Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Tayo na sa Puerto Galera!

I was chatting one lonesome evening with Jayvee and I found out that he hasn't been to Puerto Galera. I love going to the beach, so then and there we planned on rounding up some friends, bloggers and whoever to go visit Puerto Galera. I'm taking the initiative to blog about it coz I don't want Jayvee to use the blog title he proposed.

March 3-4, 2007, Saturday and Sunday

How to Get There
If you're bringing car, just drive up to Batangas Pier and park your car there. I think overnight parking is around PhP200.

If you're commuting, take the bus to Batangas Pier at Alabang. Better yet let's all meet up at Jollibee (beside the bus/FX/jeep terminal) in Alabang at 5:30 a.m. and go together.

At the Batangas Pier take the ferry to White Beach. That takes about an hour.

Then, you're there!


We're planning to make some sort of reservation depending on how many are coming. Four to six people can sleep comfortably in the barkada rooms.

Recommended Itinerary

March 3, 2007
5:30 a.m. Meet up at Jollibee Alabang
5:45 a.m. Board bus to Batangas Pier
7:45ish a.m. Arrive at Batangas Pier
8:30ish a.m. Board ferry to White Beach
9:30ish a.m. Arrive at White Beach (buy your ferry tickets upon disembarking)
10 a.m. Hit the beach
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Henna tattoo
2:00 p.m. Siesta
3:00 p.m. Massage by the seashore/swimming/banana boat etc.
6:30 p.m. Prepare for dinner/watch TV/get some rest
8:00 p.m. Dinner/Gimmick
to sawa

March 4, 2007

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Beach!
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Head home

How Much it Costs

This is what I spent the last time I went (March 2006), so it might've gone up 10 to 20%:

Taxi to bus - 100 (from Paranaque)
Bus to Pier - 120
Fastcraft to White Beach - 180
Terminal Fee - 10
Room - 500 (PhP1,500 total; I had 2 friends with me but 5 people would fit in the room)
Food - 150 per meal (You'll survive with spending PhP50 to 80, but I eat a lot eh)
Massage - 150 or 200 (don't really remember)
Pasalubong - 100 per t-shirt, 5 per bracelet
Fastcraft to Batangas - 180
Bus to Manila - 120
Taxi to home - 100

That's approximately PhP2k per person with 3 to 4 people in a room.

Please confirm if you wanna join by leaving a comment here or in Jayvee's blog.


  1. Hahaha. Alam mo kung bakit di mo gusto title ni Jayvee!

    (ah...dahil ba sa ipod nano mo?)

    Count me in. And Tina. (most likely)

  2. haha. ALAM ko kung bakit ayaw mo ng title ni Jayvee.

    {ah..magagalit ang ipod mo?)

    hehe. Count me in and count Tina in.


  3. if anyone's going to get a real tattoo (not just the temporary henna thing), i'd say go to the Island Tattoo stand at White Beach. look for tupeng (actually, christopher heh heh), he's a pretty good artist.

    don't forget to try the mindoro sling while at the beach.

    have fun!

  4. Jomar... shhhhh!!! Hehehe.

    To Jester-in-Exile. Yup! Tatupeng! Met him and had several tattoos done by him. He's in my friendster. :)

  5. I want to goooo. :D Most probably I'll be able to, but I have to get the parental permission first. Haha but that's easy. ;)

    Joms! If I need someone to ask permission for me, ikaw tatawagan ko ha. :P (hahaha ang hirap talaga pag bata pa :p).

  6. to be young, free and single!

    Well, actually it's just work that's stopping me... Mostly...

    Have fun...

  7. Tina, tama ka, get Jomar to ask permission from your parents. Ganun talaga! It took me a loooong time to get them to allow me to go anywhere :)

    Anton, Sure! Go go go!

  8. Hmm, parang gusto ko ah! =D

  9. Would love to join, dear, but can we schedule this on the 17th of March so Jajah and I could go without problems? :D

  10. Anonymous11:49 PM

    Sama kaming mga bisdaks si Ian sigurado sasama :P

  11. Diet diet diet muna! Waaaahhh... Pero tara, Gale tayo now na! Hehehe

  12. Anonymous7:43 AM

    Game Game Game!

    Hehehe. ;)

  13. nga pala, aileen, might be fun to go from white beach out to explore the other coves, like tamaraw beach, et cetera...

    hay, kung di lang kasi busy...

  14. Tara na! Lahat ng gusto sumama. Tuloy tayo next weekend :)

  15. hmm... baka masama ako :) depende nga lang if i get to finish my projects due this week on time :(

  16. let me give you a fair warning. do not stay at White Beach Resort. many bed bugs and my cp got stolen, management does not care. again, stay away from White Beach Resort.