In recent years, the island of Mindoro has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the Philippines, owing to its many natural wonders and attractions. The beauty of this island is evident in its many spectacular beaches, rivers, streams and mountains. In particular, the Calawagan Mountain Resort is such a place that exemplifies the many amazing sights this land has to offer. It is located in the vicinity of the town of Paluan, Occidental Mindoro.
As a testament to the dedication of its inhabitants towards living in harmony with nature and keeping their environment unspoiled by human activity, the Calawagan River that runs through the resort was awarded as the cleanest inland body of water under the Ramos administration. The water that flows through the river is sources from many natural springs from the mountain and is clean enough to be the source of the communities drinking water.
The Calawagan Mountain Resort features several waterfalls, pools, cottages, tourist facilities, forests and hiking trails. It is an ideal locale for anyone wishing for a truly unique outdoor adventure.
Getting to Occidental Mindoro
- By air – Zest Air: daily flights from Manila to San Jose Flying time is 45 minutes
- By sea: inter-island vessels serve the province from Batangas Pier to Abra de Ilog (21 hours) and San Jose (16 hours);
- Province-wide, public utility vehicles such as buses, jeepneys and tricycles ferry the commuters to point of destination.