Just 140km south of Manila, Puerto Galera is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. Named by locals as the “pearl of Mindoro,” the small, sleepy harbor town serves as a gateway for an endless stream of visitors seeking to enjoy pristine beaches and world class diving spots.
We offer the best Puerto Galera tour packages at affordable prices, carefully created to meet your standards. Select any of the packages below, or create your own custom one, and enjoy the best deals and promos. Packages include airfare, transports, hotels and guided tours.
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Browse through our catalog of resorts and add the ones you like the most to your cart. We suggest reading first a fully detailed review for each before making your choice. If you come with family and friends, you can take advantage of our huge discounts! Just contact us and ask about our Puerto Galera family package.
All packages are fully customizable and you can adjust them to your specific desires. We strongly recommend you combine these tour packages with other locations, and let us help you plan your entire trip. We will make sure you save both time and money – while still getting the dream vacation you deserve!
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What to do in Puerto Galera?
All tours and attractions below can be added to your cart as day tours to create your personal vacation plan. However, we can also help you combine all of them into a complete travel package.
Puerto Galera’s best beach
As mentioned, Sabang and White beach are the two most popular beaches in Puerto Galera. White beach is a nicer beach, closely resembling Boracay. Sabang on the other hand attracts many tourists thanks to its exceptional diving spots, vibrant nightlife and stunning scenery.
Both beaches are filled with resorts and fun things to do during the day and especially at night. Both are packed with tourists all year round, especially during peak season between April and May. Those looking for a quieter beach experience should avoid White beach and Sabang, and look for other beaches instead.
There are no less than 32 different beaches around Puerto Galera, each with its own unique style and offerings. Beaches such as Talipanan, Aninuan and Palangan offer luxury resorts at much more affordable prices. The Haligi and Bayanan beaches on the other hand, are virtually uninhabited and provide a great private beach experience.
For better swimmers, we recommend Buyayao Island. It is the most beautiful and largest island in Oriental Mindoro. The waters can go deep near the shores so it is not safe for kids and poor swimmers. The sands are white and fine and picnic grounds are perfect for families and friends. The waters are great for snorkeling but only to those who really know how to swim.
All beaches and islands can be easily reached via short boat rides from the main touristic spots. We will help you arrange transports to any place you choose – to make sure you get there safely and have the best time of your life!
One of the best diving spots in the world
Most visitors to Puerto Galera come in search of the breathtaking marine world awaiting them. Declared a ‘Man and Biosphere’ reserve by UNESCO back in 1973, Puerto Galera offers a well preserved marine sanctuary, making it one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling.
It will only take you 10 minutes by boat to reach most diving spots from Sabang. There are countless dive shops located by the shore and most resorts offer diving services as well. We promise to help you find the best diving package and ensure you stay safe, while still getting the best deals possible.
There are 40 different dive sites around Puerto Galera, with varying marine life, coral reefs and difficulty levels. Most favorite diving spot is the Hole in the wall – where you descend 60 feet of illuminated water to reach the 1.5m (4.9 ft.) wide hole, covered with colorful sponges, corals, crinoids and other tiny marine animals. At the other side of the hole you will meet large schools of fish, snappers, octopuses and even the occasional sea turtle or white-tip shark.
Another popular diving site is Coral gardens – one of the best snorkeling sites in the world and a great place for beginners. You can dive to 9m (29.5 ft.) deep here, and be blown away by the stunning corals and endless amount of sea life presented before you.
Shark cave is better for advanced divers, who wish to meet white-tip sharks in their natural habitat. This site descends up to 90 feet with stronger currents. Here, divers will find white-tips taking a nap along with blue-spotted stingrays and spotted sweetlips. Smaller sharks gather at a ledge nearby and leopard sharks are also about a stone’s throw away. Advanced divers can marvel at the Canyons where currents are strongest and marine life is most abundant.
Puerto Galera also has some amazing wreck dives. Two excellent sites for beginners are Wreck point and Sabang junk. Slow currents allow you to calmly make your way through the ship’s remains and encounter hundreds of different fish, coral and small creatures living among them.
Those looking for more challenging wreck diving should check out either the Monkey wreck or the Japanese wreck – deeper dives in stronger currents that will get your adrenaline pumping.
It’s best to include snorkeling as part of an island hopping package. We suggest you book this tour through us along with your preferred resort, so we can take care of pick up and all other arrangements.
The tour includes stops at Haligi and Bayanan beaches and Puerto Galera’s best snorkeling sites – Coral Gardens, Giant clams and the underwater cave at San Antonio Island. This package offers a perfect mix of quiet beaches and exciting diving sites full of stunning marine life.
Day tours and activities – fun for the whole family
The most popular activities in Puerto Galera during daytime revolve around beach attractions and water sports. Many resorts offer jet skis, wakeboard and para-sailing as part of their all-inclusive package. Banana boat and flyfish are available along the more popular beaches and provide a safe and fun activity for the whole family.
Another great way to spend the day is hiking at one of the many beautiful waterfalls in the area. The most famous spot is Tamaraw Falls. After an hour and 40 minutes drive from the White beach you will find a series of small streams joining into a large waterfall and creating a cool and refreshing natural swimming pool below. Other noteworthy waterfalls in the area include Aninuan falls, Tukuran and Talipanan falls – all of them much closer to White beach but less impressive than Tamaraw falls.
Anyone already visiting Talipanan falls should consider dropping by Mangyan village – only 20 minutes’ walk away. The village is home to the indigenous people of Mindoro – the Irayas. Mangyan village is one of the very few places where you can meet those people and see how they struggle to maintain their culture and way of life. We highly recommend you hire one of our guides, who understands how to deal with the natives and can provide valuable insights.
How does Puerto Galera fit into your travel plan?
Puerto Galera is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines, with stunning white-sand beaches and spectacular dive sites. It is also near Manila so combining it into your travel plan should not prove difficult. All that makes Puerto Galera one of the best tourist spots in the country and one you can’t afford to miss.
We offer complete Puerto Galera packages, certain to exceed your expectations so you can have the time of your life. You can start your trip in Manila, spend a few days in Tagaytay and Batangas, then take the ferry to Puerto Galera. Once you are done there, continuing to Boracay or Cebu is quite simple. We promise to be with you every step of the way and make sure that you have the perfect holiday. Just contact us and let us know how we can help!
Once you have added all items into your cart, simply click the ‘book now’ button and confirm your reservation. Our team of experts will then review your order, and offer their advice before any actual booking is made. We promise to help organize your entire trip so that it will include everything you have requested, but still help modify it in the best possible way to save you both time and money.