Agoda in the News releases Puerto Galera rates for Malasimbo Festival

SINGAPORE (January 25, 2012), a leading global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced hotel deals just in time for Malasimbo Festival in the Philippines.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Puerto Galera Bay, Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is one of the Philippines' biggest music events. Taking place this year from March 2 to 4, this outdoor festival not only showcases a diversity of local and international art and culture, it gives attendees the chance to see some of Asia's best beaches.

Puerto Galera Bay occupies a pristine slice of coastline on the island of Mindoro, around 80 miles south of Manila. Along with two neighboring beaches – Sabang and White Beach – Puerto Galera Bay offers the quintessential island experience, with white sand, turquoise water and swaying palms.

Making the most of its privileged location, Malasimbo Festival is set in a natural amphitheater at the base of Mount Malasimbo, with views over the bay. An international line-up of music artists will perform across multiple genres over the three-day event, while visual artists will subtly transform the terrain with art installations.  For the full line-up, see

Festival-goers with time to linger on the coastline of Oriental Mindoro have scores of bays and beaches to explore. For the adventurous there's diving at Sabang, windsurfing and sailing at White Beach, or even hiking through the hinterland. lists a selection of affordable hotels and resorts in Puerto Galera, White Beach and Sabang. The Malasimbo Festival coincides with peak season on the island and festival-goers should book accommodation early to secure their stay. Puerto Gallera hotel deals

Apartelle de Francesca 2.5*  SAVE 40%
Located in White Beach a short walk from the beachfront. Rates from USD 33 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Valid until March 5, 2012.

Badladz Beach Resort 2.5*
Waterfront resort on Tabinay Beach – Early Bird, rates from USD 20 per night. Must book at least 14 days in advance. Pay 5 nights, Stay 6 nights. Valid until March 6, 2012.

Summer Connection Beach Resort 2.5*
Bungalows on the beach at White Beach. Rates from USD 49 per night. Valid until March 31, 2012.

Club Mabuhay Lalaguna Resort & Dive Center 3*
Waterfront resort in Sabang – good for divers. Rates from USD 60 per night. Valid until March 31, 2012.

Elizabeth's Hideaway Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Peaceful resort positioned close to beaches, ferry port and Malasimbo Forest. Rates from USD 46 per night. Valid until March 31, 2012.

Portofino Beach Resort 3*
Spacious rooms, located on Small La Laguna Beach, Sabang. Rates from USD 47 per night. Valid until March 31, 2012.

Tropicana Castle Dive Resort 3.5*
Situated in a converted Spanish castle overlooking Sabang Bay. Rates from USD 46 per night. Valid until March 31, 2012.

Waimea Luxury Houses – El Galleon Dive Resort Annex  4* 10% DISCOUNT!!
Quiet chalet-style resort on Small La Laguna Beach, excellent dive facilities. Rates from USD 77 per night. Minimum stay 3 nights. Valid until March 9, 2012.

Agbing Beach Resort 1.5*
Affordable guest rooms a short walk from White Beach. Rates from USD 30 per night. Valid until March 31, 2012.

Villa Lato Montagna Resort 2.5* Direct access to the beachfront at White Beach. Rates from USD 31 per night.  Valid until March 31, 2012.