Located on the northeastern coast of Mindoro Island, Calapan is the only city
and the gateway to Mindoro Oriental and Mindoro Occidental,
the two provinces of Mindoro Island. Neighboring towns include Baco in the west and Naujan on the
south. It fronts Calapan Bay on the north and Verde Island Passage on the east. With the exception of some hills in the northeast
and mountains in the southwest, the city's terrain is mostly flat with some swampy areas. Two river systems are found in
the city namely: Bucayao in the south and Biga-Baco-Malaylay in the west. Calapan River traverse the city center, flowing from the south
and empties into Calapan Bay. The famous town of Puerto Galera is a one-and-a-half drive away to the northwest.
Calapan City port
Most of the people are Tagalogs belonging to the Roman Catholic Church. The City celebrates Sanduguan
Festival as a reenactment of the first meeting between the Mangyan People and
The city has an area of 250.1 square kilometers, most of which are considered rural.
Main economic activities are agriculture and trading. Products manufactured include processed food and handicrafts.
Infrastructure facilities include the Calapan Port and
a secondary airport. Major roads include Quezon Boulevard which leads to the seaport and airpot, Jose Rizal Street, Roxas Drive,
and Bonifacio Drive.
As one of the primary RO-RO ports of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway and being the largest urban
center of the whole Mindoro Island, Calapan City has the potential for the development of small and big businesses.
It offers opportunities in real estate, tourist facilities, agri-business, manufacturing, trading, and services such as
schools, hospitals, and technology related ventures.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Calapan City
- Balite, Parang, and Suqui Beaches
- Baco-Chico and Horca-Piloto Islets with white sand beaches
- Bulusan Nature Park and Cave
- Halhal Cave
- Caluwangan Cave
- Rizal Park
- Holy Infant Cathedral
- Silonay Island
Holy Infant Cathedral
Residential area outside Calapan City Port
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