Pinamalayan Municipal Theme Park | Things to do in Pinamalayan-Oriental Mindoro
|Open:||Buttery Garden is open daily, 8am - 5pm|
|Address:||Madrid Blvd., Zone 3, Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro|
Viewed from Recodo Port, the Lighthouse in Barangay Wawa faces Tablas Strait and Sibale Island. Recodo Port is also referred to by many as Wawa Port. With the port's shallow waters, travelers may also swim here, go fishing, or hangout at night, when the wind is cool and breezy. Boats seldom dock on this port due to its shallow waters, especially during low tide. Another lighthouse of the same structure is found in Barangay Razo. It can be reached by chartering a small boat from Recodo Port.
Bulaklak Beach is a short section of Mahabang Buhangin Beach, separated by limestone rocks and other landforms. While Mahabang Buhangin Beach covers three barangays'Pili, Banilad, and Ranzo Bulaklak Beach covers only Barangay Pili. The beach stretches about 200 meters, with grainy, cream sand. While the beach itself is public, using the cottages and swimming pools nearby require an admission fee (from P20 to P100/head admission; and about P500/cottage rental) depending on the resort. About four beach resorts dot the coastline of this beach, including the similarly named Bulaklak Beach Resort. Bulaklak Beach is readily accessible by riding a tricycle in Pinamalayan. However, going to the rest of Mahabang Buhangin requires chartering a boat (1 hour). Mahabang Buhangin Beach is similar to Bulaklak Beach, only longer and grainier, with more corals. This beach is quiet and idyllic, with no amenities or electricity.
If danggit is to Cebu, dried biya is to Oriental Mindoro. Dried biya, or dinaing na biya, comes from the freshwater fish called "goby", from the family "gobiidae". The gobies in this province are harvested from Naujan Lake, the fifth largest lake in the Philippines. Like Cebu’s danggit, Oriental Mindoro’s dried biya is dunked into a pan in medium heat and fried to crispness. The fish is dipped in vinegar with garlic and chili, and, in a typical Filipino breakfast, is eaten with sinangag (fried rice), sunny-side up eggs, and sliced tomatoes. The freshest dried biya can be found where it is salted and dried: in the town of Socorro. In a road trip to Oriental Mindoro, visitors may buy dried biya along the Nautical Highway, at the Bagsakan Center in Pasi II.
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