Thursday, December 13, 2012

Puerto Galera Trip

After being busy from work my feet are really itching to have some adventure. So I researched for an out of town place where we can unwind and relax in a small budget.....Puerto Galera...!!!yihee....


(Nov. 28 - 29, 2012)
We took Jam Liner bus from Cubao bound to Batangas Port. (175php) Travel time is 2 hours and a half. 

at the Batangas port while waiting for the Minolo Boat Shipping Line to arrive.

Upon reaching the port we took a boat ride which is Minolo Shipping Lines bound to Puerto Galera White Beach. Upon buying your tickets make sure to tell the sellers that you are going to White Beach because they have several ports namely: Sabang,Muelle,Balatero,Talipanan and White Beach. We bought a two way ticket for 580php includes the environmental fee.

Below is a copy of boat schedule:
 FERRY SCHEDULE OF PUERTO GALERA
DESTINATION
SHIPPING LINES
DEPARTURE
Muelle
M/B Island Cruiser
6:00 AM

(Outrigger Boat)
11:00 AM


4:00 PM




M/V Blue Eagle
10:15 AM

(Fast Craft)
3:00 PM




M/B 5J Ferry
3:30 PM

(Outrigger Boat)





M/B Blue Pelican
7:30 AM

(Outrigger Boat)
12:00 NN
Sabang Beach


Balatero
M/B Golden Hawk
7:15 AM

(Outrigger Boat)
8:15 AM


10:00 AM


11:45 AM


1:00 PM


3:15 PM


4:45 PM




M/V Starlite Odyssey
9:30 AM - fri,sat,sun

(Ro-Ro)
4:00 PM - mon,sun




Montenegro Ma. Kristina
10:00 AM

(Ro-Ro)
2:00 PM
White Beach
M/B Villa Natividad
7:00 AM

(Outrigger Boat)
11:30 AM


1:30 PM


4:30 PM




M/B Brian
5:45 AM

(Outrigger Boat)
6:30 AM


8:00 AM - weekdays


9:30 AM


10:30 AM


12:30 PM


2:30 PM


4:00 PM


4:30 PM
Talipanan
M/B Gorgonilla
10:30 AM

(Outrigger Boat)


While on the ride we are all excited to get there, talking about what are the activities that we can do since it is the first time for all of us. Upon docking on the Muelle Pier we are bit surprised because what I know is that the boat should dock on White Beach then a personnel of MSL said that the waves are too high that the boat will not be able to dock there so they took us a shuttle bound to White Beach and its for free.,,,so nothing to worry about our very small budget!hahaha We arrived in Sea Jewel Resort at 9am the receptionist of the resort welcomed us with my screaming name.....!!!hahaha 
              Me and my friends with my screaming full name!!
This is our quad room it has 2 double bed though I was expecting 1 double bed and 2 single bed, also has hot and cold shower and that is very important for me. Click this to see their rates.

I have coordinated with the resort to arrange us an afternoon island hopping activity, since we arrived early so I asked them if its possible to start at 10am and so we did. What they have arranged was an island hopping tour with 3 activities ie; snorkeling, site seeing, under water cave and a beach tour. Its really worth it! 3000php package for the four of us includes the snorkeling gears, life jacket and the boat transfers. The boat man told us that the package was a good deal for us because they usually rate each activity for 200pesos. So I therefore conclude that you must ask your resort personnel to arrange this activity for you so that it would be cheaper since they are locals they know what's the real price! Good thing right? 2 thumbs up for Sea Jewel. We had an unlimited time since it wasn't peak season. 


       at the boat going to the boat for the island tour 
       (the boat can actually accommodate 15 persons)
                                        under water cave
 snorkeling though I don't know how...dont blame me its my first time!haha
                                   enjoying the shores
                                     its yours truly!

We are all starving after the tiring yet adventurous activity so we decided to go back to White Beach and grab a bunch of food on the area and this is what we got.

          Big servings of food from FOOD TRIP for our late lunch!

                           a view of puerto galera at night
dinner at Rosie's well its my favorite place to eat. The staff are so accommodating and the food is good in a very reasonable price. 320pesos for the 4 of us its very affordable right? If you would ask me I will surely recommend this....! 
                                      Mindoro Sling

After dinner I insist to my friends that we must try the famous Mindoro Sling, so we did. We got a pitcher of it for 150 pesos only, some bars and resto's there offers it for 300 well lucky us that our resort is near in White Beach Restaurant that serves the cocktail in a cheaper price. Then we got into sleep our first day is over...though it was just over night I had so much fun and the activities are worth it.


SUMMARY OF EXPENSES

Transpo 
bus                175 *2 = 350
boat              580 (back & forth)
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                                                                                     930.00

Accomodation
1650/night divide 4  = 412.50
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                                                                                     412.50

Activities
Island tour             2960 divide 4 = 740
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                                                                                     740.00

Food                    600/person                                        600.00
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                                                                 TOTAL       2682.50

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