Difference between revisions of "Puerto Galera"
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Although Puerto Galera is a town on the northeastern coast of Mindoro Island, Philippines, among travelers it is commonly known as encompassing the region surrounding it. While a small town itself, other adjacent smaller towns, such as Sabang and White Beach, are the primary destinations; however, all are lumped together as Puerto Galera as it hosts the ferry terminal (to Batangas) through which most people arrive.
Puerto Galera is 3hrs 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.
If you don't have car, don't worry! Because commuting is hassle-free. Just go to Buendia LRT station and from there you will see buses and shuttle services going to Batangas pier. It cost around P150 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 White Beach or Sabang - Puerto Galera.
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).