The perfect place who are looking for a romantic, peaceful and quiet vacation.
TALIPANAN BEACH, PUERTO GALERA
Contributed by: Ronnel Louise Barbero
How to get to Talipanan Beach
1. From Manila, ride Victory Liner in Gil Puyat (or Cubao)
Fare: P165.00 per person and per way
2. Drop-off point at Batangas Pier.
3. Proceed to Puerto Galera Terminal – So many choices of Shipping Lines but make sure to book direct to Talipanan beach or drop-off in other port and ask if they will provide shuttle (I think Father and Son have a free shuttle), But we chose Minolo Shipping Lines to drop-off in white beach for our lunch.
Boat Fare – Per way: P275.00 per person
Round-trip: P500.00 per person (make sure your return date and time are scheduled)
Batangas Terminal Fee: P30.00 per person
Environmental Fee: P50.00 per person
4. Depart Puerto Galera Terminal Ticket: P10.00 per person
5. From White Beach, ride a tricycle going to Talipanan Beach around 10 minutes travel time.
Fare: P 150.00 per ride
Where to stay in Talipanan Beach
Infinity Resort and Spa
A luxurious place to relax and unwind. Expensive but worth it! The ambiance, the landscapes, 360 nature’s view by the sea and mountains, the infinity pool with beautiful fountains & the Jacuzzi, the amazing architectural designs of villas with modern touch, delicious food, the amenities (karaoke, billiards, PS4) kayaking – try to go 50meters far from the shore for the best view of Sunset (because you can’t see the sunset on the shore) & all the staffs are exceptional & professional.
Sunny Beach Resort
The affordable rate with Serene View and comfy couches. They have clean rooms, small pool, accommodating staff (Ms. Marie) and most of all the best spot to see Sunrise on their sunbeds.
Mountain Beach Resort
Cheapest rate and most hospitable staffs especially Kuya Pilo. A bamboo and native style resort with a little veranda in front of the beach. We had our Lunch and Merienda during our stay at a nearby resort. (Good food and reasonable price)
Try something new in Puerto Galera!
You can rent Scooter and explore the Island with a stunning view
Rent rate: P500.00 (for 24hrs with a helmet but exclusive of gas)
Gas: P70.00 (it depends on your gas consumption)
Ate Aya – Super nice person, try to contact her for affordable Beach hopping and other activities. (The owner of Yoyo’s Inn)
Kuya Dodi – the owner of the motorbike rental
Where to Go / What to Do:
Ponderosa top of the hills – nice and breathtaking view of Puerto Galera.
Activities: Zipline – long and fun to fly over the mountain with green trees (we didn’t try this as I remember P700.00 per person)
Skywalk – it’s about 300m long thru the forest. There are uphill and downhill. (I forgot the price)
Sto. Nino Sand Bar Beach – a tiny strip that connects the island of Mindoro to Boquete Island. (They have entrance fee I don’t know the rate) we only check the place because we need to catch up the sunset in the lighthouse
Virgin Island – A clear water that you can swim and they have a small cliff dive.
Sabang – a bustling town area with many Korean foods (we only across here to Sinandigan)
Sinandigan Light House – as per Kuya Dodi 2nd best spot for Sunset view (we didn’t get here due to road construction)
Dulangan Bulabod Beach – as of Ate Aya this is a solemn and nice place (we didn’t get here also due to lack of time)
Tamaraw Falls – the waterfalls are refreshing, relaxing and very nice view. (Slippery)
Entrance Fee: P30.00 per person
White beach – the best spot for Sunset within the shore in Puerto Galera as of Kuya Dodi and party place at night.
Make sure to book a scooter a day before to have plenty time to explore Puerto Galera.
Comfortable Swimming attire for the beach and tamaraw falls.
Selfie stick with Tripod for beautiful pictures.
Bring best outfits for your Instagram.