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Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera July 9th 2007

I have just arrived in Puerto Galera and I have a room over looking the water which isnt too bad except the power is out hence me sitting in an aircon internet cafe. Manilla is not the most pleasant of cities, its dirty, smoggy, smelly and has a lot of poor and down out people. It also has way to many touts and scamming cab drivers, and the weather is unbearable humid at the moment. I arrived in the wee hours of the morning and after going to 3 or 4 places finally found a room at the Cityscape in Ermita more expensive than I would have liked but the location isnt to bad. The hotel slugged me an extra day because I arrived so early I found this a bit rude, but I had ... read more
Manilla Cathedral
Intramuros
Intramuros

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera May 20th 2007

It has been a tradition in my family to go out of town on my birthday since it's summer vacation. Puerto Galera was our second choice where we would celebrate my birthday. We chose Coco Beach, a famous beach resort in this area. Pickup point was in Manila Diamond Hotel in Roxas Boulevard. A van promptly picked us up at 6:30am and directly headed to Port of Batangas. We slept all the way for 2 hours to Batangas since we woke up very early. From the Port of Batangas, we rode a big boat to Coco Beach, a 1 hour ride. Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a lively song, fresh coconut juice and shell necklace. We chose a room with airconditioning since it really gets hot and humid in the afternoon. The room was ... read more
Boatman of Puerto Galera
Sunset at Coco Beach, Puerto Galera
Dennis with Spongy

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera March 7th 2007

For the first in my life, I paid for a massage, got a temporary tattoo, snorkelled on an amazing beautiful reef and had the best laugh of my life just playing cards. These escapades all happened in the Island of Mindoro on the white beach of Puerto Galera on the 4th day of our trip to the Philippines. We caught the ferry from Batangas pier around 11am and reached the Island of Mindoro within an hour. We were lucky to have caught the “Commandos” Outrigger boat instead of the “Bryan”, which apparently notorious for sinking. The trip to Puerto Galera was very pleasant. It was a nice weather, the ocean not too choppy and most of all, I didn’t get seasick. It’s wonderful just to watch to vastness of the sea and watch the other boats ... read more
Puerto Galera
Snorkelling
Fake Tattoo

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera April 10th 2006

I always wanted to go to Puerto Galera after going to Boracay of last year. To know why the place always been compared to Boracay for a beach destination during summer. So when my cousin invited me to go with them I immediately said YES! The day was set... we will go to Puerto Galera 3-days prior holy Thursday to avoid the usual holy week hassle. APRIL 9: We leave Manila around 5:00 in the morning boarding a Tritran bus to take us to Batangas port. I'm with my wife and daughter and our usual travel mates... my cousins. We arrived in Batangas port around 9:00am. The port was already jam packed with travelers resulting to a little bit chaos at the ticketing booth. Luckily my cousin managed to squeeze in to buy tickets. The ferry ... read more
House we rented
Snorkling site
White Beach

Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera March 6th 2006

Puerto Galera Galore Asia » Philippines » Mindoro » Puerto Galera By GyrMarch 6th 2006Glennynarei The Puerto Galera White Beach How to get there: it will take around three rides going to Puerto Galera. from residence to jam bus station EDSA corner kamuning, then to Batangas port-going to P.Galera, then a boat ride to P. Galera. With a total fare of approx P400 (only one way), you'll enjoy an out-of-town trip near to the city at a cheaper price the reason why tourists keep coming to P.G. We stayed in a hotel owned by our friend's friend that's why we availed of a discount. the room package is only... read more
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