, Hundura Beach, Minolo Beach, Palangan Beach, Sabang Beach, Sinandigan Beach, Small La Laguna Beach, Small Tabinay Beach, Talipanan Beach, Tamaraw Beach, and White Beach are some of the nicest beaches in Puerto Galera.

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Puerto Galera is located in the northwest corner of Oriental Mindoro and at the southern end of the Isla Verde Passage. The Verde Island Passage, which is a channel between Puerto Galera and Verde Island, is known internationally as the center of the world’s marine biodiversity.

Best Things to Do in Puerto Galera

BEACH

Puerto Galera has nearly 32 beaches, the most popular of which is the white beach, which attracts a large number of tourists each year. The white beach is located in Puerto Galera’s Brgy. San Isidro. It has fine white sand and clear blue water, as well as a variety of water activities to try. The long curve of White Beach is lined with bars and resorts.

The 5 Best Beaches in Puerto Galera

  1. White Beach
  2. Aninuan Beach
  3. Talipanan Beach
  4. Virgin Beach
  5. Sabang Beach
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Aninuan Beach
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Sabang Beach

FALLS

Exploring waterfalls is one of the most enjoyable activities in Puerto Galera. The four most popular waterfalls in Puerto Galera are Tamaraw Falls, Aninuan Falls, Tukuran Falls, and Talipanan Falls.

Tamaraw Falls is a popular tourist attraction in Puerto Galera. This magnificent natural wonder stands 423 feet tall. It has a distinct Y-shape due to the merging of its twin falls. It is a fascinating sight, flowing strong and wild. It is also surrounded by lush vegetation and overlooks the mountains. Tamaraw Falls, unlike other waterfalls, is easily accessible because it does not require a hike or trek through the mountains or forests to appreciate its beauty.

The 4 Best Waterfalls in Puerto Galera

  1. Tamaraw Falls
  2. Talipanan Falls
  3. Aninuan Falls
  4. Tukuran Falls
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Tamaraw Falls

ISLAND HOPPING

You can escape the crowds by taking a quick island-hopping tour. Most island hopping tours will take you to Bayanan Beach, Haligi Beach, Sandbar Maniknik Beach, and Coral Garden. Beautiful natural areas and calm waters can be found in each location.

The Most Popular Island-Hopping Destinations in Puerto Galera

  1. Bayanan Beach
  2. Haligi Beach
  3. Sandbar Maniknik Beach
  4. Coral Garden
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DIVING

Puerto Galera is known as one of the most beautiful diving destinations due to its colorful and breathtaking underwater scenery. Some of the objects visible are the remains of ships that crashed in the area a long time ago. A vibrant garden filled with corals of every color, a shark cave, and massive clams you never knew existed.

The Best Diving Spots in Puerto Galera

  1. Sinandigan Wall
  2. Manila Channel
  3. Boatyard
  4. Monkey Beach
  5. Coral Cove
  6. The Canyons
  7. West Escarceo
  8. Shark Cave
  9. Giant Clam
  10. Kilima Steps

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

  1. Mangyan Village
  2. Lantuyan Water Curtain
  3. Infinity Farm
  4. Hanging Bridge
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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Puerto Gallery is between November and May. Peak Season is December, April, and May, so plan ahead of time because hotel room prices rise significantly during these months.

How to get to Puerto Galera

By Bus

  1. Take a JAM Liner bus from Cubao or LRT Buendia to Batangas Pier. Travel time is 2-3 hours.
  2. Take a one-hour ferry ride from Batangas Pier to the Puerto Galera Ferry Terminal.
    * Keep in mind that there is an Environmental User Fee of P50 and a Terminal Fee of P30.
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By Private Car

  1. Navigate to the Batangas pier using Google Maps or Waze.
  2. You must leave your car at the Batangas Pier and take a ferry
  3. If you want to take your car to Puerto Galera, you can load it on a Roll-On Roll-Off vessel (RoRo).

By Plane

AirJuan provides seaplane flights. You can take a plane to Puerto Galera from either Subic Bay or Manila Bay.


LIST OF THE Best Hotels in Puerto Galera

  1. Mermaid Resort Puerto Galera
  2. The Manor at Puerto Galera
  3. Dream Hotel Puerto Galera
  4. Summer Place Apartments Puerto Galera
  5. Atlantis Dive Resort Puerto Galera
  6. Villa Anastacia White Beach Puerto Galera
  7. Bahay Isla Inn Lodge
  8. Steps Garden Resort
  9. Papa Freds Beach Resort
  10. Dreamwave Beach Resort

BEST HOTELS IN PUERTO GALERA

Mermaid Resort Puerto Galera

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Mermaid Resort Puerto Galera

Only a few hours from Manila, the resort offers a wide range of amenities designed to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Mermaid Resort Puerto Galery takes pride in maintaining a high level of cleanliness and hygiene for your comfort.

The Manor at Puerto Galera

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The Manor at Puerto Galera

The Manor on Yacht Club Road in Puerto Galera offers luxury rooms and spacious villas for your five-star vacation. Crowning one of the most distinctive hilltops in Puerto Galera Bay The Manor at Puerto Galera offers a sense of luxurious seclusion within a rainforest, as well as spectacular views over five bodies of water, and is only a five-minute walk from the internationally acclaimed Puerto Galera Yacht Club. Watch the sunrise over Puerto Galera Bay or the sunset beyond White Beach Puerto Galera from the Manor at Puerto Galera; the Manor at Puerto Galera has the best views of the best beaches and the most beautiful bay in the Philippines.

Dream Hotel Puerto Galera

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Dream Hotel Puerto Galera
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Dream Hotel is dedicated to offering value, comfort, and convenience to both business and leisure travelers. Your visit to Sky Dream Bar and Restaurant will not be complete without it. Local favorites, as well as Korean and international dishes, are available on the menu. Your comfort and satisfaction are the top priorities at Dream Hotel.

Summer Place Apartments Puerto Galera

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Summer Place Apartments Puerto Galera
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Summer Place Puerto Galera is now accepting reservations for rooms and apartments. There is an open kitchen as well as a variety of tools and equipment for use. Free wifi, a hot shower, air conditioning, comfortable rooms, cable television, a nice view, and free bicycle rental are all included. Summer Place is a nice location to relax.

Atlantis Dive Resort Puerto Galera

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Atlantis Dive Resort Puerto Galera

The Atlantis Puerto Galera is elegantly built into the hills of Sabang Beach, just minutes from over forty dive sites! Its dedicated beachfront dive resort includes 40 rooms with exquisite vegetation and all amenities for a once-in-a-lifetime dive vacation!


Villa Anastacia White Beach Puerto Galera

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Villa Anastacia White Beach Puerto Galera

This property is conveniently located in the White Beach area of Puerto Galera, close to attractions and interesting dining options. Make time to visit Muelle Cross and White Beach, which are both nearby. This 3-star property is jam-packed with in-house amenities designed to enhance the quality and enjoyment of your stay.

Bahay Isla Inn – Hostel Puerto Galera

Bahay Isla translates to “Island Home” in Filipino. The Bahay Isla Inn has been in operation for more than 20 years. It makes an effort to provide warm, reasonably priced lodging.

Steps Garden Resort

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Steps Garden Resort

Steps Garden Resort features a stunning view of Sabang Bay as well as Greek-Mediterranean architecture with white and earth-colored roofs and trellises reminiscent of Santorini homes. Its terraced design provides guests with views of the sea.


Its restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere where guests can wine and dine with family and friends. It serves international and regional cuisines and makes use of fresh herbs and spices grown in its own gardens, such as coriander, basil, and parsley.


Steps Garden Resort has a friendly staff that can help guests arrange day trips and activities in the area. Among the activities available are kayaking, jet skiing, snorkeling, beach hopping, and golfing. There are also private massage services available.


Papa Freds Beach Resort

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Papa Freds Beach Resort

Papa Fred’s is located on the east side of Sabang Beach in Puerto Galera and offers high-quality beachfront accommodation in a tranquil setting with stunning views of beautiful Sabang Beach.

Dreamwave Beach Resort

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Dreamwave Beach Resort

Agoda.com has a great selection of hotels near Puerto Galera. Agoda.com is a market leader in the hotel booking sector, with over two decades of experience. Customers can anticipate inexpensive costs as well as a variety of booking options.

FAQ ABOUT PUERTO GALERA

What is the Population of Puerto Galera?

A: According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 41,961 people.

Where is Blue Crystal Beach Resort Located?

A: The Blue Crystal Beach Resort is located in Palangan, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. Check Rates…

What is the Zip Code of Puerto Galera?

A: 5023

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