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Things To Do In Puerto Galera

Planning to visit Puerto Galera on your next holiday trip? There’s a lot of things to do in Puerto Galera whether it’s fun in the sun and relaxing on the beach, seeking an adrenaline rush, or hitting the town for the nightlife, Puerto Galera has it all for you.

Come have some fun with us here with BADLADZ and you’ll have some epic stories when you go home.

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High Season in Puerto Galera

The high season runs from about mid-December through the end of May. This is largely due to the beginning of the holiday season and favorable weather for beach-goers and tourists.

With the Christmas holidays, New Year, and Chinese New Year all stacked quickly in succession, the high season will kick-off to a roaring start.

While there’s fun to be found here in any season, the high season has a few particular advantages since there are so many options for entertainment. Looking for adventure? we’ve got it. If you’re looking for relaxation, you’ll be hard-pressed to get out of your beach chair.

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No matter what your preference, Puerto Galera is the prime destination for fun!

There is two main categories for fun here in Puerto Galera, its the water activities and the land activities. Let me talk more about it, lets start with the water fun.

Things to Do in Puerto Galera in the Water

There are so many water activities that we recommend to travelers as things to do in Puerto Galera you couldn’t possibly do in a short holiday to the island. You will need at least a week of aggressive activity outings to get them all in.

With that said, we love some water activities and we want to show you some of our favorites things to do in Puerto Galera that require water.

Here are some of the water activities that we recommend and love to do ourselves…

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Jet Skis
  • Banana Boats
  • Sailing
  • Swimming in the Ocean
  • Swimming in the Pool
  • Wind Surfing
  • Boat Tours or Beach Hopping

Check out a little more information of these fun things to do in Puerto Galera.

Scuba Diving

The first thing you have to try once you are in Puerto Galera, is scuba diving. Scuba diving is one of the most popular things to do in Puerto Galera. With some of the best diving in the Philippines, you simply cannot be here without at least trying the sport.

For starters, you can try Discover Scuba Diving. The Discover Scuba course is a fun-filled and exciting experience. It can be done in just half a day and is great for all ages from 8 years old upwards. This makes it a great experience for family and friends.

You can read more about Discover Scuba Diving here.

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Diving with PADI Open Water Advanced Course

Once you fall in love with diving it will be time to do your Open water course! This is a 4-day course that qualifies you as a full-fledged diver. It will give you a chance to explore the wonderful diving here in Puerto Galera.

Click here to read more about the PADI Open Water Courses.

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If diving isn’t your thing, but you love to view the amazing ocean wildlife from the surface, then you’re in luck, because there is so much to see in Puerto Galera without even donning an oxygen tank. Just grab your fins, mask, and snorkel, and you’ll instantly enter a new world.

A beautiful boat ride brings you to the best snorkeling sites in the area. The water temp is between 28 – 31 degrees and you can snorkel comfortably, enjoying the amazing corals and colorful fish.

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Kayaking Around the Bay

Is there anything more serene than just you, the blue ocean, and a kayak? We sure don’t think so. Puerto Galera bay is one of the most beautiful ways to see the beautiful scenery and wild life. The bay’s waters are always calm so it is really relaxing and enjoyable.

Its a great location for leaving your cares on the shore and enjoying the serenity of ocean kayaking. Read more about Puerto Galera Kayaking here.

Jet Ski Over the Ocean Waves

Spend your day zipping over the ocean waves with a jet ski. One of the best (and most speedy!) ways to enjoy the sun and the surf, jet skis are sure to offer an afternoon of fun over in White Beach, just 15 min away from BADLADZ.

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Fall Off a Banana Boat

Banana boats are always a favorite beach activity, especially for large groups. Just a short 15-minute trike ride away from BADLADZ, you can spend the day zipping all over the beautiful White Beach.

Beware: Don’t try banana boats unless you want to have TONS of fun!

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Sailing is taken seriously here in Puerto Galera. Head to the Puerto Galera Yacht Club near Muelle Pier to get to know the sailing crowd, or enjoy a nice dinner and a few drinks at the friendly restaurant. The yacht club also rents out lazer dinghy’s, windsurfers, and kayaks by the day.

If you need a little instruction to use the equipment, they are happy to provide that as well.

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Swimming in the Ocean

The most common thing you can do once you arrive here is to go swimming in the ocean. There are plenty of beaches here in Puerto Galera for you to choose from.

BADLADZ Beach Resort has a beach right out front, so if you are staying here you can just walk right out and go swimming without having to leave to go anywhere (see below). There are also other beaches near like White Beach, Coco Beach and many more.

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Swimming in our Beach Front Pool

Another cool benefit you can have when you stay with us here at BADLADZ is you can swim to our beachfront swimming pool.

Swim in our children’s and adult swimming pool with a cold beer in hand, while enjoying the moments with your family and friends.

There’s actually a lot to talk about the water activities you can do here in Puerto Galera, but enough of that for now. Now let’s talk about the land activities available here for you.

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Things to Do in Puerto Galera on Land

A lot of people think that there’s nothing but water sports and activities going on here in Puerto Galera. That couldn’t be less true! If the world of water just isn’t your thing, no problem, there’s plenty of land activities to keep you busy for quite a while.

Here are some land activities that we recommend and have done ourselves…

  • Ride a Motorbike Around Mindoro Island
  • Golf on the Mountain
  • Shooting Range
  • Killing Zombies with Crossbows
  • Mud Karts
  • Go-Karts
  • Quad Bikes
  • Zipline

Rent a Motorbike and Drive Around Mindoro Island

One of our guests’ favorite land activities on the island is to rent a few motorbikes and hit the open road. We always recommend motorbikes as the best way to experience the island of Mindoro: it allows you to see all the little barangays, or small villages, along the way, and be free to stop when you see something that interests you.

There’s nothing like the feeling of the wind whipping through your hair as you head down the winding road.

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Golf on the Mountain

Visitors to Puerto Galera love golfing on the mountaintop at the popular Ponderosa golf range.

This small 9-hole par 3 golf course is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic view of Puerto Galera bay while you relax and unwind.

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Blowing Off Steam at the Shooting Range

Puerto Galera has its very own shooting range open daily. One of the more popular land activities in the area, the shooting range caters to adrenaline junkies and is also definitely a must if you want a “Dirty Harry” picture of your own.

They have a variety of guns to shoot including an AK47. Our guests always have a great time practicing their target skills and blowing off some steam.

Killing Zombies

Yes, you read that right. In Puerto Galera, you can live out your zombie-slaying dreams in real life. Of course, they’re not real zombies, just zombie targets.

This will surely give you the thrill that you are looking for.

Get Dirty with the Mud Karts and Quad Bikes

If your idea of a good time is to get dirty, then you’ll definitely want to check out the mud karts or quad bikes here in Puerto Galera. Explore the terrain of the Philippines in style.

It’s a perfect activity whether you are traveling with a friend, with your significant other, or a group.

Cruise Around with Go-Karts

Satisfy your need for speed with the go-karts. Head to the go-kart course in the same area as the mud carts with your family or friends and experience the wind whipping through your hair as you enjoy the perfect Philippines weather.

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Swing the Mountain Top with the Zipline

Experience the free-falling sensation of zip-lining from the mountain top in Puerto Galera. You can do this one solo or couple, this is sure one of the most thrilling things to do in Puerto Galera. While you’re enjoying you will have the perfect view of the wide jungle and rivers below.

All these things to do above you can do as a solo traveler or couple, I also included here the things to do in Puerto Galera as a group.

Things to Do in Puerto Galera as a Group

Here are the group activities that we recommend and have done ourselves…

  • Waterfall Tour and Jungle Trek
  • Mangyan Village Tour
  • Beach Hopping and BBQ
  • Paintball Wars
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Floating Bars & Live Bands
  • Other Nightllife and Kareoke

Now lets explore each one a little more…

Waterfall Tour & Jungle Trek

If trekking is your activity of choice, you’re in luck. Puerto Galera has some great jungles for you and your group to explore. Take the fun, challenging trip to Tukuran Falls where you’ll cross rivers, taste real cacao, and swim in the beautiful waterfall at the end of your journey.

Experience riding an ox-drawn cart brings you most of the way and then a short walk to the Tukuran river pools. Relax and enjoy the hearty lunch and crystal clear waters of the pools. A small waterfall makes it really picturesque.

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Mangyan Village Tour

On your way to the waterfalls, you may pass by some of the small villages. They are the Mangyans, learn about how these indigenous people of Mindoro live.

Experience the unique culture of these native peoples on your visit to Puerto Galera.

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Going for Beach Hopping and have some BBQ

One of our most popular day trips for groups. The beach hopping trip will let you enjoy the sun and the sand while relaxing with your group. Start the day off by snorkeling in a couple of the best shallow dive sites in the area, then take a lunch break with a BBQ meal.

Check out a few more fish before heading back in the boat to the pier after a great day in the sun!

Paintball Shooting

Another adrenalin pumping activity you can enjoy with your group. Paintball shooting lets you and your friends get competitive and strategic as you spray colorful paint all over the place.

You will find the paintball range at X-treme Philippines along with the mud carts, go-karts, quads, zombie shooting, and on the back end of the area is a separately owned business, the Puerto Galera Shooting Range as mentioned above.

Puerto Galera is a great place to let loose and has some fun with paintball.

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Beach Volleyball

Spend hours of fun in the sun while you get competitive with your friends, beach volleyball is a classic activity you don’t want to miss out on.

The popular beach you can play volleyball in is the white beach and of course, BADLADZ Beach Resort also has one on the beach in front of our resort.

Chilling in the Restaurant at BADLADZ and Drinking Margarita's

BADLADZ Restaurants really has the most amazing view of the bay & the yachts. We also serve great Mexican and Filipino food. A favorite is the nacho’s and Margarita’s or ice cold beer. If you are hungry order the wet burrito. You will not be disappointed.

White Beach for Sunset

If you want to see the great view of the sun setting over the ocean then hanging out at White Beach is a good spot. White Beach is just 23 minutes from BADLADZ Beach Resort and also the apartments by tricycle.

Once you get to White Beach you can choose among the many beach restaurants and bars along the beautiful beach. Be sure to walk the whole beach because there is definitively a difference between restaurants and bars.

At either end of the beach, you can find a more quiet atmosphere, while the middle of the beach has more of a party atmosphere.

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Floating Bars & Live Bands

If there’s one element of the nightlife in Puerto Galera and surrounding areas that are unique, it’s the floating bars. To visit the floating bars you will need to head over to Sabang beach. This is 15 – 20 minutes from any of the BADLADZ properties.

Take small, free boats to the bars that float just past the shore in plain sight of the ocean. Let the waves move you as you enjoy a couple of drinks.

Nightlife & Karaoke

Puerto Galera has the best nightlife on the island of Mindoro, and it’s one of the reasons why many people choose to stay here. Take your choice between two of the best nightlife hotspots, each less than 15-20 minutes away from the Beach Resort and the Dive Resort.

For a wide variety of bars, Sabang is your destination while White Beach gives a glimpse into the popular gay culture of the Philippines. One of the specialty drinks of White Beach, the Mindoro Sling.

These are all by far the things to do in Puerto Galera that we recommend and love to do ourselves, there’s still more waiting for you here.

If you do plan to come to Puerto Galera, come visit us at BADLADZ and will be more than happy to help make recommendations and give more details to any of these things to do in Puerto Galera to make your vacation a memorable one.


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