Calapan City is the capital of the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2010 Census, this coastal community has a population of 124,173 people. Its citizens are called Calapeños.
Oriental Mindoro is full of great places to visit. Calapan City fronts the Verde Passage. The Calapan Nature Park,Caluangan Lake and Baco-Chico and Horca-Piloto islets are just over an hour’s drive from Puerto Galera. Check out Balite, Parang, and Suqui Beaches, Bulusan Nature Park and Cave, and the Holy Infant Cathedral.
Calapan is also Mindoro’s urban and trade center. It has been ever since the original Mangyans and Chinese settlers started trading.
A two-hour ride from Calapan City is Bongabong. This interestingly-named place has historic church ruins, inland marine farms and a seafront complete with palms and foot paths.
Bird-lovers will enjoy scouting interesting species at Lake Naujan National Park, on the northeast coast of Mindoro. The threatened Philippine Duck finds his safe haven in this freshwater lake that’s believed to be of volcanic origin. The other wildlife in the area includes the Mindoro “Bleeding Heart” bird, milkfish and crocodiles.