Bibingka of Naujan | Things to do in Naujan-Oriental Mindoro

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The authentic taste of bibingka is not found in shopping malls; it’s found along the Nautical Highway in Barangay Pinagsabangan II, Naujan. Depending on the time of the day, 20 to 30 stalls dot both sides of the highway, giving off an aromatic smell close to that of pancakes. But unlike pancakes, the bibingka of Naujan is cheesy and chewy, with coconut meat inside, and margarine outside. And unlike those sold in shopping malls, the bibingka of Naujan is cheaper (P10/bibingka) and is cooked the traditional way--with rice instead of flour, and is baked in a pugon, a charcoal-based oven, instead of an electric oven. Eaten together with salabat or ginger tea (also sold in the stalls), bibingka makes an excellent snack during a road trip in Oriental Mindoro.
Open: Open Everday
Address:  , Naujan, Oriental Mindoro
Fee: P10/bibingka
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Nearby attractions

Arambyaw Falls
11.15 km away

Arambyaw Falls is a series of waterfalls in between two limestone walls. The water comes from a crack on the wall of Mt. Halcon, cascades into four water basins, and flows out to a river. The upper water basins can only be reached by rock climbing. If you don't have rock climbing equipment, however, you may still view the series of waterfalls from the bamboo bridge crossing the two limestone walls. About three stories high, the bamboo bridge can be accessed through a steep trail for a five-minute trek behind the collapsing cottage. Crossing the bridge and trekking further up the mountain leads to a Mangyan village. Before reaching Arambyaw Falls, you would have to travel on a rocky and dusty road through a calamansi orchard, with views of the treacherous Mt. Halcon.

Fruit Orchards in Victoria
11.38 km away

Visiting Victoria, "the fruit basket of Oriental Mindoro," wouldn't be complete without touring its fruit orchards and tasting the freshest kind of fruits Mindoro Island has to offer. Located in Barangay San Cristobal, the farms comprise of three distinct orchards: Arago Farm, the Mangosteen Orchard, and the Dragon Fruit Orchard. The biggest and most organized among the three, Arago Farm harvests durian, lanzones, and rambutan. King Aurelio, the founder of the orchard, is known to be the man who popularized "Arago's Rambutan" in Metro Manila in the 90s. Upon request, Bong Sanchez, the current owner of the orchard, will tour you around, and give you a background on the fruits' life cycle from the pruning and flowering, to the ripening and harvesting season. Further down the road are the two other orchards, the Mangosteen Orchard and the Dragon Fruit Orchard. Unlike the organized Arago Farm, these two orchards produce fruits growing over wild tracts of land. The Mangosteen Orchard harvests mangosteen as its main produce, and sells seedlings of durian, rambutan, and lanzones on the side. Meanwhile, the Dragon Fruit Orchard produces kaymito, cacao, and of course, dragon fruit. The best time to visit the orchards is during the harvest season, between September and October, when the trees are fragrant and colorful with fruits. Aside from being picked fresh from the trees, the fruits are also sold at pre-selling prices, which is far lower than those found in local markets.

Malayas River in Victoria
11.38 km away

Malayas River is a clean and shallow river in between Barangay Sampaguita and Barangay San Antonio in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. The water of Malayas comes from Gipit River upstream, and exits to Sampaguita River downstream. Along Malayas River is Villa Pando Resort, a decrepit picnic area that offers cottages (P100/cottage) and rooms (P150/room, good for two) for rent. The river facing the resort has been dug out to artificially deepen the area for swimming. While most residents wallow in the river fronting Villa Pando Resort, swimming in the other, quieter sections of the river is also possible, although not as deep. The deepest parts of the river can reach only above the knees, which is safe for kids.

Where to stay

Filipiniana Resort
Hotels and homes
19.56 km away

Filipiniana Hotel - Calapan has a 50-room hotel located in the capital city of Calapan in the Northeastern part of the island of Mindoro in Southern Luzon, Philippines.

Our hotel was categorized as a Four Star Hotel with the following amenities: conference hall that can accommodate to as much as 500 pax, jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, basketball court and Halcon's Bar and Resto.

The hotel offers 30 deluxe rooms and 20 suite rooms, each room is equipped with hot tub, cable TV and chiropractic beds.

We also specialize in Mindoro Tour Packages that will surely satisfy your trip.
We invite you to Calapan, Oriental Mindoro for your nature get-away that will give more in-depth meaning to your next out-of-town group meetings, workshop, conference, educational tour or team buildings. Filipiniana Hotel - Calapan is now ready to serve your needs in the Province of Oriental Mindoro, best known for tropical beaches, reefs, cliffs, lush mountains, interior forest, cascades, and surrounding sea.

Parang Beach Resort
Hotels and homes
19.87 km away

"Constructed in 2000, Parang Beach Resort is a boutique resort situated right on the beach, 15 minutes southeast from the center of Calapan City. With its limited number of cottages and rooms, privacy of our guests and personal service is our prime objective. There are only 14 cottages, rooms and suites in the resort, each with air conditioning, cable TV and private bathrooms that can accommodate up to 50 guests. Our suites are upscale with the presidential suite having its own private balcony and private Jacuzzi. Our Beachside Restaurant specializing in native and barbecued dishes, also serves steak and seafood recipes ideal for seaside meals. The Beachside Restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests and is the only resort restaurant in Calapan City right on the beach. Our fully equipped Function Hall can accommodate up to 100 people and is ideal for seminars, wedding/baptism receptions and parties. Catering services are also available upon request. Recreational facilities include a basketball court, tennis court, billiards and seaside huts that are ideal for barbecuing."

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