Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Marco Adventure goes to Puerto Galera

It’s been a long time when I visited the island that surrounded by lush mountains and one of the most beautiful and developed beach resort community in the Philippines- the Puerto Galera.

Located the northwesternmost municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro and about 130 kilometers (81 mi) south of Manila, Puerto Galera is one of the tourist’s summer/ holiday destinations in the country. It is well known for its numerous pocket beaches and many snorkeling and Scuba diving spots.

Puerto Galera

Sabang Beach and White Beach are two of famous beaches in the island that offers first-class and economy-class accommodations. Both beaches also have active nightlife with numerous bars and restaurants.

We almost took two hours’ travelling from Manila (Cubao) to Port of Batangas.  Of course you cannot predict how long you will take to be in a particular place due to sudden traffic along the way. The fare in the bus is P 150 –P200 (Jac Liner bus). You can bring your own car and decide to park & sail inside the Batangas Port. The Parking Fee is more than P150 per day. What I suggest to you guys is to commute rather than to bring your car because it will give you additional expenses like the expensive toll fees.

Before you can reach Puerto Galera, you need to ride on a big boat. Gallerian (Blue Boats), Father & Sons (Yellow Boats) and Minolo (Red Boats) are the three boat operators that you can consider. They are located in Terminal III.

Our group decided to ride in Minolo Shipping Lines. The Round Trip Ticket to White Beach cost P450/ head (one-fare P 250). The last trip to White Beach is at 5pm.

In the boat, taking pictures is a MUST! lolz. Some people are really afraid riding on a boat/ferry or should I say travelling in the big sea/ocean but me I AM NOT! hehe. There’s a different feeling when I see water, trees, animal etc. All my stress are immediately gone when I see nature.

Anyway, our boat took 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the White Beach.

my teamates

There are so many hotels/accommodation in White Beach. You can choose from Marco Vincet, White Beach Lodge, La Salona Suites, Apartelle de Francesca, Agbing Resort, Blue Water Lodge, Villa Del Car, Dreamwave Hotel, Sea Jewel Resort, White Beach Resort, Lan Sei Resort.

Our team chose the VM Beach Resort. Would you believe we only pay P3000 per night for seven (7) adventure individuals. The room space is really enough for us. It’s neither not too big nor too small. It is a simple room but very clean. It has air-conditioned with cable TV and comfort room w/ hot/cold shower.

After we took our lunch, I went to a shop to have my hair  into dreadlocks and to have my nickname tattooed in my arm.

You can enjoy some of the outdoor activities in this beautiful beach like banana boating, swimming, caving, snorkeling, volleyball, skimming, surfing, island hopping, food tripping, and among others! Get as well the best pampering from masseurs on this resort.

At night, do it the bar hopping, drinking session and watching the poi dancing.

Poi Dancing

What I really enjoyed on my adventure in Puerto Galera were the activities that we did like snorkeling and island hopping. I saw a lot of beautiful fishes under the sea. I enjoyed the fish feeding because some of them bit my feet and it’s really “nakakiliti”. It’s also my first time to see giant Turtle. I’m telling you guys it’s really BIG!

Every islands that we visited were all beautiful. The paradise has crystal and clear water, white sand to grainy dark sand to smooth stones to rough coral rubble, fresh air,  and others. These places are perfectly for picture taking.

Thanks to my teammates for this wonderful adventure. I really had fun with you guys! It’s another unforgettable moment in my life. I hope we can do it again in the future.

See you again on my next ADVENTURE!


  1. A great resort near Puerto Galera where you can check out one of the most beautiful bays in the world: Campbell's Bech Resort.

  2. A great resort near Puerto Galera where you can check out one of the most beautiful bays in the world: Campbell's Bech Resort.

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