Mindoro and Sibuyan Sea Category

Apo Reef

October 16, 2009

I’ve decided to participate in Blog Action Day for the first time this year. Blog Action Day is a collective action among the world’s bloggers to talk about one important topic on October 15 of every year. For 2009, the topic is climate change. This is a timely topic since... (read more)

Ponderosa Golf Club

August 3, 2008

I haven’t been to Ponderosa Golf Club but I wish I did during one of the few times I’ve been to Puerto Galera. No, I don’t want to go here to play golf but rather to see the majestic view. You see, Ponderosa is located about 600 meters above sea... (read more)

Sabang Beach (Puerto Galera)

March 2, 2008

I have a couple of personal observations about Puerto Galera. First, White Beach is the most popular beach in Puerto Galera among Filipinos, while Sabang Beach, our featured destination for tonight, is most popular among foreigners. Second, this makes White Beach the Malate of Puerto Galera while Sabang Beach is... (read more)

Sandbar at Puerto Galera

November 27, 2007

I like interesting landforms (like the previously featured Apo Lakay-lakay) so here’s another one: the sandbar at Puerto Galera. This is a tiny isthmus that connects the island of Mindoro with Boquete Island whose old name is Paniquian Island. To the east are the waters of Muelle Bay and to... (read more)

White Beach (Puerto Galera)

March 19, 2007

Summer months have arrived here in the Philippines (winter’s cold was too fleeting) and many people are already heading out to the beaches, like these band of bloggers who’ve gone off to Puerto Galera’s White Beach. We’ve featured Puerto Galera before but that was way back when Mindoro didn’t yet... (read more)

Puerto Galera

May 7, 2006

Since I just spent this weekend over there, the next sight we’ll feature is Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro. You could say that Puerto Galera is the poor man’s Boracay since you only need to spend about 1,500 pesos each for transportation and lodging for a group of about eight... (read more)