Oriental Mindoro

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When travelers suit up, tank up, and dive into the waters of Oriental Mindoro, what they witness is the hotbed of marine biodiversity in the Philippines. Oriental Mindoro makes up the eastern chunk of Mindoro Island, the seventh largest among the Philippines’ 7,100 islands. To the east is Verde Island Passage, an underwater highway that swells with marine life more diverse than anywhere else in the world. The tourist-clad town of Puerto Galera outdoes the popularity of Oriental Mindoro as the epicenter of scuba diving activity in the country. The town is also known for its White Beach, a cheaper alternative to the iconic White Beach of Boracay. Just 15 minutes away from White Beach is the Talipanan Mangyan Settlement, where travelers can immerse in the local culture of the Mangyan tribe.  

Attractions

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Rosacara River

Bansud, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Mangyan Heritage Museum

Baco, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Silad Island

Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Aerial Viewing of Calapan

Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Mangyan Heritage Center

Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Manihala Falls

Bansud, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Mansalay Ecopark

Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Suguicay Island

Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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Unique Places to Stay

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P 2,500

White Beach Lodge

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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P 12,400

Infinity Resort and Spa

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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P 1,500

Dreamwave Beach Resort Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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P 1,800

Queen of Isle Cottages and Restaurant

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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P 6,090

Marco Vincent Resort

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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P 2,700

Filipiniana Resort

Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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P 2,500

La Solana Suites and Resort

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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P 1,200

Anahaw Island View Resort

Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

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