Occidental Mindoro... is accessible to other provinces by boat and some airplane service.   It is located on the backside of the large island facing the China Sea and away from mainstream traffic.  
Abra de Ilog on its northern tip is two hours by boat from Batangas; San Jose, the principal town, is some 50 minutes by plane from Manila; and Mamburao, the capital town, is only 45 minutes by plane from mainland Luzon.  
Occidental Mindoro has five seaports and four airports, and is a trading center for the Visayas region. The operation of the Batangas International Port will hopefully be a breakthrough for the province and will open doors for more forward and backward linkages. Still in the infancy stage of agro-industrialization, Occidental Mindoro is wide open for investors and offers less competition. Beside the China Sea, the province is at positioned to take advantage of national and international shipping routes.
Above all, Occidental Mindoro is a believeing for a booming economy. At the threshold of increasing industrialization and urbanization, investors have a wider option to choose from a variety of attractive-investment packages. Ably portraying the Calabarzon spirit, Occidental Mindoro is a major player in the MIMAROPA, a designated growth area that includes the provinces of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan. MIMAROPA aims to complement the tourism, food and agri-based requirements of the Southern Tagalog, Southern Visayas and the National Capital Region.
Provincial Infrastructure and Services 

Roads & Bridges

Occidental Mindoro is the western half of the island of Mindoro. Some 25 kilometers south of Batangas, its potential lies in its proximity to Batangas and Manila.  Road arteries within the province total some 1,633 kilometers concentrated along the coastal areas - a combination of concrete, asphalt, gravel and earth. About 200 bridges span various creeks and rivers built mostly of concrete and steel.

Power Supply

Electric power is supplied by the National Power Corporation and the Island Power Corporation (IPC) through the Occidental Mindoro Electric Cooperative (OMECO), while the island municipalities of Lubang and Looc are supplied by the Lubang Electric Cooperative (LUBELCO). The power supply is still inadequate, and plans are underway to increase the supply through private capital intervention.

Transport Facilities

The province has four ports of entry. The port at Abra de Ilog could accommodate medium-size roll on/roll off passenger-cargo ships. It is two hours away by ship from Batangas and 31.4 kilometers from the capital town of Mamburao. Other ports are located in Mamburao, Sablayan, and the busy town of San Jose.
Land transport within the province is facilitated by 3,500 public utility vehicles (buses, cargo trucks, jeepneys and tricycles). A number of jeepneys offer "door to door" direct transport and cargo service from the different municipalities to Manila and neighboring provinces. Air link is provided by three airports in San Jose, which could accommodate B737-300 jets, and the Mamburao and Lubang airports suited for military aircraft, commercial planes and Fokker 50s.

Communication Facilities

In key municipalities, the direct dial telephone system is in place, providing easy access to other provinces and countries. The use of two-way radios and cellular phone is popular among businesses with operations in the interior of the province. Globe Telecom, RCPI, PT&T and Digitel offer telephone and fax services. The provincial government has also installed intermunicipality telephone and radio systems in the nine towns of the province's mainland.

Media/Handling Services

Two local radio stations operate in the area together with four local newspapers and 23 television channels accessed through five cable networks. National newspapers arrive daily via regular plane flights from Manila, and mail handling services are provided by the Philippine Airlines, LBC, JRS, Aboitiz and other messengerial companies besdies the 12 post offices located in the 11 municipalities.
Financial Institutions

Land Bank of the Philippines
-San Jose Branch
-Sablayan Branch
-Mamburao Branch
Philippine National Bank
-San Jose Branch
-Mamburao Branch
Development Bank of the Philippines
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co.
United Coconut Planters Bank
-San Jose Branch
-Sablayan Branch
First Allied Bank
Rural Banks.

Newcomers to the place can avail of food and accommodation services offered by the existing hotels and beach resorts. In few municipalities where hotel services are not available "homestay" accommodations may be provided by a friend or the host. Apart from the facilities for conventions, seminars, meetings and trainings
offered by a number of hotels and resorts, the newly opened gymnasium in San Jose and the Provincial Training Center and Astrodome in Sablayan are available for business meetings, sports activities and other functions.