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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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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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