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El Galleon Beach ResortLocated at Small Lalaguna beach offers you the most complete facility in Puerto Galera.

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Marco Vincent Resort an island of paradise, natural beauty, a home to a friendly and hospitable community.

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Tropicana Castle & Dive CentreThe castle was built overlooking the bay of Sabang and most rooms overlooking the sea,

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Created on February 20, 1921, Mindoro is the seventh largest island in the Philippines. In the early years of Spanish rule, Mindoro was administered as part of the province of Batangas. But during the 17th century, Mindoro was separated from the Batangas having Puerto Galera as its capital. However, it was in 1950 that the island-province was divided into two through Republic Act. No. 505 designating the eastern portion of the island as Oriental Mindoro with Calapan as its capital and the western part as Occidental Mindoro with Mamburao as its capital.

The place serves as the breeding place for seagulls and turtles. Oral and oysters can be found all around the area. The island is also called the "Target Island" because bombing practices in 1946 were made in this place by the Americans staying in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.

This island is rocky except for the area facing Buyayao Peninsula. Big snakes called "sobre kama" are found in the mountains. The waters around are suited for deep sea fishing.

FESTIVALS

Moriones Festival - Celebrated during the week before Easter (Holy Week). It is a religious festival held annually by the local folks to re-enact the "Pugutan" as part of the ritual.

Sanduguan - Celebrated every November 15. It is a re-enactment of the first historical trade and cultural contacts between the natives of the island of Ma-I (Mindoro) and traders from China. Sanduguan was derived from the native word "Sandugo" which literally means "brother". It is also done in consonance with the founding anniversary of Mindoro Oriental.

Access to Oriental Mindoro from Manila is by a two and a half hour land trip to Batangas City, and then by a two-hour ferry boat ride either to Calapan or Puerto Galera. There are several commercial buses that regularly ply the route from Manila to Batangas City. Ferry boats have daily trips from Batangas City to Calapan or Puerto Galera.

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