Mangyan Heritage Museum | Things to do in Baco-Oriental Mindoro

Mangyan Heritage Museum in Baco | Photo by Jay Ermitaño Mangyan Heritage Museum in Baco | Photo by Jay Ermitaño Mangyan Heritage Museum in Baco | Photo by Jay Ermitaño
Mangyan Heritage Museum is a modest two-storey museum inside Dolce Vita di Jo Resort, just 20 minutes away from Calapan City. The ground floor displays souvenir items and arts and crafts the Mangyans themselves made, and a few anthropology books on Mangyan culture. The second floor exhibits a collection of artifacts of Mangyan culture, underwater archaeological finds, and makeup of Mindoro’s underlying geological structures. Central to the museum are the artifacts of the Mangyan heritage. These include their mode of fashion, accessories, and ornaments, their musical instruments, hunting and kitchen equipment, and most importantly, their written language. The Mayan script is etched on bamboo such as their flutes and spears. On the other hand, the archaeological artifacts include bones, shells, pottery shards predating the Spanish regime, and porcelain bowls taken from Spanish galleon wrecks in the sea of Puerto Galera.
Open: By appointment
Address: Dolce Vita di Jo Resort, Brgy. Dulungan II, Baco, Oriental Mindoro
Fee: P40
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Nearby attractions

Alpaparay Falls in Baco
Attraction
0.04 km away

Alpaparay Falls is a park-like picnic grove with a three-storey waterfall and two minor, cascading waterfalls. The immediate attraction is the three-story waterfall, located just across the picnic area. The picnic area is a cleared ground walled by trees, but has no benches or cottages. It has, however, a stone plateau and a small hydroelectric plant with a water mill. Due to its engineer’s death, however, the hydroelectric plant was not finished and never generated electricity. Following the water upstream, you may cross three bamboo bridges and walk along cemented pathways. For about 15 minutes trekking up, you’ll find two water basins about 12 feet deep each. The first basin has several elevated areas to dive from, while the second basin is more intimate and secluded. Located at the end of the trek, the second basin is walled by limestone, and can be reached by scaling a slippery trail.

Calaungan Lake
Attraction
4.76 km away

Caluangan Lake lies on the northwest side of Calapan City, its borders dotted with mangroves and its serene waters continuously replenished by the Baruyan River. A leisure cruise (P350/head), available on weekends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is the most accessible way of exploring the lake and the river. The cruise, which comes with a buffet lunch and musical performance, takes guests through five barangays as the boat sails from Baruyan River to Caluangan Lake and back. Guests may also go kayaking and fishing, although swimming is not allowed.

Mayabig River
Attraction
6.94 km away

Mayabig River is a community river reserved for swimming, washing clothes, irrigation, and unfortunately, white stone mining. Facing Mt. Halcon, the river is wide and shallow, with one select deep area for jumping off from a cemented ledge. On an ordinary day, kids back-dive into the deep area, some wash their clothes from the riverbank, while others rummage among the rocks, looking for white stones. Meanwhile, part of the water is redirected into a canal, where the water is used for the rice fields in the area. Cottages nearby can also be rented out for P200 each.

Where to stay

El Pueblo Rhizort
₱400.00
Hotels and homes
8.75 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Calapan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered. 

Anahaw Island View Resort
₱1200.00
Hotels and homes
9.66 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Calapan City. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered. 

Filipiniana Resort
₱2700.00
Hotels and homes
10.89 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.

Getting there and around

Dolce Vita di Jo Resort, Brgy. Dulungan II, Baco, Oriental Mindoro

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