Puerto Galera has the natural asset for attracting tourists. It still has the unspoiled environment, tropical climate, an agricultural setting, numerous beaches, interesting mountain areas, lakes, rivers, rain forests, wild animals, rare fora and fauna and the existing cultural minorites.
Special interest tours in the province such as mountain climbing, trekking, hiking, camping, butterfly watching, game fishing, adventure trips to the wilderness, visiting Mangyan settlement areas, natural caves and waterfalls exploration, island hopping, scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming could be conceptualized.
These are some of the major tours and activities that you can enjoy with and you can't ignore to experience while staying anywhere in Puerto Galera.
Tamaraw Falls is about 10 kilometers outside Puerto Galera. Here you can enjoy a picnic in the scenic area and take a refreshing swim in the natural swimming pool. Nearby you can find Villaflor, a nice sandy beach ensconced in a fishing village.
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Water Sports Activities
There are many opportunities for water-related activities. You can do snorkeling, ride a banca or a speedboat, go water skiing, rent a jet-ski, have fun on the banana boat, and so on. You want to try going on a kayak safari up the streams of the San Rafael River? We'll arrange that for you.
Want a worry-free trip? Go swimming or sun-bathing at one of the undisturbed beaches in Puerto Galera. Ask any of the tour adventure guide from the area to take care of arranging your tour boat trip and your beach barbecue with cold beers and soft drinks while watching the beautiful sunset at the beach.
Hidden Paradise / Tukuran
If you have enough time for vacation, you can ask your tour guide to arrange your adventure trip (day tour) at Tukuran where you be mesmerize of the beauty and silence of Hidden Paradise. A whole day tour includes snacks and barbecue lunch with some cold beers/softdrinks.
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The Mangyans are the original inhabitants of Mindoro. They are very nomadic, and they try to avoid outside influences as much as possible. As the years went by, they gradually moved away from other settlers; thus, whereas they used to live by the sea, now they have settled in mountainous areas. You need a guide to visit their village so that you will be given a warm welcome. The Mangyans are very shy, so make sure you have been given permission to take photos before firing away.
Ponderosa Golf Course
This is a one-of-a-kind 9-hole golf course situated on a 2,000-feet high mountain. Whether you’re a golf aficionado or a first-time golfer, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to play amidst the breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Puerto Galera cove and its surrounding islands. All golf equipment can be rented and the green fee more than reasonable.
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Action is the name of the game when you blast away at your opponents with paintball bullets in a scenic jungle location. This adventure includes a boat ride to the location together with a beach barbeque and the opportunity to go swimming and snorkeling.
If you want to explore the area on your own or together with your friends, you can rent a motorbike anywhere in Sabang or in White Beach, RGB Rent-A-Motorbike.
Every Sunday is a good time to visit the provincial capital, Calapan, a good 3-hour jeepney drive away from Puerto Galera. The way to Calapan is a rather rough drive, but on the way you can enjoy breathtaking views and beautiful calamansi plantations. In Calapan, you can buy items at bargain prices, but if you’re not into shopping, we’ll take you straight to the big event of the day -- the cockfights.