Fruit Orchards in Victoria | Things to do in Victoria-Oriental Mindoro
|Address:||Brgy. San Cristobal, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro|
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.
Naujan Lake, the fifth largest lake in the Philippines, is a sanctuary to Oriental Mindoro's rare fish species, and is a source of livelihood to fishermen in the surrounding towns, including Socorro, Victoria, Naujan, and Pola. Some of the catch harvested here are ayungin (silver perch), dalag (mudfish), bangus (milkfish), biya (goby), hito (catfish), managat (red snapper), tilapia, simbad, tarpa, paros, shrimps, and clams.
Naujan Lakeview Park is a view deck in Socorro, overlooking Naujan Lake, the fifth largest lake in the Philippines. Like the view deck going to Tagaytay, the view deck of Socorro is along the highway, and could be a good rest stop during a long road trip in Oriental Mindoro. Naujan Lakeview Park has two decks, one private, which has already closed, and one public. Though the two lie along the Nautical Highway, the private deck is more elevated and has a panoramic view of the lake. Meanwhile, the public deck is lower and offers only some view of the lake. Today, Naujan Lakeview Park is a small plot of grassy land with towering palm trees. Visitors are welcome to hangout or have a picnic here. Plans to develop the area into a hotel are currently underway.
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