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BUCKET LIST #2: El Dionisio Paraiso White Beach Resort and Camping Site

Mindoro has a lot to offer. There’s a lot to explore on the seventh-largest island in the Philippines. It is well known for the white-sand beaches and other breathtaking scenery of destinations, such as the equally idyllic coast of Pinamalayan. There’s a new paradise situated in the central part of the province called El Dionisio Paraiso White Beach Resort and Camping Site. photo from El Dionisio Paraiso White Beach Resort and Camping Site A perfect getaway from the crowd of the city that you’re looking for. With our busy lifestyle, we often neglect to take a much needed time to relax, reflect and be inspired. This is the right place for you! photo from El Dionisio Paraiso White Beach Resort and Camping Site El Dionisio Paraiso offers an island experience with tents that have mattresses and pillows, shared bathrooms, and full-board meals. You can also opt to cook on your own using the public grill. The best part of the place, though, is the beach itself. It’s a virgin beach with a rich ecosystem filled with starfish, corals, and schools of fish. If you want to swim in a place where you can see nature at its finest, you should visit this place. It’s an experience you won’t forget. photo from El Dionisio Paraiso White Beach Resort and Camping Site Here’s a quick travel guide to help you make the most out of that once-in-a-lifetime getaway: HOW TO GET THERE Via Land & Sea 1. Ride any bus from Buendia (Gil Puyat) Bus Terminal or From Cubao Bus Terminal bound to Batangas Pier. (From Manila to Batangas Pier) 2. From Batangas Pier, you have an option of what Ferry you want (Batangas Pier – Calapan Pier). A. FASTCRAFT Supercat 2go - (1hr. Ride) (Php 250.00- 350.00)Oceanjet - (45 mins – 1 hr Ride)…

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SUGUICAY : BULALACAO’S ISLANDS PART 2

Many beaches and islands today are developing and turned attractive. No one expected that this Suguicay Island will become one of the most visiting places in the province of Oriental Mindoro. After a long time of hunting beautiful places, here you are now. “Tara na and let’s not waste our time and enjoy the unforgettable experiences in Bulalacao’s Island.  image by:Shoestring Travelers Photography Aslom, Silad and Alibatan is what they called the trio islands of Bulalacao. Not just far away, you will reach the Suguicay Island. Enjoying the ride in the boats is the first thing you need to do. You can take pictures and videos while travelling and capture beautiful surroundings. image by:Shoestring Travelers Photography After arriving Suguicay, bamboo cottages, coconut tree, mangroves and white clean sand are the first things you will see. Kind people and staffs of the said island will welcome you and guide you to your places. Ang ilan sa mga bakasyunista at mga guests ay ineenjoy at inilalaan ang oras nila sa mga bamboo floats na nasa tubig to spend time resting or doing something enjoyable especially after having so much workloads. image by:Shoestring Travelers Photography Being placed in the province, I know that we have different expectations, but expect the unexpected, because Suguicay is a special place where you can spend most of your times not just to explore and discover new things, but also to relax and to have some memorable moments and experiences. You can feel and smell the fresh air you need and meet new people where you can be your new friends. image by:Shoestring Travelers Photography Suguicay waters are being compared to other island waters because of its cleanliness, floury and powdery sand, and its different shades of colors. You will enjoy seeing underwater marine life, coral reefs and…

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BUCKET LIST #1: GRACE ISLAND RESORT

Do you want an experience of exotic island travel vacation like Maldives with as low as P5,000.00 with no passport or visa required? “Meron tayo nyan dito!” Let’s go to Grace Island of Occidental Mindoro. Now there’s no reason not to start planning your dream trip because travelling around the most beautiful islands in the world doesn’t have to break the bank. Grace Island is one of the most famous and a must see travel destination situated  in the larger cove of Ambulong Island, about an hour & half boat ride from San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. A breakaway from chaos of life and brings you closer to the relaxation and great adventures you’re looking for. Here’s a quick guide whenever you’re planning to visit the so-called “Maldives of Philippines”. HOW TO GET THERE Via Plane, Land &Sea 1. Take a 45-minute flight from Manila to San Jose Mindoro. 2. From San Jose Airport take a 10 min. trike ride to Grace Island booking office. 3. At the booking office where the boat awaits, you need to confirm your reservation and take their boat to the island. Via Land & Sea 1. From Manila take the bus which will take you directly to San Jose (approx. 9 hours including Roro travel). 2. Take a trike ride from the terminal to Grace Island booking office. (10min) 3. At the booking office, confirm your reservation and take their boat to the island. WHERE TO STAY Aside from the floating cottages offered at Grace Island, they also offer air-conditioned rooms stationed on the main island itself. So if you’re one who fears sleeping on a floating cottage then you won’t have to worry. Also, they offer day tours here, so you actually could stay on the main island of San Jose. BOOKING Address: Aroma…

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AN INVIGORATING RIDE TO CAGULONG MANSALAY

Every morning brings a new hope and new experiences that count in my life. Embracing it with a great smiles that capture to the totality of my personality as whole.Yes! It’s Friday and weekends are coming but lately I realized that during weekends my schedule was loaded , the unending paperworks such as: editing of articles for our school paper named “ HAMBUYAG”,lesson planning, and preparing an extravagant instructional materials in advance or for the next school days, updating my class records, constructing questions for the periodical examination. Now I’m engaging to the one of the bussiest professions, the sphere of academe. Social life? I really forgot the real meaning of it. But like what i uttered lastly it’s Friday, and there’s nothing wrong to unwind myself from the bussy world of teaching profession. Yes, exactly what i tried insinuating for.   At exactly 2:00 in the afternoon, I decided to leave from an idle, obscure, and remote place of APNAGAN wherein the school was built and there i’m conducting my service as secondary school teacher. While driving my motorcycle, the speed getting slowly due to the muddy, sticky path, but sometimes encountering a rocky and a little bit of slippery road. This isn’t new for me, as i expected,  it arises during rainy season. Inspite of terrifying , i decided to be embolldened or courageous while staring to a huge area of banana plantation alongside, where the greeny and leafy ambiance infiltate and the breeze of cold air invades on my stunning face brought by different tall trees and plants.     Time has  passed by, while my phone was beeping and certainly i stopped to see who’s texted. I noticed his named, one of close friends and he invited me and to go with him to his hometown. Not even…

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Bansud “A peaceful town for a quiet unwinding”

Bansud is a second class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro of the MIMAROPA Region IV-B, with the road distance of 153 kilometers from Metro Manila travelled by land and a fascinating 2 hour ride on the RORO boat allows you to witness the beauty of the Verde Island passage of Batangas sea and the isolated islands of Isla Verde, Baco Chico, Pulong Gitna and Pulong Munti as you approach the Island of Mindoro thru the Calapan City Port. A 92 km. ride via van or bus while witnessing the beauty of the province and its gifts from nature such as the Mount Halcon, Naujan Lake and others will captivate travelers as they reach the beautiful town of Bansud. Bansud is blessed with the gifts of nature that nurture its citizens and provides both recreation and relaxation to those who seek adventure and enjoy natures wonders at its finest. It is abundantly provided by forests, land forms and bodies of water. The Rosacara Rolling Hills is one of the beautiful views and recreation site that Bansud has to offer. It is filled with luscious green and adventurous trails leading to the top of the hills of the 417.2591 hectares of this wonderful gift from nature. It offers several activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers like trekking, camping or nature hikes. The Rosacara Rolling Hills also offers a peaceful ambiance and cool breeze mountain wind that refreshes the soul and relaxes the spirit. There is also a new found paradise after passing thru the uplands of Rosacara. The Batong Buwaya River offers a refreshing and an appealing sight of untouched natural rock formations and the flow of cool clean waters over the filtering stones and the surrounding greenery that adds to the solemnity and peacefulness of the surrounding. The Batong Buwaya Formation is known…

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Mount Halcon in Baco, Oriental Mindoro

Mount Halcon is a mountain located in the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. Its height of 2,586 m[1] (8,482 ft) makes it the 18th highest peak in the Philippines. Its slopes have earned it the title to be the most difficult mountain to climb in the country. Mt. Halcon is home to the indigenous Alangan Mangyans. It thick vegetation is also home to exotic flora and fauna, including the critically endangered Mindoro Bleeding-heart which is endemic in the area,[4] and the stick insect Conlephasma enigma, which was first described in 2012. Mount Halcon is the fourth highest mountain in the Philippines. It is found in the municipality of Baco in the province of Oriental Mindoro, the eastern half of Mindoro Island which is part of the region known as Mimaropa. Running from north to south, the mountain creates a natural boundary between the province and Occidental Mindoro. With a height of 2,586 meters above sea level, it experiences frequent rains and occasional flash floods. Because of this hazard, it is generally considered by mountaineers to be the most difficult mountain to climb in the Philippines.

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