Top Places to Visit in Guimaras


Guimaras Island is the home of the sweetest mango, and also known for its rich marine resources and beautiful beaches. It is also known as the home of “Pagtaltal”, the re-enactment of the Passion of Christ. If you are planning to visit Guimaras Island, here the top places to visit, i strongly recommend this beautiful places where i enjoy my stay.

This post about the top places to visit in Jordan is arranged based on location form Jordan wharf to Nueva Valencia.

From Iloilo City, you can ride a pumpboat from Ortiz wharf to Jordan Wharf. In the town proper, you can visit the Saint John the Baptist Church in the Poblacion area, and their Smallest Plaza is also situated in this area.

Jordan Guimaras

Balaan Bukid

Balaan Bukid Guimaras

Balaan Bukid (Holy Mountain) is the one with the big cross on top of the hill if you are looking at the island from Iloilo City. It is a 45-minutes trek from the foot of the mountain in Brgy Hoskyn some 3 kilometers away from the town proper of Jordan, Guimaras. It has a rocky and steep trails that leads to the peak of the mountain. Going to the top of Balaan Bukid is a way of offering sacrifice by the people during Holy Week, along the way is the 14 Stations of the Cross representing the scenes in the Passion of Christ. As you reach the summit you can see a big cross and the Ave Maria Church. The annual re-enactment of Christ’s passion and crucifixion every Good Friday draws a lot of visitors in the Province of Guimaras and serves as a local tourist destination.

Ambakan Falls

Ambakan Falls Guimaras

Ambakan Falls is located about 3 kilometers from Jordan Wharf you can ride a tricycle going to the drop off point for Php8 each person when you come in group. From the drop off point, you will be trekking into a muddy and slippery trail, passing some hanging bridge made of bamboos, and pass through running creeks. This place is perfect for adventure, nature tripping, and photo walks. Visitors are coming to this place for picnic and swimming.

Cabaling Beach Resort

Cabaling Beach Resort Guimaras

Cabaling Beach Resort is situated at Brgy. Espinosa, Jordan Guimaras. From the Jordan wharf, take a jeepney bounded to San Miguel. From San Miguel, you can take a single motorcycle at Php80 going to Sitio Cabaling. The road is kinda rocky although there are also portion of the road which is concrete and asphalt, but mostly rocky. You can also arrange a multicab rental if you are in a group, but i guess the multicab will take a hard time especially on hilly portions.

The entrance fee in the resort is Php50 for adult and Php20 for children. Cabaling is blessed with many corals, alongside, mountains facing west over-looking Panay Island. Onsite are towering stone rocks where bungalow cottages are cradled where you can get the best view of the sea.

Cabaling has a hotel facing seafront and about 50 meters from the shore, the rooms were equipped with unique elegant furnitures along with air conditioning unit, television and hot & cold water. Room rates is at Php 3,000, Php2,000 for non-aircon bungalow cottages and small cottages along the beach is at Php1,000. They also accept services for Weddings, Birthdays, and any special occasions.

There is also a pavilion restaurant that serves both Philippine and international dishes, along side tropical fruits, cocktail drinks and beverages. There are facilities for sun-bathing, beach umbrellas, tanning beds. Pumpboats are also available when requested for island hopping.

On the other side of the resort is an infinity swimming pool facing the sea. Entrance fee for the swimming pool is Php100 for adult and Php50 for children.

If you want to have a relaxing vacation, and a comfortable stay, experience the solemn ambiance of silent water, and breathtaking sunset view, visit Cabaling Beach Resort.

For inquires, here is the contact number: 09494909206. or you can visit Cabaling Facebook Page or visit their website: www.cabalingbeachresorts.com.

Lawi Sea Turtle Sanctuary

Lawi Sea Turtle Guimaras

The Sea Turtle Sanctuary is located at Brgy. Lawi, Jordan Guimaras. From San Miguel, you can take a motorcycle ride going to Brgy. Lawi. It is a Municipality’s project for the preservation of endangered species. The sea turtles or pawikan, after being hatched, are cared for in aquarium-nursery and after few months are released in the sea. The fully grown turtles periodically return to the beach during mating seasons and lay their eggs in the sand.

Trappist Monastery

Trappist Monastery Guimaras

The Trappist Monastery is located in Bgy. San Miguel, Jordan Guimaras, this is run by monks of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance. These monks follow the rule of St. Benedict and are best known for the extreme austerity or strictness that characterizes their discipline.

The Trappist Monastery grounds is so peaceful and sacred. There are prayer areas where in you can talk with the monks and nuns, for counseling and confessions. There are also guest houses for retreat, chapel, church, and a gift shop where in they sell their products.

The monks earn a living by selling souvenir items, religious items, native products and processed foods such as jellies, jams, candies, piyaya, made from Guimaras Mangoes.

If you want to get away with a stressful life, experience serenity, meditate and reflect, this is a perfect place.

Camp Alfredo

Camp Alfredo Guimaras

Envisioned to be a one stop family, nature- adventure destination on the island of Guimaras, Camp Alfredo brings in a lot of fun and excitement amidst the serene and lush backdrop.

Camp Alfredo is located along the highway in Brgy. Ravina, Sibunag, Guimaras. Current facilities include:

– 330 meter zip line
– high rope obstacle course (vine walk, mciro log burma log, burma bridge)
– hanging bridge
– restaurant and bar
– camping grounds
– cabins
– rapelling
– “mini” zip line
– tree house
– uphill and downhill trail

Entrance fee is Php30, Zip rates are Php425 – 1 ride, Php 625 – 2 rides, Php825 – Unli rides, Php200 – Obstacle Course.

Room rates are Php3,500 maximum of 4 persons with free breakfast and pool for 2, Php5,000 maximum of 8 persons with free breakfast and pool for 4.

For inquiries, you can contact Bing at 09192768259 or visit Camp Alfredo Facebook Page or website: http://campalfredo.com/

Alubihod Beach Resort

Alubihod Beach Guimaras

Located at Alubihod, Poblacion, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, just a 40 minutes ride from Jordan wharf. This is most accessible to both local and foreign tourists, Tranquil cove like beach line and known for its pinky sand, blue waters, its rustic ambiance and panoramic view. It caters not only visiting tourists, but offer its ground and facilities to locals as well: Live-in conferences, workshops, seminars, weddings or any group celebrations.

Guisi Beach Resort Lighthouse and Ruins

Guisi Clearwater Resort is situated at the southwestern coast of Guimaras, it has a yellow sand, emerald green waters, and a stunning rock formations.

Guisi Beach Resort Guimaras

Guisi Clearwater Resort  is one hour and 30 minute-ride from Jordan Wharf, you can take a jeepney bound to Dolores Nueva Valencia with a Php 40 fare, you can also take a van or multicab rental at the wharf, to avoid over pricing, just ask for assistance in the tourism office.

For inquiries, you can contact Josie G. Gaitan at 0919-5636-688 (Smart), 0932-4905-818 (Sun) or email at guisi_beach@yahoo.com.

This place is perfect for a getaway because it is partly a hidden paradise in the island of Guimaras. This is also perfect for a family picnic, adventure, and relaxation. You can also have an overnight stay in this place.

Uphill along the coastal is the historical spanish-colonial lighthouse built during the 18th century. There are two lighthouses located at this place, the old one (not functional already) which was built by the Spanish Government in 1894 -1896. It was built to give lighting and guide ships that passes Iloilo and Guimaras Strait. The old lighthouse is a 17.5 m (58 ft) octagonal cylindrical tower. With in this site also are the ruins of a Spanish-colonial outpost.

Guisi Lighthouse and Ruins

Hope you will enjoy your visit and stay in Guimaras. You can seek for assistance from the tourism officers who are on post at Jordan wharf.

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