I heard a lot of comments about the famous Puerto Galera. Because of easy transportation (I guess), Puerto Galera beach in Occidental Mindoro is a famous “crowded” beach of the town. Personally, I really want to go there so I can justify those hearsays. Luckily I was invited by a selected breed sa office to go for a trip. Breed talaga, haha! Anyway, I know they will forgive me for exploiting them dahil ganun talaga at mahirap mag cover ng face ng group shots. Anu daw?!
So going back to the Galera trip, I was trying to recall Chyng’s post about Talipanan if it is the same place or may iba pa. And oh yes, it’s the same place after I checked.
From Alabang, there’s a bus going straight to Batangas Pier. Mejo malakas ung alon but Galerian Lines seem ok and organize, mukhang talagang sa galera, they are not requiring their passengers to wear the life vest, same with other sea lines.
The first stop is the White Beach which is the most commercialized, then the Tamaraw Beach which is more private and the last stop is the Talipanan Beach, same with Tamaraw, private ambiance and less people. Shots were taken while on our way to Talipanan.
Finally at El Canonero; the place is ok for me, it’s nice but there’s something I don’t like, maybe the place is not as clean as it should be or the exterior. I am not hard to please and definitely not choosy pero feeling ko kailangan ng may mag mamanage ng over-all look of the resort. Or maybe dahil foreigner yung may ari and single so walang female touch… hahaha! Just a thought!
Here are the best parts of the resort, looks good sa pictures naman in fairness. :p
We are technically El Canonero’s guest but occupying Luca’s big room. We booked for 2 rooms but there’s no more rooms available on the date we requested. So El Canonero offered that setup and we agreed. We also saw other guest from El Canonero staying in Luca’s that day.
The catch here was Luca’s was literally not considering us as their guest. We are even not allowed to sit to the hammock near our room and the benches in front. If the setup will be like that, guests should be informed ahead or at least make them aware right?
Upon arriving, we also get to visit the falls near the place as suggested by the hotel staff (Ate Ivy) and she guided us going there. I didn’t bring my camera along but it’s ok because the falls is not as good as I expect. Haha!
We decided to have some fun drinking at the shore on our first night. We were informed by the El Canonero staff to sit near their resort so other guests will not be disturbed so we moved. Then after a while, the owner of Luca's went out flashing the light to us directly. It's our mistake that we got careless of time and our noise while having fun. We apologized but his rude approach seems he doesn’t care that we get his concern. We clearly admitted that we disturbed the quietness of the place but being the guest, he should know how to approach properly and react to things.
So moving on, since ayaw namin ng spoiler, we all went island hopping the next day.
Underwater actions below
The island hopping is the highlight of the trip. We also hire small boats to bring us to the cave and bring us to fish feeding area where big boats are not allowed.
The cave on a nearby island.
We went to the White Beach after the Island hopping for lunch and souvenirs. For me, mas pricey ang food and souvenir dito kesa sa Boracay.
Next day was just for us to relax and konting swimming sa beach front. We left the place before 3pm and eat Lomi’ng Batangas on our way home. Yes, it’s a successful fun trip after all. Talipanan gives us the not crowded part of Galera. Luca’s is not a recommended place for me after the incident, not just because of it but the room and over all ambiances is not that good. Hindi sulit for me.
For El Canonero, credit for the service of the staff but not for the cleanliness and organize of the place. There are better resorts to choose that can give same services.
Pero after all the issues and kung ano man...
The best part of the trip ay ang bonding na nabuo ng grupong "Bembangan" Super glad to be part of it! Salamat sa imbitasyon at sa uulitin!
So what we get drunk?
So what we smoke weed?
We’re just having fun
We don’t care who sees
So what we go out?
That’s how its supposed to be
Living young and wild and free