Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro
I was in Socorro, Oriental Mindoro and a lot of my friends were convincing me to go to Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro. And I did!
From Manila or Cubao, board a bus going to Batangas City Pier. There are numerous bus companies plying the route such as Jam Liner, DLTB and Batangas Starex (BSC). It is better to board the bus with the signage "ACTEX" or Calabarzon going to Batangas City Pier. Fare is around P165. Travel time from Manila is 2 - 2.5 hours.
Once you reach the pier, go to Terminal 3 and choose between Super Cat, Fast Cat and Ocean Jet. You can also board a RoRo. Travel time in the fastcraft is 1.5 hours and in the RoRo is 3 hours. The fare varies from aircon to non-aircon (P190-300). First trip going to Calapan is 6 am and last trip is 6 pm.
Once you reach the Calapan port, board bus going to San Jose. If you board the bus going to Roxas, you have to take another ride going to Bulalacao (25 kilometers). Fare is P250 and travel time is 4 - 5 hours.
Alight in the town of Bulalacao and go to the pier.
We reached the Port of Bulalacao.
Tatay Arse, Tatay Edon and I took souvenir pictures while in the port.
While in the port, we inquired with the locals relative to our boat transport.
There are six islands that you can visit, namely: Buyayaw, Tambaron, Sugikay, Target, Aslom and Maasin.
Sugicay and Target are the best islands.
All islands - P5,000
Tambaron - P1,500
Sugicay - P1,500
Target - P2,000
Aslom - P2,000
Buyayaw - P2,000
Boatman -Gemar 0946 0627418
Past 8 am, we boarded the boat. I was able to hire the boat for P1,500 for two destinations, namely: Maasin and Tambaron.
And we started our island hopping adventure!
After 40 minutes, we reached Maasin.
We were excited to see the island and we stayed in the island for only 20 minutes.
Thereafter, we left the island of Maasin.
After 10 minutes, we reached Tambaron.
How I wish I could have seen the other islands after seeing Tambaron and compare them.
Entrance fee in the island is P50 per pax.
We roamed around the resort and made inquiries.
After nearly an hour, we left the island and went back to the port. And I drove back for another 3 hours and reached Socorro past 4 pm.
Thank you for the pleasant experience
in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro!