Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines
Puerto Galera is the northwesternmost municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. It is located at the southwestern end of the Isla Verde Passage, about 130 kilometers (81 mi) south of Manila. Puerto Galera is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites. It is among the top diving destinations in the Philippines.
Puerto Galera town is a pleasant but sleepy Philippine town with few attractions. It has a large central catholic church and a Pier area, with a selection of bistros and cafes. The main attractions for tourists are the famous Sabang Beach and White Beach, which have an active nightlife with numerous bars and restaurants. Behind the beaches are the huge and generally unexplored mountain ranges of central Mindoro. Mangyan tribes are scattered over the mountain sides - some of the more remote tribes have virtually no contact with the outside world. Of the eight tribes on Mindoro, the Iraya are the largest. They are based in the Puerto Galera area.
Things to See & Do
* White Beach & Sabang Beach
* Tamaraw Falls
* Mangyan Village
* Hidden Valley
* Diving & Snorkeling
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 30,000 approx
Land Area – 247.9 km2
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63
Port Location – There are piers located at Sabang, Muelle, Balatero and White Beach.
Travel Links – Puerto Galera is five hours from Metro Manila. Most tourists use the ‘Sikat’ bus service to Batangas pier and a ferry boat to Puerto Galera.