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Spanish seafarers in the 16th Century used Puerto Galera as a safe haven during their journeys to the Orient, hence its Spanish name.
Today, it's a weekend retreat for harried busy folks from Manila to get some peace. Boats like this (called the "bangkas") are a common sight here.
The attraction is really the calm blue waters (above and below) and the solitude it offers. For those who wants a night life, Sabang beach provides this option.
To me, what really makes a difference is the people. Children here take to the sea like fish to water and everyone seems to have a ready smile at anytime.
Behind these carefree faces, lies a hard life where their parents depend on the sea and tourists' business to put food on the table.
What really makes me very sad is when I see so many local women who works in "girlie bars" and hanging on the arms of foreign men to make ends meet.
PG looks great when you're out in the sea or at night when all you see are twinkling lights in the distance.
- Pros:Rest and relaxation is easy to get
- Cons:Not very safe for single women traveling solo
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