My father was born and raised in Oriental Mindoro – a province located south of Metro Manila here in the Philippines. I grew up in the city (where my mom was, on the other hand, born and raised) but we would always visit my dada’s hometown almost every summer. One of the popular and best places to go to in Mindoro is Puerto Galera – one of the best bays in the world, with its awesome diving spots and great beach perfect for getting a tan.
Well, here’s the irony. I haven’t gone to Puerto Galera until I turned 26 last December, 2012. And that’s thanks to my travel and heart partner. 🙂
As you know, we wanted to go to Bohol and Panglao Island for our birthdays, but we did not have enough leave days to use, so we opted for Puerto Galera instead.
This part of Mindoro is a 2-hour bus and 1-hour boat away from Metro Manila.
It had many bays – the White Beach, Sabang, Aninuan, Big Lalaguna and Small Lalaguna. If you are the relax-on-the-beach type or the banana-boat type of vacationist, you will want to go to the White Beach. But I wanted to (try to) dive and snorkel to see the famous coral reefs and rich marine life of Galera so we went instead to Sabang.
From this point forward, I’ll only be showing captioned pictures. Unfortunately, I did not have a camera with me when we explored the underwater.
We had a quick dip at the pool and a few bottles of beer before heading back to our room.
Sorry I didn’t do Puerto Galera justice in this post (since I did not bring an underwater camera for island hopping and snorkelling) but here are some pictures of this beautiful place from the internet.
For more information on this awesome vacation place, visit http://www.puertogalera.org/.