White Island, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines
About White Island
White Island is one of the beautiful beaches of San Jose, Mindoro Occidental. The beach contains white and brown sands. The Island is only a 15 minutes boat ride from the town of San Jose. he island is generally horseshoe shaped, although the tides constantly resize and reshape its exact form. There are no trees or shelter of any kind, and it is composed solely of white sands.
Attractions near White Island
The Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park is dominated by the twin peaks of Mount Baco and Mount Iglit, which offer some challenging climbs; it can take up to two days to reach the peak of Mount Iglit, so these climbs are tough and not to be underestimated. Vegetation is so dense there have been no officially recorded ascents of Mount Baco. The park has also been nominated in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The park's vegetation consists primarily of grasslands, lowland Dipterocarp
The Apo Reef, also considered as the second largest atoll-like reef in the Philippines comprises of two isolated coral reefs that are disconnected by a 30-meter deep channel. The clear blue waters of the channel are teeming with 285 species of colorful marine life, including tropical aquarium fish, snappers, and the crevice-dwelling moray. It is one best dive spot in the world, attracting hordes of divers all year-round. The soft white sand and patches of fine corals, clearly visible through the
Mt. Halcon is one of the country’s toughest mountains with its rugged terrains and steep slopes, often made more difficult by the unpredictable weather. Rising at 2,586 meters above sea level, the peak of Halcon is the highest point in Oriental Mindoro. Taking about 4 days to climb, Mt. Halcon features arduous steep trails through dense jungles, ridges, waterfalls, and river crossings, with spectacular scenic views and exotic flora and fauna. Travelers are advised to physically and mentally prep
The oldest lighthouse which was located in the heart of the Antique province. The island, also known as Maningning Island or Hammerhead Island. The round cylindrical concrete tower with a gallery on top is located near the southeastern point of the island. It was one of the main attractions in this area.
The Bancuro Church Ruins, popularly known as the Simbahang Bato is located in Brgy. Bancurro in Naujan. The Simbahang Bato is an ancient, roofless ruin of a church and priory built during the 17th century. In early 1600s, the Augustinian priests established their first settlement here in Barangay Bancuro in Naujan to evangelize the natives. This is not just a church, not just some ruins and an archaeological site, this is the town’s history.
The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park is located on the island of Panay, which was proclaimed a natural park by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on 18 April 2002. The site is home to a wide range of flora and fauna of the Western Visayas, And also a wide range of wild animals also. The water for Boracay Island and the hundreds of thousands of tourists that visit there every year are also provided by the Northwest Panay watershed.
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