The location is not much more than 1km south of Puerto Galera town center, and the transport cost is normally 20 or 30 pesos each way for two people in a tricycle.
It is next door to the Badladz Beach Resort, (with its restaurant open to non guests) and a short distance past the Puerto Nirvana Beach Resort, coming from the Port at Puerto Galera.
Actually the Puerto Nirvana is about half way between the Muelle Port and the Squares Apartments.
Most locals, especially tricycle drivers, know the Squares Apartments as “The White House”, but than can be confusing as there is another accommodation actually called the White House, also very close, but not actually on the Beach.
A safe way to ask for it is to say: “The White House next to Badladz, Tabinay”, which is what I said yesterday to a tricycle driver who didn’t know what I meant when I asked for the Squares Apartments. Instant recognition though when I mentioned Badladz. BUT.. do not just ask for Badladz, as there are two in Puerto Galera, and the other one is actually at the Muelle Port, and is called Badladz Adventure Resort.
When compared to the Sabang area of Puerto Galera, I can say is that it is nice, peaceful and quiet in Tabinay. A nice place to live, excellent for families.
Squares Cafe and Apartments
Squares Cafe and Apartments is a very well run block of beach front rooms and apartments, from a single bedroom with living room/kitchen and bathroom, up to the 3 bedroom two storey apartment. The cafe was not in operation when I arrived, but it is planned again for the future. Most guests here seem to be regular visitors, which indicates its popularity. (I may book until Christmas 😉 )
Prices for western style accommodation start at 2,000 pesos per night. This gives a 60sm apartment with living room/kitchenette, and a separate air conditioned bedroom and a bathroom with hot shower. Long term renters can get discounts down to under 700 pesos per night, (20,000 pesos per month) but with electricity charged separately. There are more than 10 of this size apartment.
The larger 3 bedroom apartment, is more often rented monthly for about 35,000 pesos per month excluding electricity.
A selection of photos:
|Sunrise from the Apartment Door
||6 Apartments shown in this photo, no 10 is middle bottom.
|View from the door of apartment number 10
||View from the door of apartment number 10
Hotels/Resorts in the Muelle Port area and South
Squares Cafe and Apartments, Small Tabinay Beach, Puerto Galera
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +63 915 807 0628
Free Wifi, absolute beachfront location, nice sized rooms (from 60sm), low rates for quality comfort.
email Squares Apartments
Badladz Beach Resort, Small Tabinay Beach, Puerto Galera
This beachfront property provides simple accommodation with en suite bathroom, next to Squares Apartments. Free WiFi in some areas.
Badladz Adventure Resort, Muelle Port, Puerto Galera
Situated on the edge of Puerto Galera harbour, Badladz Adventure Resort provides simple accommodation just a 5-minute tricycle ride from Sandbar and Hondura beaches.
Puerto Nirvana Beach Resort, Puerto Galera
Puerto Nirvana Beach Resort is located in Puerto Galera, near the town centre. It offers an outdoor infinity pool and a restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.
Marco Vincent Dive Resort, Puerto Galera
Marco Vincent Dive Resort features Mediterranean-style rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. It has a dive centre and outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi.
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