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PUERTO GALERA TRAVEL GUIDE with DIY Itinerary

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Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera is located at the northern part of Mindoro Oriental. It is a province in Region IV-B MIMAROPA (short for the provinces Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) of the Philippines’ archipelago.

Here’s our travel log to the one of the most visited summer destinations in Luzon.

How to go to Puerto Galera?

Manila to Puerto Galera
  1. Ride a bus in Alabang Starmall or LRT Buendia going to Batangas Pier. Fare is at Php 168.00 and the trip might take more or less two hours.
  2. From Batangas Port, take a ferry to Puerto Galera Port. Fare is at Php 275.00 one way and Php 500.00 for a roundtrip. There’s also a Php 30.00 Terminal fee at Batangas Port.
  3. Ride Tricycle from Batangas Port to your accommodation. I suggest select a hotel near White beach.

Getting Around

Rent a Tricycle and the scooters that could bring you from a place to another. They also have jeepneys.

What do Do in Puerto Galera?

1. Partying at Night is really famous in Puerto Galera
2. White Beach
3. Talipan Falls and Aninuan Falls
4. Snorkeling and SCUBA diving
5. Island Hopping

Places to Visit in Puerto Galera

It’s been 3 months since the last time that we went to a beach. We are really excited for this trip. The squad isn’t complete but we were able to come up with a group of seven – Jin, Cath, Ivann, Joy, Jhulie, May and me.

Here are the places we visited. This is a free-flowing and a DIY Puerto Galera itinerary.

Day 1: Island Hopping

For our first day, we decided to go on an Island Hopping. We rented a boat for Php 1500.00 for our group. Destinations are Boquete Island, San Antonio Island, Haligi Beach, Banayan Beach and Coral Garden.

Puerto Galera

I super enjoyed the Coral Garden – a popular spot where we can feed the fish with pieces of bread.

Puerto Galera itinerary

After the island hopping, since we are not yet tired, we go on swimming and walk along the beach. 

Day 2: Water Activities / Night Life

We spent our 2nd day at the White Beach. We did tried water activities such as Tornado and Flying Fish.

Puerto Galera itinerary
Tornado

Riding this Tornado is the most intense water activity that we’ve tried. There are lot of times when I almost slipped going off to the water. It was really fun.

Puerto Galera diy itinerary

During the night, there are lots of restaurants along White Beach for your dinner. Fire dancers starts at around 8-9pm, you can watch while eating. There are also comedy stage performances that will surely make you laugh as you watch them perform.

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Day 3: White Beach

Chill-in at the beach. You can check other beaches in Puerto Galera like Aplaya Munti Beach and Bulabod Beach. For us we stayed at White Beach. We bought pasalubongs/souvenirs also.

Puerto Galera Hotels/ Accommodation:

We availed the room which can accommodate us all, 7 persons. We chose the one near White Beach. It costs us Php 1,500/night, 1 wide room with 2 beds and 2 mattress bed with a TV, aircon and bathroom.

I appreciate that the owner let us cook in their roof top area. We just bought grocery supplies in their market – which is just a walking distance from White beach.

Travel Tip: If you want a less crowded view of Puerto Galera, go there during off-peak season.

3 Days 2 Nights DIY Puerto Galera Itinerary

DAY 1:
✔Island Hopping (San Antonio Long Beach, Virgin Beach, Sandbar, Snorkeling at the giant clams’ area)
✔Aninuan Falls (optional)
✔Back to White beach for sunset
✔Night life
DAY 2:
✔Water Activities
✔Visit other beach Aplaya Munti Beach/Bulabod Beach if you want
✔Night Life
DAY 3:
✔You can visit Mangyan Village or like us stays at White Beach

This is the end of our travel log. It was an enjoyable trip because I was able to spend it with my friends. 🙂

Check our: Hundred Islands Itinerary and Expenses

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