Travel to Puerto Galera, this delightful town on the island of Mindoro, starts at the Philippines capital city, Manila. The trip consists of the combination of two forms of transport, by road and ferry.
There is no airport at Puerto Galera, so you are unable to fly.
Quickest way to Puerto Galera?
If you do not want the hassle of public transport, then your best option is to arrange for a private minivan or car to pick you up from either your hotel in Manila or the airport as you get off your plane. The minivan, which is air conditioned, will take you the 2 ½ to 3 hours from Manila to Batangas, where your own banca boat will take you directly across to your resort in Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro. This is the easiest, hassle free way to travel to Puerto Galera. Talk to your resort or hotel, they will be able to arrange private transport for you and give you an idea of costs.
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Something even Quicker?
I mentioned above that planes do not fly to Puerto Galera, this is true there are no direct fights from any airports in the Philippines.
You can however take a seaplane. Whilst the cost may be prohibitive for most, if time is of the essence and you can share the cost with others, then a 1 hour flight from Manila directly to the doorstep of your resort in Puerto Galera is perfect. Talk about feeling like a rock star!
Bus and Ferry from Manila
For the majority of us, travel is part of the experience, so don’t fret if you cannot afford your own personal transport.
There are a number of busses that will take you from Manila, mostly they are in Pasay City, to Batangas. The trip will take you about 3 hours, but if whether and traffic is against you then it has been known to take 6 hours. The worst time to travel is Saturday mornings and coming home try not to travel on Sunday’s. This is mainly due to the inhabitants of Manila getting out of the city for the weekend.
From Batangas there are any number of ferries that will take you to Puerto Galera.
Catching a jeepney; like everywhere else in the Philippines, do not stick by a timetable, they leave when they are full and I mean full. They will have everything on board from other holiday tourists to locals and there produce, both inside and strapped to the roof. My preferred option is by banca.
Travel to Puerto Galera is not difficult, in fact it is very straight forward, the views are astonishing, entering the Manila channel at Puerto Galera for the very first time, is a memory that is imbedded in my mind for ever.
Private Transport to Puerto Galera
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