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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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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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Target Island BULALACAO, ORIENTAL MINDORO

Aside from Puerto Galera “the heart of Asia” the province of Oriental Mindoro (my hometown) has many more magnificent places to offer. Most of the unspoiled island and pristine white beaches are located in the southern part of the province, the town of Bulalacao. I regret why I visited other places first before my hometown (so sad but, we can’t go back to the past so let’s move on). I decided to explore the islands of Bulalacao last April 2018 together with my cousin. I am so astonish that every island has its own unique beauty that makes you never want to leave and stay forever (e walang poreber kaya uuwi at uuwi ka talaga). One of this island is called target island I don’t know where they got the named but it’s so attractive and yes! it’s one of my favorite islands. Why not? This is the true definition of paradise. From town proper of Bulalacao you can book a motorized banca for island hopping approximately one hour travel boat ride going to the islands. Going there is a bit difficult due to rough sea, the big waves is normal even if the weather is good but there's no need to worry all boats has lifejackets and the boatmen are properly trained. Best time to go is during summer (March-May). One of the best view here in target island is the house above the rocks. Imagine?! A house above the rocks?? Just wow! I wondered how long they had to done this. Sorry to tell you but going inside the house is prohibited. 😊 The waves say it all. Perfect for proposal and pre-nuptial. How about honeymoon? Oh, it’s a no no! Ocean breeze, salty hair and sun-kissed hair. SUMMER NEVER ENDS 😊 The mini Palawan spots Dreaming of…

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Tamaraw Falls in San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro

Tamaraw Falls can be found in Barangay Villaflor near the city of San Teodoro. It is a 423-foot natural wonder because it is found along the road. It consists of a series of smaller waterfalls which converge to the main waterfalls cascading down to the waterbed below. This provides one of the most breathtaking sights to behold. At Tamaraw Falls cool mountain waters plummet 30m into a natural pool beside the road, run under a stone bridge into two constructed swimming pools, then flow out again into a jungle gorge. The Tamaraw Falls are popular on the weekend, especially on Sunday when admission is free, but during the week you can just about have them to yourself. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy the views; thatched shelters, perched on the edge of the pools, are available for picnicking. There are toilets, and a kiosk at the entrance selling snacks, soft drinks and beer. The falls are 14km from Puerto Galera on the rough, mountainous road to Calapan – only the first 7km of which is paved. To get there, catch a Calapan-bound jeepney from near the Petron service station (around P25, 40 minutes). Most tricycle drivers will do the trip only on a full-day charter basis. The falls derived its name from a species of buffalo which can only be found in Oriental Mindoro. It is among the countrys endangered species as it is being hunted by people who are after its meat. Proclamation No. 692, signed in 2004, made October 1 a special working holiday in the province in celebration of the Tamaraw Conservation Month. Tamaraw Falls is fifteen kilometers from the town proper. There is a resort found at the foot of the falls and for a minimal fee, guests can refresh themselves at its cool and clean waters.…

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