Category Archives: Oriental Mindoro

Sidewalk and Trees

A sidewalk that accommodates trees

Puerto Galera Snapshots: Sabang

image

Most of the structures by the Sabang beach are dive shops or guest houses for diving tourists

image

Diving tourist base

image

Jetty for passenger outrigger boats that ply between Batangas and Sabang

image

Sabang terminal as the gateway to diving in Puerto Galera

image

Ticketing tables for the outrigger boats between Batangas and Sabang

image

Inside the outrigger boat bound for Batangas pier. Fare is 230 pesos per passenger

Not Buying Convenience

image

Now you reach the top any direction from here will be down

One reaches this marker on a hill when hiking from Sabang Ferry Terminal towards Coco Beach Island Resort.  I saw no other resort guest using this backdoor arrival. The usual way is via the resort’s private transfer from Manila or short boat ride from either Sabang Ferry Terminal or Puerto Galera Ferry Terminal (after reaching Oriental Mindoro from Batangas Pier).

image

Sabang beach is where the Sabang Ferry Terminal is situated

At the Sabang Ferry Terminal, there was this big guy standing beside the table where one pays for fifty pesos environmental fee. He asked my destination, I said Coco Beach, he said you need to ride a boat, I said I’ll walk, he countered it’s impossible, I smiled and replied it’s possible,  then I went my way.  The 2.4 km hike is nothing when one is fit. Other than that, there is always satisfaction in the seeing rather than the notion of just passing through. Convenience takes away discovery, physical activity, spontaneity and fun.

image

If you’ll hike, then you’ll see Dalaruan Cove on your left along the way

Sun-Proofed

image

Sun-proofing idea of this father and son

image

%d bloggers like this: