Puerto Galera Adventure and Recreational Ecopark | Things to do in Puerto Galera-Oriental Mindoro
|Open:||Everyday, 8am - 7pm.Takes about 1hr to try all the activities.|
|Address:||Brgy. San Isidro Ponderosa Green Mountain, Brgy. San Isidro, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro|
Puerto Galera's White Beach is the second most commercialized beach in the Philippines, next to Boracay's White Beach. A closer proximity to Metro Manila, Puerto Galera's White Beach is a cheaper alternative to Boracay. The beach spans 1.2 kilometers, with grainy, light gray sand, and is dotted with bars, restaurants, hotels, and souvenir shops. Like other popular beaches, White Beach offers a plethora of island activities such as banana boat, jet ski, island hopping, and snorkeling. At one rocky end of the beach is called Camp City, where there are no establishments and camping is allowed. During peak season (April to May, and Christmas Holidays), White Beach transforms into an entertainment center, with loud music, rowdy bars, fire dancers, and many beach parties. Accommodations can also triple in price. The rest of the year, White Beach could be quiet, especially at night.
Talipanan Mangyan Settlement is one among the few Mangyan villages that are welcoming to tourists. The settlement comprises about 70 nipa houses, and growing, with the help and support of the Ayala Foundation, Inc. Since 2010, the foundation organized the village into a tourist-friendly community, and set up a livelihood program for the Iraya Mangyans, one of the eight sub-groups of Mangyans in Mindoro. Upon entering this settlement, travelers would be greeted by a bamboo-designed Mangyan gift shop. Thereafter, visitors can cross the bamboo bridge over the Talipanan River, roam about the village, and watch a day in the life of the Mangyans. On a regular day, you'd find Mangyan kids playing games, the men repairing houses, and the women weaving handicrafts. The more adventurous of travelers can follow the trail of the Talipanan River for about 30 minutes, and reach Talipanan Falls.
Simply known as "Sandbar", this destination is a 50-meter stretch of white sand, connecting Boquete Island to the mainland Mindoro. The Sandbar and Boquete Island are privately owned. Landing in the area requires a fee of P50/head, consumable at the bar and restaurant of Boquete Island's resort, Elizabeth's Hideaway. The fee also includes swimming at the 200-meter white beach connected to the Sandbar. The Sandbar is best visited together with the other island activities in Puerto Galera, such as island hopping, snorkelling at the Giant Clams and Coral Garden, or visiting the underwater cave. Please note that the Sandbar could get filthy during the off-peak season (June to December). Otherwise the beach connected to the Sandbar is always well-maintained and clean.
Where to stay
Apartelle de Francesca is located in the heart of WHite Beach, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. With its complete amenities and facilities, Apartelle de Francesca is committed to ensure that quality services will be provided to their guests. It has 48 air-conditioned rooms that can accommodate up to four persons comfortably in each room depending on the type of the room. Each room has a cabled television and private bathroom equipped with hot and cold shower.
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 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.
Getting there and around
Brgy. San Isidro Ponderosa Green Mountain, Brgy. San Isidro, Puerto Galera, Oriental MindoroGet directions