Calapan

Calapan City is the capital of the Oriental Mindoro Province, in the MIMAROPA Region in Luzon, Philippines. The city is the industrial center of the province, being a major exporter of rice to Metro Manila, as well as a wide range of other local vegetables. In fact, it has been Mindoro’s center of trade ever since the pre-colonial times!

You can reach Calapan via boat ride from Batangas Port to Calapan Port. Calapan also has an airport, which is easily reachable via domestic flight.

Mindoro is a province known for its abundance of beaches and idyllic seascapes, and Calapan does not disappoint. It fronts the Verde Island Passage, a strait that separates the islands of Luzon and Mindoro. This strait is home to several species of endemic and endangered fish, sharks, rays, corals and even sea turtles.

Places that cater to eco-tourism in this area are the Calapan Nature Park, Caluangan Lake and islets of Baco-Chico and Horca-Piloto. These areas are popular for snorkeling, kayaking, diving and all sorts of water sports in general. Some popular beach resort accommodations are the Parang Beach Resort, El Pueblo Rhizort, Anahaw Beach Resort and Donnyland Beach Resort.

Other popular natural tourist areas are Bulusan Suqui Eco Trail and Bulusan Nature Park and Caves.

Calapan is not just about its beaches. You can visit the Casa Real Ruins to marvel at Spanish-era architecture. The Santo NiƱo Cathedral has also preserved its 17th century infrastructure.

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