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  • Pandan Island Sablayan Occidental Mindoro

    Pandan Island is a small private island located in the town of Sablayan in the province of Occidental Mindoro. It is an island resort with limited amenities. There are only few rooms and cottages available for guests. The island has its own bar and restaurant with billiards hall. The resort also has its own dive center. A solar and electric generator provides electricity to the island. The island also has its own source of fresh water.

    How to get there:

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    From Manila, ride a bus bound for Batangas port. From Batangas port, ride a ferry boat bound for Abra de Ilog. From Abra de Il ...

  • Tayamaan Beach Occidental Mindoro

    We are very fortunate for giving special treatment from the locals of Mamburao Town in Occidental Mindoro. After a fun-filled and fulfilling previous day with the Turawan Community of Mangyan in Sablayan we decided to hit the sea and splash into some waters. After all, Mindoro are surrounded by body of waters.

    Tayamaan Beach is located North-West of Mamburao. Its a long stretched of light brown to crystal color sand. There is no entrance fee but you can rent a nipa hut or picnic cottages that is present along the beach.

    Maybe because there is no entrance fee and no one really owns the pl ...

  • Apo Reef A Lesser-Known Gem In The West Philippine Sea

    It started at the invitation of a photographer-friend who would be on a photo shoot assignment in the Apo Reef Natural Park in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. Yama noodles menu It immediately snowballed into a small group trip after some of our common friends decided to tag along. Noodles catering Though we were only on the other side of the island in Oriental Mindoro, it would be the first time we would all visit the Apo Reef.

    With invaluable assistance from our friends in the local government of Sablayan, the trip was all set including the necessary documentation to enter the natural park. ...

  • Protection Sought For Mindoros Watersheds

    Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato is seeking the declaration of major watersheds in Occidental and Oriental Mindoro as watershed reservations to protect them from indiscriminate exploitation and ensure that the supply of potable drinking water in the island provinces will not be depleted.

    "With a total area of 317,431.45 hectares, the proposed Watershed Reservations in Occidental and Oriental Mindoro are very critical in ensuring the availability of water resources for the province used for agriculture, industrial and commercial," she said.

    Under House Bill 4617, she wants t ...

  • Mts Iglit-Baco National Park Occidental Mindoro

    Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park lies at the heart of Mindoro Island Philippines.

    Its greater portion (approximately 75%) falls under the jurisdiction of Occidental Mindoro in the municipalities of Sablayan, Calintaan, Rizal and fringe of San Jose while the remaining portion (25%) falls under the territory of Oriental Mindoro in the towns of Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong and Mansalay.

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  • A Distant Paradise

    Some of the best beaches would still be the ones that are harder to get to but in return rewards you with its eloquent beauty. Pristine, untouched, and teeming with wildlife away from human captivity.

    I was invited by a friend of mine to join her to a remote place in Mindoro Philippines, called Apo reef. I have never heard of it then but because I have lately been introduced to the unique world of freediving, I wanted to see what its oceans could actually reveal to me.

    The Travel

    It took us around 12 hours to get to the island, I must say that it was an arduous trip, but really worth ...