Let's roam and wander around streets and beaches of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

Let's roam and wander around streets and beaches of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

San Jose is a well-known town in Occidental Mindoro loaded down with the significance of nature and has been called "Marine Wonderland" of the Philippines. It has broad coastline, awesome jump locales abounding with a wide range of marine life, and the various going with pictures of unblemished, fine white sands, unending blue oceans, and palm trees covering the coast. 

San Jose is viewed as the principle business port in the territory furthermore the focal point of diversion and business. It is named after its benefactor holy person, St. Joseph, the spouse of Mary. The real attractions of the mechanical town of San Jose are its three seaward islands - Ambulong, Ilin, and White Island. San Jose is likewise a most loved bounce off point to the world-class plunging site, Apo Reef Marine Park. Here are the reasons why San Jose keeps on drawing the consideration of numerous travelers, both nearby and outside, after quite a long time.

Ambulong Island – This is a 30-square-kilometer island with fine beaches, cliffs, and abundant coral formations. It is characterized by white sand beaches, cliffs along pillars jutting out of the water, and underwater caves. Coral gardens and tropical fish are abundant in several coves. The coral gardens and the white sand beaches are fantastic. Ambulong Island is also a jump-off point to some of the dive spots in the area, such as the Iling Point, Baniaga Reef, Ambulong Bank, Dungan Reef, Sardines Reef, Apo Reef, and Manadi Island. These dive sites are about an hour away by pumpboat from the Caminawit Port.

Ilin Island – The island has a village of shell divers because it is abundant in shells and coral reefs. In Ilin, there are ancient burial caves of early Chinese traders, ethnic fishing villages, and numerous dive sites where you can view many tropical fishes. Lush green foliage is in stark comparison with the clear blue waters of the South China Sea. There are also scuba diving facilities, a 6.8 CTM compressor, seaport facilities, dive boats, and PADI and NAUI-certified instructors. Mina de Oro Beach Resort serves as a jump-off point to other attractions of the island of Ilin.

White Island – White Island has a long powdery beach where buried turtle eggs are occasionally found. It has an almost mile-long beach with smooth and powdery white sand. The tranquil and peaceful island is an ideal place for swimming, scuba diving and fishing. From Caminawi port, White Island is just about 15 minutes via pumpboat.

Apo Reef – The Apo Reef Marine Park includes the fascinating bird-populated islands of Binangaan and Cajos Del Bajo, which are surrounded by water with over 500 species of marine life and luxuriant coral growth represented by approximately 400 to 500 kaleidoscopic coral species.


Mt. Iglit National Park – The Park is a sanctuary for the tamaraw, a rare species of water buffalo. The place also provides a nice eco-tourism, trekking, or mountaineering alternative to beach/dive resorts.

Transportation: 

Nearby carriers, for example, Cebu Pacific fly from Manila to San Jose all the time. Flights take roughly 60 minutes. Moreta Shipping works a move on/move off ship administration from Manila to San Jose week after week. An other, comparable administration from the port of Batangas City takes from 12 to 16 hours too. 

The common roadway of Occidental Mindoro connects a large portion of the towns from north to south. Nearby transport and jeepney administrators handle the course from the northernmost town of Abra de Ilog the distance to San Jose. The for the most part dusty, rock street is being overhauled and cleared to rush travel. 


Most streets in the poblacion region and close-by barangays are very much cleared. Tricycles are the normal method of transportation around town. Banca (little watercraft) exchanges to adjacent island resorts and jumping spots are accessible.

Hotels near Mamburao Airport


  • Tamaraw Beach Resort - Aninuan, Puerto Galera, Aninuan, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines
  • Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort - Aninuan, Puerto Galera, Aninuan, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines
  • Luca's Cucina Italiana & Lodge - Talipanan, Aninuan, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines
  • Bamboo House Beach Lodge & Restaurant - Talipanan, Puerto Galera Oriental Mindoro, Aninuan, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines
  • Amihan Villa - Barangay Talipanan, Aninuan, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines


Hotels in Puerto Galera


  • Utopia Resort & Spa - Palangan, Palangan, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines 5203
  • Mermaid Resort - Sabang Beach Puerto Galera, Sabang, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines 5203
  • The Manor at Puerto Galera - Brgy Sto Nino, Sto. Nino, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines
  • Waimea Luxury Houses - El Galleon Dive Resort Annex - Small La Laguna Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines
  • El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers - Small La Laguna Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines
  • Sunset at Aninuan Beach Resort - Aninuan, Puerto Galera, Aninuan, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines
  • Marco Vincent Dive Resort - Oriental Mindoro, White Beach, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines 5203
  • Redsun Dive Resort - Small Lalaguna, Sabang, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines
  • Sabang Oasis Resort - Sabang Beach Central, Oriental Mindoro, Sabang, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines 5203
  • Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort - Barangay Palangan, Puerto Galera, Palangan, Puerto Galera / Mindoro, Philippines 5203