Puerto Galera is Y-shaped peninsula located on the northern shores of Mindoro Island, some 130 km south of Manila and 14 nautical miles from Batangas City. It is bounded on the north by Verde Island Passage, on the south by the Municipality of San Teodoro (Oriental Mindoro), and on the west by the Municipality of Abra de Ilog (Occidental Mindoro). It has total area of 254.47 sqm., divided into twelve coastal barangays and one mountain barangay. Administratively, it belongs to the province of Oriental Mindoro.
Coco Beach Island Resort is a 10 hectare resort owned and operated by Sun Holiday, Inc.; and is located at Behija, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. The resort became operational on November 1986 and is currently a member of Philippine Convention & Visitor’s Corporation (PCVC), a member of Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP), and is accredited as a Class “AA” Resort by the Department of Tourism.
Here in the old days, Spanish galleons passed by the trading routes between Europe, Mexico and the East.
Here, the sea is blue and full of beautiful fish and corals in different colors and shapes, and here the hills are full of coconut palms swaying with the breeze.
Ideas from the founder, designs from Danish and Filipino architects, many nights of planning under the palms of the cove plus the ingenuity and hard work of Filipinos – created Coco Beach. Today, Coco Beach is a 10 hectare resort with bungalows and facilities all made in natural materials. No concrete is to be seen anywhere.
Four restaurants, 96 rooms, tennis court, hanging bridge, sports facilities, 2 swimming pool – everything blends with nature.
How to Get There
There are several ways you can get to Coco Beach Island Resort.
If you’re in Manila, the simplest is to let us do all the work for you, and hop on the Coco Beach Express . This shuttle service leaves from the Coco Beach office in Manila everyday at 6:30 in the morning. (The shuttle sometimes leaves earlier to pick up guests from their hotels).
If you’re already in Batangas, take the regular ferry in the city port that is bound to Puerto Galera.
When you get to Puerto Galera, hire a banca to transport you to Coco Beach Island Resort, which lies only 10 minutes across the cove.
Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro can be reached through land and sea transport. From Manila, take the Batangas-Laguna-Tayabas (BLTB), Tritran, and other Batangas-bound buses to the Batangas City pier. From there, take the super ferry boats bound for Calapan, which has several trips per day, or those bound direct to Puerto Galera. A roll-on-roll-off (RO-RO) ferry is convenient for those wishing to take their private vehicles.
In Mindoro Oriental, a number of jeepneys ply the capital from the neighboring towns and to the interior. Due to ongoing infrastructure development projects all over the province, access from the capital to some outgoing municipalities is difficult.
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