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Welcome to MIMAROPA

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ABOUT

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.

Location

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.

Fast Facts

Area: 29,620 km² (11,436.69 mi²)

Population: 2,963,360

Density: 100/km2

Regional Center: Calapan

Languages: TagalogRomblomanonBantoanon or AsiOnhanCuyononHiligaynonFilipinoEnglish

Provinces:

MIMAROPA

PROVINCELAND AREA KM2POPULATION
Marinduque952.58234,521
Occidental Mindoro5,865.70487,414
Oriental Mindoro4,238.40844,059
Palawan17,031.721,104,585
Romblon1,533.50292,781
Total
29,620.902,963,360

Cities: (2) Puerto Princesa; Calapan

Barangays: 1,460

Major Industries

  • Crops (Palay, Corn, Mango, Banana, Coffee, Sweet Potato, Pineapple)
  • Food Processing
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Natural Gas
  • Handicraft and Furniture
  • Aqua Culture
  • Tourism
  • Minerals (Gold, Silver, Copper, Nickel)

Getting Here

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.

AIRPORTS

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SEAPORTS

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Getting Around

The following are the modes of transportation available in this region. 

Suggested Budget

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.

ACCOMMODATION
FOOD
TRANSPORTATION
ATTRACTIONS
AVERAGE DAILY COST
Budget
Accommodation: $7
Food: $5
Transportation: $5
Attractions: $20
Average Daily Cost: $37
Mid-Range
Accommodation: $30
Food: $15
Transportation: $10
Attractions: $25
Average Daily Cost: $80
Luxury
Accommodation: $70
Food: $30
Transportation: $15
Attractions: $30
Average Daily Cost: $145

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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

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EVENTS & FESTIVALS

  • Moriones Festival

WHAT’S NEARBY

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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