White Beach, Puerto Galera
Proximity - Because Puerto Galera is among top 10 destinations in the Philippines which is only 3-4 hours away from Metro Manila.
Variety – Sabang and White Beach are the two most popular tourist centers in Puerto Galera. Most of the foreign tourists prefer to stay in Sabang while most of the local (Filipino) tourists go to White Beach.
Sabang boasts of many high-class resorts that offer the best dive education in the country and dive sites are literally a stone’s throw away. Sabang also has a distinct nightlife reminiscent of the old Ermita, former red light district of Metro Manila.
Sabang, they say, is for divers, for the young and adventurous; while White Beach is for families and for the tourist who is content with the sun, sea and sand, for friends who want to escape Manila, recharge their batteries while relaxing in nearby Puerto Galera.
Nature – Puerto Galera’s natural landscapes both above and under water are its foremost tourism asset. There are many beaches and coves, named and unnamed; mountains and forests with orchids, known and unknown; waterfalls and rivers ideal for picnics and sports; 33 spectacular dive sites very close to shore; and Puerto Galera Bay which is now regarded as one of the most beautiful in the entire planet.
Tourism Establishments – Like any other tourist towns, Puerto Galera has all types of establishments catering to all types of tourists. Puerto Galera caters to both the budget-conscious and the upscale tourists. There is also an amazing number of activities and services that will make your time in Puerto Galera truly memorable.
Diving – The channel between Puerto Galera and Verde Island, known internationally as the Verde Island Passage, is “the center of the center of the world’s marine biodiversity” according to American scientists – making Puerto Galera’s underwater world a favorite amongst dive enthusiasts. Puerto Galera also has the biggest number of dive schools in the entire Philippines offering both PADI and BSAC courses in different languages.