Bulalacao Offers The Best Beach Choice In Mindoro
The Best Beach Choice Bulalacao has the best beach choice of any municipality in Mindoro. Bulalacao also offers the longest coastline and the most islands of any municipality in Mindoro. Bulalacao offers the choice of red sand beaches, yellow sand beaches and white sand beaches, to tempt the visitor and to provide a best beach choice in Mindoro; the best beaches - second to none!
Bulalacao's Mindoro coastline offers long red, yellow, pale-yellow and white sand beaches, while Buyayao Island and its dozen sister islands offer white sand beach after white sand beach . . . some long and dreamy and some occupying the smallest of private coves. It would take you a month to enjoy all of Bulalacao's beaches and even then you would probably have missed a few.
Are you ready to make the best beach choice?
Starting at the West end of Bulalacao there is Maujao (ma-oo-how), the pale-yellow and white sands of long beach fronted by crystal clear waters lure you out towards the white sand beaches of Target Island and Aslum Islands. This set of beaches are within just a 30-minute drive of San Jose airport and the furthest from Bulalacao town. Maujao beaches are perfect for swimming, windsurfing, kayaking or simply lazing around under the shade of the mangroves and palm trees.
Towards Bulalacao town and the beaches become red in color. Super beaches for swimming, windsurfing and wakeboarding especially during the northeast monsoon season, when the breeze leaves the surface of the water smooth and inviting.
Bulalacao Bay's Tabuk Beach (ta-book) is not the greatest swimming beach because the two rivers that enter the bay here bring silt during the rainy season, which makes the sand a little soft but it is the best place to launch your Bulalacao windsurfing and kiteboarding experience. A vast expanse of water fronting Tabuk Beach is less than two meters deep, meaning you can practise your windsurfing and kiteboarding skills in safety, before venturing out into the deeper, blue waters beyond the reef. During the dry season the Amihan winds give great excitement across Bulalacao Bay and make Tabuk Beach a superb windsurfing and kiteboarding destination.
The eastern edge of Bulalacao Bay is bounded by the Balatasan peninsula, at the end of which are three islands with pure white sand beaches. The most dramatic tropical island of this trio is Tambaron Island, which has lush rainforest packed with native flora and some still-wild animals. Scuba diving and snorkeling are a must around Tambaron Island, especially off the South and East beaches.
The eastern side of Balatasan peninsula has many pocket beaches with yellow or white sand and with views across to Suguicay Island.
Suguicay Island features superb scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities off pure white sand beaches. Suguicay Isalnds is like a mini-Boracay and as virgin as Boracay was in 1980.
The Bulalacao coast of Mindoro continues east with a collection of yellow sand and red sand beaches, some filled with different varieties of mangroves and where kayaking is frequently the most fun and best way to travel.
Further along the coast, towards Buyayao Island, the beaches are pale-yellow sand with clear, deep coral rich waters immediately accessible. The beaches here vary from sand only, sand with mangroves and sand with rocks that have fallen from the ridges above over the centuries, due to eons of weathering and erosion.
Buyayao Island (boo-ya-yow) is arguably the most beautiful island in Bulalacao and features no less than seven pure white sand beaches. Combined with its two baby sister islands, the Buyayao Island group is virginal, pristine and packed full of rainforest plants and animals for the hiking enthusiast and the wildlife photographer. The scuba diving off Buyayao Island is dramatic, with drop-offs, deep ravines and underwater caverns to explore. Snorkellers can also appreciate the beauty of the protected corals and reef fish all around Buyayao.
Beyond Buyayao Island the Bulalacao coast is full of yet more pocket beaches with yellow and white sands; some beaches sloping clean into the water while others are fringed with mangroves. The coastline finally becomes more rugged as it extends North towards Roxas town and the ferry terminal (for passenger ferries and vehicle ferries) that links Mindoro to Boracay / Caticlan and the island of Panay.