Calm Waters of Bulalacao

Spend two days and one night in Bulalacao, a simple, peaceful, and underrated town in the southernmost part of Oriental Mindoro filled with a mix of boulder beaches, fine, white, powdery sand islands, and a lovely sunset.

Going to the island will take nine hours — quite an adventure in itself, with many transfers happening, but once you arrive, you’ll say “it’s worth it.”

Upon arrival, you will notice that this place is something of a hidden getaway, something that adds to its charm. Spoil yourself by doing some island hopping; be warned however that most of the islands here are private, no overnight allowed so you’d have to need some luck tossed in to find your own space.

We settled at Tambaron –you could pitch a tent here, start a bonfire, and play category games with friends, if that tickles your fancy.

There’s nothing going on in the island, aside from steady sea waters and a stretch of sand that goes on and on and on, the island is all ours. At times, some sightings of fishermen could also be found and if you’re lucky, you’ll even have a taste of their sea urchin.

Here in Bulalacao, a good company and a relaxing nature is what shapes the definition of a weekend well-spent. bulalacao mindoro
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Travel time from Manila to Bulalacao is 9 hours:
2 hours from Manila to Batangas via Bus
2 hours from Batangas to Calapan via Roro/Ferry
4 hours from Calapan to Bulalacao via Van
1 hour from Bulalacao to Island via Boat


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