Things to do in Puerto Galera

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Things to Do in Puerto Galera

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  • Clinta68
    Guangzhou, China109 contributions
    Spent 2 nights here in a lovely hotel at the end of the beach - very affordable with a nice bar that overlooked the water.

    It’s only 2 bays over from the busy white beach but far more laid back with only 8 or so resorts and hotels at one end of the beach. The rest of the beach and the bay towards white beach are backed by jungle, some old abandoned buildings and a parking lots for the locals boats. Talipanan is accessible by motorbike or trike from white beach, the port or Sabang etc. it’s basically the end of the road south.

    You tend to drink and eat at your own hotel here and aside from booking a snorkel or dive trip from your hotel or swimming there isn’t much to do but that’s just fine. If you want more of a party you can always head to white beach for an evening.

    In the afternoons I swam, walked the beach and watched the locals taking their boats out to fish, collecting shells and other seafood in the rocks or walking and running about.

    Not a bad way to spend a few days.
    Written 27 June 2019
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  • mccrp11
    Sydney, Australia9 contributions
    Went here when in Puerto Galera. Just love getting in the Philippine country. A ride on a carabio (not sure how u spell that) gets us to the falls. Lovely swimming hole, walking over the rocks. Had their BBQ lunch with a beer. Time to pay for everything. The 3 escort tourist girls, did help me walk over the rocks, gave them P100 each. Read where some people get up set about having to give them some pesos but gee only a couple of dollars & the girls said they don't have a salary just rely on what they get from the tourist. Then stopped at the tourist shop. The girls bought a dress, me just a fridge magnet. The trike driver was excellent comes with experience I guess. Ok do put this place on your "must go to" well worth a day trip.
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • Richard D
    Manila, Philippines13 contributions
    Best to go to the beach during the week when it is less busy. Plenty to do including water rides, restaurants and bars. Great fun at night.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Josh C
    Salt Lake City, UT8 contributions
    Take your own food and drinks and enjoy some peace and quiet here. The water is great. The sand is white and soft. And there are hardly any people here. I highly recommend visiting this great beach.
    Written 15 February 2019
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  • Richard D
    Manila, Philippines13 contributions
    Worth visiting on the way to Tukuran falls and taking photos. Please see my review of Tukuran falls.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Philippines - D... C
    Philippines102 contributions
    Very nice place to visit in Puerto Galera, with lots of restaurants, bars, and dive shops. You will return over and over.
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • Sam_boogie
    Province of Alicante, Spain188 contributions
    Great day out to this little beach..maybe a 30 minute or so trip by private boat..mixture of filipno,english,american,german and dutch in our group..great day was had with friends and food and beer definately go again
    Written 31 March 2020
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  • Rene K
    Manila, Philippines79 contributions
    Local falls up in the mountains. 1 hr hike roughly over sometimes slippery rocks. The local guide was invaluable. We were a group of 10. As young as 3 years old. The kids had great fun climbing over the rocks and swim in the top pool.
    Written 5 May 2019
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  • Caroline H
    Geneva, Switzerland18 contributions
    I felt this was an important visit to make to see and support the fine handcraft of the villagers, the elementary school and to learn of the impact of the generosity of the philanthropist and founding couple, Jaime Zobel de Ayala and his wife Donya Bea on the preservation of the traditions of these people.
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • Marcel M
    Luzon, Philippines3 contributions
    Great place with great food. Good for a relaxed day with or without kids. Dogs allowed ! So ideal if your furry partner wants to take a swim.
    Written 21 October 2019
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  • fubeca
    China69 contributions
    Book well in advance. We couldn't get rooms here booking 4 months in advance for Christmas holiday. We did use EACY dive school which was fabulous and based right at the resort. So we used the resort during a couple of days of our kids taking dive lessons. The food was really good, the beachfront area very nice. We wished we could have stayed at this resort. The beach right in front is better than the beach right in front of Sunset resort next door. The pool is nice. Quite narrow for a lot of swimming and games. The sand is nice but the rocky entrance was a lot wider and harder to get across than on White Beach. And a lot more rocks past the rocky entrance to watch out for once you are in the water. Not as ideal for kids. Definitely quieter than White beach. It's pretty, but I actually found White beach as a whole, a prettier beach. If we returned to this area we would definitely try to stay at this resort!
    Written 1 January 2019
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  • Tarek T
    Vancouver, Canada13 contributions
    Amazing hike for those who go all the way to the summit, most posts seem to be by people who just ventured below the summit.
    In the Philippines, a country with decimated forests first by US logging companies in the 50s then by locals cutting trees to make charcoal, it is an amazing sight to see real tropical ecosystems still functionning with giant furs.
    Can be muddy at the top, be ready and enjoy the beauty!
    Written 20 March 2017
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  • jimmybelleza
    16 contributions
    Spend 3 days going to the summit of Mt. Halcon and the climb was more than worth it upon reaching the summit. The pleasure was great. Hopefuly next summer my schedule will permit to go back here.
    Written 15 September 2017
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  • timonadventure
    Philippines323 contributions
    The hike is nice along the river. The falls are a fun photo op, and are on the smaller side. It takes about an hour to hike up to the falls.
    Written 8 June 2018
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  • Florian P
    1 contribution
    Top Diving Resort beside from the Port.
    Nice Peoples and very talenty Divinginstructors, very nice few from the restaurant to the sea. And delicious food.
    Written 13 March 2018
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