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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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