Take a Habal Habal (motorbike taxi) through Puerto Galera!
What is a Habar Habar? It refers to motorcycle taxis, which can be found all over the Philippines. It is treated the same as a taxi.
Recommended for the following people
- I want a ride where I can get off wherever I want and negotiate with the driver!
- I want to ride my bike through Puerto Galera with a dashing breeze!
- I’m moving by myself, so I want to move easily and cheaply!
There are many drivers who do not have an extra helmet. I’m used to riding a motorbike taxi in Asia to be safe! I recommend it for those who want to learn more.
It’s a popular mode of transportation in Puerto Galera, and the only way to travel at night is by Tricycle Habal Habal. I use this service when I want to get off at an individual place or when I want to wait for someone at a tourist destination. It’s a relief to reach out to the hotel or someone you know and ask them to take it!
This motorbike taxi waits for customers at Saban Beach, Puerto Galera Center (Muelle), White Beach, and all over Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island, of course. More often than not, a sink driver will call out to you.
How to take a Habal Habal
- If you have a helmet, put it on tightly and catch the railing behind the seat for the ride.
- The roads between Saban Beach and the center of Puerto Galera (Murie) are bad and often rickety, so be sure to hold on tight and get on.
- The dog freaks out when it jumps out.
Approximate cost and ride time (one way)
Sabang Beach to the center of Puerto Galera (Muelle)
Approximate ride time: about 15 minutes
Approximate cost: daytime/about Php 50; nighttime/about Php 50
Sabang Beach to White Beach
Approximate ride time: 35 to 40 minutes
Approximate cost: daytime/about 150php, nighttime/about 150-200php
White Beach to Central Puerto Galera (Muelle)
Approximate ride time: about 20 minutes
Approximate cost: daytime/about 100-150php, nighttime/about 100-150php
The above is an approximate cost.
I often travel between Sabang Beach and the center of Puerto Galera (Muelle), but I don’t negotiate the price in advance, I just give them Php50 when I get off and it’s over.
Just get hit by a strange driver, get lied to, or tip me! I’ve been told that I’m not going to be able to do it. If they are too persistent, I sometimes give them too much because I don’t want them to chase me.
If you’re told too much money, don’t force yourself to negotiate a lower price, but switch to another Habal Habal to make your trip more enjoyable!
When you travel alone, you will often be taken care of. Once you get used to it, the wind is very comfortable and you can enjoy Puerto Galera!
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