The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
El Galleon Resort is located in the vibrant coastal town of Puerto Galera, just a few hours from Manila and overlooking the Verde Island Passage. This family-friendly resort boasts superb facilities that cater to all divers interests and experience levels as well as a range of exciting activities for the whole family.
- Over 30 years of experience diving in the Philippines
- Enjoy every moment with a variety of activities for the whole family
- Extensive facilities catering to beginners, professionals, and technical divers
El Galleon Resort is located in the exciting coastal town of Puerto Galera, on the northeast tip of Mindoro and just a few hours away from Manila. The family-run resort is a short 5-minute walk from the town centre, providing a relaxed and peaceful beach-front retreat. Friendly and efficient staff are happy to accommodate guests’ needs and offer a variety of modern comforts and activities to suit the whole family.
Puerto Galera lies on the edge of the Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor which is often regarded as the proverbial heart of the Coral Triangle, offering truly exceptional biodiversity and some exciting diving. Puerto Galera’s unrivaled dive centre, Asia Divers, has been operating for over 30 years and caters to beginner, professional and technical divers alike. Boasting fabulous views over Sabang Bay, first-class facilities, and a variety of activities for all guests, El Galleon Resort is the perfect place to explore the Verde Island Passage.
El Galleon Resort’s 4 Budget Rooms are perfect for guests seeking a beach resort experience without the fuss. These rooms are equipped with either a queen-size bed or two single beds, air-conditioning, minibar and bathroom.
The resort’s 10 seaview rooms are just a stones throw from the water’s edge and offer fantastic ocean views from the seating area on the private balcony. Each spacious and well-appointed room is fitted with a queen-size bed, minibar, air-conditioning, storage space and an ensuite bathroom with hot water and vanity area.
El Galleon Resort offers 3 Family Rooms which are equipped with with a queen-size bed, air-conditioning, minibar, and a comfortable bathroom with vanity area. One or two extra beds can be added on request.
Guests can step outside and plunge straight into the swimming pool from one of El Galleon Resort’s 12 Poolside Rooms. Each room features a queen-size bed, air-conditioning, minibar, storage space and a comfortable bathroom with hot water and vanity area. Poolside Rooms can be taken as deluxe or economy.
El Galleon Resort also offers a luxury one bedroom Penthouse Suite with private kitchen and relaxing lounge area. The large covered balcony boasts spectacular sea views of Sabang Bay and comfortable seating – perfect for a morning coffee or evening beverage.
El Galleon Resort’s restaurant sits right at the water’s edge, allowing guests to enjoy superb meals with an amazing view. An in-house French chef brings together a variety of spectacular delicacies and age-old favourites including seafood, steak and pasta. The resort’s Barrel Bar is located on the resort’s private deck, providing a beautiful pace to catch a sunset or enjoy the sea breeze over a cocktail. Another bar, known as Point Bar, sits between Sabang and Small Lalaguna Beach and serves the same delicious menu as El Galleon Resort. This popular bar is a hub of entertainment and relaxation serving a variety of drinks including the house speciality – shooters.
Guests can find the resort pool nestled amongst palm trees and just a few steps from the beach, or escape to the La Palm Spa to unwind from the daily stresses. A variety of treatments such as Thai massage, Swedish massage and aromatherapy are offered in the semi-open spa which also boasts extensive sea views and a hot tub. Situated above the restaurant, El Galleon Resort’s fully air-conditioned conference rooms offers seating for 25 people, whiteboard, TV and video. Other activities that can be organised by the resort include sunset cruises, snorkelling, beach BBQs, Tukuran River trek, Mangyan village tours, jungle ziplines, mountain biking and more. El Galleon Resort is also the only resort in Puerto Galera with 24-hour speedboat pickup from Batangas.
El Galleon works closely with Asia Divers, who boast more than 30 years of experience and were Asia’s first PADI Career Development Centre. The dive centre is very spacious, featuring personal storage space for every diver and a diving platform with a large pontoon – making it easy for guests to get on and off the boats. A dedicated camera room and camera rinse tanks also cater to underwater photographers. Full equipment rental is available from the dive shop, including computers, and Nitrox is available at an additional cost. Asia Divers guides have also been trained in blackwater diving by some of the most renowned blackwater photographers in the world, allowing guests to experience the thrill in total safety and comfort.
Guests at El Galleon can choose from a full range of PADI courses, as well freediving classes, specialty certifications, and more advanced courses from IANTD, TDI, GUE and PADI TechRec. The technical training is conducted by TechAsia who are partnered with Asia Divers and El Galleon Resort. This dive centre boasts a fantastic retail area, two classrooms, service room and dry charging areas for personal equipment.
El Galleon Resort features an innovative wastewater treatment system that ensures no liquid leakage into the surrounding environment. The resort also has several solar panels which supply the pier, dive deck, Barrel Bar and Point Bar, and have begun converting high energy appliances to energy saving alternatives. Refillable water bottles are offered to guests, no plastic straws are used and cooking oil is reused for romantic table lighting. El Galleon Resort also supports NGOs such as Project Aware, Shark Angels and Fins Attached.