With some of the most specacular and diverse marine life here Asia Divers this offers you the holiday of a lifetime.
The Philippines has become one of the premier locations for holiday makers in the past few years and with very good reason. You could put it down to just a handful of things you will find here. Cost, Weather, Water, Safety.
The general cost of living here in the Philippines is low. For example a budget room in the El Galleon beach resort, which is a premier resort, starts at just $56 per night. The cost of a San Miguel beer in a quality establishment like our Point Bar is in the order of $1.20
Whilst the Philippines is not unique in this respect we only have two seasons. The Wet Season and the Dry season., The Wet Season starts in June and continues until October. The El Galleon resort is situated about 70 miles south of Manila and has a unique weather system. Rather like Cammelot, in the rainy season, when it does rain, it usually rains at night.
The seawater temperature at our resort is a constant 25 - 27C all year round. We are a beach resort situated in the middle of a gentle Pacific current called the Verde Island Passage. This current starts in the mid Pacific and drifts down and right past the El Galleon beach resort bringing high levels of both oxygen and nutrients which feed the marine life. Indeed the entire area off the El Galleon resort is a protected marine reserve. This makes us incredibly popular with both snorkelers and scuba divers.
Tourists are always a target for crime and it tends to be in capital cities that crime is rife. That said the chances of being mugged in London or New York are probably close to Manila. Once you leave the capital though and come down to our resort the rates of crime are very low.
You can see a short movie on the right hand column that will give you a taste of our beach resort, or clicking the camera link will show you live pictures of our beach front.
Check out the El Galleon Beach Resort in Puerto Galera.