Guimaras Travel Guide

Itinerary, Things to do, How to get there and more

Among the country’s smallest provinces, Guimaras is an island province found in the region of Western Visayas. A young province, people always associate it with one of the sweetest varieties of mango in the world, the Guimaras mango. Guimaras is the least populated province in Region VI and its capital is Jordan. It is composed of 5 municipalities and the people of the province are called Guimarasnon and speak Hiligaynon and Kinaray-a as their main dialects.

Where to go in Guimaras

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Alubihod Beach

De Leon St Nueva Valencia, Brgy. Tando Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, Western Visayas, 5046, Philippines

An-An's Farm

Gaban San Lorenzo, Guimaras, Western Visayas, 5047, Philippines

Ave Maria Islet

Nr. Sitio Lusay Jordan (capital), Guimaras, Western Visayas, 5045, Philippines

Bala-an Bukid

Balcon, Melliza Jordan (capital), Guimaras, Western Visayas, 5045, Philippines

Balaan Bukid

Hoskyn Jordan (capital), Guimaras, Western Visayas, 5045, Philippines

Bucoy Cave

Balcon Maravilla Jordan (capital), Guimaras, Western Visayas, 5045, Philippines

Capitoguan Cave

Balcon Maravilla Jordan (capital), Guimaras, Western Visayas, 5045, Philippines

How to Get Here

There is no direct flight to Guimaras Province. Iloilo City and Pulupandan, Negros Occidental are the main getaways to this island. It is 15-20 minutes by motorboat or pumpboat from these two origins. One way fare from Iloilo to Jordan Wharf is Php 14.00 per person, with daily trips going in and out of the island province. While from Pulupandan Wharf, fare is Php 75.00 going to San Lorenzo, Guimaras.

There are eight major wharves which are all utilized for passengers transport and moving of products for commercial and industrial functions to and from the province.

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What to Do

Witness the Manggahan Festival
The annual Manggahan Festival is not just about the province’s world-renowned mangoes but also its colorful and rich culture.

Held in the month of May, the festival has many fun and exciting activities like street dancing, culinary competition and a lot more. The much awaited of all the activities is the mango-all-you-can where sweet, delectable Guimaras mangoes are yours to consume for a time of thirty minutes.
Don’t just settle for fresh mangoes when in Guimaras! Try their unique mango-based offerings like the famous mango pizza and mango spaghetti.
Visit the Trappist Monastery
Pray and reflect at the country’s only Trappist monastery. The monastery offers guest houses for contemplation or retreat from the chaotic city life. Within the monastery grounds is a small shop where goods made by the monks are being sold.