Occidental Mindoro

Occidental Mindoro

Occidental Mindoro is the Western half of the Mindoro Island. This province is located in Luzon’s MIMAROPA region. This province has been hailed as a marine wonderland, due to its proximity to the Mindoro Strait (to its south) and the South China Sea (to its west). Occidental Mindoro has several pristine beaches, with powder white sands and expansive blue waters. Its main port is in San Jose — also considered the commercial and business center of the province.

Some accommodations to choose from at Puerto Galera, San Jose are Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort, Tamaraw Beach Resort, Luca’s Cucina Italiana & Lodge, Amihan Villa, and the Bamboo House Beach Lodge & Restaurant.

There are several islets here, for those who wish to go island hopping. Ambulong Island and Ilin Island are at San Jose and all have multiple beaches within their territory. Ambulong Island, in particular, is where one needs to pass through to get to dive spots like Ilin Point, Baniaga Reef and Apo Reef.

Northwest of Occidental Mindoro is the equally stunning Lubang Island. If you travel even farther off north, you will encounter the Ambil Island. A unique attraction found in Ambil is the Besay Falls, a waterfall site with multiple cascades of water. If you opt to go southwest of Lubang, you will find the Cabra Island.

For those who want to go hiking, you can visit Mt. Iglit at San Jose. This area is a sanctuary for tamaraws, a species similar to the Philippine water buffalo, but endemic to Mindoro.

Hardcore divers and marine enthusiasts would appreciate a trip to Apo Reef National Park, a few kilometers west of Mindoro. This area is home to a wide array of of fish, corals, sharks, stingrays and manta rays, making the park a biodiversity hotspot. The islands of Binangaan and Cajos del Bajo are part of this national park; these two islands are frequented by bird watchers for its several unique species of birds.

Top Rated Restaurants in Occidental Mindoro Browse All

  1. Johanna's Grille
    4.4 Stars
    International
    11 Reviews View
  2. F. Baylosis Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    8 Reviews View
  3. A & M Village Restaurant
    4.4 Stars
    Filipino
    8 Reviews View
  4. Jorjhane's House of Special Bulalo
    4.6 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View
  5. Ciao Italia Pizzeria Ristorante
    4.8 Stars
    Italian
    4 Reviews View
  6. The Drooling Plate
    5.0 Stars
    Burger
    3 Reviews View
  7. Luca Cucina Italiana
    4.7 Stars
    Italian
    3 Reviews View
  8. Baradar Shawarma Shack
    4.7 Stars
    Middle Eastern
    3 Reviews View
  9. Food Trip Sa Puerto Galera Chicken Inasal
    3.7 Stars
    Filipino
    13 Reviews View
  10. McDonald's
    4.5 Stars
    Fast Food
    3 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Occidental Mindoro Browse All

  1. Tamaraw Beach Resort
    4.9 Stars
    Hotel
    7 Reviews View
  2. Buri Beach Resort
    4.8 Stars
    Hotel
    6 Reviews View
  3. Club Paradise Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  4. Vivere Azure
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  5. Aquaria Beach Resort and Beachside Condominium
    4.6 Stars
    Hotel
    5 Reviews View
  6. Amihan Villa
    4.8 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  7. Stilts Calatagan
    3.9 Stars
    Hotel
    12 Reviews View
  8. Camp Netanya
    4.1 Stars
    Hotel
    7 Reviews View
  9. Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  10. Dive and Trek
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Occidental Mindoro Browse All

  1. Taal Heritage Village
    5.0 Stars
    Landmarks
    7 Reviews View
  2. Basilica of St. Martin de Tours
    4.5 Stars
    Historical Site
    12 Reviews View
  3. Tamaraw Beach Resort
    4.9 Stars
    Hotel
    7 Reviews View
  4. Johanna's Grille
    4.4 Stars
    International
    11 Reviews View
  5. Starbucks Coffee
    4.4 Stars
    Coffee
    9 Reviews View
  6. Buri Beach Resort
    4.8 Stars
    Hotel
    6 Reviews View
  7. Apo Reef Natural Park
    5.0 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    5 Reviews View
  8. F. Baylosis Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    8 Reviews View
  9. Mt. Gulugod Baboy
    4.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    8 Reviews View
  10. Puerto Galera White Beach
    4.1 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    16 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Occidental Mindoro

  1. San Jose

    San Jose

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  2. Sablayan

    Sablayan

    10 Places
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  3. Mamburao

    Mamburao

    5 Places
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