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Guimaras is an island in the Visayas in the Philippines.
Guimaras is situated east of Panay Island and was once part of the province of Iloilo before it became independent. It is known much for its sweet mangoes which is one of the main incomes of most families.
Agri-tourism is one of its main industries, capitalizing on Guimaras's white-sand beaches, island coves, and mango plantations.
- Jordan_(Philippines) - Pronounced as Hor-dan, it is the provincial capital of Guimaras.Dicover by Raul pelayo
Take a 15-minute boat ride from Iloilo City to Jordan. Take note that there are two ports in Iloilo that have boats going to Guimaras. One goes to Buenavista and the other one is in Jordan. The port going to Jordan is located in Ortiz (near SM Delgado and Robinson's Place) and can be reached by cab. As of January 2011, pumpboat fares going to Jordan cost 13 pesos.
Upon arriving in Jordan port, proceed to the Tourism center just a few meters from the drop-off point. From there, you can ask for assistance getting around. There are also several mini-van and tricycle drivers who offer tour rides.
- Balaan Bukid
- Guise Light House
- Trappist Monastery
- Mango Plantations
There is a souvenir shop located beside the Guimaras Provincial Capitol where you can buy local delicacies.
The best time to buy mangoes is during summer time (mid-April).
Guimaras' pride are is its mangoes which are known to be one of the sweetest mangoes. Mangoes are grown at a massive production that they are made into dried mangoes, jam and suprisingly... mango ketchup.
- Costa Aguada Island Resort, Inampulungan Island, Sibunag, Guimaras, ☎ +63632 896 5422, . From US$ 80
- Isla Naburot, ☎ +033-3211654 (fax: +033-3210880). The island has no electric wires, telephones or television antennae. It has 8 native styled cottages made of wood, nipa, and stones. US$ 125.00/person, US$ 35.00/person for the transfer.
- Nagarao Island Resort, an island near Sibunag, Guimaras, ☎ (0063-33) 329 00 78, voice/text: 09189080730, attn: Mrs. Helen Stummer / Ms. Leah Lozada (firstname.lastname@example.org), . As an eco tourism resort, Nagarao's accommodations are suited to its environment. Individual cottages with tiled toilets and showers face the beach which is lined by flowering plants and trees. In Nagarao, you can eat to your heart's content as food is served fresh with ingredients coming from the sea and local farms. P1,500 maximum 4 people, P2,500 maximum 10 people, P3,500 maximum 20 people, Package deal: P2,100 per person with three meals inclusive (ex. lunch, dinner, breakfast).