Places to stay Puerto Galera
Just being two hours away from Manila, Puerto Galera has quite a number of tourists flocking the place, be it local or foreigner. It has a wide stretch of beach that is divided into different parts. There are a number of accommodations available in these beaches depending on your budget and ambiance that you're looking for. White Beach area is preferred for families and people who love the nightlife and the beach without getting on a plane to Visayas. Sabang, Small La Laguna and Big La Laguna are more for divers as there are lots of diving spots within the area, and for honeymooners or those who just want to have pure relaxation should look for an accommodation within Aninuan and Talipanan Beach where its much quieter and isolated.
Apartelle de Francesca www.francescaresort.com - Conveniently located within White Beach, this resort hotel has a total of 48 airconditioned guestrooms. Each room is equipped with amenities including cable TV and private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower. Other hotel facilities are a gym, Side Pool Garden with a pool bar, internet cafe, outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, souvenir shop and a couple of function rooms for meetings and special events.
Sea Jewel Resort www.seajewelonline.com - Easily recognizable because of its brightly-colored building, Sea Jewel Resort has a total of 30 airconditioned guestrooms wherein every room has amenities like cable TV and private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower. A restaurant is also available onsite.
Agbing Beach Resort http://agbingbeachresort.multiply.com - A budget beachfront resort which cater mostly to families or those travelling in big groups because some of the rooms can accommodate up to 6 people. Each room has amenities including airconditioning, cable TV, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower and a mini-kitchen.
Blue Water Lodge www.bluewaterlodge.com.ph - This budget lodge is not exactly beachfront but only located a few minutes walk away from the beach. All the rooms have an airconditioning unit, cable TV and private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower. It also has a common kitchen and dining area for guests who wants to cook their own food and is on a tight budget.
Marco Vincent Resort www.marcovincent.com - A beachfront hotel which has a total of 38 Mediterranean-style guestrooms and classified into four categories: Queen, Deluxe, Premier and Family. Each room is equipped with amenities like airconditioning, satellite or cable TV, refrigerator, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower and complimentary wifi internet access. Other hotel facilities included are an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, conference room and a restaurant.
Lan-Sei Resort www.lanseiwater.com - This resort is located approximately 5 minutes walk from the beach and still fairly accessible to all the Puerto Galera happenings. All the rooms here have airconditioning and has basic amenities like cable TV and private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower. Other resort facilities are an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, a recreation area where you can play billiards and sing karaoke and a conference hall which can accommodate up to 150 people.
La Solana Suites www.lasolanasuites.com - Located only a few minutes walk from the White Beach is La Solana Suites which can be easily recognized because of its bright orange building. It has a total of 23 airconditioned guestrooms which is classified into five types and are all spacious. Each room is equipped with modern amenities like cable TV and private toilet and bath with hot and cold showers. Other resort facilities for guests use are an outdoor swimming pool, kiddie pool, massage area, function hall, restaurant and a videoke machine. A complimentary shuttle service from Puerto Galera port to the resort is also available for guests.
VM Beach Resort www.vmbeachresort.com - A beachfront accommodation which promises its guests a friendly and relaxing stay. Rooms are classified into three types: Standard, Quadruple and Family. All the guestrooms are airconditioned and features amenities including cable TV and private toilet and bath although hot and cold showers are only available in the Quadruple and Family rooms. A restaurant is also available onsite.
White Beach Lodge Contact Person: Estela Candava 0920 554 5067 - This beachfront lodge is considered to be as one of the biggest within White Beach as it can accommodate up to 250 people. It has 59 rooms in its main compound and another 12 rooms at the annex. All the guestrooms are airconditioned and includes amenities like cable TV and private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower. They also have a function room which can seat up to 100 people, common kitchen and an ample parking space.
Sabang, Small La Laguna and Big La Laguna Beach
Tropicana Castle Dive Resort - You definitely cannot miss the Tropicana Castle with its distinct architecture which is probably the most recognizable structure in Sabang. The hotel is built into a cliff-side and designed like a medieval-style castle and so are the interiors and the rooms itself. There are four types of rooms and each is equipped with modern amenities like airconditioning, cable TV, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower and refrigerator. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant onsite.
Oriental Sabang Hill www.sabanghill.com - A beachfront hotel in Sabang which has a total of 24 recently renovated rooms. Rooms as categorized into four types: Standard, Superior,Deluxe and Family. Each room features basic amenities such as airconditioning, cable TV, safety deposit box, refrigerator, mini-bar and private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower. Other hotel features are an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, fitness gym and a pool table.
Big Apple Dive Resort www.divebigapple.com - This dive resort has one of the widest range of accommodations in Sabang to suit different budget types. For the budget conscious and backpackers, they have 2 standard rooms available which features basic amenities including a double bed, shared bathroom with cold shower, minibar, refrigerator, verandah and complimetary wifi internet access. Deluxe, Grande, Superior and Suite rooms however features more room amenities like airconditioning, queen or king sized beds, cable TV, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, minibar, refrigerator, verandah and free wifi internet access. Other hotel facilities includes a restaurant and bar, outdoor swimming pool, recreation area and its own dive school/shop.
Mermaid Hotel www.mermaidresort.com - A beachfront accommodation in Sabang which features 30 well-appointed guestrooms that is classified into six different types and consists mostly of suites. Each room is furnished with modern amenities including airconditioning, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, telephone, complimentary wifi internet access, safety deposit box, refrigerator, minibar, flat screen cable TV and a DVD player. Hotel facilities includes a restaurant which serves international dishes, cocktail bar, outdoor swimming pool and its own dive center.
Capt'n Gregg's Resort www.captngreggs.com - Located beachfront in Sabang, Capt'n Greggs is one of the oldest resort and dive center in Sabang, which was established since 1983. They have both airconditioned and fan rooms where each is equipped with basic amenities including double beds, cable TV and private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower. The hotel also features a restaurant located on the second floor and overlooking the water. It also has its own dive shop.
Sabang Oasis www.sabangoasis.com - This resort is located in Sabang and comprise of 12 rooms. All the rooms have airconditioning and amenities like cable TV, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, refrigerator, minibar and a private balcony, while the bigger rooms even have its own kitchen. The resort also has a rooftop swimming pool and a bar area.
El Galleon Dive Resort and Hotel www.asiadivers.com/elgalleon - This resort hotel is located on the Small La Laguna beach and claims to offer the most complete scuba diving training facility within Puerto Galera. The rooms here are cottage-type and uses native materials like bamboo. They have a total of 31 airconditioned guestrooms and each room is furnished with amenities like refrigerator, minibar, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower and bigger rooms even have a vanity area. Wifi internet access is available in the room but with additional charges although it is free and accessible in the resort's public areas like the swimming pool, conference room and restaurant.
Red Sun Dive Resort and Whitehouse www.redsunresort.com - Located on the hill of Small La Laguna Beach is the Red Sun Dive Resort which can be easily recognized because of its stylishly White building, which the owner designed it himself. It has 55 spacious guestrooms and suites, and each of the room has a private balcony where guests can get a great view of the ocean. Other room features included are airconditioning, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, cable TV, refrigerator and a minibar. Other hotel facilities are an outdoor swimming pool located on the 4th level, a restaurant which serves Filipino, Korean and Western dishes located on the 5th level, and the resort's own dive center.
La Laguna Beach Club www.llbc.com.ph - A 39-room boutique hotel which was built in 1992 and conveniently situated in Big La Laguna Beach. The La Laguna Beach Club and Dive Centre have rooms and suites which are set on a tropical garden landscape and features amenities like airconditioning, cable TV, DVD player, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, safety deposit box and a refrigerator. Other hotel facilities are a bar and restaurant, freshwater swimming pool and a dive center.
Portofino Resort Hotel www.portofino.com.ph - Just 5 minutes away from Sabang is Small La Laguna Beach where Portofino Resort Hotel is located. It has 25 fully furnished guestrooms that has a Spanish-Mediterranean style architecture. Each room is equipped with modern amenities like a kitchen complete with full-cooking facilities, queen-sized beds, cable TV, airconditioning, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, refrigerator, minibar and an in-room safe. A bar and restaurant is also available onsite wherein free wifi internet access is available.
Other locations in Puerto Galera
Coco Beach Resort www.cocobeach.com/theResort.php Behija, Puerto Galera - This resort hotel is located beachfront in Behija, which is a quieter and secluded part of Puerto Galera. The resort is set on palm trees and the bungalows and facilities are all made from natural materials. It has a total of 110 rooms which is made up of cottages styled like a native nipa hut and made of bamboo. The resort tries to promote natural, native-style living so none of the rooms have airconditioning. Room features includes private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower and a private verandah. The resort currently has four restaurants, bar, tennis court, hanging bridge, 2 outdoor swimming pools and a spa.
Sunset at Aninuan www.aninuanbeach.com Aninuan, Puerto Galera - Set below Mt.Malasimbo, which is a dome-shaped 3,000 feet high mountain with dense tropical forest, Sunset at Aninuan is more popular for honeymooners because of its location and the beautiful sunset that can be witnessed from the beachfront of the resort's premises. It comprises of only 17 rooms and each room has a private balcony with a view of their infinity pool and of the ocean. Almost all of the rooms have airconditioning except one family room which only has a fan. Other facilities that can be found on the resort are an infinity swimming pool, billiard table, tennis table, beach bar and a restaurant.
Amihan Villa www.amihanvilla.com/puerto-galera Aninuan, Puerto Galera - A 4000 meter square estate set on a hilltop with nature as its background. Amihan Villa is a 5-bedroom villa and just a few minutes walk away from much quieter Aninuan Beach which makes it a great location if you just want to relax and enjoy your holiday. Each of the villa is equipped with modern amenities like flatscreen TV, aircondtioning, free internet connection, private toilet and a free-standing bathtub and separate shower which have both hot and cold running water and private balcony which provides a view of South China Sea and Mt. Malasimbo. Other resort facilities includes a 40 square meter outdoor swimming pool, children's swimming pool and a jacuzzi.
Tamaraw Beach Resort www.tamarawbeachresort.com Aninuan, Puerto Galera - This resort is located in Aninuan and has different types of rooms to suit your budget. They have rooms, cottages, apartments and studio-style units that is more recommended for long-staying guests. Each guestroom features basic amenities like airconditioning, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, writing desk and chair and a verandah. The apartment and studio-style units however has additional room features like a living and dining area, fully-equipped kitchen and a refrigerator. The resort also has a restaurant, bar and a tennis court onsite.
Bamboo House Beach Lodge www.bamboohousebeach.com Talipanan, Puerto Galera - As its name implies, this native resort located in Talipanan Beach in Puerto Galera is constructed by making use of bamboo.
The rooms have a Filipino theme and features a few basic amenities like aircondtioning and private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower. The resort also has a beachfront restaurant and a mini-bar.