Look cool under the hot tropical sun by wearing appropriate attire. What to wear in Puerto Galera basically applies to other top beaches in the Philippines. You would be surprised, too, that some of these recommendations can also be worn in Manila’s malls.
If you are coming from very cool places in Europe, parts of Australia, and most parts of the United States, tropical Philippines and the beautiful beaches of Puerto Galera are quite a treat. Not only do you get to bathe under the sun and enjoy the sand, you can also go skimpy and show off. If you are coming from other tropical regions nearby like Thailand, parts of China, and just within the Philippines, a retreat to the beach is always something to look forward to, much more in a place as alluring as Puerto Galera. Either way, if you are coming to the country for the first time, you might need a few pointers on dressing yourself. The first thing to know is that, at the beaches of Puerto Galera, you can be as sexy as you wish. In some other beaches in the country, a tiny two-piece bikini may be frowned at by conservative locals, but not in Puerto Galera. Even for local Filipino women who wish to flaunt their beach bodies but can’t do it in most beaches, Puerto Galera is the place. (Note that a thong may be too sexy, though.) Of course, accessorizing is permitted and even encouraged. Local women like to throw a wraparound over their bikini after getting off the water. A sarong is perfect for this, so the ladies might want to invest in one for the trip.
If you wish to just stroll by the beautiful white-sand beachside, a cotton shirt, light shorts, and flip-flops are perfect. A hat or baseball cap and eyeglasses are not only stylish but also necessary to protect your scalp and eyes from the scorching sun.
Now, just in case for some reason you forgot to bring all these beach essentials, there are plenty of shops and local vendors walking around. You may haggle with the local vendors but that is a bit difficult for Western tourists. Vendors know you would not come all the way to this part of the world without bringing along money for shopping.
Lying on the sand to sunbathe could be a nightmare if not done with suntan lotion. If you have not been to a tropical beach and do not know how hot the sun is, here is the quick answer: it’s positively scorching. The heat does not only come from the sun but also the humidity. The entire country is humid, which is why it is good to always have a bottle of water on hand so you could get regularly rehydrated.
So there you have it. Those are what to wear in Puerto Galera as you hit the beach. But that’s not all. There are places to go shopping so you have to bring shopping clothes too. Puerto Galera is so laid back you can just go around wearing light clothes, shorts or jeans, and flip-flops or sneakers, pretty much what you wear while strolling the beach, and pretty much what you can wear in all other malls in the Philippines, even those in Manila.
Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. It is a busy modern metropolis that is very westernized. Puerto Galera is off the south of Manila, between the capital city and the Visayas group of islands. You pass by Manila going to Puerto Galera and then again coming back home. That’s very convenient, you see: as stated earlier, what to wear in Puerto Galera is practically what you wear elsewhere in this tropical country.