"My Memories of Guimaras Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Guimaras Island by cyndymc
Guimaras Island Travel Guide: 112 reviews and 390 photos
Hubby and I were scheduled to have a photoshoot of the 2011 Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City, but we decided to go to Iloilo Province 2 days earlier than the festival dates so we could go to Guimaras Island. We've heard about the unspoiled natural beauty of Guimaras which many say rivals that of Boracay: its beautiful white sand beaches, clear and clean blue waters, rich marine life, interesting historical sites, and the sweetest mangoes in the Philippines. We didn't want to pass the opportunity to visit the island which was a mere 15 minutes ferry ride from Iloilo City. Though we spent only 2 days and 1 night in Guimaras, our trip was nonetheless memorable.
First, I must clarify that Guimaras is actually not a part of Iloilo Province. Guimaras is one of the smallest provinces of the Philippines, an island province in the Western Visayas Region, located between the islands of Negros and Panay in the Panay Gulf. Southeast of Guimaras is the Province of Negros Occidental. A narrow channel separates Guimaras from Iloilo Province which is found northwest, and the 15 minutes or so pumpboat ride from Ortiz Wharf of Iloilo City to Jordan Wharf of Jordan, the capital of Guimaras makes it easy for tourists to go there.
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