Mindoro

Puerto Galera Bay

Mindoro is one of the Philippines best kept island secrets and only a few hours by bus and ferry, or under 1hr by sea plane away from the Manila CBD!

Located south of Manila and directly opposite Batangas City, Mindoro is a tropical island paradise that is waiting for you to discover its natural beauty, white beaches with crystal blue water and scenic landscapes. If you are looking for somewhere to sit on the beach, take an adventure holiday, feel the thrill of water sport activities, or spend a weekend of bonding with family, friends or colleagues and don’t want to travel too far away from Manila then Mindoro is the best place for you to go.

Best time of year to visit: October until June is considered the ‘Summer’ period with tourist numbers peaking between March-June.

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Puerto Galera key highlights

Aninuan Beach, Puerto Galera
    • Puerto Galera is world famous for its UNESCO listed marine biodiversity and as such has some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Philippines.
    • White Beach has many water sport activities including Parasailing, Jet-skiing, Ocean Kayaking, Banana boat and UFO rides, as well as several other above water sports to choose from.
    • If you want to take a day trip island hopping around the islands located in the are you can do this departing White Beach or Sabang.
    • Beach volleyball is a regular fixture in White Beach and many of the locals have a weekly friendly competition.
    • You can hire a local fisherman for a half day of fishing for tuna or other local fish.
    • If you’re more interested in land adventures you can hike to several of the waterfalls located in the mountains behind Puerto Galera.
    • Ponderosa Zip Line and Golf Course are a great way to spend a day, the view is also spectacular.
    • Extreme Sports Philippines has several fun activities for all the family, or for a group of friends. Ride the go-karts, play paint ball or become the champion of the Nerf Gun Arena.

      Isla Verde, MindoroGun Arena.
    • Test your agility skills at the Virgin Island inflatable ocean obstacle course.
    • Carabao rides to San Teodoro are a great and unique adventure if you don’t mind getting comfortable with a bulky Carabao!
    • If you want to experience some of the traditional local culture then you can take a trip to Manyan Village in Talipanan.

 

Puerto Galera

Carabao Ride

Puerto Galera is a large municipality located in Oriental Mindoro and north of the main city of Calapan. This is the main tourist hot spot in Mindoro as it is close to Batangas Pier and has the most tourism development on the island, especially catering to diving tourists or people looking for a beach holiday.

Diving Sights in Sabang

Diving is the most famous tourist activity in Puerto Galera with Sabang being the hub of diving resorts and services, as well as dive sites. Puerto Galera is a UNESCO listed biosphere reserve making it one of the best locations for diving in the Philippines.

 

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Puerto Galera

Luxury

Coco Beach Island Resort

Founded in November 1986, Coco Beach Island Resort is a sprawling 10-hectare beach resort with facilities made from all natural materials. It is an eco-friendly resort with Filipino type of hospitality and accommodation. Coco Beach Island Resort is also the nearest island destination from Manila with over 4 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, spa, diving center and a total of 95 rooms scattered around, everything blends with the nature. Located in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro which is cited as a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve and the only bay in the Philippines that is listed as the worlds most beautiful bay.

 

Edgewater Dive & Spa Resort

Ideal for fun and relaxation, Edgewater Dive & Spa Resort is located in the Palangan area of Puerto Galera. With its location just 2km from the city center and 110km from the airport, this 4.5-star property attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Puerto Galera property. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the property offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service.

The property features 10 beautifully appointed guestrooms, many of which include flat screen television, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, free welcome drink. Recreational facilities available at the property include hiking trails, snorkeling, watersports equipment rentals, boats, canoe. Edgewater Dive & Spa Resort is your one-stop destination for quality accommodation in Puerto Galera.

 

Utopia Resort & Spa

Nestled in the heart of Palangan, Utopia Resort & Spa is an ideal spot from which to discover Puerto Galera. Only 1 km from the city center, the hotel’s strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city’s top attractions: Encenada Beach, Plaza Iluminada San Jose, Misereor Clinic.

At Utopia Resort & Spa, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy car park, room service, restaurant, laundry service, coffee shop.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, mini bar. The hotel’s hot tub, sauna, outdoor pool, spa, massage are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Utopia Resort & Spa.

 

Sabang

Luxury

Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa

Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa in Sabang, Puerto Galera is an exotic beach property which offers a private villas-style atmosphere with charming Filipino hospitality. The property is within a short walk from the center of the lively town. There you can enjoy dining, nightlife, shopping and more.

Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa offers a superior standard of villas that suit the most discerning traveler. Most of our rooms feature ocean views of one the most renowned tropical diving areas in the world. All our rooms are equipped with the latest facilities and amenities. Guests and visitors alike can order from our extensive menu, served in-room, on the terrace, rooftop or poolside, and available 24/7.

The property is fully WiFi capable including common areas. For power “brownouts” there are installed battery backups that will power the entire resort for at least twelve hours before the need to turn on the generator. Guests can enjoy a wide range of amenities: the largest and cleanest pool in Sabang; our new brand hot sky tub with breathtaking ocean views; gym 24 hours open; spa services; clubhouse with videoke, board games, table tennis and video games; free DVD and book library, and more!

 

Verde View Villas

Nestled in the heart of Sabang, Verde View Villas is an ideal spot from which to discover Puerto Galera. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just away, and it normally takes about minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Verde View Villas also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Puerto Galera. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy daily housekeeping, private check in/check out, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, taxi service.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, free welcome drink, linens, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as hiking trails, watersports equipment rentals, wind surfing, snorkeling, outdoor pool. Verde View Villas is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Puerto Galera.

 

Steps Garden Resort

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Puerto Galera, Steps Garden Resort is the perfect choice. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Steps Garden Resort offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Puerto Galera. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, room service, airport transfer, family room.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include flat screen television, free welcome drink, mirror, towels, closet to help guests recharge after a long day. The property’s recreational facilities, which include snorkeling, outdoor pool, diving, massage, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Steps Garden Resort is your one-stop destination for quality accommodation in Puerto Galera.

 

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Budget

Out of The Blue Resort

Out of the Blue Resort, situated on picturesque Small Lalaguna Beach in Puerto Galera, is a family owned and managed resort and features a unique blend of classical Filipino and Mediterranean style architecture – with all the necessary western comforts and conveniences.

The unusually spacious 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas and suites offer stunning views and soothing sea breezes. For a family holiday, romantic getaway, or diving adventure – there is no other resort quite like Out of the Blue Resort in Puerto Galera.

Simply choose to relax in one of the 2 swimming pools, or on your private terrace, or enjoy great food and wine in Out of the Blue Resort’s award winning restaurant, The Verandah. Alternatively, take the plunge with the PADI 5 Star dive partners, Action Divers, the No.1 rated dive operation in Puerto Galera. Or just chill out snorkeling or swimming at a local beach.

The combination of superior accommodation, great food and award winning service is why so many guests return to Out of the Blue Resort again and again.

 

Manarra Sea View Resort

Offering quality accommodations in the sports, nightlife, beaches district of Puerto Galera, Manarra Sea View Resort is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. Only 412.8 km away, this 3-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Manarra Sea View Resort a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, Wi-Fi in public areas and all rooms (except for Standard Family and Standard King), and room service can be enjoyed at the hotel.

The ambiance of Manarra Sea View Resort is reflected in every guestroom. Closet, towels, cable television, mirror, and complimentary wireless internet access (except for Standard rooms) are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as snorkeling, outdoor pool, diving, spa, and massage to make your stay truly unforgettable. Manarra Sea View Resort is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Puerto Galera.

 

El Galleon Resort with Asia Divers

Situated on Small La Laguna Beach, this resort provides guests easy access to a number of Puerto Galera’s attractions. Boasting well-appointed and comfortable guestrooms, all are elegant and tastefully furnished with an array of modern amenities to ensure guests’ comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy delicious dishes at the on-site restaurant. A swimming pool is available for guests to unwind after a long and tiring day of sightseeing in the city. Providing a standard accommodation with quality services, El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers is an ideal base to explore the city of Puerto Galera.

 

Sabang location map

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White Beach

White Beach, Mindoro

The other main tourist hot spot is known as White Beach which is a 1km stretch of white sand beach containing bars, restaurants, and various beach and water sport activities. Just around the corner from White Beach are Aninuan and Tamaraw beaches, both are a lot more isolated only containing a few upmarket beach resorts. So if you’re looking to have some fun or rather searching for some peace and tranquility both these beaches have exactly what you want.

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White Beach

Budget

Summer Connection

Summer Connection, a no-frills bed & breakfast located on the quiet side of White Beach and a practical choice for local and foreign tourists who prefers a laid-back stay in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.

The property features thirty (30) clean and cozy basic guest rooms that have private bathroom with hot shower, cable TV, and air conditioning unit. Offers safe-keeping of valuables for checked-in guests. They also have CCTVs in common areas and back-up generator.

Guests can enjoy affordable meals, snacks, drinks, and free WI-FI in the hotel cafeteria. They also have huts and picnic tables around the vicinity where guests can sit and relax outside their rooms. Summer Connection also offers assistance for island tour and other outdoor activities such as diving, snorkeling, water sports, beach hopping and more.

 

Villa Bienvenida

Whether you’re a tourist or traveling on business, Villa Bienvenida Beach Resort is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Puerto Galera. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Villa Bienvenida Beach Resort also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Puerto Galera. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service.

Step into one of 17 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk, balcony/terrace which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including massage, garden. Villa Bienvenida Beach Resort is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Puerto Galera.

 

Mendelluke Suites

Conveniently located in Puerto Galera, Mendelluke Suites is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city’s top attractions: White Beach, Pizzeria Italia, Villa Natividad Shipping Lines.

The facilities and services provided by Mendelluke Suites ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room are just a few of the facilities that set Mendelluke Suites apart from other hotels in the city.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk, balcony/terrace, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as garden. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Mendelluke Suites.

 

Aninuan

Luxury

Infinity Resort

Infinity Resort offers luxurious accommodations for the discerning tourists. Ideal for quality family outings or a honeymoon, this resort is suited on a 2-hectare property with 6 well-appointed 3-bedroom villas with ample parking space and well-manicured lawns. It also boasts of a huge infinity pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a well-stocked pool bar. Nestled between the mountains and the beaches of the Talipanan with beautifully landscaped surroundings, Infinity Resort offers a quite respite from the hustle and bustle city. The rooms have modern interiors and first class amenities. The Brae restaurant offers both local and international cuisine, pizzas, and pastas that will keep guests satisfied and need not look for other places to eat. After a sumptuous meal, this self-contained property has an entertainment room with board games, karaoke, billiards, fussball, and an Xbox for the whole family to enjoy. The resort is equipped with CCTV and free Wi-Fi. Superb facilities and an excellent location make Infinity Resort the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Puerto Galera.

 

Tribal Hills Mountain Resort

Conveniently located in Puerto Galera, Tribal Hills Mountain Resort is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. With its location just from the city center and from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With the city’s main attractions such as Aninuan Beach, Mangyan Basket, Pizzeria Italia within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

The facilities and services provided by Tribal Hills Mountain Resort ensure a pleasant stay for guests. To name a few of the hotel’s facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, portable wi-fi rental, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking, car park.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as outdoor pool, diving, massage, pool (kids), billiards. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Tribal Hills Mountain Resort hits the spot in many ways.

 

Friday’s Puerto Galera

Conveniently located in Puerto Galera, Fridays Puerto Galera is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Fridays Puerto Galera ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service can be enjoyed here.

All guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many even provide complimentary tea, closet, towels, slippers, complimentary instant coffee to please the most discerning guest. The property’s watersports equipment rentals, snorkeling, diving, massage, pool (kids) are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Fridays Puerto Galera hits the spot in many ways.

 

Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort

Beautifully located on the tropical island of Oriental Mindoro, this property enjoys a great location facing the South China Sea. Perfect for couples and families, this property is known for its breathtaking sunset views. Blending nature and modern elements to create a unique stay, the property boasts comfortable accommodations. A beachfront location puts the sand and sea within steps of the property, and The Ponderosa Golf and Country Club is a 30-minute walk away. Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort is, indeed, one of the most inviting, attractive properties in Puerto Galera.

 

Budget

KKG Resort

Offering quality accommodations in the beaches district of Puerto Galera, KKG RESORT is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. The property is just 6km away from the city center, and it normally takes about 240 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

KKG RESORT offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Puerto Galera. To name a few of the property’s facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service.

The property features 16 beautifully appointed guestrooms, many of which include closet, towels, clothes rack, flat screen television, mirror. The property offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including hiking trails, sauna, golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, indoor pool. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodation in Puerto Galera, make KKG RESORT your home away from home.

 

Veronica Inn

Veronica Inn, located in Aninuan, Puerto Galera, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Puerto Galera hotel. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including private beach, massage, billiards, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Veronica Inn.

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Casa Mia Italian Restaurant, White Beach

There is a large ex-pat community living in Puerto Galera which has developed a great foreign food culture, you can find really good Italian, French, German, Middle Eastern, Korean and Japanese restaurants and food options all over Puerto Galera, as well as your traditional Filipino cuisine options in abundance. One great thing about the food scene in Puerto Galera and Mindoro as a whole is the fresh seafood coming from the South-China Sea.

 

Our top reccommended foreign restaurants in Puerto Galera

  • Youssef’s Restaurant offers a mix of quality Filipino classics as well as contemporary European favourites like Schnitzels, Pasta and Burgers. Located along the main highway near the Parkway Supermarket, be sure to drop in for their famous ‘Mindoro Freak Shakes’!
  • Rumulus Restaurant is a long standing favorite of the local ex-pat community in Puerto Galera serving up a daily menu of European classics cooked from the freshest available local ingredients.
  • Veranda Restaurant sits on the far point of White Beach and serves up stunning panoramic views, as well as top quality European style dishes.
  • Casa Mia Italian Restaurant is located right next door to Veranda Restaurant, serving up high quality Italian trattoria style cuisine, wines and imported cheeses. This is a place to bring someone special or to simply buy a glass of red wine and a cold cuts board whilst watching the sun go down over the ocean.
  • Robby’s Italian is a stalwart among the locals in Puerto Galera, serving up bistro style Italian food, as well as high quality imported steaks with a wine cellar to match!
  • Arcobaleno is consistently voted the best pizza in Puerto Galera with prices that won’t break the bank, best part is they deliver to almost everywhere in town!

    Luca’s Restaurant
  • Luca’s Cucina and Lodge is one of the more high end restaurants in Puerto Galera serving up more upmarket Italian restaurant style food with views post card views.
  • Tamarind Restaurant in Sabang is your best bet for a high quality meal after a long day’s diving.
  • Also located in Sabang is Captain Gregg’s which boasts a variety of Australian classic dishes, as well as fresh imported steaks and local seafood for the grill available at night.
  • If you’re looking for a quality steakhouse in Sabang then you can’t look past Hemingway’s Austrian Bistrot

Our top reccommended Filipino restaurants in Puerto Galera

Sunset from Isla’t Alon Bar, White Beach
  • Islat Alon Bar and Beach Lounge located on White Beach is the best bar on the beach to unwind during the day, or have a drink or two and watch the sunset through the coconut trees. What makes this beach bar extra special is the charismatic personality of it’s custodian and locally famous ‘Son of the Beach’ aka ‘Kuya Glen’. If you want to know anything about the history of the area, the Philippines, or maybe you want to have an intellectual discussion about all things sociological then Kuya Glen will be happy to pitch up a beach chair and join you.
  • Delgado’s Jamhouse is located at the other end of the beach to Islat Along Bar and is a live music bistro bar and beach club that serves a variety of Filipino classics. If you’re looking for a place to relax at night and listen to some quality acoustic music on the beach then Jamhouse is the place for you.
  • Food Trip is a traditional Filipino style BBQ restaurant that also serves take-away dishes. Located in the middle of White Beach you’ll be sure to love their classic Pinoy BBQ chicken, pork and seafood dishes!

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How to get to Puerto Galera

Sabang, Puerto Galera

You can reach Puerto Galera via daily ferry services going directly to the ports of Balatero, Muelle or Sabang from Batangas Pier starting at around P330 one way, whilst there are buses arriving at Batangas Pier from Cubao, Pasay and Alabang bus stations in Manila every 30minutes for about P150 one way.

Alternatively you can fly directly to Puerto Galera via Sea Plane departing Mall of Asia in Pasay with Air Juan, starting at P5,000 per head one way. For more information please visit the link available here.

For information on the departure and arrival schedule of Ferry services to Puerto Galera please visit the link here.

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Other Mindoro

Apo Reef

Apo Reef, Mindoro

Apo Reef is a coral reef system located on the western waters of Occidental Mindoro province in the Mindoro Strait. It is 34 square kilometres in size, and the largest contiguous coral reef system in the Philippines!

If you are a keen diver, or just want to snorkel around some pristine tropical reef beauty then you will absolutely love Apo Reef, again one of the best kept secrets of The Philippines.

 

 

How to get to Apo Reef

Take the ferry to Abra de ilog from Batangas pier and then the connecting coach transport from Abra de ilog to Sablayan. You can find tour operators in Sablayan that can arrange for you to get the banca ferry to Apo Reef.

 

Looking for a place to stay near Apo Reef? Check out our recommended accommodation options below

Sablayan Adventure Camp Guest House

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Sablayan, Sablayan Adventure Camp Guest House is the perfect choice. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 85.5 km away, and it normally takes about 120 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Sablayan Adventure Camp Guest House ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel’s diving, massage, water sports (non-motorized), karaoke are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Sablayan Adventure Camp Guest House the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Sablayan.

 

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Roxas

Roxas, Mindoro

The Municipality of Roxas, has a population of 53,201 people. It is considered the center of socio-cultural activities in the southern part of Oriental Mindoro.

How to get to Roxas

Passengers who love adventure, fun and little excitement may go to the nearest bus station from Manila going to Batangas City International Port. Purchase boat ticket going to Calapan City Port via fastcraft ferries ( 45 mins. to 1hour travel time. ) or ferry vessels ( 3 hours travel time. ) From Calapan City Port take public utility van to Roxas, Oriental mindoro ( 2 1/2  hours travel time. )

Other option, take bus ( Honoris and Alps Bus Liner, etc..) from Manila going to Roxas directly via RORO ( Roll – on – Roll -off. )/ferryboat. A bus-and ferry route is part of Strong Republic Nautical Highway.

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San Jose

Grace Island, San Jose, Mindoro

Located on the south-west corner of Mindoro San Jose is a 1st class municipality of the Philippines.

 

How to get to San Jose

San Jose, Occidental Mindoro can be reached by air via flights from Manila. Flights from Manila to San Jose are serviced by Cebu Pacific AirLines at least four times a week. San Jose is a municipality located at the southern part of the island that is only served by air commercial flights from Manila. It is being served by an Airport that services regular scheduled flights to Manila by Cebu Pacific which take about 50 minutes. To check available flights please visit Jet Radar

By Sea, the island of Occidental Mindoro can be reached from Batangas thru either Abra de Ilog which is part of the island or thru Calapan, a city of its sister province, Oriental Mindoro. Travel from Batangas takes about two and a half hours to three hours on a Ro-Ro cruise, a 5-hour land travel from Calapan to San Jose, or a 3-5 hour travel from Abra de Ilog to San Jose.

Star, RORO Transport, JAM Liners have a direct bus route from Cubao (in Quezon City), Sampaloc (in Manila) and Alabang (in Muntinlupa City) to San Jose that includes a roll-on/roll-off ferry that operates between Abra de Ilog and Batangas City (a three-hour trip across the Verde Island Passage).

San Jose is linked to all towns of Occidental Mindoro via a mostly-dusty provincial highway that runs from north to south. Roads in and around San Jose are well-paved on mostly flat terrain. Local bus and jeepney operators ply the route from the northernmost town of Abra de Ilog all the way south to San Jose. From the San Jose Bus Terminal, travelers can ride a jeepney to Magsaysay, the last town of the province of Occidental Mindoro, and further across the mountains to Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro via the newly constructed Roxas-Bulalacao-San Jose Road.

 

Key highlights in San Jose include

Ambulong Island
  •  Ambulong IslandAmbulong Island is a 30-km² island with fine beaches, cliffs and abundant coral formations. It is characterized by white sand beaches, cliffs along pillars jutting out of the water, and underwater caves. Coral gardens and tropical fish are abundant in several coves. An islet called Grace Island is located at a limestone cove at the southern tip of Ambulong. A fisherman’s village is located at the sheltered side of the island. Ambulong Island is also a jump-off point to some of the dive spots in the area, such as the Iling Point, Baniaga Reef, Ambulong Bank, Dungan Reef, Sardines Reef, Apo Reef, and Manadi Island. These dive sites are about an hour away by pumpboat from the Caminawit Port.

    Ilin Island
  • Ilin IslandIlin Island has a village of shell divers, being abundant in shells and coral reefs. There are ancient burial caves of early Chinese traders, ethnic fishing villages, and numerous dive sites from which to view many tropical fishes. Lush foliage encircle the clear blue waters of the South China Sea. There are scuba diving facilities, a 6.8 CTM compressor, seaport facilities, diveboats, and PADI and NAUI-certified instructors. Kweba Cansubong is a popular destination in the island apart from its white beaches, estuaries, rock formations, etc. Inasakan Beach, located at the far side of Ilin, is a small stretch of powdery white sand. Recently, the island’s timberland is being proposed to be declared a conservation area for its natural fauna and flora. The Philippine teak, an endangered Philippine tree, is found only in Ilin and Batangas. Meanwhile, an endangered fauna called the cloud rat (or cloud runner/Ilin Island cloud runner) is found only in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro particularly in the island of Ilin. The cloud rat is the biggest and one of the most beautiful rats in the world.
  • White Island (15 minutes pumboat from Camanawit Port). White Island has a long powdery beach where buried turtle eggs are occasionally found. It has an almost mile-long beach with smooth and powdery white sand. The tranquil and peaceful island is an ideal place for swimming, scuba diving and fishing. Turtle eggs are occasionally found buried in the sand, and visitors are cautioned to keep them undisturbed.
  • Mt. Iglit National ParkMounts Iglit-Baco National Park is located in an area shared by the municipalities of Sablayan, Calintaan, Rizal and San Jose. The latter is also the main gateway there. It is a sanctuary for the ‘tamaraw’ (Bubalus mindorensis), an endemic species of buffalo found only in Mindoro. It provides a nice eco-tourism, trekking, or mountaineering alternative to beach/dive resorts. However, a part of the tamaraw genepool which is also a part of the national park is situated at the boundaries of Rizal and San Jose, more or less 50 hectares are in the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality.
  • Aroma BeachBubog Rd.A favorite sport for local residents near San Jose Airport. 
  • Second Landing MarkerBugbog Rd.World War II Marker commemorating the second landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines in December 15, 1944 which led to the Liberation of Manila and mainland Luzon from occupying Japanese forces. The granite marker is complemented by three murals.
  • San Jose Municipal PlazaRizal St.The town center and the destination, locals and tourist alike. Also has a park. Town festivities and events are also held in this area especially in the grandstand area. A handful of souvenirs and merchandise can be bought here especially during the annual town fiesta in May or Christmas season.

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SJ Mansion Hotel 

Situated in the San Jose area, SJ Mansion Hotel is the perfect place to experience San Jose (Mindoro Occidental) and its surroundings. The city center is merely away, and the airport can be reached within 10 minutes. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

SJ Mansion Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate the weary traveler. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk.

All guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many even provide flat screen television, air purifier, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, mirror to please the most discerning guest. Throughout the day, you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the massage. Whatever your reason for visiting San Jose (Mindoro Occidental), SJ Mansion Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

 

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