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Puerto is a Resort Town located in the north-eastern shoreline of Oriental Mindoro. lt is the eastern half of the island of Mindoro, an island which is the third largest in the Philippine archipelago. The island is south-west of Metro Manila.
Puerto Galera itself is about seventy (70) statute miles away from Metro Manila, and can either be reached by seacraft straight from Manila, or by land transportation from Manila to Batangas City (100 kms), and by ferryboat onwards to Puerto Galera. The land travel takes between one and a half to two hours ride depending on the traffic situation, while the connecting boat ride takes either forty minutes or one and a half hours depending on the ferryboat taken.
has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. Puerto Galera was
the place of refuge for the Spanish Galleonsin times of storm or for a recreational
stop-over for the crews after months at sea when this was a gateway for the galleons
on the way to
Mindoro, the island on which Puerto Galera is located at the North East Coast, was named from a contraction of "mina del oro" or "mines of gold" after the Spanish founded the local community with the consecration of the Church in 1572.
The international cuisine availabel in Puerto Galera is remarkable... specialty restaurants serve the bountiful seafood and traditional German, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Australian, Korean, Japanese,Philippine and Continental cuisine.
Mountains covered with tropical rainforest, waterfalls and beautiful secluded sandy beaches make Puerto Galera an ideal holiday destination for the whole family.
Rediscover the unspoiled beauty of nature.
The famous French painter Gauguin would have loved this island!
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