Puerto Galera Off The Beaten Path

  • Dive boat at Verde Island
    Dive boat at Verde Island
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  • Verde Island
    Verde Island
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  • Verde Island
    Verde Island
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    Dive at Verde Island

    by CEP1863 Written Aug 4, 2014

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    If you are diving in Puerto Galera then ask your dive centre about diving at Verde Island. It is approximately a 50 minute journey away and the majority of dive centres will put on a trip for you subject to minimum numbers.

    I went with Blue Ribbon Divers, we left at around 9:15 in the morning and over the day did three dives, the first was off the pinnacles which is an amazing wall and excellent drift dive with some very strong currents. We had a surface interval on Verde Island where there is seating, a few sun beds and plenty of shelter from the sun. The second dive was a lot easier and again was a nice wall but without any currents. On this dive I saw the only turtles that I have seen during all my dives in PG. The fish life on the reefs was far more abundant than on the reefs around PG which have unfortunately been fished out. We returned to Verde Island for our surface interval to find a barbecue awaiting as Blue Ribbon had put someone on the boat to prepare lunch whilst we were diving. After a long leisurely lunch and a relaxing time out of the water we started to head back to PG stopping on the wY for our third dive. This was a very gentle affair with a nice swim through of about 3m in length, again plenty of fish life and a great dive to end the day. We then headed back to PG arriving back at around 5pm.

    Verde Island Dive boat at Verde Island Verde Island
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    Mount Malasimbo

    by zippee Updated Nov 6, 2007

    if you're already tired of doing nothing at the beach, try climbing the mountain at the back of whitebeach, it may not be an easy one but it's definitely worth the try. warning though, there are a lot of leeches on some part of the trail so be alert and have a rubbing alcohol ready.

    it can be found at the saddle near the summit near the summit
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    • Hiking and Walking

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    beach hopping atbp

    by punkzappa8 Written Sep 20, 2007

    beach hopping via turbo charged tricycle!!
    We went beach hopping with Kuya Marlon our F1 tricycle driver/tour guide/ladiesman. We went to at least 5 different beaches in galera in 1 day. Not your typical lounging around white beach and bar crunching at night. :) I've never taken pictures of beaches like these before. Simply Amazing!

    beach number2 beach number3 beach number4

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    For great views

    by Restless-in-kl Written Jan 12, 2006

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    On the way back from Big Lalaguna Beach just before going down the steps, we saw another path that leads up to the hill. Decided to climb up to see what's up there.

    After some sweating in the hot sun, we were rewarded by magnificent views of the sea and the beaches.

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    Big Lalaguna Beach

    by Restless-in-kl Updated Jan 12, 2006

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    Spotted this beach when we were diving in front of it. Was not sure how to get there without a boat. Then after lunch at Small Lalaguna beach, we walked towards the left (if you're facing the sea) towards the Red Sun Resort.

    There is a path and a flight of steps to climb, past some houses surrounded by trees you'll come to the beach.

    It's a much bigger beach and buildings do not crowd the water edge. It's also cleaner and less crowded.

    A good place to get a sun tan by the beach without everybody walking past you.

    Lalaguna beach
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    Aninuan & Talipanan

    by Pepito_Mambo Written Feb 14, 2005

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    Tip for all non-divers that wish to relax : try to visit White Beach during Easter, to party with filipinos on the beach, and stay over on Aninuan beach (5 min walk), where tha atmosphere is clam and laid back. This is the perfect place.

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    • Backpacking
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    Herpaworld

    by deeper_blue Written Dec 24, 2008

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    Close to White Beach is a reptile farm, with all manner of snakes and a few crocs.
    The owner is German and they have lots of information in English. You'll need to take a scooter to get here though.

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