Big La Laguna Beach is located in Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. To make it into the list of top beaches in Puerto Galera means it must be really good… and it is.
Puerto Galera is an ancient town in the island of Mindoro, established by the Spanish colonizers in 1574. The name is Spanish for “harbor of galleons,” and there are a number of ancient ruins to see. Just 130 kilometers away from the city of Manila, the main metropolis of the Philippines, Puerto Galera is blessed with a number of natural spectacles, which include abundant jungles, mystical mountains, cool waterfalls and white-sand beaches.
The most popular beaches are White Beach and Sabang Beach, and very closely ranked is Big La Laguna Beach as one of the top beaches not only in Puerto Galera but also all over the country. It is frequently visited as a snorkeling and diving spot for its splendid coral reefs and calm waters. There are also schools of brightly colored fish and a number of exotic marine life forms.
Local and foreign tourists come here for the tranquility. Peace and quiet is hard to come by at Philippine beaches. White Beach and Sabang Beach are always packed full and bustling with activities, especially during the summer months of March and May. While Puerto Galera is slowly getting international recognition, it is already very popular among Filipinos, which is why local tourists flock here in the summer, especially during the celebration of the Holy Week in April.
The calm waters off Big La Laguna Beach make it the cleanest and safest beach in the area. The clear blue water is so amazingly calm that it looks like a swimming pool.
Tranquility also means seclusion, which could be either good or bad depending on what tourists came here for. For honeymooners or a family on vacation, the seclusion of this beach is perfect. But for party-lovers and fun-loving people, Big La Laguna might be too quiet. Fortunately, however, it is just a few minutes away by foot from the noisy, loud, and action-packed Sabang Beach, the beach that never sleeps.
Big La Laguna guests can take a leisurely walk or a short boat ride to Sabang to party, dance, have fun, drink and meet people. Then walk back to quietly end the day in peaceful Big La Laguna. This makes Big La Laguna Beach perfect for everyone in search of serenity, activity, or even both.
There are so many reasons to visit Big La Laguna Beach but the most important reason to come is its fine powdery sand. Its white-sand shore seamlessly blends and disappears into the crystal clear seawater. The site is pure pleasure to the eyes, and one can just sit on the sand and stare at the sand and water for hours. The sand being so clean, it is also perfect for kids to play in. There are no strong waves, no jellyfish, no wakeboarders, and no parked boats to worry about. Outrigger boats, canoes and ferries are cordoned far off.
During low tide, there is plenty of beach to lie on, stroll upon and play in. If only for its sandy beach minus the colorful reefs and peaceful ambiance, visit Big La Laguna Beach.