Guimaras

Guimaras is an island in the Visayas in the Philippines.

Understand

location

Guimaras is situated south of Panay and north of Negros. It is close to Iloilo City was once administered as part of Iloilo Province but is now treated as a separate province.

The island is well known for its sweet mangoes which are one of the main income sources for most families.

Cities

Get in

Take a 15-minute boat ride from Iloilo City to Jordan. Be careful, because 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 August 2013, pumpboat fares going to Jordan cost ₱14.

Get around

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 about Budget Accommodation and how to get around. There are also several mini-van and tricycle drivers who offer tour rides.

There are several driver-guides which can be contacted prior to arriving in Guimaras:

See

Buy

Beach in Guimaras

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).

Eat

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 surprisingly... mango ketchup.

Sleep

Budget

Go next

iloilo

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