About Atlantis Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera is well known for its numerous scuba diving spots. The area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia located at the very heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’. The area also features numerous pocket beaches and stunning tropical scenery.
Atlantis Puerto Galera is beautifully built into the hills of Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera with a beautiful beach front location and centrally located minutes from Puerto Galera’s prime dives. In many travel guidebooks and magazines, Atlantis is described as one of the most outstanding dive resorts in the Philippines and the Grand Dame of Puerto Galera resorts.
Puerto Galera, one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the Philippines, was founded in 1574, becoming the first provincial capital in Mindoro Island. As early as the 10th century, Chinese, Malay and Indonesian merchants were already doing business with local traders, and Puerto Galera is where they replenished their provisions.
More recently, in 2005, Puerto Galera hit the international tourism limelight when it was given “The Most Beautiful Bay in the World” award by UNESCO. Only the third bay in Southeast Asia to receive this prestigious rating.