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Thursday, January 10, 2013

My travel to Puerto Galera

I have always wanted to travel around when I was younger. The first out of town trip that I did after college were Puerto Gallera way back 2005.

Puerto Galera renowned for its white beach and located at Oriental Mindoro, it's one of the beach destinations closest to Manila and one of the top tourist destination choices of Manilenos due to proximity as well as the numerous activities and adventures available in Puerto Galera. You will surely have a memorable time when you go to Puerto Galera especially with your friends or family.

How to get there:

1. Go to any of the following bus terminals located around Metro Manila. Travel time going to Batangas pier will take about 2 hours and the fare is around 200 Pesos.
a. Bus Terminals near the corner of Taft Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia), Pasay City. For those who are travelling by air going to Manila this bus terminal is nearest to Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Domestic Airport.
b. Bus Terminal near Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.
c. Bus Terminal in EDSA corner Kamias Street, Quezon City.
d. Bus Terminal in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

2. Upon arriving in Batangas pier, go to Terminal 3 where you can find the ticket booth of the ferry going to Puerto Galera. You need to pay the Terminal Fee worth 30 pesos per person as well as the Environmental User Fee for tourists going to Puerto Galera which is around 50 pesos per person. Since Puerto Gallera has 4 major points make sure that you are buying and riding the boat where you want to go. Sabang Pier, Muelle Pier, Balatero Pier and White Beach are the four major entry points of Mindoro. So if you want to go to White Beach make sure that you bought the right ticket and you are riding the ferry going to the White Beach.

If you are a foreigner, do not be shy to ask around if you are confused, most people who are travelling there and even the locals knows how to speak English.

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