Blogs from Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines, Asia


Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera October 24th 2017

TOURS with Marco Vincent Resort During my stay at the Marco Vincent resort I am sure I regained the ten pounds I lost while walking the El Camino in Spain. I ate three delicious meals each day and did only 300 steps a day. Thank goodness my room was on the second floor and I had occasion to go to my room often to get my things for that was the extent of my exercise. As I said, I hoped to catch up on my blog and rest since I couldn’t dive; my jaw was throbbing. The staff wanted to cheer me up, however. The day after the boat ride, right after breakfast they took me on a tour of an aborigine village. This Mangyan village houses about a hundred families. (There are perhaps ten different ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera August 12th 2017

Day 1: Take a boat to the island Taal island to hike up the volcano. The path was quite hot and it was incredibly frustrating to hike with all the horses blowing by without warning or care. I'd suggest to pay the price to take the horse up if only to avoid being a pedestrian on that path! I had a few narrow misses but one girl wasn't so lucky and got clipped by a horse and stumbled down some rocks. The view was nice but not spectacular. You can golf into the inner lake for a fee if you wanted. The rest of the day was heading to Puerto Galera by bus and van. But I missed the last ferry as the 3h trip was actually 6h. Day 2 - onwards: I stayed in Puerto ... read more
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Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera October 11th 2014

Puerto Galera (or PG as it is known) is an amazing dive location, but also worth a visit for non divers. There are rows of dive lodges and shops along the beaches at Sabang and White Beach, some look a bit tired but they offer cheap accommodation and diving, and from reports they are quite comfortable. We stayed at Infinity, past White Beach but a great resort with a pool and a spa. The service was fantastic. There are no taxis, you either get your accomodation to arrange transport in their van or Jeepnie, or you negotiate with one of the multitudes of trikes, small motorcycles (mostly 175cc) with covered sidecars attached. They are rough and ready, but they get you there and you often see a family of 5 getting around on one. Sometimes this ... read more
PG Bay

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera June 4th 2014

Puerto Galera is the north westernmost municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines It is located at the southwestern end of the Isla Verde Passage, about 130 kilometers (81 mi) south of Manila. This coastal town is well known among tourists for its numerous pocket beaches and many snorkeling and scuba diving spots. The area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia. The marine environment has benefited in recent years from the influx of tourist dollars. This has seen a huge reduction in the number of fishermen in the area, as they gain higher revenue from tourists. Puerto Galera is listed by the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World, and is the only bay in the ... read more
Warm up

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera April 26th 2014

Visiting Puerto Galera made me realized that I have to learn scuba diving because snorkling is not enough to enjoy the beauty of lives under the sea. I'm hoping that those corals would always be protected and let them live for the next generation to see what we had seen... ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera September 9th 2010

This photos was taken from our House in Sigayan after the heavy rains, ... read more

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera September 7th 2010

This is my photos taken from different places in Puerto Galera... read more
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Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera September 7th 2010

This photo was taken from Small Tabinay in Puerto Galera. It was 5:49 in the morning when I decided to join to pull the pukot (fish net in semi circle being drag to the shore) when I spotted this crab, I grab my camera and did some good shot... If you can see, she looks like on top of boiling water due to fine bubbles created by a mild wave splash.... read more

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera March 28th 2010

A number of unpleasant surprises awaited me on my journey to one of the most spectacularly beautiful countries on earth. The first was when I realised I only had a 100 HKD note and needed the correct change of 33 Dollars for the bus, so I lost the whole lot. The second came when I the bus went to the wrong terminal and I had to withdraw more money to take a taxi to the right one. The saga continued when I had all my beach vitals taken off me in the airport as I stupidly forgot about the bastard terrorists cocking everything up for us all. I had foolishly decided to store my mosquito repellent, deodorant, sun block and after-sun in my hand luggage in case I had my bag lost like as I did ... read more
The view of my island from the doomed boat
Stunning White Beach

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera March 26th 2010

Hello! This is just a short message to let you all know I am fine in yesterdays 6.1 Mindoro Earthquake. It struck the island I am staying on and caused 6-7m tsunamis across the bay all the way to Manila (and unfortunately to the pier I am due to arrive on tomorrow). There is some damage in Metro Manila area but as of yet, no one has been reported dead. It happened during the day and was pretty large, so most felt it and got out of buildings ok. Many fear the worst is still to come however so I will be sure to report back asap any other news. I also got stranded in the ocean during my Manila-Mindoro crossing for a few hours as my grossly-overloaded ferry split in two and lost its engine/propellor. ... read more
My island of Mindoro
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