About Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera is widely used to refer to the region from Sabang and La Laguna in the northeast tip of Mindoro, to Whitebeach further to the west with Puerto Galera town proper being just about in the middle of the two.
In Sabang you will will find the great majority of resorts, hotels and dive centres, as well as most of the restaurants, bars and nightlclubs. The beachfront areas of Sabang, Small La laguna and Big La laguna are where most of the dive centres, and many of the resorts and restaurants are concentrated. Sabang can be quite a bustling little town, especially during high-season, when there is a vibrant Puerto Galera nightlife scene. During low season, Sabang is, of course, somewhat quieter and more relaxed. Sabang offers a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, varying widely in ethnic styles, and also in prices. Sabang is where you will find most of the diving in Puerto Galera
The central town of Puerto Galera is around 6km from Sabang and is easy to reach by public transport (Jeepney/motorbike/ tricycle) or you may want to hire your own beach buggy or motorbike and drive yourself around.
Puerto Galera has a lot of small businesses catering to the resorts, hotels and residents, and has some great bars and restaurants too. Muelle Pier is the natural Marina, and has great views which can be enjoyed whilst grabbing a meal or a cold drink.
White Beach has dozens of souvenir stalls, bars, eateries, tattoo/henna shops and more, as well as access to lots of watersports, such as: Jetskiing, Water Skiing, Para-Sailing, Snorkeling, Banana Boats and Kayaks.
What is the Puerto Galera weather like? In Puerto Galera, it’s pretty much an all-year summer, especially if you are from colder climes. The temperature averages around 30 degrees celsius for most of the year, and Puerto Galera only has 2 distinct seasons, and they are normally referred to dry season and rainy season, although the difference is not that distinct.
The influencing factor on the weather in Puerto Galera the wind. From May to November, Puerto Galera experiences winds and ocean currents from the west, and is the ‘Rainy’ season, also known as typhoon or monsoon season. This is not as bad as it sounds, as it doesn’t rain every day, but usually rains more than in the ‘dry’ season. Typhoons very rarely land directly on Puerto Galera. More commonly we catch the edge of a storm and experience higher wind speeds and heavier rainfall.
From November to March, the winds and currents come from the East. Typhoons are very rare during this season as the temperature rarely rises above 28 degrees. Puerto Galera’s weather is generally so agreeable all-year round that it is never without tourists, no matter what time of year.
All the areas of Puerto Galera have lots to offer the adventurous holiday-maker. Find out what to do in Puerto Galera on our Puerto Galera activities page.