Puerto Galera is one of the cheapest out of town beach destinations from Manila. The accommodations are very affordable and most of them are for sharing. When I went with friends, I only spent over 2,000php on fare, food and accommodation bearing in mind that I went with 10 people. We also saw APL of Black Eyed Peas. I didn't know who he was during that time and I didn't understand why he had an entourage. :P
I miss my friends. I miss out of town like this.
To Puerto Galera:
Travelling to Puerto Galera from Manila is very straight forward. Take the bus from Manila to Batangas port and from the port take the White Beach motorboat.