Puerto Galera

Just a few hours’ travel from Manila, this gorgeous collection of bays and islands is one of the country’s top dive destinations. Puerto Galera is Spanish for “port of the galleons”. Its deep natural harbor, sheltered on all sides, was a favored anchorage well before the Spanish arrived in 1572, and today it remains a favored anchorage for long-term yachties and short-term vacationers.

Puerto Galera (PG) typically refers to the town of Puerto Galera and the resort areas surrounding it – namely Sabang, 3mi (5km) to the east, and White Beach, 4mi (7km) to the west. Each area has its own distinct character, spanning the range from sleaze to sophistication; you’d be well advised to choose carefully.

Explore Puerto Galera


Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Puerto Galera.