Talipanan Mangyan Settlement | Things to do in Puerto Galera-Oriental Mindoro
|Open:||Everyday, 7am - 5pm.Takes about 1hr to explore. Needs another 1hr to visit the Talipanan Falls.|
|Address:||Brgy. Aninuan, 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.
Puerto Galera Adventure and Recreational Ecopark rests on the hills of Mt. Malasimbo, the highest point in Puerto Galera. The ecopark offers a panoramic view of Puerto Galera Bay and the town's islands and islets. While visitors are free to use the view deck, peeking through its telescopes costs P10 per viewing. Other than its refreshing view of the islands, the ecopark offers two packaged recreational activities. These include the cargo net climb and hanging bridge (P200), plus the zipline (P500). The zipline is the highlight of the ecopark. Visitors would ride a buggy (free) to get to the jump-off of the zipline, and then zip through the length of the 600-meter cable, with an impressive bird's eye view of the hills of Mt. Malasimbo, the Ponderosa Golf course, the sea, and faraway islands.
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
Infinity Resort & Spa is Oriental Mindoro’s finest and most recognized premiere boutique resort that offers the ultimate Puerto Galera experience in style and comfort. The resort is set fronting the beach against a backdrop of tropical forest and majestic mountains. Set on a 2-hectare property with 20 well-appointed accommodations, discerning guests will be treated to luxurious amenities, ultimate privacy and personalized service. Resort facilities include a 400 sq. meter infinity pool and outdoor jacuzzi, fine dining restaurant and pool bar, entertainment room with videoke room, PS4, billiards, darts, kids play area and recreational facilities for water sports, a fitness gym and Malasimbo Spa, the first of its kind in Puerto Galera. Located just minutes away are vibrant coral reefs for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts and diverse floral and fauna thriving in its forest.
Sea Jewel Beach Resort is one of the finest White Beach Puerto Galera resorts. We offer customers affordable one-star elegance in the shore of White beach. Cool, cozy and inviting, its brightly -colored facade houses modern comforts and reliable services ideal for a seaside retreat.
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.
Getting there and around
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