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Island Hopping in Bulalacao, Mindoro Oriental

A March 2006 trip to Bulalacao by manlalakbay

Sto. Nino Sunset Photo, Bulalacao, Philippines More Photos
Quote: Exploring the hidden tropical paradise of Bulalacao.

Island Hopping in Bulalacao, Mindoro Oriental

Overview

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Bulalacao can be found at the Southernmost tip of Mindoro Oriental, about six to seven hours away from Calapan City (capital). The paved roads of Mindoro Oriental end at Roxas, the municipality before Bulalacao, which is about four hours from Calapan City. From Roxas, the road to Bulalacao is unpaved, dusty, and winding. The heat can be stifling and almost punishing. During the drive, you get a feeling that you're stuck in the middle of nowhere because for a long time, you only see dried cogon grass by the mountainside, and sprinkling of trees here and there. Nothing else. No house, no people.You know you are getting to the Bulalacao poblacion when you pass by the Mangyan Villa...Read More

Target Island

Attraction

Target Island Photo, Bulalacao, Philippines
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There were eight of us on this trip. We hired a boat to take us around some of the islands of Bulalacao. At 6:30am, we were on the boat excited to see our first stop which was Target Island.It was an hour before we got to Target navigating our way through choppy waves. But it was nothing to worry about really, just like going on an arcade ride. We finally had a glimpse of the island. Everyone immediately took out their cameras and started shooting away. The boatman parked the boat on the opposite side of the area we saw because it was much calmer. I was awed by the beauty of it! The water was calm and crystal clear, the beach a little rocky but white. Rock formations were on either sid...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 24, 2007

Target Island
Northeast of Bacungan
Bulalacao, Philippines

Aslom Island

Attraction

Sandbar Photo,
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After we left Target Island, our boatman took us to Aslom. It was the only other island that we could fit in our itinerary though there were others calling for a visit.Aslom Island is more "tourist-friendly" than Target, because of the trees that can offer you shade. A couple of stations for eating can also be found. It looked more like it was prepared by locals for themselves. Especially since there were a lot of fishermen in that area, who probably took lunch break in Aslom. There was even a rest room you could use.A portion of Aslom is crescent-shaped sandbar. It is a bit rocky, but not painful on the bare feet. Might even work as a foot scrub. The water is generally calm and r...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 24, 2007

Bulalacao

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Sto. Nino Sunset Photo, Bulalacao, Philippines
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I was able to convince my friends to go try out the Bulalacao island hopping trip with me for our Holy Week vacation. I was able to find a contact, so accommodations wouldn’t be a problem.So our only concern for the trip was to look for a way to get there. The vans from Calapan City, the capital of Oriental Mindoro, only had routes to Roxas. Roxas is two towns before Bulalacao. We hired a van to take us straight there.When we got to Roxas, the bus would be leaving at 3pm. It was only 12:30pm. It was there we also needed to meet up with our guide. While waiting, we negotiated with the driver to take us straight to Bulalacao. The driver has not been there yet but decided to accept the of...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 26, 2007

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