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Things to Do in Mindoro

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  • Alex G
    Paris, France45 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very touristic place many restaurants for tourists vendors all along the beach :(
    Aninuan beach is more quiet even rocks on the beach not real sand
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • JamesMC
    Bath, UK44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Out of this world experience, in the middle of nowhere, just you-the-sea experience. I went with Gustav's Guest house and 5 other divers. Just us. The reef. The sea. Nothing else. Sharks, tuna, turtles, and the largest pod of dolphins (100+) ever, leaping, jumping, surfing our wake. The currents can be strong - so negative entry required - and it is weather dependent. But overall a fabulous experience and some trule wonderful coral.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • Capt. Gary Kulisek
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super nice beach at the end of the road (for now) west of Puerto Galera. Well worth the visit. Very Cool.
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • mccrp11
    Sydney, Australia9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went here when in Puerto Galera. Just love getting in the Philippine country. A ride on a carabio (not sure how u spell that) gets us to the falls. Lovely swimming hole, walking over the rocks. Had their BBQ lunch with a beer. Time to pay for everything. The 3 escort tourist girls, did help me walk over the rocks, gave them P100 each. Read where some people get up set about having to give them some pesos but gee only a couple of dollars & the girls said they don't have a salary just rely on what they get from the tourist. Then stopped at the tourist shop. The girls bought a dress, me just a fridge magnet. The trike driver was excellent comes with experience I guess. Ok do put this place on your "must go to" well worth a day trip.
    Written January 4, 2020
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  • Philippines - D... C
    Philippines102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice place to visit in Puerto Galera, with lots of restaurants, bars, and dive shops. You will return over and over.
    Written January 31, 2022
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  • Corneliani
    Utrecht, The Netherlands145 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a nice ride on the motorbike along the coast to get there. Only the ride there is already worth it. The pools under the falls are nice and cold and with a great view over the forrest. The place needs a upgrade/maintenance, but the pools themselves and the view are very nice.
    Written September 1, 2022
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  • Josh C
    Salt Lake City, UT8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take your own food and drinks and enjoy some peace and quiet here. The water is great. The sand is white and soft. And there are hardly any people here. I highly recommend visiting this great beach.
    Written February 15, 2019
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  • Raymond
    Luzon, Philippines13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is such a lovely beach that you can find here in san jose occidental mindoro. Majestic and jaw dropping.
    Written November 26, 2019
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  • Sam_boogie
    Province of Alicante, Spain187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out to this little beach..maybe a 30 minute or so trip by private boat..mixture of filipno,english,american,german and dutch in our group..great day was had with friends and food and beer definately go again
    Written March 31, 2020
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  • Tarek T
    Vancouver, Canada13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing hike for those who go all the way to the summit, most posts seem to be by people who just ventured below the summit.
    In the Philippines, a country with decimated forests first by US logging companies in the 50s then by locals cutting trees to make charcoal, it is an amazing sight to see real tropical ecosystems still functionning with giant furs.
    Can be muddy at the top, be ready and enjoy the beauty!
    Written March 20, 2017
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  • Marcel M
    Luzon, Philippines3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place with great food. Good for a relaxed day with or without kids. Dogs allowed ! So ideal if your furry partner wants to take a swim.
    Written October 21, 2019
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  • SnoopKong
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the hike in February which is supposed to be one of the best season to hike. We started the journey in San Jose where we bought our permits (600 php pax). These are the "trekking" permits, aka the permits that allow you to climb the Mangibok summit (1400m). Cheaper "hiking" permits (200 php pax) only allow you to go to the station 3, where you can watch the tamaraws. You can also get these permits in Sablayan and maybe in Calintaan, but as we were already there, we decided to buy them in this town. You can get them at the DENR of San Jose (ask for DENR at the White House) because they have several buildings in San Jose. At the DENR, they gave us contact informations with a guide which we hired for 1000php (500php/day).
    After getting the permits, we went to Calintaan with the bus where we bought our supplies for the hike (mostly instant noodles and rice). From Calintaan, we took a Tricycle to the station 1 which is the starting point of the Hike. We had to pay 50php pax for the Barangay PoyPoy entrance fee. We arrived at s1 in the evening, and we slept there. S1 is comfortable and equipped with mattresses, electricity, water. We also could leave our stuff there that we didn't want on the hike. The next morning, we started the hike.

    Day1 : Station 3 and Tamaraw watching

    7h00 : Departure from station 1, (100m above sea level) . This part is mainly in the shade at this hour, and the path is easy until station 2.
    9h30 : Arrival at station 2 (450m ASL). We did a big break, cooked and ate there. We left our bags there to keep going just with water and some basic supplies.
    13h00 : Departure from s2, easy path mostly in the sun.
    14h15 : Arrival at station 3 (aproximatively 700m ASL) . From there you can do a quick 15min walk to the little summit beside the station. You can also watch the Tamaraws starting 16h (best chances are at sunset/sunrise). You can bring your own binoculars, because they're far away, even if there should always be someone there who can provide them to you.
    17h00 : Departure from s3. Beautiful, colorful walk back to station 3 in the sunset.
    18h00 : Arrival at s2. We slept there, cooked at the fireplace. No mattresses, only bambu beds.

    Day 2 : Mangibok summit

    4h45 : Departure at night. We left early to avoid the sun that becomes unbearable later in the day. The first 30mins are an easy walk through flat grasses so the lack of light isn't really bothering. You still need at least 1 head light for every two people. Then there is a tricky, steep part to cross a stream, and after that the summit assension really begins. The sun will come out once you're getting to the steep part, it, it will make the hike easier and beautiful. 1h30 after leaving s2, we reached the Mangibok ridge, which is really steep and exhausting.
    6h45 : Summit at 1400m ASL. Nice view, definetly worth the trouble.
    7h00 : Departure from the summit, descending the ridge is clearly the most difficult part of the whole hike, as it is steep and slippery.
    9h00 : Arrival at s2. Lunch.
    10h30 : Leaving s2. Very hot way back to s1, at this hour mostly in the sun.
    12h30 : Arrival at station 1. Our guide takes his motorbike and fetches us a Tricycle from the closest town that brings us back to Calintaan.

    Appendix :

    The stations : both equipped with light and drinkable water, but only s1 has mattresses and blankets. Temperature is all right (maybe around 15/20°C at night so you don't need a lot of stuff to sleep, we slept with clothes on the bambu beds. Didn't stay overnight in s3 but it looked similar to s2.

    General price : approx 2000php pax

    Guide : 1000php for 2days
    Permits : 500 trekking permit + 100 entrance fee + 50 Barangay PoyPoy entrance fee
    Trycicles : 2x300 for Calintaan to S1 (round-trip)
    Bus : 2x80 for San Jose to Calintaan (round trip)
    Groceries : 250php pax
    Accommodation : 100php for the room in S1

    About us : we are both 22 (1 Male/1 Female) and are used to hiking, so we walked pretty fast.

    General comments : the hike is beautiful, cheap and relatively accessible. The first part (from s1 to s3) is doable by everyone and gives you the possibility to watch the endangered Tamaraws. The second part (Mangibok summit) is a bit harder and requires a decent shape even if it still doesn't include a general difficulty. It's just a bit steep at the end.

    Written February 20, 2019
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