Enjoy Puerto Galera on a Budget: Discover the Best Resorts to Stay via Agoda.com
WhenInManila, this is the perfect time to plan your kick-start summer getaway as the beaches of this tropical country -the Philippines- is calling you out! Puerto Galera is one of the most known beaches in the Philippines that could give you the extremities- the party vibe and peace in paradise.
Beautiful White Beach in Puerto Galera in the Morning
When I visited Puerto Galera last week for the first time for the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2014, I was amazed that despite of the crowded white beach, the beauty of it was still preserved. White beach is a one-stop-shop place, as the array of food-stops and hotels/resorts are just around the corner…
Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2o14
sun kissed skin at the White Beach
So if you are planning for Puerto Galera to be one of your destinations this summer, let me enumerate some of the things that you should consider for your vacation and of course your budget good for two people:
HOW TO GET THERE (from Manila)
Budget: 1700PHP Manila-White Beach-Manila (for 2pax)
1. Take a bus bound to BATANGAS PIER (175/HEAD) . Try the Jam Liner located along EDSA near Kamuning.
2. From Batangas Port, look for Minolo Shipping Lines and buy boat tickets bound to white beach (270/head one way or 500/head round trip). We suggest to buy a roundtrip ticket to save.
3. BATANGAS PORT to MANILA (175/HEAD)
Budget: 3800php Three Days Two Nights Stay at SIMON’S HERITAGE RESORT w/ free breakfast (for 2pax)
Simon’s Heritage Resort via Agoda.com
One of the things that I really make sure of whenever going on a vacation is to find a comfortable place to stay at. I’m not saying it should be fancy, but what’s important for me is it is clean and cozy enough to feel that I’m on a break. So I am happy to have found Simon’s Heritage Resort through Agoda.com.
A very homey vibe veranda
Clean linens and bath towels. Our room is comfortable enough for our after party rest.
Clean Restroom and it is a plus that they have bidet fixture.
Poolside in a lush of green
I was impressed by how peaceful the resort was when we were there the fact that all rooms were booked then. The greens all over the place, the structure of the building, and chairs and tables on the veranda gives that homey vibe. The view upstairs is nice during the mornings while we having coffee! It was the perfect time for us to recharge after nights of partying at Mt.Malasimbo. It was also a delight to see the employees were all smiles to give service.
FOOD AND DRINKS
Budget: 1200 for 3 days 2 nights stay, this includes only lunch and dinner as we have free breakfast (for 2pax)
with some new friends we met in Puerto Galera
a very filling breakfast at Simon’s Heritage Resort
DAY 1 Lunch – 2Sizzling Liempo (120PHP)- 240php
Dinner- 2Tapsilog (100php)- 200php
DAY 2 Breakfast- free
Merienda-2 Halo-halo – 100php
Dinner- 4 BBQ Sticks w/ 2 rice and tomato- 90php
4 cans of beer – 200php
DAY 3 Breakfast – free
Lunch – Pancit (good for 2)- 180php
– Mango Shake – 90php
*SNACKS apples, bananas, oranges (we bought at the market)= 85php
The food at White Beach is a bit more expensive than from other provinces that I went to. So at least have a budget of 100 for every meal. In our case, to stretch our budget for food, we had brunch (breakfast and lunch) at the resort on our second day since we woke up late from partying. We also suggest to buy some in between-snacks at the market in case you crave- we bought fruits. Be creative as much as possible to strain your resources.
We spent around 6700php for our Puerto Galera trip. Not Bad right? But if you want to do some activities like Banana boating,jet ski, or go shopping, bring extra money!
So WhenInManila, do not fret of exploring Puerto Galera if you are on a budget! It will still be fun either you have 6700php or ten thousand bucks! It is a matter of budgeting for food and finding a cheap but good place to stay at like Simon’s Heritage Resort through Agoda.com and of course spending vacation with fun people who also love adventure.
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SIMON’S HERITAGE RESORT
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For more photos and infos, check out Frank and Mae’s feature on EATSADATE.COM