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BADLADZ Resorts in Puerto Galera
How To Get To Puerto Galera From Manila:
Getting to Puerto Galera from Manila is simple.
TAXI DIRECT: Go to the DEPARTURES area of the airport and get a YELLOW or WHITE metered taxi . Be sure to get in a newer cab. The fare will be about 2000-3000 pesos to Batangas Pier and you need to make sure that they will take the fast route on the TOLL HIGHWAYS. Negotiate who pays for highway tolls FIRST. This is not a bad option if you arrive mid-day and want to get to the beach pronto! The Ferry boats to Puerto Galera stop running about 4:30 pm so make sure you arrive before this time
Staying in Manila will cost as much as getting to Puerto Galera via the taxi.
BUS: Taxi to BUENDIA or CUBAO Bus Terminals (once again, make sure they turn on the meter). Buses depart constantly and look like this.
Buendia bus station is very central to the airport, Makati and Malate. Just hop in a cab and tell them you want to go to the “Buendia bus station.” Make sure they turn on the meter. Buses depart Buendia for Batangas pier every 10-15 minutes. Get on the bus that says “Batangas Pier.” Ensure with the conductor that you are on the “express” bus, the BEST way to do this is make sure that the bus says “Calabarzon” on it.
You can speak English to all the conductors, and you’ll be charged the correct rates, probably less than P200.
You MUST leave Manila at 2PM AT THE VERY LATEST if you want to get to BADLADZ, Puerto Galera before the ferry service stops.
How To Get To Puerto Galera From Clark:
Take a trike or taxi to the Dau bus station. This will only take you 5-10 minutes. You’ll want to get on a bus headed for Cubao, which will take about 1.5 hours. Cubao is one of the biggest bus terminals in Manila (it’s near the Mega Mall if you want to stop for some shopping). Your bus will stop in Cubao. Once there, transfer to a bus that says “Batangas” express or “Calabarzon.” Buses leave every 10 minutes or so, getting to Batangas Pier in 2 to 3 hours.
Although many tourists opt to take expensive taxis or tourist bus services, we recommend traveling to Puerto Galera via local transport as it’s safe, comfortable and very affordable.
Once at Batangas Pier, go to the main terminal. Take the first boat going to MUELLE PIER.
Purchase a ticket from Minolo Shipping Lines going to Muelle Pier.
Please note: At Batangas Pier, you may be approached by people and advised that the boats are not running, or that you must take a “private boat”. DO NOT take a “Private Boat”! Do not believe anyone (even security) if they tell you the boats are not running. This is a scam.
Take the first boat going to Muelle Pier, from the main Batangas Pier. DO NOT take or attempt to take any other boats other than the ones leaving from the terminal. Refuse to be led away from the terminal by seemingly “friendly” people.
When the ferry arrives at Muelle Pier, step onto the pier, turn left and walk about 50 meters. BADLADZ Dive Resort is on the pier near the sailboats.
Walk into BADLADZ Dive Resort and get ready to have some FUN! If you are going to BADLADZ Beach Resort, our Happy staff will assist you with transportation. It is only 5 minutes away by tricycle.
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