Puerto Galera Trip: The White Beach and Island Hopping

The last time we visited Puerto Galera was in March 2016 to attend the Malasimbo Music Festival. It was my second time. I didn’t get the chance to explore the place when we attended Malasimbo in 2015, so I made sure to make the most out of the trip. This post is almost a year late but still wanted to share with everyone about our amazing island hopping experience.

Exploring Puerto Galera’s Islands

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We had the whole day to do some fun activities before heading to the music fest at night. So we went out to get a little bit of sunshine. It was a 30-minute jeepney ride from the hotel going to the central harbour station where we rented a boat going to another island. We were a group of 10 people so we managed to rent and fit in one boat.

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When we arrived at an island, we had to transfer to 4 smaller boats, each can accommodate 2-3 people + the boatman. We had a short briefing with the tourist guides for a few reminders and safety procedures. Before heading to our first stop, we managed to take a group shot. We were lucky to be with a few of our online influencer friends who are our inspiration for taking our own photos and OOTDs during the adventure.

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The boat ride was a breathtaking experience. I’m not a swimmer so I was wearing a life vest the whole time.

Island hopping lasted for hours and it was a bit tiring, but at least we had enough time to have our late lunch at a restaurant with the beach view and relax by the seashore while watching the sunset. I hate the feeling or thought of being suffocated so during the fish feeding activity, I was very uncomfortable. I hesitated at first but still managed to try it out because I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. And after a few minutes of being in the water and looking at a flock of tiny and colorful sea creatures swimming under the sea, I realized that it was a one of a kind experience – a wonderful story that I could share with my family and friends.

My Takeaway: Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of courage.

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