Puerto Galera Bay
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Puerto Galera Bay Travel Guide
Puerto Galera is located about 130 km away to the south of Manila at the south western end of the Isla Verde Passage. Today this coastal town is very popular among local and international tourists due to its beautiful tourist attractions, especially its numerous beautiful pocket beaches and diving spots.
The natural marine environment in this area is very well preserved, especially with the booming of tourism industry that brings significant income to the people and local government, as well as to the nature preservation efforts. Puerto Galera Bay was also designated as a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO since 1973, which has tremendous effects on the marine life in its surounding areas.
With great revenue from tourism, the number of fishermen in this area has decreased significantly, because most of them are now working in tourism sectors. That’s why today Puerto Galera is considered as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and attractions in Puerto Galera Bay are also considered some of the most interesting among the top marine tourist attractions in the world.
Beaches have always been the most important Puerto Galera Bay attractions, two of the most popular ones are White Beach and Sabang Beach. Besides offering beautiful view, crystal clear water and soft white sand with various beach activities, these beaches also have a lot of nightlife venues, so it has something for everyone to enjoy.
White Beach is a very popular destination among local visitors, while foreign tourists mostly prefer to spend their time on Sabang Beach. Besides Sabang Beach, most of these foreign visitors usually also flocking around Big La Laguna Beach and Small La Laguna Beach that are still considered as parts of Sabang Beach.
Sabang Beach and its surrounding areas are famous for numerous beautiful diving and snorkeling spots. Just five minutes away from the beach you can already found a great diving spot.
Big La Laguna and Small La Laguna Beaches are also popular as resort areas, as there are many Puerto Galera Bay hotels and resorts can be found in both areas.
A lot of hotels in Puerto Galera Bay can also be found in White Beach area, but recently the development in this area is quite uncontrollable. Today, hotels and restaurants are starting to reach the beach area and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down, which is a bit concerning.
Compared to the beach areas, the town area has fewer attractions, but it doesn’t mean that there are nothing interesting in town. The pier area has some nice dining outlets and you can also find a beautiful, huge Catholic church.
Puerto Galera Bay also has mountain areas that are generally unexplored, but it sure gives you a beautiful view. On the hillside just above the White Beach, you can find a 9-hole golf course. From this magnificent golf course that’s very popular among the locals and foreign visitors, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Verde Island Passage and Puerto Galera’ natural harbor.