How to get there, where to stay, what to see and eat
Travel Guide: Accommodation, itinerary and places to see when planning a trip to Talipanan Beach
Talipanan Beach, Puerto Galera Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
Beaches in the Philippines
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
How To Get There
From Batangas Pier, book a “banca” [boat] or larger going to White Beach or if you’re luckier you can spot a scheduled boat going direct to Talipanan bay. Boat ride from a 70-seater costs around PhP250 [US$6]. Half charge for senior citizens and children. Pay up the environmental fee of PhP40 [US$1].
From the White Beach, resorts from Talipanan usually have shuttle service provided for their arriving guests. If none, you can take a tricycle ride that usually charges from PhP 100 to 200 [US$5]. Roads going to Talipanan beaches allow a little adventure, it has a short alley uphill with rough roads. From there the splendid view caught you onguard. What’s nice about it, if you’re the type who dislikes crowded and noisy beachfront – Talipanan Beach has its unique privacy, it’s like owning the island for a couple of days.
- Underwater cave at San Antonio
- Fish Feeding
- Giant clam sight seeing
- Sandbar at Boquete island
With the rich marine life and islands, Oriental Mindoro is not going lost with beaches and resorts corner by corner, every community has something to offer. There are a lot of places to discover like the Pinamalayan community, Hydro, Hidden Paradise, Mount Halcon, etc.
Dining will always be a thing when in the tropics. Bamboo House Beach offers Filipino food at an affordable rate. The resort management being an Ilocano – they migrate from Isabela [usually Mindoro locals could either come from Batangas, Quezon, Mangyan bloodline and neighboring community.] They specialize in Ilocano-inspired dishes, although other meals and beverages are also available.
Talipanan is now famous to Luca’s an Italian who married a Filipina and collaborated with an awesome Italian restaurant – Luca Cucina Italiana and Lodge. The interior/exterior of the place is definitely Filipino-themed with to die for Italian secret recipes.
Oriental Mindoro seasoned fruits are the lanzones, cacao, and rambutan. While saging na saba [banana variants], coconuts are always in full bloom.
Native foods, they are known for suman sa lihiya with coconut jam. Seafoods like shrimp, prawns and crabs can be bought for half of the amount from Metro Manila. For more exotic trips, locals sell carabao meat along the roads of Sta. Isabel [Calapan], maybe it’s available in other areas as well. Farming is one of the main livelihood of the locals in Calapan, they harvest twice a year only. They say, the soil in Calapan is rich and adequate, precisely what the rice field requires. The residents source of water supply is totally free of charge, after all Oriental Mindoro is set foot around the ocean. There are still numerous areas where free flowing waters – “balon” [wellspring] streams 24/7 diverting to the rice farms. Water taps can actually drink directly without filtration, literally these are natural mineral water!
Until then, if you’re from Oriental Mindoro or just a simple traveler – share with us your most recent discovery about the island.
Bamboo House Beach Lodge and Restaurant in Talipanan, Puerto Galera
Lucas Cucina Italiana in Talipanan, Puerto Galera
Talipanan Falls and Mangyan Village
Puerto Galera Island Hopping
Traveler’s Guide to Talipanan Beach
El Canonero Diving Beach Resort at Puerto Galera
White Beach: Dreamwave Puert Galera
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