Top things to do

Top Choice Bar in Puerto Galera

Point Bar

Our favourite bar. The Point Bar is a mellow sunset-and-beyond meeting place with great views and eclectic music. It’s one of the few bars in town where solo women travellers can feel comfortable.
Top Choice International in Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera Yacht Club

This is a hidden gem, perched in the trees on the west edge of Muelle Bay. A free shuttle boat (three minutes) operates from the Muelle pier waterfront or you can drive there easily enough. Sunset drinks and a barbe…
Top Choice Italian in Puerto Galera

Luca’s Cucina Italiana

Does great Italian food, usually cooked by the Italian owner. The pizzas, cooked in an outdoor brick oven, are especially toothsome and feed three. The restaurant is perched over the beach, with cliffs above and mou…
Top Choice Filipino in San José

Kusina ni Lea

Kusina has friendly service and a good seafood selection, including sweet-and-sour lapu-lapu (grouper) and grilled squid. It also might be the only restaurant in Occidental Mindoro – except for Jollibee – with air-c…
Bird Sanctuary in Sablayan

Sablayan Prison Farm

A wonderfully quirky experience, the Sablayan Prison Farm offers much more than a chance to meet-and-greet prisoners in their element. There are also a host of prisoner-guided excursions on offer in the lush forests…
Cultural Centre in Calapan

Mangyan Heritage Center

This friendly research center and library is a treasure trove of books, archival photos and old news clippings about Mangyan culture. Its souvenir shop sells baskets, wild honey, Mangyan Jew’s harps (P20), Mangyan-w…
Italian in Puerto Galera

Bella Napoli

Another Sabang eatery to file away in the ‘damn, that was good but how did I just drop P1500?’ category. A robust wine selection (glass from P140) tempts oenophiles, while epicureans will relish the food and relaxed…
Waterfall in Puerto Galera

Tamaraw Falls

This waterfall drops from a forested ravine into man-made splash pools off the main Puerto Galera–Calapan road, 13km out of town. It gets busy at weekends, but otherwise you’ll be just about the only person here. Je…
Italian in Puerto Galera

Robby's Cafeteria

What is it with Italians and Puerto Galera? Straight-out-of-Bologna owner Roberto creates delicious pizzas, deli sandwiches and rich desserts. Eat outside with a view of PG harbour or pop inside for red-tablecloth d…
Cafe in Calapan

Dutch Cafe

A peaceful little cafe tucked incongruously into the middle of Calapan's chaotic centre, with coffee drinks, a few snacks, wi-fi and even air-con! It's just north of the town's central traffic light. A larger second…