Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro is the fifth largest lake in the Philippines. It is volcanic in origin and receives water from local run-off with no major effluents. There are large areas of shallow water with an abundant growth of aquatic vegetation. Most of the people in the area depend upon the lake for their livelihood, particularly through fishing. Naujan Lake National Park is bounded by the Municipalities of Naujan in the north, Victoria in the west, Socorro in the south and Pola in the east. The park lies between 13°04’ to 13°15’ North latitude and 120°17’ to 120°27’ East longitude. It is located in the northeastern coast of the island of Mindoro Island which is under the administrative jurisdiction of the Province of Oriental Mindoro. Continue reading
Oriental Mindoro Province is located in the island of Mindoro under MIMAROPA region in Luzon, about 140 kilometers southwest of Manila. The province is bordered by the Verde Island Passage and the rest of Batangas to the north, by Marinduque, Maestro del Ocampo Island, Tablas Strait and the rest of Romblon to the east, by Semirara and the rest of Caluya Islands, Antique to the south, and by Occidental Mindoro to the west. Calapan City, the only city in the island, is the provincial capital. The province is touted as the country’s emerging eco-tourism destination. Most of the endemic species in the Philippines are found in the Verde Island Passage between Continue reading
Puerto Galera is well known as one of the tourist destination in the island of the Philippines. It is rich in natural resources where travelers can find here picturesque of awesome beaches. Most of the beaches in Puerto Galera are crowded throughout the year, but the Talipanan beach is known as one of the secluded beaches, offering private places to rest and relax, away from the crowds. Located to the west of White Beach and nearby Aninuan Beach, it’s an ideal alternative to the party-at-the-beach scene if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet. Continue reading
The Ponderosa Golf Club is just 20 minutes out of the town proper and spectacularly perched on a mountain side over looking Puerto Galera 2,000 feet above sea level. Essentially it is a 9 hole par 3 course with attitude and a compelling experience enjoyed by both serious and fun golfers alike.
Most 9 hole par 3 courses are not really worth the effort for any serious golfer worth their salt, but Ponderosa is the exception to the rule. There may be no long drives down tree-lined fairways, but Ponderosa offers a serious challenge to any golfer’s short game with verdant jungle pushing in on Continue reading
The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is the first international music and arts festival of its calibre in the Asia-Pacific. It is set amidst the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines; truly one of the world’s most enchanting backdrops for a festival. The festival grounds is situated on the foothills of the majestic Mount Malasimbo where its most prominent feature is a grass-terraced amphitheatre that overlooks the bay, renowned as one of “The Most Beautiful Bays in the World”.
The festival debuted in February 2011 to Continue reading
The foremost asset of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera is blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbors. Known as the Pearl of Mindoro, it is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites for new and experienced divers alike. There are shallow coral gardens, interesting rock formations, and colorful species to watch, like crabs, shrimps, sea anemones, moray, and trumpet fishes.