Travel Blogs from Occidental Mindoro Province, Philippines

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Apo Reef Dive Trip, Sablayan, Philippines travel blog

Apo Reef Dive Trip

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

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Apo Reef off the island of Mindoro is one of the top dive sites in the Philippines and had been on our list of places to see while we are still here. Based on recommendations from friends we decided to book our Easter holiday at Pandan Island Resort so ...

Mindoro / Abra to Calintaan: first 3 days cycling, Calintaan, Philippines travel blog

Mindoro / Abra to Calintaan: first 3 days cycling

A travel blog entry by gabisfootprints

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... for 2 nights and do my laundry. Tonight, I'm invited to join the staff Christmas dinner, life is good :-) My summary of cycling Mindoro so far: Friendly people who wave and like to help, very little traffic, ok to good roads, West coast quite flat, ...

Camping on Apo Reef National Park, Sablayan, Philippines travel blog

Camping on Apo Reef National Park

A travel blog entry by ryansarah

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Up early to have the most rip of breakfast at bloody Emily Hotel!! Got a tricycle to the Eco Tourism office where we had to arrange our trip. They only do overnight trips out to Apo Reef with a night in a tent so we had to go for this option! 3,300P it ...

Flight to Manila, travel to Sablayan, Sablayan, Philippines travel blog

Flight to Manila, travel to Sablayan

A travel blog entry by ryansarah

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5am start as we had to be up and ready for the taxi at 5.30. Took 10mins to get to the Airport. Checked in easily for our 6.45am flight from Cebu to Manila. We flew with Philippine Airlines which we found really good and a good steady landing for a ...

Barangay Central, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental, San Jose, Philippines travel blog

Barangay Central, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental

A travel blog entry by stu900

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... ) after finding some of the precious metal, though no major gold discoveries were ever made.There are two provinces, Mindoro Occidental (West) and Mindoro Oriental (East). They are separated by the Halcon Mountain rage that runs from north to south. Mt. ...

Food for thought in San Jose, Central, Philippines travel blog

Food for thought in San Jose

A travel blog entry by stu900

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... foreigners staying there. On this day in question  there was a political conference being held there and the Governor of Mindoro Occidental was there. Governor Gene  Mendiola's presence was causing quite a stir among the locals.  The food ...

Grace Island, Ambuong, San Jose - A hidden gem!, San Jose, Philippines travel blog

Grace Island, Ambuong, San Jose - A hidden gem!

A travel blog entry by stu900

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... Aroma and passed close to White Island. This is an amazing sight. Beautiful white sands and trees and hut, an oasis in the Mindoro Straight.  I have seen the island from the sky when approaching San Jose but it is very impressive from the sea. ...

Snorkeling Apo Reef, travel to Mamburao, Mamburao, Philippines travel blog

Snorkeling Apo Reef, travel to Mamburao

A travel blog entry by ryansarah

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Woken at 5.45am by the fricken groups loudness and music again! Goodie. It was really light as well though. Sleep was okay all things considered and we didn't sleep on a mat of any sort! Had our crackers and mango for breakfast! Substantial haha! We were ...

Underwater Paradise, Pandan Island, Philippines travel blog

Underwater Paradise

A travel blog entry by perkins2013

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... about Pandan Island. Firstly jeepneys. During the second world war, thousands of American troop carriers were brought over to the Philippines and after the war were simply left here. Many of the hundreds of thousands that are now used today are copies ...

San Jose, Mindoro Occidental, San Jose, Philippines travel blog

San Jose, Mindoro Occidental

A travel blog entry by stu900

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... visited the liberty monument, the town hall, and gardens which includes a statue of lapu lapu.    Often dubbed as the Philippines’ first hero, very little is known of Lapu-Lapu except that he lived in 1521 and ruled the island of Mactan. ...

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