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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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Pandan Island Sablayan Occidental Mindoro Travel Adventure

Sobrang naamaze lang talaga ako ditto mga bessy. Eto talaga ung hinahanap ko bukod sa sarili ko. Yung tipong nature kung nature. Hayop kung hayop. Isda kung isda. Pawikan kung pawikan. Reefs kung reefs. Sobrang relaxing ng place, hindi masyado crowded unlike other popular beaches. Very instagrammable ng place and mababait yung staffs. May restaurant and bar din sila and rooms available. Pandan Island Ocidental Mindoro How to get there? From  San Jose Occidental sakay ka lang ng van papuntang Sablayan, then tricycle papuntang palengke and lakad lang ng konti may sakayan na mga boats dun na ihahatid at susunduin ka nila. Mababait ang mga bangkero dun, you can huggle their price rates. Since cute kami nung kasama ko, 400 balikan ung boat naming. Then, nag sneak in lang kami pero may rate talaga sya. It’s 50 per head plus di ko lang alam ung mga picnic tables dun. You can do kayaking and snorkeling. You will rent PHP 100 for the swimming apparatus (goggles) and PHP50 for life vest. SUlit naman kasi makikita mo ang lamang dagat. Ibat ibang klaseng sea creatures makikita mo. Yun lang. Ingat at enjoy mga bessy ko ^_^ Pandan Island is a private island with a small resort on the West coast of Occidental Mindoro, Central Philippines. After the island was ‘discovered’ and the resort established in 1986 by a French adventurer, this tropical island retreat has been voted time and again as one of the top resorts in the Philippines, not in terms of luxury but for it’s quality of life and it’s personalized atmosphere. Pandan Island is for people who like to spend time in tropical surroundings without cars and television. A place where you are woken up by the singing of colorful birds, where there is only a palm tree between…

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Beautiful Island Of Suguicay In Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro

Find yourself enjoying an unforgettable beach holiday, in a world of wondrous relaxation a beach island with fine white sands, your mornings will always be greeted by the soothing sound of the waves of the sea. Suguicay island is also an ideal place to break away from the modern environment of the city as it takes pride in its nature and rustic feel, all of which are evident and felt throughout the island.  As we drew closer to the island, we were astonished at the number of Mangroves covering and coconut trees the almost entire island as if there is no place to land at all. The island of Suguicay can take on several beach activities like Island hopping that visitors enjoy most. From Bulalacao Bay, there are motor boats which can be rented for a day’s travel going to these islands depending on the capacity of the boat and the distance of the islet to be visited. And picnics with your friends and families, This island located at Bulalacao Oriental Mindoro.It is a 10-15 minutes ride from Brgy. San Roque to Brgy Bangkal or Brgy. Libtong for another transportation going to Suguicay Island it is another 10-15 minutes of boat ride going to the Island of Suguicay. Suguicay islands are generally safe during the southwest monsoon months as long as you take off from Brgy. Bangkal or Brgy. Libtong. However, if you are like us who went to Suguicay from Brgy. Bangkal, expect the biggest waves you can imagine during the rainy season. The island offers cottages for the visitors for only P300.00,  and Floating Cottage  is for only P500.00 .And Suguicay island is offering  kayak rental for you to explore the water on a different perspective and they have . a sari-sari store for your basic needs, a…

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Apo Reef Beautiful Places And National Park in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

Apo Reef is one of the dive sites frequented by most divers in the Philippines. It is acclaimed as one of the best in Asia and as a diving mecca in the Philippines. It is a 34-kilometer reef teeming with the bio-diversity of marine life is located 20 miles west of Mindoro proper, with a narrow channel running east to west, dividing this reef into two lagoon systems is the north and south. Underneath, the clean waters, fine white sand and numerous coral are visible. The Apo Reef Marine Park includes the fascinating bird-populated island of Binangaan and Cajos del Bajo. The island has a variety of bird species that lures birdwatchers and nature lovers. The waters surrounding the island are abundant with marine fauna and luxuriant coral growth represented by approximately 400-500 kaleidoscopic coral species. Marine life includes varieties of sharks, sting rays and manta rays. There are over 500 species present in the Reef.   Apo Reef is a series of coral reefs encompassing 34 square kilometers within the waters of Occidental Mindoro in the Philippines. It is the world’s second-largest contiguous coral reef system and the largest in the country. The reef and its surrounding waters are administered as a National Park as part of the Apo Reef Natural Park project; the Apo Reef is within the Sulu Sea.

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Oriental Mindoro Travel Guide: Tourist attractions

Oriental Mindoro evokes images of a genuine tropical paradise – white sand, crystal clear water, lush green forests covering majestic mountains and splendid waterfalls. With its largely unspoiled natural beauty, the province has much to offer in terms of tourism and other economic opportunities. Special interest tours such as mountain climbing, trekking, camping, caving, bird watching, island exploration, adventure trips, windsurfing, scuba diving, tek diving, scuba macro photography, snorkeling, keelboat and dinghy sailing are among the exciting recreational activities possible. Puerto Galera is a major tourist destination. Its numerous white beaches are ideal for water skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating and swimming. Aside from its beaches, Puerto Galera has other attractions. A mini-museum in the compound of the Catholic Church displays valuable Chinese artifacts and porcelain dishes from the island´s early trading days. The marble Cross at Muelle is a landmark in memory of the crew of a Spanish warship which sank in 1879. Tamaraw Falls, the largest waterfall in the province, is 131 meters above sea level with a natural swimming pool at its base. The Marble Quarry in Mt. Talipandan is where 17 different kinds of marble are extracted. Tourist destinations include: Hidden Paradise The attraction consists of a natural spring with a swimming pool and picnic cottages. It is located in Baco, and can be reached in 45 minutes by taking a jeepney bound for the Calapan market. Alibatan Island The island measures five hectares and is noted for its white sand. The place serves as the breeding place of seagulls and turtles. Corals and oysters can be found all around the area. The island is also called “Target Island” because Americans who stayed in San Jose used this place for bombing practices in 1946. It is located in Baco, and can be reached in an hour…

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