Apartelle de Francesca is a resort hotel located in the heart of White Beach Puerto Galera in the Island of Mindoro Oriental . It is 130 kilometers away from the City of Manila in the Southern part of the Philippines . We are not very close to the beach but it takes only three minutes by walking.
APARTELLE de FRANCESCA, tucked away in the seaside town of White Beach Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, a 650% square meters landscaped, tropical resort with half mile long beach fronting the Batangas Strait . It is a secluded hideaway where tranquility and activity meet.
A place which sets you free to do and enjoy things out of the ordinary in a convivial setting of sun, sea and sand. Laze in a hammock under the palm trees, dive or snorkel for a look-see at beautiful marine life, explore the resort by pathways or jet skies or simply enjoy beautiful resort tropical setting.
• Check In : 12:00
• Check Out : 11:00
• GMT Time : +08:00 - Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi
Puerto Galera lies approximately 100 miles due south of Manila.
A tourist transport operator (SIKAT LTD) operates from the City State Tower Hotel in Mabini St., Ermita Manila. You can also used a public utility bus along Buendia going to Batangas Pier for only Php120.00 per head but with no definite time of departure.
The tourist coach leaves at precisely 9am---7 days a week. You will arrive at the port of Batangas for your trip aboard the Sikat ferry or an outrigger boat to Puerto Galera. The bus and ferry trip takes about 5 hours. The ferry leaves Puerto Galera also everyday at 9:30am to connect to the bus in Batangas.
Upon arrival at the port of Batangas City, proceed to Terminal 3 and go directly to the ticketing booth located at the entrance of the assenger lounge. Do not entertain any fixers.
Get ticket to the shipping lines (outrigger boat) that will leave early. Be sure that the point of entry is Muelle or White Beach . Proceed to the Passenger Lounge/ Get on-board the ferry.
For us to know and to estimate your time of arrival here in White Beach, kindly inform and send us a text message (0916 7373 086) with the boat details: name of the boat, exact time of departure and the place to dock.
Our staff will meet you at the docking area here in Puerto Galera, holding a placard with your name. He will be the one to escort you going to the resort, free of charge.
The 423-foot waterfalls, situated alongside the road, is actually a series of asymmetrical falls, leading to the grand one, dropping to a frothy waterbed below. The cascading waterfalls is a great attraction to passers-by. Tamaraw Falls is located in Barangay Villaflor, Puerto Galera. It can be reached in two hours by taking a jeepney bound for Barangay Villaflor from Puerto Galera, or Calapan.
La Laguna Beach
This an ideal place for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There are a number of resorts that offer accommodation and other travel and aqua sports facilities to both domestic and international tourists. It is located in La Laguna, Puerto Galera, and can be reached in 30 minutes from the town proper of Puerto Galera by taking a jeepney bound for La Laguna.
This area is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. A cluster of nightspots abound in this area, which make it popular for evening socials. Cottages with entertainment facilities stand close to each other. Low-budget accommodations are available. It is located east of Puerto Galera, and can be reached in 15 minutes from the Puerto Galera pier by taking a jeepney or an outrigger banca.
Small La Laguna
Contrary to its name, Small La Laguna is bigger than La Laguna, and has more facilities. It has coral reefs, and its water is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. There are diving equipment for rent at nearby dive shops. It is located beside Sabang Beach, and can be reached in 20 minutes from the pier by taking a jeepney bound for Sabang.
This area is not as busy as the other beaches in Puerto Galera. Thus, it is an ideal site for private swimming. It is located in Puerto Galera, and can be reached in 40 minutes by taking a jeepney or an outrigger boat from the town pier.
White Sand Beach
The white sandy strips of this beach offer excellent opportunities for swimming. Resorts in this area provide entertainment facilities for tourists' greater amusement and leisure. It is located in Barangay San Isidro, Puerto Galera, and is accessible in 30 minutes from the town proper by a jeepney or a boat.
- Billiard/pool table
- Conference room
- Fitness center
- Internet access (Wi-Fi) in public
- Massage treatment
- Meeting room
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Pool bar
- Safe deposit box
- Tour desk
- Tourist spots shuttle