It may not be 7-11 or Mini Stop but this is perfect just in case you find bottled water at the hotel too expensive (you can buy the 5 liter ones, but better buy one when you reach the Batangas Pier) or you're craving for some ice cream or junk food or forgot to bring your shampoo or worse, sunblock! There's another mini-mart which closes a bit late at the Muelle Port, right next to the restaurants/bars there.
There are a lot of shops at White Beach that sell beachwear, flip-flops, toys for making sandcastles, inflatables, souvenir shirts and items, Mangyan woven bags and baskets, fancy jewelry, pearls and the colorful branklets (bracelet/anklets). The basic branklets are sold at 10 pesos for a bunch of three. Refrigerator magnets are sold @ 100 pesos for 3 pieces. Some special colorful bracelets are sold at 10 to 15 pieces each.
What to buy: The branklets! The "Puerto Galera" shirts for kids and adults!
What to pay: Store owners can give you a discount when you get three or more items. Don't forget to haggle!
They have this shop called the Tree of Life,where they have this oils exclusively made from the the resort using the coco oils!
What to buy: Coco Oils,Nut Art,Summer dresses,Printed shirt exclusively designed by the resort,Paintings,Sea shells,Native bags,Wooden figurines,Accesories,Fasion Jewelries and a lot more!
What to pay: The prices are least expensive and unique!
The shirt shops abound on the beach strip. :)
What to buy: I usually buy souvenir shirts from the places I've been to. And Puerto Galera is no different. It's my second time on the island and only a few new designs have come out.
Depending on the shirt size, these can cost from Php90-120 per piece. I tried to haggle but they won't budge. :) They gave me and my fiancee a free friendship bracelet for every shirt that we bought. I also bought one pair of surfing shorts (hey, that doesn't mean I surf...) for Php120 a pair.
Other items sold on the beach are necklaces, anklets, bracelets. Sarongs, too!
What to pay: Average of Php100 per shirt (~$2), Php120 (~$2.50) per pair of shorts (for both men's and ladies).
Their shirts are Php20-50 cheaper than the one we saw on the other side of White Beach.
What to buy: If you're looking for souvenirs, buy the shirts and shorts that have the phrases "White Beach" or "Puerto Galera" prints on them. Some of their sarongs, pants, swimsuits can be seen in the city.
What to pay: Php 60 for kids shirts
Php 130 for adult sized shirts
There are a lot of shops in White Beach in Puerto Galera that sell shirts, sarong, board shorts. The shirts are nice and inexpensive, good for pasalubong.
What to buy: Shirts, sarong, beach wear
What to pay: 100 for shirts, you can ask for a discount if you buy in bulk
What to buy:
~~They have very cheap souvenir T-SHIRTS around P 100 ($ 1) for adults and P 80 for kids with good fabric. My tip is to HAGGLE and CANVASS first which stall has the best designs and nicest seller! :) They usually give us free 2 thread anklets for every shirt.
~~The stalls in the island also has very affordable sarongs (cover-ups) from around P 120 ($ 1.20) Tie dyes and then P 180 ($ 3) for the white or black. The tie dyes usually smear other fabric with your first wash so make sure you wash it first before you use it or else you can say goodbye to your favorite bikini! :)
~~I don't know if it's a trend but yes, all of them offers crocheted bikinis and cover ups! :)
~~Be drowned in thousands of accessories being sold in the area! And as I always say~~haggle! haggle! haggle! (and canvass too!) :)
Below the El Galleon Resort bar just before you walk to Sabang beach, you'll find a couple of little stalls (more like tables) selling handicrafts made of seashells, beads and pearls.
Everything is handmade from natural materials.
What to buy: Local handicrafts
What to pay: Need to negotiate
There are plenty of stalls in White Beach-food stalls,souvenir shops,beach wear stalls etc.HAGGLE,HAGGLE,HAGGLE.
What to buy: souvenir items like printed shirts and shorts,necklaces made of shells,bracelets etc
What to pay: prices ranges from Php10-Php500. US10cents to US$10
There are various stalls along the beach selling things from shirts to necklaces.
What to pay: If you're thinking going to the town proper will get you a bargain on stuffs, you're wrong. There's just an average of P5.00 difference. Your tricycle fee of P40 will make shopping in town more expensive.
Shirts cost around P90-110 depending on size.