Living Near Sabang
by Duke O'Kingston
Sabang is an interesting place. It is definitely a place for adults to party or relax. With it's many scuba establishments and girlie bars, mostly foreigners seem to be present to revel in those two diversions.
There is good food here, better than in Puerto Galera in my opinion. There is the ONLY bookstore on the island, run by a nice guy from Ohio named Tom. While he caters to the used book crowd, Tom's selections are very good in the area of westerns especially.
There is sailing here and a local "yacht" club. There is a group that does Saturday hikes to nearby locales and off islands, there are cool pool sticks for sale, and beaches close by, the most notable being at White Beach.
Needless to say, I'm not coughing up my secret beach spots where my wife and I swim with mostly locals. I'm just not that into crowds!
Common tourist countries include: Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, South Korea and the U.S. The local people are wonderful, and there's very little pressure to buy souvenirs, although you will be asked!