Lighthouse at Escarceo Point | Things to do in Puerto Galera-Oriental Mindoro

Lighthouse at Escarceo Point in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro | Photo by Jay Ermitaño Lighthouse at Escarceo Point in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro | Photo by Marc Ayende Lighthouse at Escarceo Point in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Escarceo Point is a grassy hill that juts out to Puerto Galera Bay. Erected on this point are three towers: a telecommunications tower, an old lighthouse, and a new lighthouse. The hill itself is quite barren, offering a panoramic view of the sea and nearby islands. The best view in Escarceo Point, however, is seen by climbing the old lighthouse. A staircase spirals around the old lighthouse. Once at the top, travelers would have a view of limestone cliffs and more islands nearby. Escarceo Point itself is made of limestone. Before getting to the lighthouse, travelers would have to trek for 20 minutes on a trail that reveals some limestone. There are also many camping areas near the lighthouse, should travelers decide to stay overnight.
Open: Everyday, open 24 hours.
Address: Brgy. Sinandigan, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Giant Clams Basin
Attraction
3.87 km away

If giant clams can produce pearls, how big would you think the pearls could be? Snorkeling at the Giant Clams basin is one of Puerto Galera's island activities. The Giant Clams are located near Coral Garden in Puerto Galera Bay, in between the islands San Antonio and Boquete. About eight to ten feet deep, the Giant Clams area comprise of a wide seabed with about 30 artificially implanted clams, each reaching as wide as one meter in diameter. During the snorkeling activity, visitors would have to hold onto to the outrigger of the boat while snorkeling. The boat would then move to where the giant clams are found. The clams are best viewed when the sun is out and the sea is calm. While diving and having a closer look of the clams are possible, touching them is prohibited. A P150,000 fine is imposed on violators.

Coral Garden
Attraction
4.60 km away

Snorkeling at the Coral Garden is one of Puerto Galera's island activities. Coral Garden is found in Puerto Galera Bay, in between the islands San Antonio and Boquete. The area that comprise Coral Garden is only 8 feet deep, and has underwater views of corals and varieties of marine animals. Among them are the clown fish, starfish, sea snake, and sea urchin. During this activity, guests would have to hold onto to the outrigger of the boat while snorkeling. The boat would then move to the most popular spots in the Coral Garden, where the most colorful corals and marine life are seen. Once at the popular spot, guests can feed the fish with pieces of bread (provided by the boatman).

Excavation Museum
Attraction
4.73 km away

Excavation Museum is a small, dusty museum found in the vicinity of Immaculate Conception Church. Dating to as far back as 200 B.C., its exhibits include porcelain wares, earthen jars, and burial vessels traded from China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Mindoro Island. The items were excavated from gravesites and underwater wreck sites in Mindoro in the 1960s. Others were donated by archaeologist divers. Also displayed in the museum are photographs of archaeological sites and other artifacts dug in Puerto Galera. The priceless items in this museum were told to have either been sold to other museums, or looted by thieves.

Where to stay

Manarra Sea View Resort
₱4225.00
Hotels and homes
2.03 km away

"Manarra seaview resort is one of the newest resorts in sabang beach Puerto Galera. Every room has spectacular sea views, we have a great hillside location providing all aspects of the resort with uninterrupted views." - Manarra Resort

Tropicana Castle Resort
₱2490.00
Hotels and homes
2.22 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Puerto Galera. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Lalaguna Villas
₱2672.00
Hotels and homes
2.35 km away

Lalaguna Villas Resort in Sabang, Puerto Galera is an exotic beach resort resting along the lush green forest mountains of Mindoro that connect to the beach. We offer a private villas-style atmosphere with charming Filipino hospitality that is within a short walk from the center of the lively town of Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines. There you can enjoy the nightlife, shopping and more. 

Getting there and around

Brgy. Sinandigan, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

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