Talipanan, Oriental Mindoro

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”

This was the first time I had my solo travel after my semi- retirement from triathlon. One of the reasons why I wanted a quiet place was to reflect and recharge from exhaustion of the different issues I had for the past 8 years.  I was very active in multi-sports and this is something that I haven’t done before. I initially planned to go to the White Beach in Puerto Galera but thought twice because I really wanted to be alone at the beach. My office mate gave me the idea of going to Talipanan, Oriental Mindoro.

How to get to Talipanan, Oriental Mindoro

From Manila, you can take a 2- hour bus ride to Port of Batangas from either Cubao, LRT Buendia or Alabang South Station. I did ride a bus from Alabang South Station because LRT Buendia is very crowded during weekends. I paid php127.

From Port of Batangas, you can buy your boat tickets at Minolo Shipping Lines for only php 600 with free shuttle service. They will drop you off to the resort then will pick you up after you check out.

Tip:

  • You might wanted to buy the round trip ticket for convenience and its cheaper than a single trip of Php450.

I stayed at the Bamboo Beach Resort, I only paid 1,900 php for 2 pax with free breakfast of choice either Filipino, American or Italian.

Without any reservations, I was fortunate to have a room to stay overnight. They were very accommodating and I was really impressed of the beach front. I also noticed that most of the guests are foreigners.

They also serve variety of food with price ranges from 150-300 php and the serving is good for 2-3 person.

For inquiries look for Dennis (0917) 562 0992

http://www.puertogaleraonline.com/hotel-resorts-information/bamboo-house-beach-lodge-restaurant/

I ordered beef stew and sinigang na baboy which was my lunch and dinner since their serving is good for 2-3 persons. The receptionist offered to have my left over be refrigerated and will re-heat and served it when I had my dinner.

The staffs are so accommodating and will definitely make your stay memorable.

If you are tired of swimming and do not want to get burned with the sun. They do have beach beds located at the resort premise wherein you can ask the management to look for a masseur and give you a relaxing massage.

I also saw some guests just reading their books  while sun bathing. You can really feel quietness of the place. No loud music from videoke or street vendors offering you their products.

I was really amazed that during night time, all you can hear is the sea wave and breeze. This place is peaceful and relaxing. This is suitable for soul searching and temporarily escape from the busy life in the city.

I woke up around 4am and surprisingly was just alone at beach. My mind was so relaxed because the beach front was so quiet.

During daytime, the sea is so calm and clean. You just need to be careful if you are non-swimmer because few meters away from the shore is already more than 5 feet. You can also do kayaking for free, only from Bamboo Beach Resor. I will definitely recommend this place if you wish go to a beach where you can just enjoy without any worries.

I checked out the following day by 11am then they called Minolo Shipping Lines to fetch me going to Muelle port.

Breakdown

  • Manila to Batangas Port – php157
  • Alabang to Batangas Port- php 127
  • Batangas Port to Muelle, Puerto Galera- php600 (back&forth)
  • Bamboo Beach Resort- php1,900 (with breakfast) Walk -in

 

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