Puerto Galera Biosphere Reserve and Marine Sanctuary is situated on Mindoro Island, about 120 km south of Manila. Its 23,200 hectares make up the northern tip of Mindoro Island and are bounded to the north by the Verde Island Passage, to the west by the Camarong River and to the east by the municipality of San Teodoro.
Ecosystems represented here are savannas and grasslands, diptero ...
carp forests, mossy forests, mangrove, coral reefs and coastal ecosystems as well as agroforestry systems. A wide variety of endemic species are present, including tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis).
Puerto Galera is ideal for swimming, sailing, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. In fact one doesn't have to go by boat to get to a dive site. Within a kilometer from the coast, schools of Moorish idols, trumpet fish, frog fish, lion fish and leaf fish weave in and out of thriving corals and sea anemones while species of starfish ??" from the speckled red-and-white to the neon-blue Pacific ??" rest on the sandy floor.
Puerto Galera Biosphere Reserve and Marine Sanctuary News
What to do in Puerto Galera? This is the last question in my mind when I and my American boyfriend opted for an out of town trip during the holiday season. We are not serious beach bums - we just want to get out of the city and be able to feel what it is like to live outside the concrete jungle once again. We only booked for two nights at Bellevue Cottages in Sabang beach without any itinerary to follow. This is my first time to go to Puerto Galera but him it is his 3rd or 4th time already.
Puerto Galera has always been a preferred destination for those looking for a weekend away from Manila. The fact that it's only three to four hours away from the city, coupled with its stunning white beaches and quiet atmosphere all make Puerto Galera so popular.
Lately, the town has seen a rise in popularity among foreign tourists as well, which is a good thing as resorts and tours become even better developed. While still primarily a quiet beach town, Puerto Galera now has a lot more activities and attractions it can offer. It's still a perfect location to relax at the beach and forget ab ...
Scuba diving is not my calling.
These words were in loop in my mind when I failed on my first attempt at scuba diving. And that what I believed that moment I had to go up the boat where my friend Kris was sitting pretty, taking pictures and waiting for us. I honestly felt ashamed of myself for failing to do one the best water sports on earth that I've been dreaming to do one day in my life. Back in my class online, I'd always tell myself that I love the ocean. When I tried scuba diving in the pool, I felt amazing and thought of trying to do it in open water one day. That day arrived, but I ...
Aside from having a variety of girlie bars, Korean restaurants, tattoo shops and spas, Sabang is a sought-after jump-off point for more than 40 diving sites in Puerto Galera. A lot of foreign and local tourists know this to be true. It's also quite accessible for being less than four hours away from Metro Manila unlike other diving sites in more far-flung provinces in the country. Three hours on the road to Batangas Port and 40 more minutes aboard a passenger boat are what it takes to reach the island that's famous for being seedy by night and dive-worthy by day.
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Home to over 7000 islands (7,107 to be exact), the Philippines is a dream destination for avid divers. Apart from having notoriously picture perfect beaches, the Philippine seas is also part of the Coral Triangle, which is more or less the center of marine biodiversity. The Coral Triangle spans out to other countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and more. To prove its diversity, this area is home to 76% of all known coral species in the world. Apart from these incredible figures, it all boils down to a simple fact. In the Philippines, the waters are warm, the marine diversit ...
Summer Getaway at Puerto Galera and Tamaraw Falls of Oriental, Mindoro, Philippines.