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Travel PH | Quiet Beach in Munting Aplaya in Puerto Galera

Munting Aplaya, or Virgin Beach or Dulangan Beach, whatever the name is, locals will point you to the same place.  Its a long stretch of beach divided into two by a huge rock formation right smack in the middle. Perched on the rocks, a statue of the Virgin Mary overshadows a miniature statue of Pedro Calungsod.  

A few kilometers off Puerto Galera town proper, this beach is hidden somehow from the highway just beside it.  If our guides didn't brought us here, we would surely miss this place.  Munting Aplaya is along the highway from Puerto Galera to Calapan.  

When we went to this beach it was a Saturday and we noticed there were no people in it.  Hidden is the right word for it.  As our guide explained to us, you can camp in this beach.  Entrance is only Php10 for a day trip, and we forgot as of this writing how much for an overnight.  Since this place is filled with our guide's relatives, we can, upon request rent a videoke on the beach, paying not only for the unit, but for the electricity as well.

Since I've written about this place, this won't be hidden for so long.  Other travel bloggers have already written about this place, I was wondering why still no tourists abound.

Just a few kilometers from the Molle Port in Puerto Galera, reaching this place is a breeze.

From Cubao (or Gil Puyat) take the bus going to Batangas City Port.  Fare should be about Php127.  Then take the boat or ferry to Molle Port, Fare should be about Php230 per person.  From the port, you may take a habal going there.  We were with our guides and we don't know how much should be paid.  Our guides mentioned that we can get a jeep going to Calapan from the highway, fare should be Php10 or Php20 (we can be wrong since drivers don't charge per kilometer).  Just tell the driver to be dropped off at Virgin Beach or Munting Aplaya.

For more details going there or for travel arrangements, contact our hosts in Arkipelago Divers at their facebook page -