When life is just so toxic and all you need is a really quick getaway from the city works, this is what happens:
An Overnight trip to Puerto Galera!!
Since I have my birthday leave, at least I used it with a superb quick vacation.
From Cavite, we rode a van going to Batangas Port. The travel time is almost 2 hours, and from Batangas Port to Puerto Galera, is almost an hour.
We booked at the hotel a day before so after we landed the Sabang Puerto Galera, we head straight to the hotel.
We made a mistake, we thought that the White Beach and Sabang are just in one shore, so we decided that it is okay to booked at Sabang, we can just walk right to White Beach, but it is not.
Sabang, PUerto Galera is good for Scuba Diving, it doesn’t have the beach you were longing for, it is purely for the Scuba Diving. We didn’t do scuba diving, but on Batangas Port, we were offered to do some activities such as, Snorkeling, Underwater cave, Sand bar and other beaches.
So friends, if you want the normal beach, go to White Beach, if you are going to book a hotel, please always check the location. So you won’t have the same mistake as we did. We just looked at the brighter side so we won’t be having any regrets.
We booked at Tropicana Castle Resort. The Resort has its MEdieval Themed castle, with 5 floors, one swimming pool, fitness center and rooms has its own blower, bath tub (you just have to pay additional 500.00 for it), heater and television, for only 2,000.00, I am telling you, it is worth it.
We checked in by 1:00pm, a little relaxing a tour in the resort and we get ready for our adventure.
The boat we rented was waiting for us in the shore, and it was big for just the two of us, we met Kuya Jay-R, and he said we will be transferred into a smaller boat.
and here it what the smaller boat look like,
Unfortunately, my action camera’s water proof case broke just before we go to Puerto galera, so I was crying for its wrong timing. Snorkeling was really the best experience I had, better than what I had in Cebu. The corals are huge, there were so many fishes. It is the best!
So here are some of our photos as well.
Sorry not to give you detailed blog about this trip, I was so heart broken for my camera, I wish I could share you how beautiful underwater sea in Mindoro is.
For the breakdown of cost:
From Pala-Pala to Batangas Port= P165.00
Lunch @ Batangas Port = P60.00
Batangas Port to Sabang (round trip ticket) = P500
Environmental Fee, Sabang = P50.00
Activities (Snorkeling, Beaches, Underwater Cave) = P1500.00/2 person = P750.00
One night at Tropicana Castle = P2,000.00/2 persons = P1,000.00
Dinner = P140.00
Lunch = P70.00
Environmental Fee from Sabang = P30.00
Tricycle Batangas Port to Grand Terminal, Batanagas City = P70.00
Batangas to Cavite = P160.00
ALL IN = 2,995.00
This is a very quick and tiring getaway. Haha.
But as I got back to Cavite, I feel renewed, no regrets in the past, and ready for what life is going to throw me. 😀
Thank you for reading!!