Mindoro is considered one of the biggest islands in the Philippines. It is only a couple of hours away from the Port of Batangas. More than the mystical Mount Halcon, the province gained popularity for its several tourist spots such as Lisap River, Tangisan Falls, Kuta 16th Century Shrine, and Tagpuan sa Garden. The place is also famous for its long stretch of white beaches in Puerto Galera. The real gem of Oriental Mindoro, though, is the enchanting place of Bongabong.
Bongabong is known for its vast farmlands surrounded by mountain ranges and home to 80,000 residents. About 15,000 are Mangyans, the indigenous people of Mindoro Island. They usually depend on fishing as well as on farming as their primary source of income. Bongabong is the only certified biggest organic rice farm in the country.