2014 • 03 • 20
Aninuan is a coastal barangay of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Aninuan Beach is situated just next to the popular White Beach, but it is much less crowded, making it suitable for a quiet and relaxing family reunions and romantic getaways. It is a long stretch of sand with a thin layer of small cobbles in the swash zone.
Material/type: Sand and shingle beach
Nearest airport: Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport). San Jose Airport in Occidental Mindoro is also an option.
How to get there : From Manila, ride a bus bound for Batangas Pier (P197-207, 2-3 hours). Board a ferry going to Puerto Galera (P300, 60-75 minutes). When you reach Balatero Port, ride a tricycle or jeepney to Aninuan.
Don’t miss: Aninuan Falls, a short column accessible via a 45- to 60-minute hike.
If you have more time: See the Tamaraw Falls, a 423-foot cascade that plummets into a natural pool, perfect for a cool, refreshing dip.
Where to stay: Tamarraw Beach Resort, for updated rates and packages you may contact them through +6343-639-2234 or check the Tamarraw Beach Resort website.
Puerto Galera(white Beach in particular) had become so crowded and so commercialized that you feel there is no beach area anymore. but Aninuan is less crowded and i hope it remain so for sometime. Resort owners should make room/cottage rentals more expensive or prohibitive so that there will be less domestic and foreign tourists. In the late 80’s to the early 20th century, there are nipa cottages but with CRs that costs 500. now you can’t find any on that bracket.