I Want To Go Back To Puerto Galera Again

Whenever I think of summer, all I can think of are the beach, white sands, pineapples, coconut juice, and palm trees in the tropics.  I surely love the beach.

The first time my husband visited me back in 2007, we went to a beach resort in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.  The resort is called Puerto Galera (literally means “Port of Galleons”).  That was my very first time to have a vacation to other provinces.  I fell in love with the place.  No wonder the resort is one of the most visited attraction in the Philippines.  Besides enjoying a glass of pineapple juice by  the beach, diving, beach hopping, snorkeling, and sightseeing are the best activities here.  There are beautiful dive sites in Puerto Galera.  Diving lessons and diving gears are available.

summer in october
This picture was taken while we were beach hopping. And we were heading to Puerto Galera again.

When beach hopping, the boats were like the taxi on the water.  And when snorkeling, the boat will wait.  That was really cool.   We had our snorkeling gears like goggles and life jackets.

I cannot wait to go back to Puerto Galera again.  Hopefully, one of our next vacations will be in Oriental Mindoro.  It would be nice to take my daughter there and show her how beautiful the Philippines is.

Coco Beach Resort’s Spectacular Charm

I love summer. When this season of the year comes, what I have vision in my mind is the enchanting picture of spending a vacation at the beach. Just thinking about it brings back memories from the summer get-away I spent in Coco Beach with my husband last year.
Coco Beach Resort is one of the most beautiful vacation spot in the Philippines. It is located in one of the beautiful coves of Puerto Galera, in the historical island of Oriental Mindoro. Here in the old days, Spanish galleons passed by trading routes between Europe, Mexico and the East.
Getting there is simple. We took the Coco Beach Express transport service of the resort in Manila. They are very sharp in departure times.
The first time I stepped on this laid-back and stunning island, I fell in love with it. It is a place where the sea is blue, corals and fishes in different colors and shape, and the hills full of coconut palms swaying with the breeze. There is a pool on top of the hill which they call the silent pool because place’s calm ambiance. People who have passion in diving will definitely love this place because there are lots of diving sites. I am so amazed watching the divers walk towards their boat, wearing their diving suits and gears, then head to their diving destination. We stayed there for six days in Deluxe Heritage rooms. Coco Beach truely offers the largest facilities in Puerto Galera. We enjoy ourselves in beach and bar hopping, shopping, dining, walking along the beach, and of course, snorkeling. The rum chocolate ice cream at Le Bistro Bar and the “sinigang” (pork with vegetables in tamarind soup) at Bondi’s Restaurant is awesome. I told myself, this is the dream place where I want to settle someday. Perfectly, this is the only one true nature paradise on Earth.