Top 8 Things to do in Calapan, Philippines

August 27, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Calapan, officially the City of Calapan, (Filipino: Lungsod ng Calapan), or referred simply as Calapan City is a 3rd class city and the capital of the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 133,893 people.
Restaurants in Calapan

1. Sto. Nino Cathedral

Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Sto. Nino Cathedral

Reviewed By TravelBug1469 - Manila, Philippines

Had the chance to see Sto. Nino Cathedral when I attended a co-worker's wedding. There were three couples being wed simultaneously. As always, collective wedding -as I witnessed also in other churches - never look good and seem chaotic. Witnesses to the ceremony make good laugh of it when the celebrant himself is getting confused as to who he blesses to whom. Laughter filled the air instead of what could have been a solemn event for the newly wed. More chaos came during the picture-taking, when every couple wanted to have pictures taken in front of the altar. Some had to wait while others contented taking pictures just anywhere else.
The Cathedral itself looked good, very clean, with trees providing shades at the parking area. It has an impressive altar in marble finish with stained window glasses providing decorative colors inside. The church prides itself of a pipe organ.

2. Silonay Mangrove Conservation Area and Ecotourism

Barangay Silonay, Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Silonay Mangrove Conservation Area and Ecotourism

Reviewed By KIMI4812 - Quezon City, Philippines

Silonay Mangrove Conservation Area is an interesting place to go to for the nature lovers. MAngroves on both sides of the walkways have been planted and they have grown uniformly about 8 feet tall. THe area has been adoped by Conservation International and the swamplands of Silonay has been transformed into a mangrove garden. One can find solitude in the wooden walkways that cuts through the mangroves making it a conservationist showcase.

3. Tukuran Falls

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

Tukuran Falls

Reviewed By badalam_827 - Shanghai, China

This is one of my greatest moment when we visited the Tukuran Waterfalls. You need a buffalo ride and cross about 6 rivers to get to that small fall. Ms.Buffy whom I called the water buffalo has done a great job getting us there especially she is pregnant. But the trip is quite rewarding when you get at the end of it. I did not bring any bathers on but I have to try the nice water that runs fast from the falls. Really a great adventure..!

4. Harka Piloto

Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines +63 43 288 2054
Excellent
0%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 2 reviews

Harka Piloto

Reviewed By TravelBug1469 - Manila, Philippines

Harka Piloto is a 25 hectare marine sanctuary located in Silonay Island off the eastern shorelines of Calapan. Established in 2004 for protection and propagation of sea fish species and other aquatic resources that had been facing shortage and extinction due to illegal fishing activities, Harka Piloto is being managed by the City Government of Calapan thru the active involvement of local 'Bantay Dagat" volunteers. It is now a favorite site for snorkeling and diving. One will enjoy underwater experience seeing rich collection of corals and colorful fish varieties. Caution must be taken when swimming because water current is strong between Silonay and Aganhao Islands. Aganhao is a smaller islet, with strip of white sand beach, which serves as spill-over site for visitors going to Harka Piloto.
Going there is about 20 minutes boat ride with berthing points either at Barangay Lazareto or Suqui. Contact any 'Bantay Dagat' volunteer for a 400-500 peso (4-6 pax) two-way adventure.

5. Tamaraw Waterfalls

Western Nautical Hwy | Barangay Villaflor, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines
Excellent
23%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 345 reviews

Tamaraw Waterfalls

Reviewed By havealook1 - cebu

We had a very nice motorbike ride to this waterfall, the falls are beautiful. The restaurant was very good but the tables smelled bad, probably washed with a stagnant smelly cloth. The steps down to the second falls were built for giants, and the handrails were questionable with unfinished welds. The falls are very nice but the construction of the infrastructure was poorly managed. Be careful.

6. Calapan Plaza

Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines
Excellent
25%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 4 reviews

Calapan Plaza

Reviewed By TravelBug1469 - Manila, Philippines

Calapan Plaza located at the old City Hall site is a small Promenade with children's play area, benches, Fountain, and statue of the National Hero. Ornamental plants and flowers add beauty to the place plus few trees providing shades to the public. There is an open space fitted with outdoor basketball and volleyball courts facing a stage where public gatherings and other social events are made. Colorful street lights made the plaza a favorite hang out during night time for couples and lovers. Street foods, and other merchandise are available at bargain prices
My rating of Calapan plaza is average compared to that of other plazas I've rated.
One good thing I noticed recently, Calapan Plaza is now free of hookers. It has become a family-friendly Promenade area in the heart of the city.

7. Suqui Beach

Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
50%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 2 reviews

Suqui Beach

Reviewed By TravelBug1469 - Manila, Philippines

Suqui Beach used to be the favorite destination for Calapenos for picnic and swimming. Not anymore. Suqui Beach may refer to the beach of Barangay Suqui or it may also mean the privately-owned "Suqui Beach" which is no longer in active operation and looked abandoned. It used to have cottages along a fine black sand beach. Few people may still go there - for very budget-conscious - either to swim or take a boat ride going to the nearby Islands off the coasts of Calapan. Dating couple aboard private vehicle is more noticeable than picnic goers. Aroma trees are plentiful so be extra careful of its torn. Sea water look shallow but some lives were said to have been lost due to strong under-current.

8. City Museum

Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines
City Museum

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