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- Spent 2 nights here in a lovely hotel at the end of the beach - very affordable with a nice bar that overlooked the water.
It’s only 2 bays over from the busy white beach but far more laid back with only 8 or so resorts and hotels at one end of the beach. The rest of the beach and the bay towards white beach are backed by jungle, some old abandoned buildings and a parking lots for the locals boats. Talipanan is accessible by motorbike or trike from white beach, the port or Sabang etc. it’s basically the end of the road south.
You tend to drink and eat at your own hotel here and aside from booking a snorkel or dive trip from your hotel or swimming there isn’t much to do but that’s just fine. If you want more of a party you can always head to white beach for an evening.
In the afternoons I swam, walked the beach and watched the locals taking their boats out to fish, collecting shells and other seafood in the rocks or walking and running about.
Not a bad way to spend a few days.Written 27 June 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Went here when in Puerto Galera. Just love getting in the Philippine country. A ride on a carabio (not sure how u spell that) gets us to the falls. Lovely swimming hole, walking over the rocks. Had their BBQ lunch with a beer. Time to pay for everything. The 3 escort tourist girls, did help me walk over the rocks, gave them P100 each. Read where some people get up set about having to give them some pesos but gee only a couple of dollars & the girls said they don't have a salary just rely on what they get from the tourist. Then stopped at the tourist shop. The girls bought a dress, me just a fridge magnet. The trike driver was excellent comes with experience I guess. Ok do put this place on your "must go to" well worth a day trip.Written 4 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Me and my friends visited Puerto Galera.
The beach was very pretty, water was nice and it was pretty clean.
There’s a lot of corals and rocks so you can’t really swim.
The water is inviting and safe to swim in,lots of pretty shells and corals, however it was disappointing to see so much trash washed up. I'm thinking its come from elsewhere rather than locals dumping it, and oddly an insane amount of plastic, also washed ashore. Its a pity because otherwise this is a fabulous pot, and the locals are very welcoming.Written 12 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Take your own food and drinks and enjoy some peace and quiet here. The water is great. The sand is white and soft. And there are hardly any people here. I highly recommend visiting this great beach.Written 15 February 2019
- It is a nice ride on the motorbike along the coast to get there. Only the ride there is already worth it. The pools under the falls are nice and cold and with a great view over the forrest. The place needs a upgrade/maintenance, but the pools themselves and the view are very nice.Written 1 September 2022
- Very nice place to visit in Puerto Galera, with lots of restaurants, bars, and dive shops. You will return over and over.Written 31 January 2022
- Great day out to this little beach..maybe a 30 minute or so trip by private boat..mixture of filipno,english,american,german and dutch in our group..great day was had with friends and food and beer definately go againWritten 31 March 2020
- Local falls up in the mountains. 1 hr hike roughly over sometimes slippery rocks. The local guide was invaluable. We were a group of 10. As young as 3 years old. The kids had great fun climbing over the rocks and swim in the top pool.Written 5 May 2019
- I felt this was an important visit to make to see and support the fine handcraft of the villagers, the elementary school and to learn of the impact of the generosity of the philanthropist and founding couple, Jaime Zobel de Ayala and his wife Donya Bea on the preservation of the traditions of these people.Written 22 March 2022
- Great place with great food. Good for a relaxed day with or without kids. Dogs allowed ! So ideal if your furry partner wants to take a swim.Written 21 October 2019
- Book well in advance. We couldn't get rooms here booking 4 months in advance for Christmas holiday. We did use EACY dive school which was fabulous and based right at the resort. So we used the resort during a couple of days of our kids taking dive lessons. The food was really good, the beachfront area very nice. We wished we could have stayed at this resort. The beach right in front is better than the beach right in front of Sunset resort next door. The pool is nice. Quite narrow for a lot of swimming and games. The sand is nice but the rocky entrance was a lot wider and harder to get across than on White Beach. And a lot more rocks past the rocky entrance to watch out for once you are in the water. Not as ideal for kids. Definitely quieter than White beach. It's pretty, but I actually found White beach as a whole, a prettier beach. If we returned to this area we would definitely try to stay at this resort!Written 1 January 2019
- This was our first time to be in Occidental Mindoro and we got the plane tickets from an airline sale - thus, we had no definite plans on places to go. A quick search of the Internet found us a nice hotel in San Jose then proceeded to places suggested by the front desk. Pandan island is one of them. It was quite windy when we went (Amihan?) and so the sea wasn't all that peaceful. We had a quick dip in the clear water but no snorkeling. Then mostly I stayed in the shade of the pandan trees, with legs stretched out and a cold bottle of beer. The food was good and not as pricey as the hotel's front desk said.Written 3 January 2019
- Amazing hike for those who go all the way to the summit, most posts seem to be by people who just ventured below the summit.
In the Philippines, a country with decimated forests first by US logging companies in the 50s then by locals cutting trees to make charcoal, it is an amazing sight to see real tropical ecosystems still functionning with giant furs.
Can be muddy at the top, be ready and enjoy the beauty!Written 20 March 2017
- Spend 3 days going to the summit of Mt. Halcon and the climb was more than worth it upon reaching the summit. The pleasure was great. Hopefuly next summer my schedule will permit to go back here.Written 15 September 2017
- The hike is nice along the river. The falls are a fun photo op, and are on the smaller side. It takes about an hour to hike up to the falls.Written 8 June 2018
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