Sabang, Mindoro

From a distance, Sabang looks innocuous enough, even attractive. Up close, one of the Philippines’ preeminent diving destinations, located on the island of Mindoro, proves to be somewhat seedier. Those who come to explore the underwater wonders discover an overdeveloped cluster of geriatric watering holes full of delusional men with decorative money-hungry twenty-somethings on their arms. Do these guys really scuba dive?

Sabang, Mindoro

Anyway, underwater the scenery is worth the sleazy company. And, the crowds of retirees mean that there is a nice selection of air-conditioned mini-apartments to choose from. We even have a kitchenette, which comes in handy since the local restaurants are priced to meet the needs of the clueless.

Do I sound somewhat judgmental? Good.

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