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Coordinates: 13°30′20″N 120°57′12″E 13.50556, 120.95333

Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera


Puerto Galera

  • Overview

This coastal town is well known among tourists for its numerous pocket beaches and many snorkeling and diving spots. The area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia. The marine environment has benefited in recent years from the influx of tourist dollars. This has seen a huge reduction in the number of fishermen in the area, as they gain higher revenue from tourists.[1]

Among the famous beaches in Puerto Galera are Sabang Beach and White Beach. Both have extensive beaches with first-class or economy-class accommodations and an active night life with their numerous beach-side bars and restaurants. Sabang beach is the main destination for foreign tourists, while White Beach remains popular with local travelers. Since 2001 White beach has seen uncontrolled development. New restaurants and places to stay are rapidly encroaching on the beach itself and little remains of the once charming beach. Puerto Galera town is a pleasant but sleepy Philippine town with few attractions. It has a large central catholic church and a Pier area, with a selection of bistros and cafes.[1]

Behind the beaches are the huge and generally unexplored mountain ranges of central Mindoro. A particular local attraction is the nine hole golf course perched on the hillside above White Beach which commands spectacular views over Puerto Galera's natural harbor and the Verde Island Passage. Mangyan tribes are scattered over the mountains sides - some of the more remote tribes have no contact with the outside world. Of the eight tribes on Mindoro, the Iraya are the largest. They are based in the Puerto Galera area.[1]

  • Getting There


  • Hemingway's Bistrot, Certified Angus Beef® Restaurant Sabang Beach, phone: +63 920 2060 553 or +63 43 287 3560, Hemingway's Bistrot on the west side of Sabang Beach/ Puerto Galera. Please have a look at our new site and we look forward to providing you the finest cuisine and first class service on the beach! Please come and visit us and enjoy a wonderful culinary adventure and celebrate a fantastic evening with your friends! / e-mail:


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