Among the famous beautiful beaches in Puerto Galera are White Beach and Sabang Beach, both having pristine white sand beaches, crystal clear water, active night life with numerous bars and restaurants White Beach and Sabang Beach also offers top notch accommodation and hospitality. Most of foreigner prefers to stay in Sabang Beach while most of the local tourist and visitors stay in White Beach.
Sabang Beach offers a lot of marine/aquatic sports and activities for every visitors who visits the place. Scuba diving is a big hit since Sabang Beach have rich submarine ecosystem. There are several dive shops that also offer beginner course for those who want to take the first steps in diving.
Other famous water sports includes wind surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing, jet skiing and fishing. High-class resorts, numerous restaurants, best diving spots and expert divers’ services are also located in Sabang.
Puerto Galera is one of the most beautiful and well developed beaches in the Philippines. It is located in the north westernmost municipality of Oriental Mindoro and south-western end of Isla Verde Passage. Puerto Galera is approximately 130 Km south of Manila and 14 Nautical Miles from Batangas. Puerto Galera is subdivided into 13 barangays or village and according to 2008 census; it has a population of 28,035.
Puerto Gallera is widely known for its splendid beaches, world class scuba diving sites and some of the most diverse coral reef. It also has number of beautiful beaches and stunning topical scenery. Puerto Galera won the award for 2005 by the UNESCO as “The Most Beautiful Bay in the World”.
There are so many places to stay in Puerto Galera since it is a popular tourist destination in the country. Many hotels, resorts and inns offer comfortable and affordable rooms for tourist who wants to stay over night. Most of the hotels and resorts have a full service bar and restaurant. With the influx of local and foreign visitors, many restaurants and bars offers a wide spectrum of different flavours. There are so many dining options on this beautiful island of Puerto Galera and most of the restaurants are all walking distance from white sand beaches. Every Hotel and resort runs its own restaurant that offers a wide selection of French cuisines, Italian Restaurant, local Philippines foods, Chinese, Korean and Thai Food.
Puerto Galera have the same weather like the rest of the country. The best months to visit is from March to May or every summer season. June all the way to October is rainy months accompanied by tropical storms. And from December to February is favourably cool.
Puerto Galera is only 3 hours by bus or car from Manila to the port at Batangas then half hour ferry boat ride to Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. There are 4 major points of entry in Puerto Gallera namely Sabang Pier, White Beach, Muelle Pier and Balatero Pier. The last ferry will leave Batangas around 4:00pm
Public Buses that ply the route Manila-Batangas Port
BLBT Bus Lines - Edsa Pasay
Jam ALPS Transit - Taft Ave., Pasay City and New York St., Cubao
Trintan Transit - Edsa Quezon City
Philtranco Bus Line – Cubao, Quezon City