'''Puerto Galera''' is three hours away from Metro Manila. If you're already in [[Manila]], getting there is pretty easy. Having a car is very convenient, all you need to do is drive through '''South Luzon Expressway''' turn right to Star Toll gate and then head to Batangas Pier. From there, you can either park your car and ride a ferry going to Puerto Galera or have your car ride a RoRo(roll on, roll off) ship so you could take your car with you to Puerto Galera.
Puerto Galera is easily accessible from areas around Manila. Most tourists prefer to take a JAM transit or DLTB bus - from it's terminals along EDSA Cubao. These ply every hour between Cubao (Manila) and
Puerto Galera pier. The ''Sikat'' tourist service operates one trip per day and is convenient for people staying in Manila close to Ermita.
* <listing name="JAM transit, DLTB and Sikat tourist service" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="(+63)2-7089628" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> Buses run every hour from the Manila (Quezon city) Cubao bus terminal and Buendia bus terminal (LRT Gil Puyat, in Malate). JAM transit is among the popular bus services. 197 PHP from Taft/Buendia (Gil Puyat). BLTB too runs buses every about 2 hours. These cost about 133-163 Pesos per trip.
The Sikat leaves at 0830 daily from the City State Tower Hotel on Mabini Street, [[Ermita]], [[Manila]]. The round trip ticket costs Php1,800 (about US$38) and includes both bus and ferry to either Sabang Beach or Puerto Galera. It reaches Sabang at 1 pm afternoon
For the adventurous traveler go to Buendia (LRT Gil Puyat) station in Manila and from there you will see buses and shuttle services going to Batangas pier. It
cost around P133-P197 from Buendia to [[Batangas]] pier. And when you get to Batangas pier all you need to do is to ride a ferry boat going to [[Sabang]] - Puerto Galera.
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAM_%28bus_company%29 JAM Transit ] operates buses every hour from Manila Cubai and Buendia bus terminal to Puerto Galera pier. The AC trip costs about 197 pesos and takes about 2 hours
Regular jeepney and vans ply the route between Calapan and Puerto Galera.
As of August 2016 an air conditioned van ride cost ₱100 and took about 1 hour. While the jeepney cost ₱80, taking about an hour and a half to complete the drive. In Puerto Galera there is a separate jeepney terminal (about 3 blocks west of where the Calapan van/jeepney will let you off) that connects to Sabang for ₱20 (as of Aug. 2016).
'''From Bantangas (Manila connection)'''
Scheduled ferries arrive at Puerto Galera mostly from [[Batangas]] but also from other islands. From there, most people immediately depart for [[Sabang]] (known for SCUBA diving) or White Beach (a stretch of white sand holding small restaurants and bars).
Crossing the waters between Batangas Port and White Beach can be a thrill by itself especially during the meeting of the tides when the sea can be quite rough. The first half of the journey is smooth though. However, the boatmen know these waters very well, so there is no need to be hysterical. These smaller ferry boats that run directly to White Beach and Sabang will be
cancled if the weather is too rough for the boats. In that case it is possible to take a larger ferry to Calapan which takes between 1 and 3 hours depending on what you pay for. These ferries to Calapan range in cost from ₱100 promo fair for the slow open air boat to about ₱300 for air conditioned fast boat. From Calapan Port you can take a Tricycle for ₱20 per person to the Jeepney Terminal and from there take either an air conditioned van to Puerto Galera (₱100, takes 1 hour) or a Jeepney (₱80, takes 1.5 hours). The above pricing is current as of August 2016.
From the ferry terminal in Batangas, take MSL Shipping instead of Father & Sons (FSL aka Fickle & Slow Lines) for a quicker ride. Father & Sons makes several stops, and it is faster to take MSL even if you have to wait an extra half hour for the boat to arrive.
There are four main points of entry. Sabang pier
has been closed and the two closest piers to Sabang are Muelle port, on the east side, and Balatero port, on the west side. In 2018, the local authorities banned all small wooden-hulled boats from depositing tourists directly at White Beach. Montenegro Lines has a 12-12:30 pm departure from Batangas to Balatero that is not listed on the schedule at
At the harbor you will find lots of people trying to get you to ride with their tricycle.
For a 5 minute trip, they will try to make you pay 200php, but the real price is 15/20php (one person/two person) ' '(8th March, 2011)'' so insist on paying that. You can also find them everywhere in town and get a ride to White Beach, Sabang etc. At night when it gets dark, the prices changes to higher rates (for example, instead of 20php you pay 50php). In Sabang there are 3 motorcycle rental providers. For 500php you can rent a scooter for the whole day. You have to mind the local traffic rules, of course.
To get to Sabang there is a regular jeepney service that cost ₱20 per person as of August 2016. Supposedly it runs every 20 minutes throughout the day and into the early evening hours.
The Bahay Isla Inns have two locations in Puerto Galera. The Dalaruan Cove for a serene & peaceful stay & The Santo Nino Inn- The Warehouse near the Muelle Port & Yacht Club.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Habitat Guest House" alt="Budget Rooms" address="Sabang Beach" directions="" phone="639184587485" url="www.habitatrooms.com" checkin="2:00PM" checkout="12:00PM" price="USD 34" lat="" long="">Located along Sabang Beach and in the same building as Sea Rider Dive Center, Habitat Guest House bridges the gap between high-end expensive accommodations and unpleasant cheap rooms available in Sabang, Puerto Galera. It's the perfect choice for budget travellers in need of clean, comfortable and stylish rooms. Shared kitchen, a spacious 3rd floor balcony overlooking Sabang Bay and WiFi are available</sleep>
Jeepney to Calapan (1.15h, 90P) leaves from the end of the main road several times daily. Also, air conditioned mini vans now operate for 100P and have fewer stops. From Calapan you can take a minivan (3h, 180P) to Roxas.
Jeepney/Tricycle to Balatero where a boat, M/S Caribbean, leaves daily at 10AM for Abras de Llog, 180php one-way, 10php terminal fee. Easy entry into Mindoro Occidental. An easier and cheaper option compared to chartering your own pumpboat or going to Abras via Batangas.
* <listing name="Immigration Office" alt="" address="" directions="in the public market buildiing, 3rd floor" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-W, 9AM-4PM" price="">Most visa related issues can be taken care of by Right Honerable Rudi and Nestor from the Calapan Immigrations Office (this building is in Puerto Galera, NOT Calapan). Be careful to calculate the fees yourself, as it is not uncommon for extra, non-existent, fees to be added-on and pocketed by the Immigrations Officer. They hold hours here Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday only open until noon. Xerox services are available nearby, often required for visa extension applications. Maps and where to go guides are also available there for a modest fee.</listing>