Puerto Galera Local Customs

  • *sigh*
    by edwinic
  • Massage on White Beach
    Massage on White Beach
    by ahoerner

Best Rated Local Customs in Puerto Galera

  • ahoerner's Profile Photo

    Massage on the beach

    by ahoerner Written Nov 9, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I really do not know if this is a local custom or a tourist trap, but anyway... you can get a cheap and sometimes effective massage from locals on the many beaches around Puerto Galera.

    They cost about $2-3...

    Hard part is to stand your coconut smell afterwards...

    Massage on White Beach
    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Restless-in-kl's Profile Photo

    A different type of Halloween

    by Restless-in-kl Written Jan 12, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    PG residents celebrate Halloween on 1 Nov. Instead of dressing up and going for some trick or treating, kids here and adults too go caroling and making a lot of noise with makeshift drums made of tin cans, rattles using bottles filled with seashells to go with their singing.

    To show your appreciation, give them some coins. After all, they have sung for their supper!

    Was this review helpful?

  • edwinic's Profile Photo

    "Sir, throw some coins, please!"

    by edwinic Written Aug 19, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    While some people find it amusing and entertaining, throwing coins into the sea for children to dive and catch encourages laziness and beggar-mentality. These kids are not to entertain but they are there to earn money. Mind you, they would reject if you throw 0.25 centavos. “Kulang pa sa pagod” (Not worth the effort), they reasons.

    Tourism brings money; it has some bad effects as well.


    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Puerto Galera

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

20 travelers online now


Puerto Galera Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Puerto Galera local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Puerto Galera sightseeing.

View all Puerto Galera hotels