REVISITING PUERTO GALERA
PHOTOS TAKEN DECEMBER OF 2009
Puerto Galera is a REFLECTION of shimmering seas surrounded by rolling mountains. Actually we really didnt have plans to go out of town at that time but since it was on a weekends we decided to explore the beaches and so I thought it was time for us to enjoy and to feel the spirit of Christmas at the beach at the same time. We found ourselves traveling from Manila to Mindoro. It was really a memorable trip. I can’t imagine that this trip would materialize because initially we all wanted to watch movies instead.
Puerto Galera is considered one of the most beautiful and developed beach resort community in the country today. Starting from “backyard tourism” wherein local residents accept local and foreign tourist as stay-in guest, soon the island’s tourism has flourished. In the course of time, several hotels, resorts, inns and restaurants have mushroomed within the area. Upon arrival, visitors board any of the waiting bancas (outrigger boat) that ferry passengers across the surrounding waters and into the various resorts dotting the coastline.
But realistically, water is certainly the main attraction of the island. Crystal clear and shimmering especially during the hot summer months, the sea framing Puerto Galera is ideal for swimming, sailing, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.