Mindoro Occidental - The Capital Municipality of Mamburao

Where is Mamburao? (Photo from wikipilipinas.org)

Mamburao is the capital municipality of Occidental Mindoro, a 2nd class municipality with a population of 34,487 people (2007 census) and has 20,344 registered voters (2010). It has a land area of approximately 33,950 hectares. It is located on the northern part of Occidental Mindoro, on its west is the town of Paluan, on the north is Abra de Ilog and on the southeast id the municipality of Sta. Cruz.

From our overnight stay in Pandan Island, we decided to spend the last day of our "3-day escape" in this town. A 3-hour bus ride from Sablayan brought us in this quiet town. Tough it is the capital of the province, there's nothing much to see here.

Here are some of the interesting places we visited:

Mamburao Seaside

Our Lady of the Pillar Parish

inside the church

The church's bell tower

Occidental Mindoro Capitol

There are only two ATM machines in the whole province Mamburao (Landbank and Philippine National Bank), they are both found in Mamburao. When I tried to withdraw cash from it, it was unsuccessful. So, be sure to bring enough money as ATM machines are very limited in Occidental Mindoro.

UPDATE (03/15/2011) - this is to correct my post above saying that there are only two ATM machines in the whole province. The error was brought up by a comment of an anonymous user.

There are other banks located in San Jose City, I "assume" that ATM machines are available there.

According to Wikipedia: San Jose is the center of entertainment and business in the province. Major banks such as Philippine National Bank (PNB), United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB), Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Allied Bank, Metrobank, Landbank, Philippine Veterans Bank, have local branches and even fast food chain Jollibee has started operations in San Jose.

This 3-day escape to the land of Tamaraws and Mangyans happened last January 14-16, 2011. Here is a series of posts on our trip to one of the most underrated tourist destinations in our country, Occidental Mindoro. Discover the places we've been to, the people we met, the food we tasted and the experience we gained in this remarkable escapade.

"A 3-day Escape to the Land of Mangyans and Tamaraws" | The Quaint Town of Sta. Cruz | Amazing Sablayan! | Pandan Island, a Simple yet Comfortable Hideaway | The Capital Municipality of Mamburao


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  1. sarao magtampisaw sa dalampasigan...at magpalunod hehe..enjoy ka ah ^^ more ^^

  2. ang sarap sarap maligo... whew!

  3. wait balikan ko yung pandan island..
    gusto ko i-dive yan!!

  4. Nice one.:)

    Just followed your blog Mervs. Cheers!

  5. yan ang mga magagandang post. the rarely seen side of mindoro.nice to see a glimpse of the island as i plan to consider mindoro in my list to visit this year.

  6. "There are only two ATM machines in the whole province (Landbank and Philippine National Bank), they are both found in Mamburao" There are lots of ATM's in San Jose ....u mistaken to include San JOse which is the business center of Occ. Mindoro.Mamburao is not only Occ. Mindoro.Try to visit San Jose.(not only 2 atm we had in the whole province)

  7. First time to hear about Mamburao, thank you for touring us around :)

  8. @Sendo - yes sir! thanks po...

    @Empi - hahaha!!! tara!

  9. @Chyng - tama!!! maganda sa Pandan... go dive lang! hehehe!!!

    @Dylan - thanks po! followed u too..

  10. @Dong ho - thanks sir! madami pang pwedeng i-explore sa occidental mindoro... it's such a lovely province...

  11. @Anonymous - i'll check out on that info, will update this post once verified... thanks po!

  12. @lakwatsera de primera - hahaha!!! nice din pumunta sa mga places na di pa napupuntahan ng karamihan.. hahaha!!! thanks po!!!

  13. hndi mo n try ung climb to OISKA,kapalaypayan,hndi ka nakapaglakad s wawa sea shoreline, sa Pagbahan river. ilan lang yan s sta cruz occ mindoro. but then, thank you so much, more power.

    1. yes, i know po, madami pa akong hindi napuntahan, kung dyan cguro ako mag stay ng matagal, i'm sure mapupuntahan ko yan.. unfortunately, i only have a day to explore... salamat sa suggestions...


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