Year after Year, people from all over the globe gather along the attractive hills of Puerto Galera, Philippines to celebrate the Malasimbo Festival for the 9th time. Considered as one of the 5 best electro music festivals in Asia, the first event went down in 2011 and this event serves as a venue for the indigenous people of Mindoro to portray their culture and art. The festival is held outdoors in a grass-terraced Amphitheatre in a coconut tree plantation at the foot of Mount Malasimbo. The different music genres played, the art and the atmosphere will get you thinking about why you haven’t been there before. Thinking that this event might cause harm to the environment with all the parties and mind-blowing music is just a fallacy since one of the main goals of this festival is to promote environmental conservation.
Malasimbo attracts global and local artists and the event is also aimed at helping the rising new talents. Food is also a huge part of this festival and there is a variety of tantalizing types of delicious foods to taste. Get your blood pumping with the non-stop partying.
‘If you think you are courageous enough you can check out the ‘Malasimboat’ parties where you can slide, dive and jump off the party boat while a live DJ plays his playlist in the background.’
Never heard of the Silent Disco? This is the place to have it where you can dance and enjoy music by putting on some headphones as the DJ’s main objective is to get the loudest cheer from the crowd.
The event will be held at the Malasimbo Amphitheater in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.
Riding a vehicle to Batangas and then taking a short, enjoyable ferry boat ride to Puerto Galera is one of the readily available means of getting to Puerto Galera since it’s only a 3-4-hour drive from Metro Manila. Other people also travel to Puerto Galera by taking a seaplane which only takes 40 minutes.
During your stay for the Malasimbo Festival, you’ll probably require a place where you can rest your feet. Whether it’s a hotel room, a rental house or a resort, there are plenty of accommodations in Puerto Galera. Since all the 13 villages of Puerto Galera have been considered to be tourist destinations, they are also well known to have some very good resorts and lodging houses.
Sabang is one the popular destinations where tourists like going due to its closeness to the dive sites and good hotels. You can also book your stay at the white beach which is well known for its about 1-kilometer long white sand beach and accommodations such as the white beach lodge and CASA Marco suites. For all the hotel deals and Airbnb’s in Puerto Galera and the surrounding area head to the map below.
Gladly watch the coastal community of Puerto Galera come alive with psychedelic installations and quirky choirs. During the festival, you can enjoy the best of jazz, soul, reggae and some genres which you’ve probably never heard of before. The guests can view their art where these installations are scattered around strategically around the festival ground to create a wonderful effect.
Tasting the local food has always been a part of the ‘to do list’ where you’ll get to taste a local version of Chicken Adobo served with mushroom and garlic chips in particular. You can also get the chance to explore the culture in Puerto Galera like visiting the Ivatan Villages.
The Malasimbo Festival will be held on March 1st and 2nd 2019.
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