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Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera is a region on Mindoro Island, Oriental Mindoro Province, Philippines, which has an irregular headland with rows of beaches in creases, coral reefs, mangrove forests and coral islands. A coastal town has a number of places for snorkeling and scuba diving set as the Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973.

Puerto Galera is a coastal complex with all the beauty in it, richly diverse coral reefs. Sabang Beach, White Beach, Big La Laguna Beach and Small La Laguna Beach has an active nightlife with plenty of bars and restaurants.

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The Mindoro mountain range has views of Puerto Galera's natural harbor and the Verde Island Passage. One fascinating aspect of many beaches in the Philippines is no dock at the destination so the boat is usually as close as possible to the beach and visitors descend from the wooden planks and have to wade knee-deep water.

Other beaches include Talipanan Beach, Bayanan Beach, Haligi Beach, Long Beach, Panlilio Beach, Coco Beach, La Laguna Beach, Encenada Beach, Bulabod Beach, Boquete Island and San Antonio Island. At least 32 beaches around Puerto Galera and become home to giant clams, dolphins and corals.

The forest is home to many orchids and birds. Tamaraw Falls as far as 15 kilometers from Puerto Galera, Mangyan Village and Talipanan Falls is a group of nomadic people living in the Mindoro mountains as indigenous Mindoro people who have long preserved the culture and isolated themselves from western culture.

Alag Riverbank which is reachable by jeepney through beautiful mountain scenery is the best place to kayak. Muelle Bay is a beautifully hidden place and has a natural harbor where most ferries and boats dock at bay and enjoy the view during lunch or romantic dinner.

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Location: Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, Oriental Mindoro Province, Philippines.

Routes and public transport: Flights to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila City. An overland trip to Batangas Pier for a ferry to Puerto Galera.

Advice: Puerto Galera is located in the northwestern part of Oriental Mindoro or about 130 kilometers (81 miles) from Manila and 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Calapan City. It is mainly accessible from the port of Batangas in southern Luzon which acts as a gateway.

Seaplane Air Operator Juan Aviation, Inc. flying 2x flights per day from Manila to Puerto Galera using the Cessna Grand amphibious aircraft. Avoid April and May when room rates rise three or twice the usual price as many flock to shore during long weekends in Holy Week.

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