Mindoro and Puerto Galera have almost become interchangeable for tourists scouting for the best beach destinations in the Philippines. But in reality, Mindoro, the seventh largest island in the country, comprises two different provinces, Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro. And yes, it has more than the white beaches of Puerto Galera to boast.

The Mindoro provinces are accessible via ferry from Batangas, south of Manila, and Caticlan, the entry point for most Boracay visitors. Other attractions in Occidental Mindoro include the Apo Reef, White Island, Inasakan Beach, Mount Iglit-Baco National Park, and Mamburao Beach. For Oriental Mindoro, you should not miss the hidden paradise that is Tukuran Falls, plus Mount Halcon and Aninuan Beach.

To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted below. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference. But before you start ticking goals off your bucketlist, here are travel essentials & discounts you’ll need to check. Pre-book online for a hassle-free trip!

Mindoro travel essentials

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1. Puerto Galera White Beach

Location: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Save on Google Maps.

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2. Tamaraw Falls

Location: Western Nautical Hwy, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Save on Google Maps.

3. Aninuan Beach

Location: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Save on Google Maps.

4. Aninuan Falls

Location: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Save on Google Maps.

5. Apo Reef Natural Park & Apo Island

Location: Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

6. Sablayan, Mindoro Occidental

Location: Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

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Location: Aklan province, Western Visayas region, central Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

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What places have you added to your bucketlist? Have you been to beautiful places in Mindoro that should be on this list? Feel free to share your thoughts!

Places to visit in Mindoro

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Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.

Where to Stay in Mindoro

Click below & search recommended Mindoro hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Remember to set your min/max price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. I often book online with these trusted booking sites below for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.


Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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