Aerial Viewing of Calapan | Things to do in Calapan City-Oriental Mindoro
|Address:||Brgy. Suqui, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro|
|Fee:||Please contact the Tourism Office for updated schedule and fees.|
Mangyan Heritage Center comprises a souvenir shop and a small library dedicated to Mindoro Island's aborigines, the Mangyans. The library catalogues more than 2,000 documents about the life and culture of Mangyans. Research materials include books, theses, and articles from magazines, and local and international newspapers. Several documents in the library come from anthropologists such as Harold Conklin of the United States of America, Dr. Masaru Miyamoto and Yasushi Kikuchi of Japan, and Antoon Postma of Netherlands. The last is hailed as a Mangyan expert, having worked and lived among the Mangyans since 1965. Meanwhile, the souvenir shop sells items created by the Mangyans themselves. Some of the items include woven baskets, beaded bracelets, pen holders, kitchen utensils, wooden musical instruments, and handbooks on Mangyan culture.
Calapan's shing-a-ling is a crunchy finger food made from kalabasa or pumpkins. It has the shape of french fries, the texture of crackers, and the taste of pumpkin. Other varieties in the Philippines include shing-a-lings based on egg noodles, string beans, and malungay (moringga). The pumpkin is first boiled and mashed into an orange goop, and then added with flour and spices. The mixture is then forced into a machine with many small holes, and is turned into strings. The strings are later cut into shorter pieces and then fried until slightly brown. Calapan's shing-a-ling is created in a makeshift store a few meters away from Silonay Mangrove Conservation Area and Ecotourism. It is sold in many stores throughout the city.
Located in the Calapan City Hall, the City Museum is a one-room museum divided into three sections. The Visuals of the Town section displays old photographs of the town's previous mayors since 1901. The Faces from the Past section exhibits various Philippine stamps and the memorabilia of historic figures in Calapan. Lastly, the Birth of a New City section displays old banknotes and coins from the American and Japanese occupation. Most notable in the museum is the remains of a tamaraw, the endemic dwarfed buffalo of Mindoro Island. The tamaraw's remains were ossified and turned into a statue, greeting visitors at the entrance.
Where to stay
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.
Experience a variety of room ambiance suited for your style and mood
SIONY's is dedicated to plant vegetable for kitchen use. Agrucultural technology of hydroponics and aquaponics are showcased for the appreciation. Diners may have a fresh pick of these whenever harvest is available.
Ideal for weddings, birthday and debut, parties, shows and launches in a uniquely outdoor setting with the sea, island and sky at the backdrop
Watersports equipments are available with your safety in its core principle. Transparent Kayak, Paddle Boards, Snorkling gears, local motorized bancas and swimming gears are available.
"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."
Getting there and around
Brgy. Suqui, Calapan City, Oriental MindoroGet directions