The province of Oriental Mindoro is bestowed with ample and unique natural scenic beauty from white sand beaches to soothing falls to wide stretches of coral reefs. These attractions captivate both local and foreign tourists making the province, particularly the town of Puerto Galera, a much sought after eco-tourism destination in the world. With this, hotels, restaurants, and other tourism related businesses have been established and continue to operate in the province contributing greatly to the economic growth of the province and creating more jobs for the residents.
The province of Oriental Mindoro, strategically located east of the island of mindoro and about 140 km. southwest of Manila, host to domestic shipping industry. Interestingly, the province's geographical setting offers convinience of travel by sea as it is faceted with many ports providing entry and exit points to reach diffrent destinations in the country. It is even regarded as the new gateway to the south - the Visayas and Mindanao- after obtaining its identity as the Strong Republic Nautical Highway in the year 2003.