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Things to do in Puerto Galera

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Puerto Galera is one of the premiere scuba diving spots in Asia, offering 40 dive sites within easy reach of the local beaches and a range of dives unequalled elsewhere in the region. Puerto Galera caters for all levels of divers from those wishing to learn to the most experienced.

For details of Dive & Course Packages see our Scuba Diving page.

For more general diving information visit the Action Divers website.



The Puerto Galera Yacht Club was founded in 1993 and is now an integral part of the local community and has become well known to both the local and international cruising community. All are welcome to drop in at anytime, or join club members for the traditional Friday night BBQ. Small sailing boats are available for hire. Particular highlights of the year are the New Year, Easter and Halloween regattas.

For more information visit the PGYC website

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Ponderosa Golf Course is situated at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level in a beautiful tropical alpine setting at the foot of Mt Malasimbo.

It is a challenging 9-hole course with stunning views over the entire Puerto Galera Bay and surrounding areas.

All clubs, balls, caddy etc. are available for rent, and the staff will carry your drinks and even find your lost balls for you.

Beach Barbeques

Beach BBQ

Puerto Galera’s many islands and isolated beaches offer the perfect opportunity to have a special picnic or beach BBQ.

Getting there is half the fun, a short bangka ride provides great scenery and a most pleasant way to travel. Then just spend the day swimming, lazing in a cool river stream, snacking, doing a bit of exploring or getting stuck into a big spread and a nice cool drink.

Afterwards enjoy the ride home with a late afternoon “cold one” or chilled glass of wine. A great way to spend a day out in Puerto Galera!

Self Indulgence


Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing. What better way to spend the day than relaxing on a lovely beach taking an occasional swim in the beautiful warm water, or being pampered by a full body massage and manicure.

And if you feel the urge, you can hire some snorkel gear or just enjoy a cold drink from the local beach vendors. And at the end of the day, enjoy a pre-dinner drink as the sun sets casting its glow on the islands in Verde Passage.



At Small La Laguna and Big La Laguna Beaches, just put on your mask and snorkel and slip into the water and you will enjoy some of the best snorkeling you can imagine 30 metres from shore.

Being mostly quite shallow, it is ideal for beginners, but equally enjoyable for the most experienced. All the necessary equipment is readily available for hire on the beach at modest rates, including safety vests. Or hire a bangka and make a day of it by visiting a whole range of snorkeling and swimming sites.



Feel like letting off some steam? Then an afternoon at the private and secluded Puerto Galera Shooting Range might just be what you need!

A variety of weapons is available for rent to suit all, from the .22 to the mighty .45. Feel like something more exciting? How about an M4 in full auto or even an AK47?

Don't worry if you've never fired a gun before, instructors are available to help whatever your skill level.



Not far from Puerto Galera are the very impressive 140 metre Tamaraw Falls, where you can enjoy a BBQ or picnic and just let the refreshing waters crash and cascade over you while you relax in one of the many rock pools.

Further afield you can trek or take a buffalo cart to the magnificent Tukuran Falls, a beautiful spot where the waterfalls have carved out the surrounding boulders over thousands of years into pools and small falls.



How about a jungle trek to a cool inland stream or hot spring for swimming. For the less engergetic, part of the journey can be done by water buffalo!

Or why not join the Puerto Galera Hash House Harriers for their weekly Saturday afternoon fun run and get to see a bit of the Mindoro countryside that you would not normally experience?



Small La Laguna, Big La Laguna and especially Sabang beach offer plenty to do in the evening from inexpensive to very good dining — especially the fresh local sea food. A wide range of food styles are offered and good wines are generally available at sensible prices.

There are many good drinking spots and sports bars to enjoy an evening drink, play pool or watch live international sport or just enjoy the sound of waves lapping on the beach. And later in the evening enjoy the music and entertainment offered by the local discos and music bars.




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