Sabang is one of the smallest barangays in Puerto Galera, The Pearl of Mindoro Island. As a starting point for tours in the island, the location of Sabang makes it convenient for people to tour around – whether by boat, by car, or simply by walking. There are countless things to do in this small but charming place. Sabang caters to both the budget-conscious and the upscale tourists. Here are some sporting and leisure activities to make your trip a worthwhile experience 펄안마.
Dive and Explore the Marine Biodiversity
A diver’s paradise, Sabang is known as one of the best diving destinations in the world. Having a high concentration of protected marine biodiversity, Sabang attracts visitors from all over the globe. There are over 40 amazing dive sites which are only 5 to 10 minutes apart. The variety of species found in Puerto Galera is so diverse that it even surpasses that of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!
Discover exotic marine species such as Nudibranchs, Camouflage Frogfishes, and Mantis Shrimps. Dive Masters and guides will gladly take you around different dive sites so feel free to ask them for suggestions. There are also scuba diving courses being offered in Sabang, which range from beginner level to master level.
Want a Different Perspective? Try Snorkeling
You don’t have to be a scuba enthusiast to enjoy Sabang’s prolific coral reef. Just rent a banca (boat), grab your snorkeling gear and you’re good to go! Marvel at the vibrant marine life from a different view. You can even feed the rainbow-colored fishes as you snorkel. Snorkeling is certainly a fun activity for family and friends.
Go Food Tripping
Any kind of trip would not be complete without scrumptious food. Sabang is ultimately the place to go for some good chow. Restaurants in Sabang have many dining options to offer for every kind of food lover. Several offer different types of cuisine which range from native to international dishes. Some even offer a specialty each night. Freshly caught seafood is readily available everywhere in Sabang! Just make sure it’s fresh. Prices of the food are relatively cheap plus you can enjoy the view of the beach while dining. You can also have a barbeque feast with the family by the beach or by the resort pool. Some resorts can provide you with the barbeque utensils and equipment. You can either buy the raw meat and seafood yourself or ask the resort staff to purchase them for you.
Go Island Hopping
Who says you have to stay in one beach alone? The beaches of Puerto Galera are one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area. You can rent a boat for only $35 and it will last you the whole day. Island hopping is not limited to just moving from one island to another. You can experience a variety of activities as you go along your tour. An island hopping tour can take you to several beaches where you can bask in the sun and enjoy the fine white sand. Enjoy the picturesque view and relax as if the island is all yours. Take a dip in the water or enjoy a trek at the breathtaking Tamaraw Falls, which has a league of its own. You can even bring your own snacks and drinks and have a fun picnic by the beach.
De-stress By Getting a Massage
After a long and tiring day, all you want to do is drop on a bed and relax. An hour long of good massage will definitely make all the stress and muscle tension fade away. You can get a massage by the beach and under the shade of the coconut tree. There are several masseuses strolling around the beach, bringing their massage oils with them. You can pay them about $5 dollars or even less. If you prefer a more serene and private atmosphere, you can request for a massage service in your room. Some resorts boast a range of impressive therapeutic massage and spa services that will fit your personal needs.
Party the Night Away
If you’re always in the mood to party, this is the right place for you. Sabang is the place to party even when you are on a tight budget! A bottle of ice cold local beer will cost you as low as 80 cents and a pitcher of cocktail drink will only cost you $6. Go barhopping with friends and listen to different types of music. There is even live music every weekend. Sabang has a number of bars, discos, pubs, and even exotic dance clubs to choose from. Don’t leave Puerto Galera without trying the island’s signature cocktail drink, the Mindoro Sling. This sweet concoction will keep you asking for more. Just make sure to share the pitcher with your friends instead of finishing it all alone. Experience a different atmosphere and go to Sabang’s famous Floating Bar, which is literally a bar that floats. A small boat will pick you up at the shore and bring you to this happy beer place. The Floating Bar serves both local and imported beers. If you are not really into the lively nightlife, you can just grab a beer and relax on the shore while watching the stars in the sky.