Puerto Galera, our home town, lies on Mindoro Island's north coast roughly three hours travel from the airport in Manila.
The journey involves a couple of hours drive and then around an hour by boat across the spectacular Verde Island Passage from Batangas to Mindoro Oriental.
Under normal circumstances you would have a range of options such as private vehicle Airport and Manila pick ups and transfers to Batangas, to be met by El Galleon's speedboat, the Mindoro Sprinter, or other Water Taxi services. This is ideal, especially for small groups when it becomes very cost effective.
Public ferries improved in recent times with several good Fastcraft crossing the passage and then needing a short transfer from the Port to Resort. In fact the whole journey from Manila could be done on Public Transport if that is what you are used to doing.
With the ongoing COVID-19 concerns however, most services are temporaily suspended other than private options.
Guidelines for travel are periodically changing as best practices to keep everybody safe are explored. For that reason it is best to correspond directly with us for up to the minute requirements until further notice.
As of mid November, for local tourists, the following government approved procedure of testing and transport applies :
Recent visitors have completed their total journey in less than four hours.
Facilities El Galleon can use are the test centers in Valenzuela (08:00-19:00), BGC (12:00-18:00), Megamall (12:00-18:00).
Costs involved are :
To arrange your trip and verify this procedure please do Contact Us.