Ponderosa Recreational Eco and Adventure Park, Puerto Galera

The Ponderosa Recreational Eco Park and the Extreme Sports Adventure Park is situated in Santo Nino, Puerto Galera. Head out of Puerto Galera towards Baletero and White Beach.

Ponderosa Recreational Eco Park

  • Zip Line
  • Canopy Walk
  • Hanging Bridge
  • Animal Zone with: Fallow Deer, Ruso Deer, Native Deer, American MuleFoot, Pekin Duck

Extreme Sports Adventure Park
The Adventure Park is located at the Holy Child School, Santo Nino, Opposite the Shell petrol station.

Tel: 0932 884 8790 (Sun)
Tel: 0917 552 8114 (Globe)

  • Paintball
  • ATV Riding/Driving
  • Go Cart
  • Mud Cart

Some of the pricing (June 2013) at Extreme Sports Adventure Park.

Go Kart Racing – P500 for 10 minutes
Mud Karts – P500 for 10 minutes, P100 for passenger
ATV’s – P500 for 10 minutes, P100 for passenger
Paintball – Equipment plus 100 Bullets : P600, Extra bullets (100) : P450
Jungle Camping – P300 p/person p/night
All activities include all necessary safety equipment, and free transport between the site and Sabang/White Beach/Puerto Galera.

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Tamaraw Falls, Villaflor, Puerto Galera

The Tamaraw Falls are located in the Villaflor area of Puerto Galera in Mindoro Oriental, near San Teodoro.

Location is at the KM.37 marker, 37 kms North of Calapan and 15kms South of Puerto Galera.

The Tamaraw Falls, with a height of about 130 metres, are a series of smaller cascading waterfalls finally combining into a single cascade falling into a pool at the foot. This waterfall, being right on the side of the Puerto Galera – Calapan road are an easy attraction for passers-by, as well as those seeking out the location.

The trip to the Tamaraw Falls is most commonly done by a Jeepney ride on the Puerto Galera to Calapan route, but get off at the falls, and then get another Jeepney back to Puerto Galera. The journey should be about 30 minutes, and no more than about 50 peso per person on a Jeepney, each way. (2013)

Tamaraw Falls, Villaflor, Puerto Galera

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Hotels can often offer a tour package to the Tamaraw Falls, or you can obtain your own transport, using a tricycle for example.

An example price that I have seen, for a Tamaraw Falls Tour Package from White beach, was almost 5,000 pesos for 2 or more people. I went past the falls in a Jeepney the other day, and the cost was under 200 pesos each, but that was going much further to Calapan, and was for the return journey too.

I should stop next time and have a good look at the falls, and maybe get some photos to go here.

Once we know it well, may we could arrange economical tours for people 😉

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Puerto Galera

2014 Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Puerto Galera

Dates for 2014: FEB 27 – MAR 2, 2014 Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is the first international music and arts festival of its calibre in the Asia-Pacific.
It is set amidst the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines; truly one of the world’s most enchanting backdrops for a festival.
The festival grounds is situated on the foothills of the majestic Mount Malasimbo where its most prominent feature is a grass-terraced amphitheatre that overlooks the bay, renowned as one of “The Most Beautiful Bays in the World”.

The festival debuted in February 2011 to a stunning turnout of 1,500 individuals. Attendance more than doubled on year two as the festival drew in over 3,500 tourists to Puerto Galera.
The festival is recognized by the Department of Tourism Philippines as a prime catalyst for the country’s continued advance in music, arts, and culture.
It is highly publicized in local and international media for its awe-inspiring landscape and unique eco-cultural program.


The 2013 Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival was held on March 1st to March 3rd 2013 in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.

Artists included were:

Joss Stone (An English soul singer)
Jimmy Cliff (A Jamaican reggae musician)
Ivan Theory
Yolanda Moon

Malasimbo is named after the inactive volcano Mt. Malasimbo overlooking the Puerto Galera bay.

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Mt. Malasimbo, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro is a 4 to 5 hour climb and is 1,168 Metres above Sea Level.
Location: 13.45°N; 120.9°E