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“Better than expected!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of White Beach

White Beach
Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Better than expected!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I had heard a lot of mixed reports about White Beach. I came with an open mind and must say it was a lot better than I expected. Its certainly no Boracay or Siquijor. Sand was not white but an off white colour.

The beach during our visit wasnt overcrowded and was very clean. This was contrary to some reports I had read online.

There are many restaurants, bars and shops which dot the beachfront. Be prepared for vendors constantly approaching you with their products.

Visited January 2013
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“perfect sand”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you want to go to a cheaper places of beaches at Puerto galera, as this area is most fro Filipino. Cheap food here and cheaper hotels. Not a diver area

Visited January 2013
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Makati, Philippines
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“no-nonsense, uncomplicated, relaxing time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Let me get this straight: This is not like Boracay or El Nido where there are high-end places to stay in and eat. It's a laid-back place with BASIC accommodations and places to eat. Most places are not that cheap by Filipino standards, but food is decent and basic. At night, there are places to go drinking or you can just hang-out at the beach. I haven't stayed at Sabang yet, but I know that the beach at White Beach is way better.

You can get a massage right on the sand (we get one just before sunset when everything's quieting down and the heat's going down), eat halo-halo or just watch people strolling on the beach.

There are fire dancers at night and, yes, there are gay people dancing to music, but it's mostly to entertain, we find them amusing. They're not lewd or anything like that.

Foreigners might be treated differently compared to Filipinos, but it will make things worse if you came here expecting too much, I think. There are people who can take advantage of you if you let them, just like any place in the world.

This place is fairly close to the city compared to other nice beaches, and is why people from Manila flock here for relaxation. White Beach is way better than any Batangas beach for swimming and hanging out, in my opinion. And way cleaner too. Whenever we go here, we know what to expect. If you want a special holiday with special treatment, this might not be the place for you.

Go here to relax, drink with friends, go snorkeling.
Go here for a no-nonsense uncomplicated holiday.

Visited April 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beach was pretty, nice and clean.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

For us, a negative were the dogs, they were everywhere, even in some restaurants.
The entertainment at night was good fun.

Visited December 2012
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“many men from a special age...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Best beach of Puerto Galera
Better than Talipanan Beach
Cosy atmosphere
Good food ( Adobo!)
Busy
Many 55+ men

Visited December 2012
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