Places in Mindoro
The province of Mindoro Occidental is more isolated and less developed than its neighbour to the east; in most places you’re as likely to be taken for a missionary as a traveller. Most tourists make a beeline for Sablayan, the entry point for the diving mecca of Apo Reef.
Calapan, the bustling administrative capital of Mindoro Oriental, is a feeder port for Batangas, Luzon and – as far as most tourists are concerned – one of the stops on the bus-boat route between Manila and Boracay. It is also a good base for hiking formidable Mt Halcon and for getting to know a little about Mangyan culture.
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