10 Things To Do in White Beach, Puerto Galera : Our 7th Anniversary Adventure

“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.” – Paula Bendfeldt

Date: August 5 – 7, 2017

Location: White Beach Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

White Beach Puerto Galera

Finally, we found time to update our blog and share to you our Puerto Galera Experience. In this post, we will give you tips, share with you our actual budget and expenses and itinerary for three days and two nights (just like what we always do). Also, we shall add a few helpful contact information that you might need just in case you plan to experience and try the things that we did on our stay at White Beach, Puerto Galera.

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Panoramic View of White Beach Puerto Galera Day 3

Before anything else, we’d like to give you a short background of our Puerto Galera adventure. This is by far the most memorable and most special adventure we have had for the past seven years. This adventure was not only our time to explore and discover Puerto Galera’s beautiful spots (that’s a big bonus though), it is also our 7th anniversary together. We thank God for guiding and making our relationship better and stronger every day, so, it’s high time to give ourselves a reward – a memorable and special reward.

Cheers to seven years of love and adventures together!

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If you have questions and concerns regarding this blog post, just comment down below, and we’re very happy to respond ASAP.

Disclaimer Alert: We will let all the pictures talk. We promise you’ll be bombarded with lots of great and amazing photos we took on this adventure. Are you ready? Because we are! *wink*

We are ready!!!

Your smile is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. – Are

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You smile.

White Beach Puerto Galera

I smile.

Here are the 10 things that we did on our 7th Anniversary adventure at White Beach, Puerto Galera:

#10 Souvenir Hunting

As always, whenever we travel, we make sure we buy souvenirs for our family, friends, colleagues, etc. and of course, for us to have something to keep from this adventure. Typically Filipino! Hehe!     

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Rings Made with Natural Shells

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Madj contemplating on what to buy and how to spend money on pasalubong wisely

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#9 Explore Night Life

There are a lot of bars and restaurants that offer great entertainment in Puerto Galera. One of the most famous and most entertaining attractions you can see at night is the fire dancing show. Surely, every tourist will be amazed on how talented the dancers are. *applause* *applause*

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

#8 Stay at Rem’s Virgin Island Hotel

White Beach Puerto Galera

To make your stay at White Beach, Puerto Galera a hassle-free one, we suggest you book in advance and choose what best suits your budget and location preference. In our case, we chose the more budget-friendly but less quiet accommodation. We read a number of reviews on the internet and blogs before finally booking our two-night stay at Rem’s Virgin Island Hotel.

Rem’s Virgin Island Hotel is located at White Beach, Puerto Galera 5203. Before you can get to the beach front, you have to take a 4-6-minute walk. The hotel has a 5-6 ft. swimming pool and a billiard table that’s best for barkada bonding when you’re running out things to do at the beach. We provided the pros & cons of this hotel to properly address our observations.

Pros:

  • They offer big rooms for two persons.
  • Budget-friendly hotel.
  • They have swimming pool, billiard table, videoke (though we haven’t tried one) — recommended for family and barkada bonding.)
  • Friendly and accommodating staff.
  • They have fast Wi-Fi connection on and near the lobby and pool area.
  • Spacious parking area
  • Hotel location is far from the loud music which gave us a long and sound sleep.

Cons:

  • 4-6-minute walk before you can get to the beach front.
  • When it is dark, there is not enough light to see the road to and from the beach front properly. You must bring your own flashlight.
  • No unlimited supply of mineral water.
  • Limited Wi-Fi connection on the rooms.
  • Advanced payment is non-refundable.

Despite the cons, our stay was still good. Thank you, Rem’s Virgin Island Hotel!

**Rem’s Virgin Island Hotel Contact information will be placed at the bottom part of this blog post.**

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

Our Room Key: Room #202

White Beach Puerto Galera

Rocking Chair at Rem’s Lobby Area

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Room #201 — It was our first room before we transferred to Room #202 because of the clogged pipes in our bathroom.

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Facade of Rem’s Virgin Island Hotel

#7 Pose like a Tourist

As we always do on every adventure we have, we love posing like typical tourists. Best spot to make you feel like a tourist? Their I LOVE Puerto Galera Backdrop!

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White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

The Popular Finger Heart

White Beach Puerto Galera

#6 We Got Inked

We were ecstatic because this was both our first time to have henna tattoo! I chose to have mine on my right shoulder and Madj on her right thigh. See the designs we chose below:

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

Thank you Ms. Regine Loresto of Alvin’s Ink Tattoo / Galera Ink Tattoo for our Cool Henna Tattoos.

#5 Wait for the Sunset

Down to our last five.

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”  — Jo Walton

On every travel we have, if there’s an opportunity to capture and see the dramatic sunset, we definitely wait for it no matter what. This trip was no different. We didn’t miss the chance of capturing the breathtaking Galera sunset. We will just let the pictures do the talking.

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Know what you want to do, hold on to that thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal. – Elbert Hubbart

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Here’s my favorite photo of Madj with the sunset as her backdrop.

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Piggy-back pose — Took only seconds for me to carry her. Just kidding, hon.

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#4 Foodventure in Galera

A pristine, short stretch of beach has so much to offer. There are a lot of restaurants, bars and stores offering great food that will definitely give you complete satisfaction. Listed below are the food that we tried and our ratings / comments on them.

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” – Alan D. Wolfelt

Day 1 Dinner

  • Name: Food Trip Chicken Inasal
  • Address: Beachfront
  • What we ordered:
    • Sinigang na Hipon at Bangus
    • BBQ Meal
    • 1 extra rice
    • Mineral water
  • Total Expenses: Php 436.00
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Comments / Observations:
    • They have unli-rice to all rice meals.
    • Our favorite Sinigang na Bangus at Hiponwas well-cooked and tasted well, but we noticed that it had too much black pepper.

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

Day 2 & Day 3 Breakfast

  • Name: Complimentary Breakfast for 2 for 2 days
  • Address: Rem’s Virgin Island Hotel
  • What we ordered:
    • Tapsilog + 1 cup hot choco
    • Tocilog + 1 cup hot choco
  • Total Expenses: Free on Accommodation Fee
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Comments / Observations:
    • They only offered the following silog meals: Tapsilog, Hotsilog, Cornsilog, Tocilog, and Longsilog.It could be complimented with hot coffee, hot choco or pineapple juice.
    • They don’t offer unlimited supply of mineral water for guests, so you need to buy for an extra bottle if you may. The tapa tasted like adobo, and it was great. They served small amount of rice per meal, so you ought to add extra rice to fully satisfy your hungry tummy.

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

Day 2 Lunch

  • Name: Food Trip Sa Galera
  • Address: Beachfront
  • What we ordered:
    • Marco’s Favorites
    • Footlongsilog (Oh! Sorry, we forgot it’s actual name)
    • Avocado Shake
  • Total Expenses: Php 362.00
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Comments / Observations:
    • They offer unli-rice to all rice meals.
    • We loved the sisig and the tasty crispy skin of fried chicken. Presentation of the footlongsilog was nice as if the meal was smiling to the customers. Plus points on the presentation!
    • Avocado is one of Madj’s favorite fruits. We ordered one avocado shake, and it tasted so good.

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

 Day 2 Dinner

  • Name: Food Trip Sa Galera
  • Address: Beachfront
  • What we ordered:
    • Goto
    • Sisig Busog Meal
    • Mineral Water
  • Total Expenses: Php 214.00
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Comments / Observations:
    • They offer unli-rice to all rice meals.
    • We loved their Sisig Meal and their lugaw with egg (Goto).

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

#3 Photoshoot at the Beach

Since we didn’t have a chaperon with us, prior to this trip, we ordered online our newest tripod, a gorilla tripod and a remote control for our Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera.

White Beach Puerto Galera

Great spot + nice angle + sweet pose = THE PERFECT SHOT! **prenup, anyone?** Just kidding.

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

#2 Explore White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach, Puerto Galera is considered one of the best beaches in the Philippines. For everybody’s information, Puerto Galera was hailed as one of The World’s Most Beautiful Bays  for the year 2005.

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

The White Beach, Puerto Galera is gorgeous in its own, unique way. We couldn’t take our eyes off it. To lie down on its sand for a few seconds made us feel relaxed and calmed.

White Beach Puerto Galera

The weather was fine. It was a bit windy. Waves were the wildest in the afternoon.

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Panoramic View of White Beach Puerto Galera Day 2

We loved the crystal clear blue water. Water sports activities were also IN.

Rates of All Water Sports:

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#1 Parasailing – Our Most Memorable Experience

Can’t wait to release our parasailing photos and videos (Will upload it once I compiled and edited everything! We will keep you posted. Don’t worry!)

We loved everything about parasailing. The scary heights, the beautiful view, the unexpected emotions, the friendly boatmen, the white beach, the life vests, the smiley yellow parachute, from start to finish — EVERYTHING.

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“Flying High on the Wings of Love”

This is by far the best adventure we’ve had. We felt like we were flying. YES! We were flying at the top of an amazingly beautiful White Beach, Puerto Galera. We couldn’t believe seeing the short stretch of the pristine White Beach. This experience made our adventure more memorable and remarkable. We can’t wait to do it again.

White Beach Puerto Galera

Before we headed on to parasailing, we needed to sign the Wind Captain Unlimited, Release of Liabilities.

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This parachute design didn’t work for us, so we changed to the yellow one. Yes! 

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Time to Parasail

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

We loved our parachute design — ALDUB feels at Boracay! Click this video to watch Maine and Alden’s Parasailing.

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

Great experience and a MUST-TRY activity in Puerto Galera

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart. “– Confucius


Few Tips:

  1. Aside from our list above, there are still tons of activities to do in White Beach, Puerto Galera. All you need to do is go and explore. We’d like to recommend to you Kuya Almar Gayo (See his contact details at the bottom), who’s kind enough to guide us during our Parasailing Activity. He also offered us other activities like island hoppingsnorkelingland tours, other water sports activities, etc.
  2. The list above is just a guide, but everything we have mentioned is highly recommended.
  3. If you like to stay in a beachfront hotel / inn, the information below might give you a big help:
  • Las Villas Del Natividad
    • Deo S. Holgado : 0977 8860 072 / 0998 541 7485
  • Mendelluke Suites
    • Look for Mario / Flor : 0999 9793 370 / 0917 3065 481
  • Agbing Beach Resort
    • Look for Mayla : 0917 795 3899

They say all good things come to an end! But if the memories are this good, I am pretty sure they will last longer than a lifetime!

White Beach Puerto Galera

White Beach Puerto Galera

Hope we enticed you enough to travel and explore White Beach, Puerto Galera. Happy travelling! 


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Puerto Galera Expenses

Day 1
  • Rem’s Virgin Island Hotel Accommodation for 2 nights  = 2400.00 for 2
  • Environmental Fee = 100.00 for 2
  • Parasailing Activity Fee = 2000.00 for 2
  • Minolo Shipping Lines (Round trip ticket) = 1000.00 for 2
  • Bus Fare from Alabang South Station Terminal to Batangas Port = 274.00 for 2
  • Henna Tattoo Fee = 400 for 2 different designs
  • Dinner at Food Trip Chicken Inasal = 436.00
  • Groceries and Snacks, etc. = 1000.00
Day 2
  • Lunch at Food Trip sa Galera = 362.00
  • Dinner at Food Trip sa Galera = 214.00
Day 3
  • Bus Fare to Alabang from Batangas Port = 274.00 for 2
  • Souvenir Budget = 1000.00 for 2
  • Lunch at Batangas Port = 200 for 2 

Total Budget for 2 persons = 9660.00

Total budget per pax based on our expenses = 4830


Puerto Galera 3D2N Itinerary

Day 1

  • 0645AM: ETD House Proper
  • 0726AM: ETD Alabang South Station Terminal to Batangas Port (via N. Dela Rosa Lines)
  • 0930AM: ETA Batangas Port.
  • 1000AM: Board at Minolo Shipping Lines
  • 1130AM: ETA Puerto Galera Proper
  • 1200NN: Hotel Check-in. Rest.
  • 0300PM: Explore White Beach.
  • 0430PM: Estimated Time of Parasailing.
  • 0500PM: Parasailing Activity Ended. Back to Hotel. Wash-up.
  • 0700PM: Watch Fire Dancing, Explore Night Life, & Souvenir Hunting.
  • 0900PM: Dinner at Food Trip Chicken Inasal, Atbp.
  • 1100PM: Henna Tattoo Service at Albin’s Ink Tattoo
  • 1220AM: Back to Hotel. Wash-up.
  • 0100AM: Lights off.

Day 2

  • 0800AM: Breakfast @ Rem’s Virgin Hotel
  • 0900AM: Explore White Beach. Photoshoot.
  • 1200NN: Lunch at Food Trip sa Galera
  • 0130PM: Back to Hotel. Rest.
  • 0430PM: Start Swimming at White Beach
  • 0500PM: Wait for the Sunset.
  • 0700PM: Back to Hotel. Wash-up.
  • 0900PM: ETD From Rem’s Hotel to White Beach
  • 0930PM: Retouch Henna Tattoo
  • 1000PM: Dinner Time @ Food Trip sa Galera
  • 1100pm : Back to hotel. Lights off

Day 3

  • 0630AM: Wake-up Call
  • 0700AM: Breakfast @ Rem’s Virgin Hotel
  • 0800AM: Explore and Rest at the White Beach Resort.
  • 1000AM: Back to Hotel. Wash-up.
  • 1130AM: Hotel Check-out
  • 1200NN: ETD from hotel to MSL
  • 1230PM: ETD from MSL to Batangas Port
  • 0200PM: ETA Batangas Port
  • 0230pm: ETD Bus from Batangas port to Alabang
  • 0430pm: ETA Alabang Proper

Helpful Contact Information:

  • Rem’s Virgin Island Hotel (Roderick E. Magbuhos): 0917-521-7325
  • Almar Gayo (Parasailing Guide): 0927-881-9990
  • Norly (Tricycle Driver for Land Tours): 0936-84-30-163
  • Regine Loresto (Tattoo Artist): 0927-232-0532
  • Galera Ink Tattoo (Ice Gernale): 0995-628-3944

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