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LOCATION - Puerto Galera is located on the north shore of Mindoro Island, 130 kilometers south of Manila and 14 nautical miles from Batangas City. It comprises 12 coastal districts (barangays) and one mountain district, scattered over an area of 23,247 hectares bordered in the north by Verde Island Passage, in the south by Mount Baco and Mount Malasimbo, in the northeast by San Teodoro Municipality and in the northwest by Occidental Mindoro.
TOPOGRAPHY - The terrain is rugged with sometimes dense jungle, an irregular coastline with crystal, clear water and wide sand beaches, a natural harbor and safe anchorage.
CLIMATE - Puerto Galera has a tropical climate with relatively high humidity, mild temperature and gentle winds and 3 distinct seasons: Wet or rainy season from June to October, cool, dry season from November to February, and hot, dry season from March to May.
MAILING SERVICE - Some beach resort take care of their guests' mail for a small charge. There is a accredited Postal Station in Sabang operated by Sabang Business Center.
TELEPHONE - Puerto Galera has Globelines and Catsi/PLDT, the rest is covered by cellular and satellite phones.
MONEY MATTERS - It is advisable to take a sufficient supply of pesos along since the exchange rates offered by resorts and restaurants are often I 0% below the rates in Manila. The Puerto Galera Rural Bank is located across from the church.
Cash, checks, tickets and other valuables should be deposited with the resort management against a receipt.
POLICE - There is a police station at the intersection above the docks in Poblacion and on the Municipal Compound
MEDICAL CARE - There are three medical clinics, including a dental clinic, in downtown Puerto Galera. However, serious ailments or injuries should be treated in Batangas City or in Calapan- or, at best, back in Manila. We just open a Hospital last December 1, 1998.
ELECTRICITY - Since power failures (brown-outs) occur frequently, many beach resorts and hotels are equipped -with electric generators. The voltage is 220 volts.
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