Puerto Galera is a 1st class coastal municipality of Oriental Mindoro Province in MiMaRoPa Region or Region 4B, Philippines.
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
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
Big Lalaguna Beach
Tribal Hills Nature Park
Festivals in Puerto Galera
Map of Puerto Galera Municipality in Oriental Mindoro