Puerto Galera History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Puerto Galera is a 1st class coastal municipality of Oriental Mindoro Province in MiMaRoPa Region or Region 4B, Philippines.

Puerto Galera Municipal Hall
Puerto Galera Municipal Hall

Profile of Puerto Galera Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Oriental Mindoro Province(See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> San Teodoro (southeast), Mamburao in Occidental Mindoro (southwest), Abra de Ilog in Occidental Mindoro (west)
Area –> 247.85 km2 (95.70 sq mi)
Population –> 36,606 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 13
Revenue (2016) –> 149,696,049.97
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Paulino Salvador Leachon
Mayor –> Rocky Ilagan
Vice Mayor –> Marlon L. Lopez

History of Puerto Galera

The town of Puerto Galera was created on December 8, 1972.

Economy of Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera is one of the foremost tourist destinations in the Philippines. As such, tourism is the most important pillar of the local economy. Many hotels, lodges and restaurants lined up the beaches of the town.

Agriculture is the second most important pillar of the economy. Vegetables and root crops are the main products.

Tourist Spots in Puerto Galera

Sabang Beach and cove
White Beach

Bayanan Beach
Big Lalaguna Beach
Tamaraw Falls
Aninuan Falls
Tribal Hills Nature Park

Festivals in Puerto Galera

Reggae Festival
Banana Festival
Malasimbo Festival
Map of Puerto Galera Municipality in Oriental Mindoro

See also: Profile of Mayor Rocky Ilagan, Governor Humerlito “Bonz” Dolor

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