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    What To Do In White Beach, Puerto Galera

    by Jeanniche Written Sep 20, 2007

    1.) During Off peak season, the prices of accommodation at White Beach is pretty cheap. If you're into a budget trip, then try NIPA HUT LODGING. The room is clean and is closest to the ocean. It is air-conditioned, has its own private bathroom, cable TV and the room is good for 4 person. It will only cost you 500-800php during off season.

    2.) Ask for an early morning Island Hopping Tour and Snorkeling. You'll get to see the whole island.

    3.) Snorkeling cost about 500php each. Rented boats can take you as far as the Coral Cave - so-called THE AQUARIUM - you can feed the fish underwater. Don't forget to bring BREAD and DISPOSABLE UNDERWATER CAMERA (you can buy it in WB). Also, don't every try to bring CORALS or CLAMS with you back in the island because it's illegal.

    4.) You can also request for CLAM HUNTING at A. Locsin Property near Coral Cave.

    5.) Try the Banana Boat - only if you're willing to sign their waver.This will cost you 100-150php which is about less than $3/person.

    6.) Try eating bfast at Coco Aroma, pizza at Pizzeria etc. There are a lot to choose from.

    7.) SHOP - if you're good at haggling then you can save hefty amount of money. You can buy loads of stuff for souvenirs. Try HENNA and ask one of the masseuse for a massage out in the sand.

    8.) Bring enough cash. Don't rely on your Credit Cards. The only ATM Machine available in the island is near their TOWN Church - Municipality. They're close on weekends and the tricycle ride would cost you 200php.

    9.) Take time to visit the rocky part of the beach. Travel on foot, just be careful because some rocks are slippery and sharp. You'll reach Aninuan Beach in no time. Aninuan is the laid back version of White Beach.

    10.) If you have unlimited money and you want a memorable trip then ask your guide to bring you to TAMARAW FALLS which is a bit far from White Beach. You have to pay 2000php just to visit the MANGYAN TRIBE, WATERFALLS, HANGING BRIDGE and do RAFTING (just be ready for a long walk).

    The long stretch of White Beach, Puerto Galera
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    by StefanosS Updated May 5, 2006

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    The tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) is a small wild buffalo weighing about 300 kg. Its small size and great strength enables it to push through dense jungle and climb steep mountains. Tamaraw apparently associate in pairs, rather than herds, except when the cows are about to give birth.

    The tamaraw is the Philippines' largest land mammal and the national animal. It developed as an independent form on the Mindoro island. This species may be the last survivor of several species of dwarf buffaloes to have become extinct since human colonization of the islands. Overall, tamaraw has the appearance of being a cross between an anoa and a mainland water buffalo.

    The tamaraw was first documented by Western science in 1888. Prior to about 1900, most people had avoided settling on Mindoro, since it harbored a particularly virulent strain of malaria. With the advent of anti-malarial medicines, Mindoro became more accessible to human settlement. Since that time, the tamaraw's population has been reduced from abundance to a critically low level. By 2000, reports suggested that tamaraw were restricted to just 2 areas: the Iglit Ranges, in Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park, and Aruyan, with very few data about numbers in either site.

    The tamaraw has declined mainly because of hunting, especially after the introduction of modern firearms after WWII and the Vietnam war; and habitat loss due to settlement, logging and ranching. Once malaria was brought under control around 1900, loggers moved in and cut the prime trees from lowland rain forest, plantation owners brought in laborers and their families to clear the lowlands for sugar cane and other crops, and subsistence farmers moved to Mindoro in search of farmland. Disease (rinderpest) caught from domestic cattle introduced to the island in the 1930's has also had a serious impact.

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    we go sailing... looking for the great view!

    by mlt_t Written Feb 25, 2003

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    it is fun riding those bangka... we hired bangka to go around the island and see the famous COCO BEACH in the is worth sailing..

    look at us? that's me with the red cap...
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