Tamaraw Beach Resort, Puerto Galera |
Budget Itinerary, Travel Guide & Tips
Contributed by: Veronica Joy Pugal
Best place to go in Puerto Galera
• Beach front resort
• relaxing place
• not crowded
• near the popular White Beach (just take hike from rocky hills to get you there)
• very accommodating staff
• clean rooms
• lovely sunset
🚩 FREE Shuttle to send you back and forth to the Port
Estimated BUDGET PER PERSON
500 pesos one-way Transportation (Bus and Boat and fees)
Accom (for as low as 2,300 for 2pax with Breakfast !)
Note: Di sila mahigpit sa food and drinks you can bring so pwede kana makatipid kung magdadala ka
Masarap din food sa resto nila ranging 150 up sa rice meals
How to get there?
1. From Manila, ride JAM Liner Bus (LRT Buendia) to Batangas Pier [P168.00]
2. Buy tickets and ride a ferry from Batangas Pier to Puerto Galera
3. Drop off at Muelle. Resort will pick you up at Muelle.
Sample Itinerary to Tamaraw Beach Resort:
ETD 6:00 AM *2hours travel time
ETA 8:00 AM Batangas Port (Buy Boat Tickets+Terminal Fee) [ P300.00 ] to MUELLE * 1hour and 15mins travel time
ETD 9:00 AM: Batangas Port
10:30 AM: ETA Muelle
*Tamaraw Beach Resort shuttle will fetch you at Muelle Port
Tamaraw Beach Resort – Check In Time
FYI : They will even allow you to check-in early for free.
Check rates or Book Tamaraw Beach Resort:
via Agoda | via Booking
TripAdvisor Reviews for Tamaraw Beach Resort:
“Tamaraw beach resort offers the ideal middle ground being affordable without sacrificing comfortable stay and enjoyable beach experience.
True enough, the resort had seen better days but the rooms are still decent. Hot and cold water, toilet with bidet, LCD TV with cable, and more importantly, clean and good rooms.
We had 4 rooms during our stay and we could not find fault other than that it is an “aging” resort.
The pool was okay and a nice option to have if you get tired of the pebbled, secluded beach.
Breakfast was exceptional for the room rate. Unli-coffee and powdered juice refills! And food was okay and filling.
Resort also offers the cheapest snorkelling package in the entire White Beach area. PHP250/head vs PHP300/head.
They also provide free shuttle service for pick up and drop off if you are arriving /leaving at the resort. Just inform them ahead of time.
If there’s any area for improvement, that will be the responsiveness of the resort on the reservation/inquiries. Almost gave up on Tamaraw after getting no response via email or SMS. Ended up booking via Agoda instead.”
John Christian Soler:
“This beach resort is secluded from the hustle and bustle of the White Beach in Puerto Galera. This resort is best for family outings in Puerto Galera where you can just escape and just relax and chill! The resort is also very budget-friendly and you get the value for what you pay for 🙂
-Beach front is amazing and peaceful, not too crowded so you can play beach sports
-Infinity pool is deep(around 5-6 ft) which is perfectly aligned with the eye level view and I super enjoyed watching the sunset in it
-Complimentary breakfast is just ok (Not many selections, not buffet but is good enough to get you going)
-Price (The price of this hotel is not too expensive and is just about ok if you want to just have a vacation with a decent room)
-The food at the restaurant serves good food as well at a reasonable price
-The views from the 3rd floor across the resort is awesome
-Lots of amenities like videoke room, function rooms, gym, court, pool
-The pool doesn’t have any lights at night but it’s swimmable until 10pm
-Not enough beach beds along the beach
-In the apartment units, there’s only 1 floor mat at the stairs which can be prone to accidents if you’re not careful since the stairs are always slippery
-The rooms are just decent, if you’re looking for a “stellar” room, you’re not gonna find it here. You just get what you pay for
Overall this is an “Ok” hotel, which I recommend for those who want to explore Puerto Galera on a budget. Do not expect too much, but I believe you’re gonna get more than what you pay for. I rated this very good because I think it’s performing really well among other hotels that costs the same. I would recommend this resort and to go on snorkeling because the corals in the nearby island are so very awesome! :)”
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