Monday, May 11, 2015

Something different from the ordinary PG has to offer with Tribez tours Puerto Galera

When you go to Puerto Galera what pops up in your head? The white sand beaches of White beach or maybe the culturally diverse Sabang? 

For me when the first thing that pops into my head is the adventure of knowing what Puerto Galera has more to offer. 

I am not afraid of an adventure, so when we were asked what we would like to do in Puerto Galera by our hosts from Tribes tours Puerto Galera I actually opted out of the usual snorkeling and island hopping most people told me to try because that is actually what Puerto Galera mainly offers. They actually offered us a land tour which I think is a much better adventure because there might be more than just the sea and the sand in Puerto Galera. 

On our last day, we were told to wake up early but due to the happenings we did the night before we didn't wake up early enough, but still our tour pushed through. 

Our first stop is the Mangyan Village in which we saw how the native Iraya-Mangyan tribes weave beautiful mats and other items.

The Iraya Mangyan Village is located at the foot of Mt. Malasimbo in Barangay Talipanan about 9 kilometers from the town center. 

I noticed that in terms of the patterns, the Iraya Mangyan has a very distinct pattern that I have never seen before.

The people at the village were very friendly and were game in taking pictures with us. They also offer different souvenirs like bags, bracelets, weaved baskets that they personally made.

On to our next adventure we went to Ponderosa!

Ponderosa or heavy in Latin is part of a golf course of the same name which is perched on a mountain top that has about 2,000 feet above sea level. 

One of the things that I discovered is there is also a zip line there! unfortunately we weren't able to try but going to the viewing deck was just as exciting as the zip line because that is something you don't see everyday - an over looking view of Puerto Galera! 

Ponderosa is just 20 minutes away from the town center and a lot of the rental services d know it. 

Then off to the last part of our tour which is checking out the hidden springs at Barangay Baklayan which is Da Pirmeda Paraoyan Eco Cultural Tour. The ride going there is like riding a roller coaster because the road isn't cemented yet, but the view going there was A-MA-ZING! 

After that wild jeepney ride, we had to trek to the hidden spring for another 5-15 minutes or so. When we arrived there the first thing I noticed is how similar the entrance was to a certain fictional village in a teleserye I've seen before

*coughs* La preza *coughs*  

The entrance for the hidden spring is only 50 pesos and you can also buy food and drinks there. 

I do love the over looking view of  Puerto Galera from the hidden springs which is not something we see everyday if you live in the city.

And if you know me enough you know that this kind of scenery is a once in a lifetime for me to see and I get giddy all over for it. 

We actually dipped in the water immediately, and if you noticed I was wearing pants because I didn't pack any swimwear (my bad!) The water was cold and it is refreshing!

After that we sped off back to our hotel because we need to get back to Manila before sunset.

But of course all of us were craving Halo Halo so we stopped over at a halo halo stand just beside the road. The Halo halo was only 25 pesos and it was superb! The ube was homemade which is rare to have nowadays.

And then after that we were back to the hotel and packed our stuff to catch our ride at Muelle port.

Overall our trip was awesome thanks to Tribes tours Puerto Galera because they offered something different from the ordinary. We were able to experience something that most people wouldn't think that Puerto Galera has!

Before I put all the links and information below I'll just show you some of our groufies! :D

Make sure to check Tribes tours Puerto Galera on Facebook to know about their rates and also packages they offer.

Also make sure to check back for the last part of our tour which is about the Hotel we stayed at.

See you soon!

Much Love!

xx Alice

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