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You’ll find so much to do in Puerto Galera

Beaches, island hopping, waterfalls, hiking, and so much more...


Spectacular Scenery

Voted one of the most beautiful bays in the world


Scuba Diving & PADI Courses

As well as Scuba Diving, El Galleon offers kayaking, sunset cruises, beach hopping, volleyball, golfing, snorkeling, and trekking. Whether it’s a lazy day in the sun, some adventure or a game of golf, we have what you’re looking for.

El Galleon Beach Resort offers the ideal setting from which to enjoy some of the world’s best recreational scuba diving in Puerto Galera. Asia Divers, a PADI Professional Development Center and the largest and most reputable scuba diving school in the region, operates our in-house dive shop. Qualified scuba divers can enjoy over 40 dive sites and further their scuba certification to all levels.
Beginners have the option of enrolling in either a PADI Open Water Diver course, PADI Scuba Diver course  or an introduction to SCUBA; in either case, they will always be under the competent guidance of our dive instructors. The most recent PADI materials are used to teach the courses, which are offered in multiple languages.
Why would anyone choose Asia Divers PADI Career Development Center (CDC), the only PADI CDC in the Philippines, over any other place to learn to dive? Since its founding in 1987, Asia Divers has been a pioneer in Puerto Galera and the Philippines for a long time. Asia Divers received PADI’s (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) CDC rating, which is the highest possible. You get the chance to make SCUBA diving your lifetime profession as a CDC diver with Asia Divers. With the help of skilled instructors from Asia Divers, we can get you off to the perfect start whether you want to learn to scuba dive or want to become a professional diver. What distinguishes our dive instructors from others? You are important to them! With years of teaching and guiding expertise in Puerto Galera, the dive instructors at Asia Divers are more than happy to take care of your every need. They will make sure to provide you with the best instruction possible and are intimately familiar with the dive spots.
Please contact us at if you have any queries regarding scuba diving as a novice or about becoming a professional diver.

Diving and Day Trips

Enjoy the gentle sea breezes, sunshine, and gorgeous scenery that Puerto Galera offers aboard this private fishing charter boat. You’ll be cruising around in comfort though the waters around the Puerto Galera area. Along with spending a glorious day at sea fishing, you can also enjoy swimming or snorkeling on its pristine waters and savor a delicious BBQ lunch.

Included for maximum of 8 passengers: 8 hours around Puerto Galera area with a sumptuous BBQ (pork, chicken, fish), Non-Alcoholic Drinks, 3 sets of fishing gear. Alcohol drinks can be added with extra charge. Contact us now for more details.

This gorgeous boat is available for group charters for day trips and also overnight dive trips. You can enjoy a catered diving trip to Verde Island or just cruise around and perhaps do some fishing, snorkeling or swimming along the way while enjoying the spectacular scenery in the area.

We can look after your special occasion with a delicious meal prepared on board for your group. A day charter can be arranged to cater for your celebration and occasion. Please just contact us for tailored trips for your group.

Sunset Cruises

Are you ready to see some of the best sunsets in the World? Our Sunset Cruise departs El Galleon Beach Resort at around 4:30pm, with loads of beer and soft drinks. We’ll take a wonderful ride through the Puerto Galera harbor and follow the coastline to White Beach. Then, it’s pizza on the beach or maybe a beach BBQ?

The El Galleon Sunset Cruise a wonderful way to meet people and enjoy the end of another beautiful day.

Beach BBQ

A beach BBQ is a great way to spend a day with the family. Let us suggest a secluded beach for you and prepare a beach barbeque hamper from our kitchen. The contents of the beach barbeque hamper is up to you: beef, chicken or pork on a stick or a half chicken, prawns or fish, it’s really your choice, we can prepare any mouth watering BBQ you may desire. And if that’s simply too much to think about, ask our kitchen to put a selection together for you, you won’t be disappointed.

Puerto Galera Museum

You’ll find relics from the Spanish colonial era as well as some very interesting relics from a Chinese trader (1600’s or so) that struck a rock at the entrance of the Manila Channel, and then sunk. If you’re in Puerto Galera town it’s well worth stopping by. You can find the Puerto Galera museum inside the church grounds, close to the town pier. If you’re a diver ask about the remains of the Senior Christina Dela Vita on your trip to Verdi Island, one of our premier dive destinations.

Trekking – Tukuran River

The Tukuran River tour takes you through some of the very best scenery Puerto Galera has to offer!

The day starts off with a nice scenic jeepney ride along the Mindoro coastline in which you can stop to see the various view points. Then on to see Tamaraw falls, arriving just outside San Teodoro (about halfway to Calapan). From there it’s a quick drive to a hanging bridge where you can walk along to view the river below and perhaps even see a carabao or two. You’ll jump back on the jeepney to for a short drive to get to the start point for your hike along the river which you can follow for about 30 minutes on foot, or you can sit comfortably in the cart with the carabao pulling it.

Our destination is a nice calm area with pools for swimming and good shade for lunch. There’s a lot of time to explore the area, take photos or just relax and enjoy a genuine tropical island paradise. After that, we hike back to our pick up point for the ride back to Sabang.

Mangyan Village Tour

The Mangyan people are the indigenous people of Mindoro. Take the Mangyan Village Tour and meet the Mangyan in their almost-original loincloth environment, we would be happy to organize it for you.

This village was founded by philanthropist Jaime Zobel de Ayala and his wife Donya Bea in the 90s, and today it provides shelter and sustenance to many Iraya-Mangyan families who have been re-settled here (“Mangyan” is a collective name for the native people of Mindoro)

Jungle Zipline

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Puerto Galera peninsula all the way out to Verde Island and beyond, as well as the thrill of the adrenaline rush as you swoop down the zipline over the jungle canopy.

Experience the thrill of riding a 610 meter zipline from Ponderosa to Green Mountain!

Ponderosa Golf Course

Ponderosa Golf and Country Club is just an hour from El Galleon Beach Resort. Ask our front desk to book you in on a ride to the mountain area of Ponderosa – 450m. above sea level. The Golf Course consists of 9-holes that offer one of the most breath taking views anywhere in Puerto Galera. If you don’t play golf it is still worth the trip for the views over Puerto Galera Bay, the Verde Island Passage all the way to Batangas and Lubang Island. Cold drinks and food are available at the clubhouse.

Trail Biking in Puerto Galera

If you’re feeling fit and need to work off some of that extra energy we can suggest trail biking on mountain bikes.

The island of Mindoro is very hilly and you need to know what you’re doing. There are places you can really test your ability and strength when trail biking around Puerto Galera. It’s a good way to see the area.

Motor Biking Puerto Galera

Motor Biking: now we’re talking adventure! The island of Mindoro is very large and you can literally get lost on this big island. There are many trails you can take but be aware some of the local people find it hard to accept motorbikes being driven through their front land and it’s very hard to tell just where their front land is! So try and stay on the roads. There are plenty of dirt roads and we’re more than happy to draw maps and give suggestions on where to go.

Extreme Sports

A day at Extreme Sports Philippines, guarantees a memorable and exciting day with family or friends.

Visit the Adventure Park to experience outdoor Paintball, Go-karts, ATVs, Mud karts , Sticky wall , Zip-line, crossbow & airgun range and much more while you are in Puerto Galera.

Snorkeling Puerto Galera

If it’s snorkeling you like, you have come to the right place! Puerto Galera’s crystal clear waters offer some of the best snorkeling due to the mangrove areas inside Puerto Galera bay itself. The coral life is one of the main reasons people come to Puerto Galera and you should not leave without seeing them first hand by snorkeling.

The currents are one thing you do need to be aware of. Always ask an Instructor or Divemaster about how fast the currents are running, and where you should enter and exit the water when snorkeling. Don’t be put off snorkeling by these currents because there are long periods of the day when there is virtually no current at all. Ask our front desk for assistance when hiring snorkeling equipment.

Hash House Harriers

The Puerto Galera HHH gets together every Saturday afternoon at Captain Gregg’s bar along Sabang Beach. The HASH House Harriers (“HHH”) are a group of runners that like to drink and have fun. It’s a family affair, so they say! And it’s one hell of a way to see Puerto Galera. Some of the runs (or walks) take you to places that as a tourist you would never discover.

There are 2 course available; one for runners, and one for walkers. So if you’re not up for a run you can walk a course that will be shorter than the runners’ course and end up at the “On” On”.

The “On On” is a place such as a pub, a scenic clearing in a field,a beach or a hilltop. At the “On On” the Grand Master will call people that are on their first run (walk) to come forward and introduce themselves. Then you will be given an orientation to the HHH!

Puerto Galera Yacht Club

The Puerto Galera Yacht Club (“PGYC”) is located in Muelle Bay, near Puerto Galera town.  The Yacht Club offers a secluded and quiet place for people to eat, drink and meet new friends.

If you’re looking for the opportunity to sail, you just might be able to, depending on who is available at the time your there. The PGYC has its local regattas so please don’t hesitate to ask the management about the upcoming races and fun events. You can also call the Yacht Club at +63 43 287-3401

Beach Hopping

Want to be alone or, have a few friends along on a quiet beach of your own? You can! Or, do you want to visit some of the other busier beaches around Puerto Galera? Whatever it is, we can arrange a beach hopping boat for you that will stay with you and bring you back to the resort whenever your beach hopping day is done. If a packed lunch or drinks are needed, we can do that too – for the best beach hopping experience!

Eating Out

There are a number of good restaurants in Puerto Galera and Sabang. Please feel free to ask us for guidance when eating out.

We will be happy to recommend some excellent restaurants: Thai, Italian, Korean, Swiss, Mexican and many more.

Contact us for the Holiday of a lifetime!

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Contact Information

El Galleon Dive Resort & Asia Divers

Booking/General inquiries:

Diving/Courses Inquiries:

PADI Professional Courses:

Technical Diving:

Cellphone+ 63 (917)814-5107

Small Lalaguna Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines 5203

Manila Office
Equipment Sales

1741 Dian Street, Abimir Place, Palanan Makati City, Philippines 1253

Tel: +63 (02)-8- 834-2974