Refreshing Stopover at Tamaraw Falls

Tamaraw falls is located in Barangasy Villaflor near the city of San Teodoro. One cannot miss this 423-foot natural wonder because it is found along the road. Aside from the beaches, Mindoro offers a lot for nature travelers. One of these is the Tamaraw falls which is popular swimming spot for weekenders. This provides one of the most breathtaking sights to behold. To get to the Tamaraw Falls, you can simply hire a jeepney that will over a combination of paved and rough roads. The trip approximately takes an hour.

The falls derived its name from species of buffalo which can only be found in Oriental Mindoro among the country endangered species as it is hunted by the people who are after its meat.There are a series of small waterfalls that end in the final drop into the cool water of the pool at the bottom of the Tamaraw Falls. The water at first is quite cool, but extremely refreshing once you get over the initial sudden shock, it is not that the water is so cold, but rather the air temperature is so high that makes such a contrasting difference.

There is a picnic area and a larger rock pool for swimming, a small fee is charged to enter the picnic area. The larger rock pool is man made and does look like it has seen better days, it is a little bit tired.

Tamaraw Falls – San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro

Tamaraw Falls can be found in Barangay Villaflor near the city of San Teodoro. It is a 423-foot natural wonder because it is found along the road. It consists of a series of smaller waterfalls which converge to the main waterfalls cascading down to the waterbed below. This provides one of the most breathtaking sights to behold. 

The falls derived its name from a species of buffalo which can only be found in Oriental Mindoro. It is among the countrys endangered species as it is being hunted by people who are after its meat. Proclamation No. 692, signed in 2004, made October 1 a special working holiday in the province in celebration of the Tamaraw Conservation Month.

Tamaraw Falls is fifteen kilometers from the town proper. There is a resort found at the foot of the falls and for a minimal fee, guests can refresh themselves at its cool and clean waters. Aside from that, there are recreation halls, picnic huts, and shower rooms that leads down to the foot of the falls. The entrance fee to the resort is PHP 25 per person.

Tamaraw Falls serves as an alternative to the beaches of Puerto Galera. Although there are other waterfalls in the island, Tamaraw Falls provides one of the most breathtaking sights for tourists.

Source:
http://www.puertogaleraboard.com/tamaraw-falls.php

Mount Halcon – Baco, Oriental Mindoro

Mount Halcon is the fourth highest mountain in the Philippines. It is found in the municipality of Baco in the province of Oriental Mindoro, the eastern half of Mindoro Island which is part of the region known as Mimaropa.

 

 

Running from north to south, the mountain creates a natural boundary between the province and Occidental Mindoro. With a height of 2,586 meters above sea level, it experiences frequent rains and occasional flash floods. Because of this hazard, it is generally considered by mountaineers to be the most difficult mountain to climb in the Philippines.

Source:
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Mount_Halcon

Ambulong Island – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

 

The 3,000-hectare Ambulong Island is among the three islands seen in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, exemplified by majestic white beaches, cliffs, coral gardens and underwater caves. Its coral gardens and tropical fish are opulent in various coves. The island also serves as the jump-off spot to various diving spots in the region. Other diving sites includes Iling Point, Baniaga Reef, Ambulong Bank, Dugan Reef, Sardines Reef, Apo Reef, and Manadi Island. Portals of these islands is the Caminawit Port.

 
Source:
http://thebignm.net/www/index.phpoption=com_content&task=view&id=4942&Itemid=152