Occidental Mindoro is the second province in Mindoro Island blessed with dozens of fascinating tourist spots. These tourist spots includes dive sites, coves and white sand beaches. It is also the home of the second-largest contiguous coral system in the world and it has even gained the reputation of being called as the Marine Wonderland of the Philippines.
Most of the tourist spots in Occidental Mindoro can be found on the municipalities of Sablayan, San Jose and Mamburao which one can also find good accommodations. There are around 400,000 people living in the province and they speak of Mangyan, Tagalog and English Languages.
If you are planning to visit all of the beautiful tourist spots in Mindoro Island, consider these best tourist spots in Occidental Mindoro.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Occidental Mindoro
1. Apo Reef
Apo Reef is one of the best tourist spots in Occidental Mindoro. Recognized as the second-largest contiguous reef system in the world next to Great Barrier Reef in Australia, it is being considered as the number one dive site in the Philippines. It is a 34-kilometer reef system divided into north and south lagoon systems by a narrow channel. Jellyfish, turtles, white-tip and black-tip reef sharks, manta rays and vast variety of corals and marine lifeforms one can witness when diving in Apo Reef.
Apo Reef is located in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. Contact the Tourism Office of Sablayan to arrange your visit. Stay at Apo Reef Club Resort, it is the recommend and the most popular resort near Apo Reef.
2. Inasakan Beach
Inasakan Beach is a hidden paradise in Occidental Mindoro. It is an unspoiled powdery pure white sand beach and crystal clear waters that one could even see through the orange and blue starfishes in the waters. Visitors even compared Inasakan Beach very similar to Boracay but this beach is not yet developed. There are no vendors and establishments near the beach other than very few cottages. Which means you have to bring your own food and swimming gears.
Inasakan Beach is located in Ilin Island, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. Sikatuna Beach Hotel is the recommended hotel near Inasakan Beach, they can arrange your trip to Inasakan Beach.