Bulalacao’s Tambaron Uncovered

Tambaron Island

Once in a while, it is best to deviate from where the crowd is going, explore the road less traveled and venture into the unknown to find your cradle of solitude. Whatever in store there is a sure piece of heaven.

Along with my TFMWPP friends who love to explore the off-the-beaten-tracks, we explored Tambaron and its neighboring islands and islets in Oriental Mindoro. Located off the coast of Bulalacao, the southernmost town of the province, it is a place waiting to be discovered, a beauty waiting to be seen.

Laid back island of Suguicay
Kids of Suguicay Island in their playground

The ten hours travel from Manila was overshadowed by excitement as our boat docked on the shore of Tambaron’s Green Beach Resort. We were welcomed by no less than the owner of the place, Ate Lily and her equally warm staff.

With blue sky and a sunny weather, we spent our first day exploring the nearby islands and spots: Suguicay, an inhabited island blessed with white sandy shore and a sand bar; Maasin, another populated island with equally good beach and rugged shoreline on the other side; Aslom, a privately owned islet with pebbly sand; and Maujao, a long stretch of sandy beach.

The other side of Maasin Island

On our second day, we got to enjoy the water of Tambaron, explore its small forest and feast with the bounty of the place.

Despite the long travel, it was one of our group’s relaxing trips. A great relief from the summer heat and contrastingly chaotic city life. It may not be at par with Calaguas but the place beckons us. The lovely people, the best of nature and the serenity of the place promise a well spent stay.

Aslom Island

A place that pinched my curiosity, wait for my return Tambaron. Because I am quite certain that aside from the beauty you have shown, there are still more.

Quick Info

Tambaron Green Beach Resort
For Reservation or Inquiries:
Manila: Lily (+632)7812306; Aj +639196561321
Tambaron: Jimmy +639203392595; Diego +639216683156
Bulalacao: Enzo/Indak +639213289269/+639213067642; Inday +639186076168
Roxas: Rene (Masuerte Restaurant): +639186817917


Day 0
2200H -2230H: Meetup in Buendia
2330H -2359H: Buendia to Batangas Port

Day 1
0000H – 0200H: Assemble/Meetup in Batangas Port/Purchase Ticket to Calapan
0200H – 0400H: Batangas to Calapan by Montenegro or any ferry
0400H – 0800H: Assembly/Transport Calapan to Bulalacao/Breakfast/Market
0800H – 0815H: Bulalacao to Tambaron
0815H – 0930H: Fixup/Settle
1000H – 1700H: Island Hopping Tour (Aslom Islet/Maasin Island – Lunch – Suguicay Island)
1700H – 1900H: Free time. Photo ops. Dinner preparation.
1900H onwards: Dinner and Socials

Day 2
0700H – 0800H: Calltime/Breakfast
0800H – 1100H: Free Time/Explore/Snorkel/Swim
1100H – 1200H: Lunch
1200H – 1300H: Clean-up/Fixup/Break Camp/Checkout
1300H – 1330H: Tambaron to Bulalacao
1330H – 1800H: Bulalacao to Calapan/Early Dinner
1800H – 2000H: Calapan to Batangas
2000H – 2300H: Batangas to Manila

Approximate Budget:

P167 – Batangas to Manila (2.5 – 3 Hours)
P192 – Batangas to Calapan Ferry (2 – 2.5 Hours) *Promo Fare/Normal Rate P240
P30 – Terminal Fee
P240 – Calapan to Bulalacao Van (3 – 4 Hours)
P400 – Boat Contribution – Island Hopping and Transport (P4000/10)
P50 – Tent Fee (P150 per tent/3)
P175 – Lunch Buffet (Day 1)
P175 – Lunch Buffet (Day 2)
P200 – Food/Miscellaneous/Tips
P240 – Bulalacao to Calapan van (3 – 4 Hours)
P192 – Calapan to Batangas Ferry (2 – 2.5 Hours) *Promo Fare/Normal Rate P240
P167 – Batangas to Manila (2.5 – 3 Hours)


  1. […] a k), a town in eastern Mindoro, it's relatively easy to get down to Tambaran Island, and a great blog I've been following told me the area had a lot to offer. Unfortunately this plan went swiftly down […]

  2. Lakwatsera

    Just saw this blog. We are planning for our next trip this summer. I think my travel-mates will definitely like this one..

  3. andi

    Saan po kayo nakakuha ng contact for van for calapan-bulalacao?

  4. MichaelGee

    Super Ganda dito,.!!! we went to Silad Island, Target Island then to Maasin,. our base island is Tambaron,. Ganda dyn,.,

  5. Val

    hi.. we’re planning to go to bulalacao ds month for 3 days..
    can u send us an itinerary n activities we could do there..
    thanks2.. 🙂

  6. ryan

    sir, i just wanna ask yung sa tent. pagdating ba dun eh meron ng nagpaparent? or me specific na lugar pa na pupuntahan? wala bang resort dun or yung mga room for rent? thanks in advance. thanks din for this blog! naeexcite na kong mapuntahan yan. 😀

    1. MichaelGee

      wla marrent na tent eh., kung may dala much better kc may discount,. sa tambaron island may room for rent,. 300 per nyt per person,. un ung base nyo dpt kc dun may electricity,. =))

  7. josie

    I just booked a flight to San Jose because of this blog. I’ve always been a passionate of hidden, not-so-popular paradise here in our country. Thanks for the nice post! Hope I will enjoy the island this coming July!

  8. Hi, thank you for sharing this beautiful destination. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

  9. Always been curious about southern Oriental Mindoro! Might check this place out soon =)

  10. dona

    wow, napuntahan mo na pala. sana mapuntahan din namin ‘to. sa wikimapia ko lang sya tinitingnan dati, ngayon may blog na sya…nice place.:)

    1. Thanks dona. Yes, it is a nice place 🙂

  11. dame pa nga jan magandang beach sa Bulalacao area. nice discovery gel!

    1. Ate Jill, I want to quit my job now and just explore more hidden treasures of the Philippines 🙂

  12. Aj

    thank you for visiting our place. looking forward to your return visit 😀

    1. Thanks too Aj na dating officemate ni Anj for all your help 😉
      I updated the post to include the link and contact details of the resort 🙂

      1. Aj

        kewl! thanks ulit 😀

    2. Jun Kawarai

      i already tried to call all numbers on the blogs … still unable to reach you..

  13. Astig..isa to sa mga gusto ko puntahan this year.Hopefully by November.Thanks!:)

    1. Thanks. Yep, the place is worthy of a visit 🙂

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