Oriental Mindoro is located in Region IV-B, known as MIMAROPA Region. It is bounded on the North by Verde Island Passage; Tablas Strait on the East; Semirara Island on the South; and Occidental Mindoro on the West, and lies 45 kilometers south of Batangas and 130 kilometers south of Manila.
The island of Mindoro is rich in natural resources as it was regarded as the Food Base of Luzon and Visayas. The main part of the economy there is occupied by agriculture and fishery as the island provides a large quantity of rice, coconut, corn, rambutan, calamansi, banana, and lanzones, and different kinds of seafoods. The people of Mindoro are called Mindoreños which are known for being warm, friendly, and hospitable. Tagalog is the major language used in the province. The residents of Mindoro enjoy a simple yet a satisfying life in the tropical province.
Oriental Mindoro is blessed with natural wonders due to its stunning landscapes that will surely make you love the region. From the fresh and relaxing waterfalls of Puerto Galera, to the exciting mountain trekking in Mt. Halcon of Baco, the island of Mindoro has a numerous destinations to offer. It has a long shoreline of white and pristine beaches particularly in Mansalay and Bulalacao, where you can do island hopping, diving, and snorkeling. It’s a place to witness spectacular caves and see the captivating scenic views of nature. There are a variety of hotels and resorts that cater recreation and comfort. There are also restaurants which offers an incredible taste of Mindoro cuisines. Oriental Mindoro is known for its rich culture which is a reflection of its different festivals celebrated with much passion and love. Because of its amazing diversity of culture and beautiful places, is it one of the loveliest place in the Philippines to spend your lifetime.