Located in Small La Laguna Beach (SLLB), between Sabang and Big La Laguna (BLL). Very quiet as SLLB has no roads unlike Sabang and BLL.
90m from the beach and a 10 minute walk from Sabang.
The swimming pool area, with a shaded pool house, is 10m from the studio, and freely available for small gatherings of friends.
This apartment is good for couples and solo adventurers. A third guest (maximum) can be accommodated on a large couch (sofa) that can be converted into a bed.
This space works well if you like to cook your own meals instead of going out to eat all the time.
The location allows very quiet mornings so you can wake up at your own pace, cook your own breakfast, and greet the day in style.
That being said, 3 great dive shops are less than 5 minutes walk: Action Divers, Blue Ribbon Dive Resort, and Asia Divers. All have friendly staff and know all the local dive sites intimately.
There is a generator to make sure there is electricity even during the occasional "brown-outs" (power cuts).
The apartment has 10 mbps Globe Communications wifi (ask for the password) and Cignal satellite TV with many HD channels.
After you book with me, I will provide you with my phone number so you can text me when you are leaving Batangas Port. I will send some staff to meet you at Sabang Pier to help you with your luggage.
The apartment is a stand-alone unit with it's own entrance, so you do not have to share with anyone. Pool is well-lighted and available 24 hours a day. Path to beach is well lighted so easy access at any time of the day or night. There is a watchman on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, should you need assistance.
If you want advice on shopping or activities I will be glad to help ... there are a lot of "hidden treasures" in our part of Mindoro. Of course I will be happy to recommend a nearby dive operation and/or dive instructor. On Small La Laguna Beach, all within 5 minutes walk, the dive operators are Asia Divers, Blue Ribbon, Action Divers, Aura, AB Wonderdive, and Red Sun.
Important for first time travelers to Puerto Galera, Mindoro: The last public bangka (small ferry boat) from Batangas Port to Sabang (or White Beach, Muele Pier) leaves Batangas at about 4:30 in the afternoon. Manila to Batangas by bus (I can provide details) takes about 2 hours. So if you want to get to Puerto Galera the same day as you arrive, you should arrange your flight to arrive in Manila before 12 noon. In fact the earlier the better as the buses run all morning and the boats start at 7:30.
It is possible to come in the evening but you have to hire your own private taxi and boat which costs approximately $120 US (but they do pick you up at the airport and the boat comes directly to our beach ... ask me if you are interested. Thanks, Dwight
Another thing to note is that the area has been having water supply problems. The municipality of Puerto Galera is the process of updating their entire water system. Because of this, we need to get a lot of our water from a deep well. Lots of water, but the water is slightly salty. Very few guests have been bothered by this slight saltiness, but I thought prospective guests should know. Free filtered drinking/cooking water is provided in the apartment.
- Includes use of 13 meter swimming pool, but children under 12 years old must be accompanied
- can have small gatherings, barbecues in the "pool house", but please let me know 24 hours in advance