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Puerto Galera is not as popular for expats as other major resorts and cities in the Philippines in respect of a place to retire to , but still has lots to offer.
Again , as with all destinations in the Philippines , there are great differences regarding the atmosphere and practical issues of living in certain locations.

Having spoken to a number of Westerners that have already settled in Puerto Galera , it is possible to live there , and have a happy and good lifestyle.
As Puerto Galera doesn't have Shopping Malls , a big choice of Banks , and other facilities that foreigners take for granted on a day to day basis , it will mean a little adjustment to Philippine life.

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The mainland is only just over an hour away by boat where all the facilities you will require are available. and Manila is approximately 4 hours away including the boat trip.

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There are no high rise apartment buildings , or new sub-divisons and housing is at a premium , but are available to the committed researcher.
Land is available though for you to build your own dream home, but you will have to marry a Filipina in order to take this avenue. Not a bad price to pay for a little peace of heaven. In return you will be living in a beautiful part of the world , which is very popular with tourists that spend thousands of pounds/dollars/pesos each year , just to spend a few days or weeks there.


Our Information regarding schools, banks, health provisions,etc is very patchy at best , so rather than mislead you, we will update this section as and when we get reliable information.

As is common in the Philippines , most people seem to get about by motorbike or jeepney. reaching parts of Mindoro by boat ( Banca) is always the other option.
For most services you will have to go to the mainland that will be by Banca ,which is just over an hours choppy journey away.

Take a look at our Advertisers section for businesses and services available to visitors and residents of Puerto Galera. We will be adding more services soon.