Puerto Galera Encenada Beach Resort
Barangay Palangan Varadero Bay
We are delighted to send to you herewith some general information regarding our resort which is located some 100 kms. South of Manila on the Island of Mindoro; just a short ferry ride from Batangas Port.
Please note our standard room is sharing toilet/shower.
Encenada is a delightful, small, quiet resort set in a private cove not far from the main town and night life. The resort offers comfortable fan-cooled double and triple rooms with ensuite bathroom facilities. Guests enjoy magnificent views from our restaurant deck. Dive or snorkel the coral gardens just meters away from our beachfront. We can also arrange fishing, boating, picnics, diving (including SCUBA training), scenic walks and even 9 holes of golf at a nearby course. Or merely relax on our beach and enjoy the good food, the peace and the sun.
We would be happy to arrange for a pick up from the Airport on your arrival and for transfer to the Resort by car of by L300 van depending on numbers and boat for the crossing to Mindoro. The cost for this is US$90 one way and US$160 return.
Should you wish to make your own travel arrangements, details are set out for you of the times and the cost of ferry services from Batangas Port. We can also arrange for a private boat to collect you from a beach nearby to Batangas town if preferred.
SCUBA diving (More detailed diving rates available upon request)
A basic open water course would cost US$ 300. Advance Open Water US$ 200; Single dives with divemaster/guide, boat and rented equipment US$ 25. Night dive supplement US$ 7. Discover SCUBA experience for the complete novice US$ 50. All equipment is available locally. We do not control the dive shop but recognize the Privilege Card for discounts on room rates.
Transfers to and from the Resort can be arranged as follows:
Combined SI-KAT Bus and Ferry Service : Return trip cost US$24
The SI-KAT Bus service is timed to catch the SI-KAT Ferry whatever the traffic. It leaves from City State Tower Hotel, 1315 A. Mabini St. Malate, Manila at 8:00 a.m. daily.
The connecting ferry reaches Puerto Galera around 10:00 a.m. where we will meet you on arrival. The return sevice leaves Puerto Galera at 9:30 a.m. and reaches Manila around 2:00 p.m.
If you use you own or rental transport to Batangas, secure parking is available.
The most comfortable crossing is on MV Blue Eagle. Price Php 200 return, departures from:
Batangas at 11:00 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m.
Puerto Galera at 7:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.
The Princess group Princess Kay 1, Princess Kay 11, Sabang Princess and Princess 11 leave respectively
From Batangas 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Sabang 6:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
A pleasant alternative for groups of up to 20, in fine weather is to take a private boat from the secure " Flour Mill " Beach which is near Batangas, direct to the resort. Guests may choose thier own crossing times and we often see Dolphins on this route. Boat price is US$70 each way.