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Socorro’s Hidden Treasure: Fortuna Tropical Upland Resort

“Al fresco dining” takes on a decidedly different meaning at Fortuna Tropical Upland Resort, a newly-developed eco-tourism destination right in the heart of Socorro in Oriental Mindoro. Being primarily an agricultural town, Socorro is often skipped by both seasonal travelers and fellow Mindorenos in favor of the beaches in neighboring localities. But with the combined efforts of the local government and the DoT to resuscitate tourism, this once sleepy town slowly gains recognition for its natural wonders and undeniable rural charm. Continue reading

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Bulalacao: Oriental Mindoro’s tropical secret

With its swaying palm trees, ruggedly forested topography, and a long stretch of white sandy beaches, the group of islands in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro is everything you would hope for in an untainted tropical heaven. And, like paradise, it is difficult to reach – about 8-10 hours of combined land and sea travel from Metro Manila. Continue reading