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Puerto Galera Frequently Asked Questions

By - Posted on 25.07.2016

Below I’ve compiled a list of some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Pueto Galera that I seem to answer often. I’ve given some short and concise answers to them below.


What & Where is Puerto Galera, Philippines?

Puerto Galera is a tropical wonderland located only 120km from Manila on the island of Mindoro. It is a actually a province, not a town, and encompasses an adventurous area that includes, Poblacion, Sabang & White Beach.


It is well know for Scuba Diving as the Verde Island Passage located between Batangas and Mindoro island has been declared as the Center of the Center of Marine Shorefish Biodiversity in the world

The surrounding area is protected as a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO site providing wondrous opportunities for sightseeing and Hiking Trekking.

Puerto Galera Bay also belongs to the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World .

How to go to Puerto Galera From Manila, Cavite, Cebu, Subic Bay, Angeles City or really anywhere in the Philippines?

The most common route to Puerto Galera is through BATANGAS PIER.

There are NO public ships , boats or airplanes that go directly to Puerto Galera from Manila or anywhere else in the Philippines.

Here are the Options starting with the Cheapest.

Pubilc Bus: Buses leave Buendia, Cubao & many other locations in Manila hourly

Private Car: Commute by car on South Super Highway then Star Tollway. Park at the Pier

Taxi or Van: From any point to Batangas Pier. Set the price first & who pays the toll fees. Once at Batangas Pier you will take a Public Ferry boat to one of four ports in Puerto Galera.

Below is a list of Puerto Galera Ports.

  1. Muelle Pier: This is the Main Tourist Pier and the Heart of Puerto Galera. Awesome for Scuba Diving & Adventure
  2. Sabang Beach: It is a great spot for Night Life and Diving
  3. White Beach: The name says it all, a White Sand Beach that caters to those sun loving tourists
  4. Balatero Pier: Semi Regular RoRo vessels go here if you are bringing your car.

If you really want to go directly from Manila to Puerto Galera there is a regular (sometimes) Sea Plane flight that leaves from the Manila Yacht club.

Subic Bay also has a Float Plane you can charter going to Puerto Galera.

There are a few other ways to go to Puerto Galera if you are in Palawan or Iloilo. Take A Ferry going to Roxas, San Jose or any southern port on the island of Mindoro then Bus or Jeep to Puerto Galera.

What to do in Puerto Galera ?

There is a little something for everyone here in Puerto Galera. There is plenty to do both in and out of the water. Below I’ve listed all the most popular things to do. I’ll be working to create pages on each one and link to them

FUN on the Water

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • IMG_0170Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Beach Hopping & BBQ
  • Banana boats
  • Jet skiing
  • Sailing Lessons
  • Yacht Charter
  • Water skiing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Parasailing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Floating Bars

FUN on Land

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Paintball-Puerto-GaleraWaterfall Tour & Jungle Trek
  • Mangyan village
  • Mountain Zip-line
  • Golf on a mountain
  • Mini Golf
  • Go Karts
  • ATV’s
  • Mud-carts
  • Motorbike rentals
  • Quad bikes
  • Shooting Range
  • Paintball Games
  • Beach volleyball
  • Live Bands, Nightlife & Karaoke

Where is the best place to stay in Puerto Galera, Philippines ?

Of course you need to stay in BADLADZ ADVENTURE RESORTS- Puerto Galera . We have three awesome locations Centrally Located in Puerto Galera.

All our Rooms have COLD AC, HOT Showers, LED Cable TV & Ceiling Fan

Are you looking to stay on a budget, somewhere cheap?

BADLADZ Dive Resort

On the Main Tourist Pier close to the action with a super view of the yachts.

How about staying on the Beach with a Pool ?

BADLADZ Beach Resort

Laid Back and quiet but only minutes from the action spots

Would you like to stay in an Apartment with access to a Pool & Beach ?

BADLADZ Apartments

Full kitchens and apartment comfort for longer vacations.

How do we get to White Beach from Puerto Galera & What can we do there ?

If you are staying at BADLADZ you are only 15 to 20 minutes from White Beach. Just take a tricycle, they run day & night.


Enjoy your stay 😉




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