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“A cheaper more bronx type of Boracay.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of White Beach

White Beach
Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“A cheaper more bronx type of Boracay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Definitely easier to travel here than other places in the Philippines. It's 2 hours away from Manila and there are buses that go directly to Batangas Port for only Php 166. Expect A LOT of people here especially on public holidays.

2 years ago, prices were not that high. 2012 has made a lot of changes. Prices are now set in stone. So no sweet talking the locals for good tour/activity packages. (i.e. Banana boat is Php200 and Island hopping/Snorkeling is Php 2,500 w/ optional mini-boat tour for Php300 per head). Water is mold free and tour boats are no-longer allowed to dock in the main beach. Making the beach a bit cleaner.

Visited April 2012
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“Low end/backpacker/diver place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

The white beach is ok, but not first class. Exploitation is local and oriented towards backpackers, low end tourist. There is only one restaurant worth mentioning: Ciao Italia. There is a lot of water activities like riding bananas, water scooters which makes it a bit busy/noisy. Diving is probably very good since there is a lot of diving shops, but we did not try it. I think it is a nice place to stay a day or so, but several would be too much.

Visited April 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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“nice little beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Similar to Boracay but less busy. Plenty of accomm and eateries and great clean white beach.

Visited March 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“A good place for budget travellers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is the center of activities in PG. Nightlife is here, beach activities are stationed here (jet ski, parasailing, banana boat, island hopping, henna tatoo, etc). So, basically, this is like the marketplace for beach-comers. That makes WB a good place. Plus, of course, one can find many accommodations here. If you're apt for less stressful stay though, this is not the place.

Visited December 2011
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Angier, North Carolina, United States
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“Hmmmm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Well, first if you are in the Saban area dont let the boat bandits rip you off. Ask the Action Divings dive shop to set you up. Great beach to swim and take some food to make it a great day

Visited March 2012
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