MIMAROPA, one of the two regions in the country without land border with another region, derived its name from the acronym of the five provinces it comprises: Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan.
Best Time to Visit
For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27° C (80° F) and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit this region is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid.
Area: 29,620 km² (11,436.69 mi²)
Regional Center: Calapan
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Cities: (2) Puerto Princesa; Calapan
- Crops (Palay, Corn, Mango, Banana, Coffee, Sweet Potato, Pineapple)
- Food Processing
- Mining and Quarrying
- Natural Gas
- Handicraft and Furniture
- Aqua Culture
- Minerals (Gold, Silver, Copper, Nickel)
The best way to get to MIMAROPA depends on where you’re traveling from and your budget.
The fastest and most convenient method of travel a far distance in the Philippines is most often by plane, however in some cases, traveling by sea or land may be a better option and more cost-effective.
Use the following online service to determine the various transportation options available to you based on your point of departure.
The following are the modes of transportation available in this region.
Use the chart below to get an idea of how much to budget daily. Actual amounts will depend on YOUR travel style. Keep in mind these are daily averages … some days you’ll spend more, some days you’ll spend less. Prices are in USD.
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SEE & DO
- Apo Reef National Park
EAT & DRINK
- Adobong Pugita (Occidental Mindoro)
- Bibingkang Boac (Marinduque)
- Chao Long (Palawan)
- Crocodile sisig (Palawan)
- Gayabon (Romblon)
- Lamayo pizza (Oriental Mindoro)
- Mindoro Sling (Oriental Mindoro)
- Nocnoc’s Halo-Halo (Palawan)
- Panganan (Marinduque)
- Romblon Pizza (Romblon)
- Sarsa (Romblon)
- Seaweed instant noodles (Oriental Mindoro)
- Sihi (Romblon)
- Suman sa Lihiya with coco jam (Oriental Mindoro)
- Tamilok (Palawan)
- Uraro (Marinduque)
WHERE TO STAY
Where to Stay in MIMAROPA
Use the following online resources to determine the best place for YOU to stay when visiting the MIMAROPA region.
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EVENTS & FESTIVALS
- Moriones Festival
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