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Puerto Galera 2018

It’s been more than a decade since I last set foot in Puerto Galera, Mindoro.

puerto galera map

pic from Wikipedia

Not much has changed from the ticketing booth in Batangas pier to the upbeat night-life in the island.

How to go to Puerto Galera from Cubao:

  1. Ride a bus going to Batangas Pier. We rode Jam Liner.
  2. From the pier, buy tickets (preferably round trip) going to Puerto Galera. Some boats go to White Beach, Sabang, and Muelle. Make sure you book the correct destination.

*Use this same route when going back to Manila/Cubao.

What to do in Puerto Galera:

  1. Island Tour
  2. Island Hopping
  3. Snorkling
  4. Kayaking
  5. Zipline/Extreme sports
  6. Parasailing/Banana Boat ride/Flying Fish

You may contact any of the people below for your inquiries about the activities above:

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Enjoy the sun and beach!

Breakdown of Expenses:

White Beach Hotel, Bar, and Restaurant Php3905.06 (c/o Agoda) good for 6 persons

Per Person
White Beach Hotel 781.012
Cubao to Pier 175
terminal & Env fees 80
Pier to White Beach RT 550
terminal fee 10
Pier to Cubao 197
Php 1793.012/person
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Exploring Camiguin (Day 2): White Island

We left the cottage at 5:30am and head off for White Island. We rented a boat (which was part of the voucher we purchased) and after 30 minutes, we’re at the White Island. It’s a sand bar with very fine white sand. We stayed there for 3 hours just marvelling at the scenery. I think the best times to go there are at sunrise and sunset. But you have to watch out for the high tide coz there’ll only be  a few left of the sand bar when high tide comes. I think that’s the reason why nothing permanent has been placed there.

While checking out the entire “island”, we came across a local who’s diving for sea urchins. He said we could eat the sea urchins. Later, we tasted his catch soaked in vinegar. It tasted like crab paste (“aligue”). Some say it’s an aphrodisiac.

As the sun went up some umbrellas were being set up by locals to protect us from the heat of the sun.

Of all the tourist spots in Camiguin, this one is a must-see. Let the pictures tell you why.

 

 

 

For my other Camiguin entries:

Exploring Camiguin (Day 1)

Exploring Camiguin (Day 2): Tourist Spots

Exploring Camiguin (Day 3): Mantigue Island

Exploring Camiguin: Itinerary, Expenses, and Contacts

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Coron Trip Day2: Island Hopping

We’re supposed to have 2 days of island hopping but due to the delay in our flight, we only had 1 day for island hopping. We have contacted a boatman prior to our trip so everything has been settled with Kuya Betan (boatman). We just coordinated with him upon arriving at Coron regarding the time and place of meet up.  We met up with him at the market near our hotel coz we had to buy the ingredients needed for our lunch that the boatmen will cook. After that, our Island Hopping Adventure started!

There are entrance fees (per person) for each island:

Siete Pecados – Php100

Banana – Php200

Malcapuya – Php200

Twin Lagoon – Php100

Kayangan Lake – Php200

As much as we wanted to go to other islands, there’s a cut off time for island hopping. I think it’s 5PM so we had to go back (just in time for the sunset – again). It was such an unforgettable trip. I’d love to go back to Banana and Malcapuya Islands!

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