is a soothing vision of shimmering seas surrounded by lush mountains. It is considered one of the most beautiful and developed beach resort community in the country. Starting from "backyard tourism" wherein local residents accept local and foreign tourist as stay-in guest, the island’s tourism has flourished. In the course of time, several hotels, resorts, inns and restaurants have mushroomed within the area. How to get there?
* By Private Charter
The favorite mode of transport of tourists who upon arrival at the airport would like to be whisked away from Manila all the way to Puerto Galera.
An air-conditioned van will be waiting at the airport or your hotel to pick you up. The driver will be at the exit or the lobby carrying a sign with the name of the guest.
The van will go straight to a private beach in Batangas called Berberabe Beach or Leah Beach where an outrigger ferry is waiting for you to depart to your destination in Puerto Galera.
Although there is no time requirement and you leave upon your pleasure, it is advisable to leave during daytime rather than nighttime since the Coast Guard only allows daytime trips for outrigger ferries. However, it has become a regular occurrence when nighttime trips are done especially when the passengers are tourists going to Puerto Galera. * By Public Transportation
Go to any of the following bus terminals in Metro Manila:
1. Bus Terminals near the corner of Taft Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia), Pasay City – nearest Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Domestic Airport. 2. Bus Terminal near Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. 3. Bus Terminal in EDSA corner Kamias Street, Quezon City. 4. Bus Terminal in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
Ride the air-conditioned bus going straight to Batangas pier via CALABARZON Expressway. Travel time to Batangas pier will take more or less 2 hours and the fare is less than 200 pesos. Upon arrival in Batangas pier, go to Terminal 3 and find the ticket booth of the ferry going to Puerto Galera. At Batangas Pier, passengers are required to pay the Terminal Fee worth 30 pesos per person and the Environmental User Fee for tourists going to Puerto Galera worth 50 pesos per person. Top 5 Puerto Galera Activities | 10 Awesome Things to Do in Puerto Galera
1. Go deep sea diving.
Explore the underwater world, including approximately 40 world-renowned dive sites around Puerto Galera. From beginners to advanced, the diving here is magnificent. Ancient shipwrecks, stunning coral and beautiful fish are some of the things you will see while diving here. 2. Island and beach hopping.
Take off for a while. Go from beach to beach, island to island and finish with a barbecue and a party. This is one of the best Puerto Galera activities to do when you’re here. 3. Experience the Puerto Galera nightlife.
If you’re thinking of partying, then you’ll have a great time here. Sabang and White Beach are filled with restaurants, bars, clubs and discos where you can drink and dance the night away. 4. Shoot paintballs in the jungle.
Storm through the jungle with a paintball gun in hand, shooting at the enemies in the trees. You’ll have to move and act fast here, otherwise you’ll end up with a painted face. At the X-Treme Sports Philippines Adventure Park, you can shoot paintballs. On top of that, you can ride go karts, dune buggies, quad bikes and more. The adventure part is just 10 minutes walk from Badladz Adventure Resort on Muelle Pier. 5. Discover abandoned resorts.
Among Puerto Galera activities, there are a number of abandoned resorts that are very interesting to explore. Some of them are falling apart and are covered in vines while others have stood the test of time. You can walk around them and get a taste of the local history.
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