The name Puerto Galera is Spanish for “Port of the Galleons.” For centuries, trading vessels would drop anchor of the shores of this place on the northeastern coast of Mindoro Island. Today it’s one of the top places for a quick weekend trip for the people of Metro Manila. Puerto Galera is just a few hours away.The party’s always on at White Beach. Its restaurants and bars do a good trade. But if you’re looking for something more laid-back, head to a private resort in Sabang or Muelle (the main port) beach.The “center of the center” of marine biodiversity in the world is Verde Passage – the waters between Batangas and Mindoro. Its coral reefs house about 60 percent of the world’s shore fish. Sabang is your jump-off point.
Puerto Galera offers its visitors a wide choice of sports. Most practiced are of course swimming, scuba-diving, snorkeling, boating, sailing, surfing, kayaking, and fishing. The natural beauty of the island makes walks and hikes a real pleasure. For the more adventurous trekking through the jungle and the mountains could be a real challenge. It is advisable to ask around for a knowledgeable guide when you venture of the beaten track.
Puerto Galera is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. Divers from all over the world flock to Puerto Galera to experience the incredible marine diversity, beautiful warm water and huge variety of dive spots.