"PUERTO GALERA" Puerto Galera by Rastarigo

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White Beach: A Misnomer

White Beach, the most photographed beach on Puerto Galera is one and a half hours away from Batangas City pier for 140 pesos via a speedy outrigger named Villa Natividad. Approaching White Beach, we could see colorful flags lining the beach strip. It was a heck of action on the beach. Everybody seems to have his share of the activities. Swimming, hoisting flags, fixing the stage, building sandcastle, pitching tent. Setting foot on the beach reminds me of a Boracay closer to Manila. I mean the action, the vibe, the energy. It's littered with good-looking well-heeled Manilenos Manilenas. There were only a few Caucasians outnumbered by the ubiquitous Koreans. Part of the reason is perhaps the beach which to me is ordinary. Although powdery, White Beach is brown. It's ridiculous Filipinos are fond of giving names improperly. Pebbles exist where the sand and surf meet. The shoreline is cluttered with boats. The water is not inviting either.
Resorts could not accommodate the swarming vacationers from Manila so they allowed tents to be put up before the resorts. The night was abuzz with music. There were live concerts sponsored by San Miguel Beer and Smart which lasted till the wee hours of the morning. It drizzled for a while. Incredible, Shakey's pizza exists in this part of the world. Tourism can be purveyors of civilization! Like any stuff, foods are priced to the hilt.

Buendia- Batangas City Pier ...P111
Pier- White Beach.......................P140
Pier Terminal Fee.......................P10
Accommodation..........................beach!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:a microcosm of boracay nightlife
  • Cons:forgettable
  • In a nutshell:pricey yet cheesy beach
  • Last visit to Puerto Galera: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 9, 2005
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  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2006 at 5:07 AM

    Buendia- Batangas City Pier .......P111, Pier- White Beach......P140, Pier Terminal Fee......P10, Fun filled beaching at P.G. White Beach ....... Priceless!!!

  • shintarojon's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2006 at 7:43 AM

    eh mukha namang nag-enjoy ka dudung, kala ko ba ayaw mo!

  • nimato's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2006 at 1:16 PM

    gee thanks for your review on puerto galera.. thought it's a beautiful place.. even lonely planet hails it..

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