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Stunning Beauty of Puerto Galera, Philippines

Updated on October 4, 2017
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Thelma is a Filipina Expat living in Germany. She shares her Philippines life and travel experiences about her beautiful home country.

Tamaraw Falls, Puerto Galera, Philippines
Tamaraw Falls, Puerto Galera, Philippines | Source

Puerto Galera


Puerto Galera Is a tourist spot in Mindoro Oriental, Philippines. It is one of the tourists attractions in the Province of Oriental Mindoro with its' stunning white beaches with clear blue water and beautiful mountains. It is a tropical paradise not only for the Filipinos but also for the foreigners. It is a place where you can have a very relaxing vacation or you can have an active one as you wish.

Tamaraw Falls, Puerto Galera, Philippines
Tamaraw Falls, Puerto Galera, Philippines | Source

How To Go To Puerto Galera


If you are living abroad, you have to fly to Manila International Airport (NAIA), Philippines first. Then you have to take a car, a taxi or a bus to Batangas Port. It will take more or less 2 hours to drive to Batangas Port by car. If you decide to take a bus, it will be a longer drive as the bus will stop at many different stations on the way to Batangas Port. Then you can buy a ticket for the SuperCat or a Roro ferry To Calapan. The best way is to take the SuperCat ferry which costs only 310 Pesos (Philippine money) per ticket and the trip is only ca. 1 hour until Calapan Port. Then there is a terminal fee for 20 Pesos each person and another 20 Pesos for travel insurance if you want to. It is all up to you if you want to be insured for this trip. Be sure to take a seat number before you check in, to present to the porter when you enter the ferry.


As my husband and I were staying at the rest house of my best friend, we drove to Puerto Galera for a short holiday with my friend and her family. The road to Puerto Galera was quite good and curvey. It was like a serpent road going up to the beautiful mountains overlooking the view of Puerto Galera beaches. We had a short stop at the Tamaraw Falls on our way to the White beach. Then going down the hill until we arrived to our destination.

White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines
White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines | Source
White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines
White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines | Source

White Beach


White Beach is one of the many beautiful beaches in Puerto Galera with its' amazing white sands and crystal clear water. It is one of the most popular beaches of Puerto Galera. The White Beach offers a lot of affordable cosy cottages with electric fan or with air condition. Some of the cottages have a kitchen where you can cook for yourself.


On our short holidays to Puerto Galera with my hubby and friends, I experienced great and fantastic days with laughter and joy as we were always having a laugh about everything we talked about. It was like having a laughter yoga as there was always something we laughed about.


We rented two cottages which were in front of the souvenir shops at the promenade. Lots of bars, restaurants, souvenir shops and diving schools are there at the White beach offering their services. Men offering their boat services to Calapan, to Batangas or to other tourist attractions like boating to Tamaraw Falls. Women offering their open air massage services where everybody can see them performing their work at the White Beach as they are not allowed to do massages inside the cottages.


White Beach is very beautiful especially the sunset. At nighttime, the promenade is full of tourists and it is alive while in the morning it is so quiet.

White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines
White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines | Source

Things To Do In Puerto Galera

  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Walking on the beach
  • Dancing

White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines
White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines | Source
White Beach, Puerto Galera
White Beach, Puerto Galera | Source

Sabang Beach


Sabang Beach is one of the beautiful beaches aside from White Beach. Sabang is a small village in Puerto Galera. Sabang has only one road to the beach, so prefer to walk. Everything is on walking distance. The shops, the bars, the restaurants and of course to the beach where you can find a boat for kayaking, snorkeling or diving.


Sabang comes to life when the night light starts to shine. Women with their short dresses and make ups are on their way to their work. To the bars where they work as dancers to many discotheque and they offer their services to the foreigners.


Going to Sabang was not really planned. It was a spontaneous decision to stay at The Tropicana Castle. It was wonderful as my friend rented the Dome, the highest and most expensive room in the Castle. The Dome has 2 beds, a billard table, a beautiful old fashion bathroom and the entire room has a touch of European design. There were 2 doors in going to the terrace where we have seen the amazing view of Puerto Galera beaches.


It was a wonderful overnight stay at the Tropicana Castle where we enjoyed talking to each other at night time, laughing and looking at the people down the road from the terrace of the Dome. It was worth climbing the 99 stairs (as I counted) going up to the Dome where I was able to see the beautiful nature of Puerto Galera.

Swimming pool inside the upper floor of the Tropicana Castle
Swimming pool inside the upper floor of the Tropicana Castle | Source

Philippines Travel Guides

Philippines Travel Guide

Philippines Travel Guide is a must companion in travelling to my home country as it is very helpful about what to do there, where to stay and what travel tours one can make. It is also helpful in knowing the culture and tradition of the local people in the Philippines.

Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines
Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines | Source
View of Sabang Beach from the Dome of the Tropicana Castle.
View of Sabang Beach from the Dome of the Tropicana Castle. | Source
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera | Source


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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      The place is well taken care of the government and by the people living there. Tourism is one of the incomes in Puerto Galera. Thanks for your visit. Good night!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      You can still visit the Philippines MG Singh. There are affordable special offers for flights sometimes to the Philippines from your country. Thanks for stopping by. Good night!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Rajan!Yes, it was a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing and pinning this hub. Good night!

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Such beautiful pictures. I love those waterfalls. Even with all the tourists, it still seems like a bit of untouched nature.

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      MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

      Interesting post about Philippines. Somehow after travelling the globe missed visiting Philippines.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Lovely pictures of the beach and waterfalls. The Puerto Galera seems a beautiful place to spend a holiday!

      Voted up, beautiful, shared and pinned.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      You´re welcome KC. So you know how it is living in the Philippines. You can visit your father there and enjoy the holiday with or without him. I´m sure you have Filipino friends there. You are very lucky to have him in a country he calls himself local. Wish you a happy holidays next time in the Philippines. Take care;-)

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      KC 5 years ago

      Hi Thelma,

      Thanks for being a proud Pinoy! I love PG it is my second home, my father lived there way back 1983 when the island was still not as busy as to how they are now. Since about 10yrs of age, it's been a part of me and I have been missing it terribly. My father still lives there till now, he lives in a yacht there and consider himself a local. :) Again, many thanks for your post.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Hi My Nurse Says! Nice to meet you here in HubPages. Thanks for dropping by and for your comment.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Hi Peggy,

      Thank you for stopping by and for giving a comment. Have a great day!

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      My Nurse Says 5 years ago from Philippines

      sure to be adding that in my "to-go" list.. Thanks for your Hub feature.. As they say, "It's more fun in the Philippines!"

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Thelma,

      I had never heard of this area in the Philippines. Thanks for introducing me and your other readers with the gorgeous area of Puerto Galera. Loved your photos and learning about it. Up votes and definitely sharing!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Yes, it is rob;-). Have fun this weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thanks alocsin for stopping by and giving a good comment. Have a lovely weekend.

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      rob_allen 5 years ago from MNL, PH

      It is more fun in the Philippines! :) I love Gallera :)

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Never had the pleasure of visiting Puerto Galera. I'll need to mark it down for my next trip. Voting this Up and Beautiful. Thanks for SHARING.

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      This is one of the places I wish to go and have a vacation. I heard a lot of good thing about this place. Thanks for sharing.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Simon for dropping by and for giving a wonderful comment. Have a lovely day.

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      Simon 5 years ago

      It is nice to be seeing all this wonderful beautiful creature photos am seeing it a joy to me i love it so much.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Hi wheelinallover! Thanks for stopping by and giving a good comment. There are a lot of foreigners living there in Puerto Galera.Maybe one day you will be able to visit your friends in this beautiful place. Thanks for your sharing my hub in your facebook account.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

      These are the second set of pictures I have seen of the beaches in the Philippines which I consider real. I have a friend who is moving there in the spring, and another who plans on moving this fall. I have met many people who were raised there and now live in the United States. Those I have met are among the most caring I have ever met. Voted up beautiful and SHARING on my facebook fan page.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you thumbi7 for stopping by. Have a nice day!

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Wow! That looks amazing!

      The photos are clear, neat and beautiful

      Thanks for SHARING:)

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you L.L. Woodard for visiting, voting up and SHARING my article. I appreciated it so much. Have a lovely weekend!

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      L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Thanks for providing the amazing photos to accompany your hub about Puerto Galera. I could daydream for hours about visiting there.

      Voted up and SHARED.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Rtalloni! Yes, the rooftops are very beautiful to look at. It was a wonderful thing to do, climbing the 99 steps to the Dome to see the amazing view. Thanks for your stopping by.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Eiddwen. Have a great Friday, the 13th!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      lonniestlove, I really appreciate your visit and giving those wonderful comments. Thanks. You might be able to see Puerto Galera one day as I might be coming to see your beautiful Davao. I have heard a lot of good things about this city. Have a great Friday the 13th!!!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Neat photos of a beautiful spot--the colorful rooftops are delightful! :)

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      looniestlove 5 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

      thank you for sharing to us your experience at Puerto Gallera. Now I have learned something new about the tourist destination in our country, thanks once again.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Only one word needed here: Beautiful !!!!

      Here's to sharing many more gems.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Hi SanneL! I can not really go to Puerto Galera as often as I would like to because I live in 2 different countries. You might be able to visit the place sometime. Thanks for your comment.

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Your photos are stunning!

      So wonderful that you are able to go there often and spend some time in this beautiful country.

      Thank you for sharing.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Hi Movie Master! Merry Christmas, too. Thanks for your visit.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      It certainly does look stunning Thelma, thank you for the information and fabulous photos.

      That's great you met your husband through writing!

      Merry Christmas to you both, best wishes MM

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Hi randomcreative! Thanks for your visit and for your comment. Have a lovely Christmas.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Danette for your comment.I met my husband through writing. He likes the Philippines and the friendly people. He likes visiting my home country. Yes, we often visit the Philippines. We live a few months here and a few months there. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Christmas celebration.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Efsie. Yes, we really enjoyed our trip to Puerto Galera. Awesome place to visit. Merry Christmas!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      This does look like a beautiful spot! Thanks for all of the great photos and information.

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      Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

      Beautiful photos. I know you live in Germany and I can't remember how you met your husband, but what does he think of the Philippines? Does he like visiting there. Are you able to get back for visits very often?

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      efsica Bandelow 5 years ago

      Well done said friend ..... seems you really enjoy the trip to Puerto Galera....

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you writer20. Have a lovely Christmas celebration.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      great photos looked lovely with all of your information.