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Where to Find an ATM in Puerto Galera's White Beach and Sabang
Cash-strapped and trapped in Puerto Galera? As of now, a few days before Holy Week, there's no ATM within walking distance of White Beach, the popular beach party place of locals while there are two ATMs on Sabang Beach, where the girlie bars, foreigners abound.
To solve your problem, In Poblacion Puerto galera, on Muelle St, the Allied Savings Bank ATM machine near Puerto Galera Municipal hall (munisipyo) walking distance from Muelle Pier accepts BancNet, Megalink, Expressnet, Visa Credit Card (cash advance), Plus and China Union Pay (CUP, for Hong Kong and China-issued ATM debit cards). Click here for a vicinity map of the ATM. To get to the ATM from White Beach, you have to walk to the main road then ride a tricycle or jeep to Puerto Galera town center near the municipal hall.
Encash ATM at the Rural bank of Puerto Galera (RBPG) office and at the Atlantis Dive Resort and Hotel on Sabang Beach accepts BancNet, Megalink, Expressnet ATM cards. Encash ATMs charge an additional convenience fee (in the range of PhP20.00 up) per transaction on top of the regular PhP10-PhP12/transaction but that's acceptable as it's still cheaper than to commute to the other ATMs; that's why it's called convenience fee.
Upcoming: Maxbank on Sabang Beach will soon have an ATM that accepts BancNet, Megalink, Expressnet, Plus, Visa Credit Card (cash advance), and China Union Pay (CUP, for Hong Kong and China-issued ATM debit cards). Click here for a vicinity map of the ATM (still offline as of this time...probably online soon)
Note: Tutubi has the latest updated database of all ATMs in the Philippines, ask him where to find the ATMs and he'll find the time to query and find the locations, even with GPS coordinates. He posted this information for his friends to stop asking him where is the ATM machine in Puerto Galera. :P
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