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Sabong

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Puerto Galera
Type: Other
Traveler Description: Sabang is a very good get away, but may not be recommend for families. The dive scene is world class with the coral reefs and tropical fish galore... more »
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A place for two kinds of travellers, "divers" and "dirty old men". Whatever you do..... DO NOT take your wife or girlfriend with you, unless your girlfriend is from a girlie bar herself. As this place has no proper beach left.... there´s nothing for a non-diver travellers to do. If you´re a filipina travelling on your own, the "locals", especially... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The town is nice, but apart from a few good restaurants and massage places, there really isn't much to do (unless you're into girlie bars, of which there are several). The diving in the area is world-class, however.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

loved the atmosphere there, the shopping the people the diving ,the night life, and places that served tasty foods, the views and the feeling the place gave me in general it made me feel like I was having a holiday!

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Sasebo, Japan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went into Sabang on two occasions to see what was the big attraction. Unfortunately we failed to find it. It is basically a dilapidated strip of six or seven bars with the flotsam/jetsam of a redlight district.

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Angeles City, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

A great little place for exploring and dining and wining,rent a motorcycle it will pay for it self and you can really explore than

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Sabang is the biggest center of activity near Puerto Galera. It's heavily dive-oriented, but plenty for non-divers as well. You can walk all along the beach, from Sabang itself to small and large Laguna. The beach is lined with a wide variety of restaurants, dive centers, and hotels. The town itself is crowded and touristy, but there are stores and... More

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Smithville, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent one evening in Sabong for some nightlife and had a great time at Garden of Eden, great music and friendly people.

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Beach wasn't great but most of the people visiting this area were there to dive which meant it was less crowded with a different type of tourist. I really enjoyed my time here.

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Monterey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

You can find all the basics here. A few good places to eat some shops an a good place to change money. There is a good Doctor here if you need one. She is very good and speaks excellent English. On my first trip I found her out of need. 2 visits ans the required medication cost less than $60.00... More

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Greenfield, NS
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I met with the physician at the clinic here. She tells me that all the town sewage finds It's way into the bay untreated, & ameobic dysentery is common. I would suggest walking to Little Laguna to swim, you will find easy snorkeling with Nemo there I did not like Sabong, I thought it dirty.

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