Trip to Puerto Galera Island in Philippines (Coco beach and White beach)

This is my second time to go to Puerto Galera island, which is one of nearest island beside Manila. In Puerto Galera island, there are many beautiful beaches, the most famous ones are Sabang beach and White beach. Sabang beach is well known for wonderful diving experience, and White beach is famous for its long beach with nice sand.

It’s convenient to go to Puerto Galera island from Manila. In the JAM liner Buendia Terminal, there are many buses to go to Batangas port.

The buses are scheduled to depart every half an hour, and they are always parking in front of JAM Liner Terminal, it’s easy to find.

When arrived in Batangas port, there are many local people rushing to help you buy the boat tickets. I recommend to let them help you to buy the tickets, because there are many tickets needed and It’s hard to buy by yourself.

However, the most toughest part of this journey is about traveling in the sea. There are different beaches in Puerto Galera island, you need to ask clearly which boat to take before depart, otherwise, you will waste a lot of time. For example, the boat from Batangas port to Sabang beach will take 2 hours, if you want to go to white beach, it will take 2 and half hours.

This time I planned to Sabang beach, but I have booked Coco Beach Resort in Agoda. When I arrived, I found out the Coco beach is a private small beach, and a little distance from Sabang. But this beach have a very nice view and the Resort is really wonderful. I have a very relax time here.

The internal Resort environment.

The view from the swimming pool.

In this Resort, the rooms are built as traditional Philippines style, and most of them have a nice sea view. When you sleep at night, you can hear the sea wave; when you sit on a balcony, you can enjoy the fresh air and magnificent sea view.

The view from balcony in my room.

And the most important, nice beach!

In my opinion, Coco Beach is like an isolated place, there are not so many people here, but have a very Good environment. It is very suitable for relaxing here.

In contrast, there are much more people in the White Beach, and lots of public restaurants and hotels. There is around half hour journey from Coco beach to White beach.

Lots of hotels and restaurants near the beach.

Many activities in the night.

I have lived in Summer Connection hotel last time, which has a very large balcony and amazing sea view.

So if you like walking long beach with nice sand, White beach is a very good choice. There is also lots of activities makes you feel very enjoyed here.


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