It’s Sunday night & tomorrow we will all be hitting work again but here I am very giddy to make a quick post to share my summer happenings last weekend. =p
Sure, I love the beach and I never fail to fall in love, over and over again with sunsets – big, orange-y & fire-y! And, the one music that truly calms my nerves and recharges my often depleted energy is the sound of waves splashing the shore. That’d make my Life a Perfect one!
So, I decided to hit Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. It was my first time actually. I’ve been hearing not quite good stories about it but I decided to give it a chance anyway. Truth is, it was tagged as CHEAP BORACAY!
Honest to goodness, the travel is what makes the experience quite tiring and regretful. I mean, Batangas Pier will give you a mala-TITANIC experience [during summer/peak season, I guess]. You would have to save yourself a seat or else you’ll never get a ride! They do not give numbers so no queue is useful. And, it ain’t like Boracay that the boats are just waiting & are just traveling back and forth. In Galera, they travel for three hours/roundtrip or Galera-Batangas-Galera. Believe it or not, I was backing out already, it’s just my friend who stopped me.
The good thing is that Puerto Galera, particularly the White Beach itself, does not disappoint me at all. True, it’s far from BORACAY but, Galera has its own beauty & aura! It has a relaxing ambiance, though the food is all inihaw. The water is good [no itch], the sand, however, is not that fine. There are lots of rocks scattered both on the shore and on the seafloor, good thing they do not hurt the feet. Accommodations are quite costly but good. In ours, we had a very big mango tree & we just help ourselves to its fruits, for free!
Overall, I was able to relax, calm and recharged myself. I’m glad I went there. Going back? I am not really sure, the boat ride seemed to be forever! But, definitely, I had a wonderful summer luvin’ in Galera! Not to forget, Galera has one hell of great, great SUNSET that you will surely fall in love with! Also, they sell very nice accessories!
[from Buendia to Batangas Pier : 170.00 pesos, roundtrip boat ride / Batangas Pier – Galera – Batangas Pier: 450.00 pesos, accommodations: 2,000.00 – 3,000.00 pesos, meals: 100.00 – 200.00 pesos, accessories: 35.00 – 150.00 pesos]
Enjoy the rest of the summer & have a good sLeep! muah!