Places in Mindoro Oriental
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.
This unassuming coastal town is one of two places in Mindoro (the other is Sablayan) that might be on the verge of a mini (or major) tourism boom. In Bulalacao’s case, this is mainly to do with location and infrastructure. Its main tourist appeal is lots of lost coves and practically uninhabited islands for the plucky independent traveller to explore.
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