Favorite thing: The guides at Mabuhay divers in Small La Laguna seem to have this underwater navigation thing all worked out. Twice on the last dive of the day, we surfaced directly adjacent to the floating bar off Sabang beach.... You could smell the cold beers on tap before you even pull the regulator from your mouth....
Cant beat that.....
Gas Out Day.....
Favorite thing: What to do in PG on no-dive days ?? Good Question..... well the beach is narrow and the beers are cheap, so best to grab some of the precious waterfront real estate, and sit back with a San Miguel or two... (the patron saint of land locked divers....)
Maybe use a few of the empties to build a little sand "temple" in his honour to pass the day away...
White Sand Beach
Favorite thing: I love Puerto Galera! it's like mini-boracay..white sand, cool wavy waters and very friendly people...it's near Manila so you can always plan of going there quite often..Going there to relax and enjoy the view is just amazing =]
Fondest memory: We'll ive only been to Puerto once, but i'll definitely recommend this place especially to my fellow Manilenios who's somehow burdened with the fast life of the city..Puerto Galera is definitely worth the trip :)
- Budget Travel
- Water Sports
Vendors and women offering massage on the beach
Fondest memory: When you're in White beach, expect people to offer you wrist/ankle bands and locals offering you massage. Some could be annoying because some of them would force you to say yes. So be ready to say 'No' hundred times in a day if you don't like massage. You can use 'Hindi Po' meaning 'No', Po is what we affix to be polite.
Hotel Pricing (Generally)
Favorite thing: It is known that tourism trade has its low, peak, superpeak seasons. Below are price list taken from Budget Type Hotel where I stayed last July 2006
During Summer, on week days - 2500/twin sharing
During summer, on weekends - 3500/twin share
During Holy Week and Labor Day - 5000/twin share
Low season (July-Oct) - 800-100/twin share
But please do not quote me on this, the info above is for general guidance
Waiting time at restaurants
Fondest memory: Be prepared to wait for at least 15 to 20 minutes before your order will be served. As we were travelling in a group, at times we waited 45 minutes before anyone of us are served our meals.
After 1-2 days of experience at various restaurants, we've learnt to takeaway some food from the roadside stalls before we go to the restaurants to order our food. So we hungry divers will not be starving or over-starved by the time our food arrives.
- Diving and Snorkeling
Favorite thing: its at the very end of puerto galera,,,when you go to white beach or either muelle pier puerto galera you have to go with the tric for another 5 to 8minutes then you reach the resort,,is that all you need or you want more???
Just sitting on the sand...
Fondest memory: Aside from riding all the super fun rides such as banana boats, my fondest memory was when i was just sitting on the sand and looking my hubby having a great time.. (too mushy i know) and just looking and hearing the waves... i really do wanna go back there..
Favorite thing: tourist yah there is,but not that many,
its more cheap at this type of season its about 1k pernight the rum,
and about the transportation its still the same nothing change,,,
if you want you can reach me and keep in touch with my handyphone # +639194499143 give me a text or a miss call,,
atm to withdraw cash when your out of cash,,yeah there is,,when are you planning to go??text me or call me,,thanks,,,i'm here now on puerto,,,
and the bars yah there still open every night and uptill morning,,,
Favorite thing: there's no airline going to puerto galera... you have to travel either from the sea or by land,,, you have to reach first batangas then you can reach puerto galera,,, when you need help just text me or give me a call,, 09194499143,,,
My Second Bora
Favorite thing: The light colored sand is nice to look with the colorful pebbles and the clear waters. If you don't feel like seeing a lot of people but want to stay at White Beach, then you can swim at the left most side of White Beach, coz it is more quiet there. I highly recommend the beachside massage!
Fondest memory: Actually, I miss the serenity and simplicity of Muelle Port.
- Water Sports
- Budget Travel
Dont shoot till you see the whites of their eyes..
Favorite thing: You can come up quite close to the wild life here for close up pix. This reef shark didnt seem to mind anyway....
Favorite thing: Puerto Galera is a city in the north of Mindoro, the whole region uses this name though. Popular places include Sabang (the resort where I stayed), White Beach Big Laguna and Small Laguna.