For the most part, when people think of going on holiday, they are prepared to spend a significant portion of their savings. I wanted to write this post to show that this isn’t necessary. There are many places throughout the Philippines people can go for a vacation without breaking their budget and draining their bank accounts. Puerto Galera is a perfect example.
Particularly for Manila residents, Puerto Galera only costs about P400 to get to if you take the bus, then a ferry and the trip can be as little as 3-4 hours long.
If you’re staying at Badladz, there’s so many amazing adventure possibilities for just a couple pesos or even better, for free. Let’s get started.
Start off the morning with a peaceful yoga session on our beachside lawn or take a relaxing walk along the pristine waters. You also have the option of swimming in the ocean or in our Beach Resort’s new pool (more info on this soon).
Stop for breakfast and some hot coffee in our renown Mexican restaurant. How does pineapple pancakes with bacon and eggs sound? Go ahead, check email or the news with our free WiFi.
You want to get back out on the water. You can rent snorkel gear for P100/day or a kayak for P200 a day. Just out front of both resorts are fantastic snorkel sites with plenty of fish and coral to see.
After lunch, you can rent a motorbike for less than P100/hour and go explore the area. There’s Tamaraw falls where you can relax in the pools below the waterfall for just a few pesos. You can also go to White Beach or explore Sabang for free. While you’re there, you’ve got plenty of options for things to do from renting jetskis and parasailing to fine dining and floating bars.
Another excellent alternative is to hire a local guide for P300/person and explore the jungle. You’ll get some exercise, get to visit local Mangyan villages, be introduced to native plants, fruits and animals you’ve surely never seen before, and they’ll even climb a tree to grab you a coconut to drink.
To top it all off, the whole area is hopping with nightlife from free Fire Dancer Bakla show on White Beach to plenty of bars in Sabang. If you’re looking for a quieter evening, you can hang out poolside at our Beach Resort or find a lovely restaurant at Muelle Pier to relax and spend the evening.
All in all, there’s no reason a vacation has to be expensive. There are so many options here in Puerto Galera that you’d have a hard time squeezing it all into one week. To plan your Puerto Galera vacation, check our room rates and availability below.