From Manila, you can take the bus from LRT-Buendia terminal Batangas-Pier Route .
Once you get to the Pier, go to Terminal 3. These are the boats going to White Beach/Talipanan Port.
We took the Minolo Lines 9:30 am schedule. Php 500.00 for the trip back and forth plus a Php 30 terminal fee in Batangas pier then Php 50 upon arrival at Puerto Galera. Travel time is around 1 1/2 hours.
We stayed at White beach resort and availed the room which can accommodate us all, 7 persons. It costs us Php 2,000/night, 2 single beds and 1 double bed with a small TV, aircon and bathroom.
After taking our lunch our adventure started.
First stop: Tamaraw Falls and Virgin Beach plus stop-overs to see a good view of the place.
If you want to see a Falls without exerting too much effort, Tamaraw falls would definitely be the one you are looking for. It is located at the side of a bridge. You can opt to go down but there's a fee of Php 30. You can swim, chill and eat there if you want.
Next stop: Virgin Beach. Wondering why? Hmmm, not so sure about how the name came from but maybe because of Virgin Mary’s located at the side of the beach on top of the rocks. I love the calmness of the place. Being on top of it was priceless. I took some minutes there, sitting, reflecting and watching the little waves.
Of course you can swim there too. By the way, there's an entrance fee of Php 10 by the way and Php 500 for the cottage if you want to stay longer.
During the night, you can eat anywhere since there are lots of restaurants there. Try FoodTrip sa Galera if you want an unlimited rice Haha but if you're on a tight budget, you can just bring some foods and eat it at the hotel or by the beach.
Fire dancers starts at around 8-9pm. You can watch them while eating your dinner. I think there are two performances, the 8-9pm and 11-12pm or maybe it will vary depending on the number of visitors or shall I say more performances during peak season.
Comedy stage performances are the other entertainment there aside from the fire dancers. Surely, you'll be laughing and laughing watching them performs.
Next day (DAY2): Island Hopping.
We started with the underwater cave then went to the Coral Garden where you can feed the fishes. Make sure not to step on the corals so you can preserve them. Wasn't able to capture the fishes because we didn't bring an underwater camera... Next was the Giant Clams, where you can see clams and fishes too... Last stop was in Maniknik Beach where you can have your lunch. They offer foods in packages and it’s made to order so while waiting, you can go on swimming while they are preparing for you orders.
After the island hopping, if you're not yet tired, you can go on swimming or walk along the beach.
During the night, chill and roam around to check if you want to buy some pasalubong or have a quick massage to relax your body.
Last day was Talipanan Falls and Beach. Going to Talipanan will take you around 15-20 minutes. Since we were many, we took a multicab going there.
Trekking to Talipanan Falls will take you around 30 minutes, well depending on how fast you can walk though. You will enter the Mangyan Village when going there. Since its not peak-season, we were able to haggle on Guide's fee for Php 250, that's for all of us.
You can swim at the falls. Your tiredness will be lost once you dip yourself and let the coldness of the water immerse in your body. Oh yes, such a relaxing experience.
Next and last stop was the Talipanan Beach. This is more relaxing compared to White Beach. Less people, beautiful place. :)
To end up our getaway, we ate lunch before finally head to Batangas pier. We took the last trip at 3pm. Another Php 10 for the terminal fee.
Travel Tip: If you want a less crowded view of Puerto Galera, go there during off-peak season so you can really enjoy your stay.
Other must see places: Aninuan Falls and Beach. (We were not able to go there, well, maybe next time.)