There was this long December 2018 weekend and the thought just popped into my head: we’re going to Puerto Galera!!! I vaguely remember the time I was there with my youngest sister Dawn, and cousin Jet, and it would be nice to show the place to my daughter. I heard stories that the place was now too commercialized, but I was hoping Puerto Galera still has some magic in her hidden somewhere, not unlike when I first visited wayyyyy back then. I remember secluded beaches against a backdrop of a mountain where the sun only really showed up past mornings. The crystal clear waters, swaying coconut trees, and cool morning breeze. At night, White Beach explodes with life and pitchers of Mindoro Sling abound. This time, though, it would be a more muted visit, and I looked forward to soothe my weary body and mind after a really tough but rewarding year.
As always, a few pictures for first time DIYers to get an idea of where to go while in Puerto Galera, followed by an actual itinerary with expenses incurred for two (2) people. Book your accommodations in advance as there are a lot of tourists all-year-round. Explore. Get off the beaten track. Enjoy ‘ya’ll.
It was hard to go but we had to get back to the city. But I needed to take one more look at where I was, at that moment.
As promised, here’s the complete itinerary with expenses incurred for two (2) people.
DECEMBER 30, 2018 SUNDAY
Sashamae Allowance (she’s our dog!)
Taxi to Cubao Jam Liner
Depart Cubao for Batangas
Arrive @Batangas Pier
Starlite boat fare to Mindoro (1130 AM for Balatero)