2019 GUIMARAS ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | Resorts, Tourist Spots

2018 GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Guimaras Island Travel Guide + Resorts, Itinerary, Budget, Tourist Spots

GUIMARAS ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE | RESORTS, ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST SPOTS

Here’s your Guimaras Island  Travel Guide. This post includes suggested travel itinerary and budget; list of tourist attractions, how to get there and much more.

ABOUT GUIMARAS ISLAND

Known for their sweet mangos, Guimaras is a province island in Western Visayas that is favorite tourist destination because of its many attractions. Having many Islets surrounding the main island, it is no wonder why Guimaras has so many beautiful white sand beaches which captivates the hearts of many of its guests.
2018 GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Jordan is the capital of Guimaras Island ( Photo:  Negros Bloggers – Ed Joven of Bacolod Lifestyle; Mea of Mea Pabiona in Bacolod; Claire Algarme and yours truly.)

GUIMARAS ISLAND TOURIST SPOTS | THINGS TO DO

NAVALAS CHURCH

Guimaras Island Travel Guide + Resorts, Itinerary, Budget, Tourist Spots

NAVALAS CHURCH

The Navalas Church built in 1880 to 1885 is the oldest existing Catholic Church in Guimaras Island. It is said that this Guimaras Tourist Spot used to have a four feet tall bell but was taken and dumped into the sea near the area of Siete Pecados. To date, the interior and other parts of the church are already modern but the old facade made of coral stones and stone fence remain untouched.

ROCA ENCANTADA

Guimaras Island Travel Guide + Resorts, Itinerary, Budget, Tourist Spots

ROCA ENCANTADA

You might get curious about some buzz about Roca Encantada (Enchanted Rock). The place is the summer vacation house of the Lopez Clan. Built atop a rock but since some landscaping was made the appearance of the rock cannot be noticed anymore. Constructed in 1910, despite its modern architectural design, the mansion was declared by the National Heritage Institute as a heritage house.

This Guimaras Tourist Spot offers an amazing vista and the famed Islas de Siete Pecados which can be seen from the balcony.

2018 GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Guimaras Island Travel Guide + Resorts, Itinerary, Budget, Tourist Spots

SAN LORENZO WIND FARM (GUIMARAS ISLAND WINDMILLS)

Another Guimaras Tourist Spot you should visit is the 27 windmills constructed in San Lorenzo.

Just like the windmills in Bangui, Ilocos, these windmills also attracts tourists visiting the island.

The windmills are sporadically constructed atop the hills of the place giving the tourists nice vistas.

HOLY FAMILY HILLS

The Holy Family Hills is a religious site which also attracts various tourists visiting the island. Numerous life-size statues are dotting the place with the big statue of the Holy Family being the focal point as you enter the place. Life-Size station of the cross statues are spread along the area which caused pilgrims to visit the place, especially during the Lenten season.  This  Guimaras Tourist Spot has a  Chapel and a Prayer room.

NATIONAL MANGO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Located in  Circumferential Rd, Jordan, Guimaras, the National Mango Research and Development Center is specializing in Research Extension and Production of Mango. The place has 8.87 hectares of planted mango used for production and research.

Guests visiting the place can buy seedlings or grafted mango at PHP 50/pc.

TRAPPIST MONASTERY

Founded in 1972, the Trappist Monastery in the island is the only Trappist monastery in the Philippines. Many visitors visit this Guimaras Tourist Spot because they have a pasalubong center selling their own food products such as mango jam, polvoron, mango tarts and much more. The place is also available for retreats.

2018 GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Guimaras Island Travel Guide + Resorts, Itinerary, Budget, Tourist Spots

GUISI LIGHTHOUSE AND BEACH AREAS

The Guisi lighthouse completed in 1896 is said to be the 3rd oldest lighthouse in the country.

Made of metal, the Guisi lighthouse is already rusty and the new one is already installed adjacent to it. This Guimaras Tourist Spot offers an amazing view of the sea, especially during sunset.

TAKLONG ISLAND NATIONAL MARINE RESERVE 

Taklong Island National Marine Reserve located in Nueva Valencia. Covering a total area of 1,143.45 hectares (has.), with 46 islands and islets and 963.45 has. of marine waters which are home to various species of flora and fauna, including corals and seagrasses.

Tourists are usually brought by the “bangkeros” during the Island Hopping to the Floating Cottage found in the Area. The floating cottage duly operated by San Roque Coastal Environment Program Association (SARCEPA). While at the place you can enjoy swimming while enjoying the sceneries of this Guimaras Tourist Spot.

GUIMARAS MANGGAHAN FESTIVAL

Guimaras Island is known for its sweet mangos, because of this the festival of the Province known as Manggahan Festival held every month of May was created.

Of course, apart from mango this festival also shows the culture of the people of the island. Street and Arena Dance Competition are just one of the highlights of the said festival.

Here’s the link to the Manggahan Festival Schedule. We are updating this regularly so don’t forget to bookmark this page.

Must read:

Nature’s Eye Resort in Guimaras

Magic Island Resort in Guimaras

2018 GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Guimaras Island Travel Guide + Resorts, Itinerary, Budget, Tourist Spots

ISLAND HOPPING

One of the best things to do when visiting the place is to do Island Hopping. Island Hopping will enable any guests to beautiful Island and islets as well as various white beaches around the island.

GUIMARAS ISLAND ITINERARY

Here’s our itinerary for our recent 2-day adventure at various Guimaras Tourist Spots .  You might want to avail the services of our Guide- Kim, a very reliable driver/tour guide. He is just charging rental for his tricycle and he can take charge of your Island Tour Itinerary. You can reach him at his FB Page @Guimaras Adventure or you may call him at 09508257904.

Day 1

Island Tour:
Jordan Municipal Hall
Smallest Plaza
Navalas Church
Roca Encantada
Guimaras Windmills
Holy Family Hills
Tourism Office
Guimaras Signage
National Mango Research and Development Center
Trappist Monastery
Alobijod Beach Areas
Guimaras Lighthouse and Beach Areas
Nature’s Eye

Day 2
Island Hopping
Going Home

2018 GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Guimaras Island Travel Guide + Resorts, Itinerary, Budget, Tourist Spots

BUDGET

  • Bacolod -Iloilo Fascraft – PHP 223/way
  • Outrigger Boat (Iloilo to Jordan Guimaras) 2 way – PHP 14.00/way
  • Roca Encantada entrance Fee; PHP 50/person
  • Floating Cottage-
  • Holly Family Hills – No Entrance fee but donations are encouraged for the maintenance of the place
  • Tricycle Rent/Tour  – PHP 1,500 .We added a few more hundreds upon seeing how difficult it was for the driver and because he was a very reliable driver and guide courteous and personable. Kim the driver also serves as our Tour Guide and Photographer. You may contact Kim at 09329664470 or at his FB Page @GuimarasAdventure (https://www.facebook.com/GuimarasIslandAdventure/). For Solo Traveler, you can also ask from him for a Habal-habal at PHP 1,000 for the tour; or ask from him a van if you are traveling as a group.
  • Tricycle Rent from Nature’s Eye Resort to Jordan Wharf – PHP 500

2018 GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

2018 GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

HOW TO GET TO GUIMARAS ISLAND

By Air

The nearest airport in Guimaras island is the Iloilo International Airport. From the airport, you can take a van which will drop you near SM City. From SM City, you can take a taxi to bring you to Parola wherein pump boats are waiting to bring you to Jordan, Guimaras.

By Boat

Several Shipping companies are passing Iloilo City, from the port just proceed to Parola in Iloilo to bring you to Jordan.

Travel time from Parola to Jordan Guimaras takes 15 minutes. The frequency of pump boat traveling to the island is not a problem due to a number of passengers traveling.

Getting Around Guimaras

Jeepneys are available to bring you to your destination. However, the most popular mode of transportation in Guimaras is by Tricycle. One tricycle can take a maximum of 5 (but largely built people, maybe 4 would be the maximum.

2018 GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Guimaras Island Travel Guide + Resorts, Itinerary, Budget, Tourist Spots

WHERE TO STAY |LIST OF RESORTS, GUIMARAS ISLAND

You can now book your hotel/resort from this site. Just click the name of any of the resorts to facilitate your booking.

BOOK A DISCOUNTED HOTEL/RESORT ROOM IN GUIMARAS RESORTS HERE

Alobijod Cove Resort  
Location: Alubijod Beach Road Nueva Valencia

Abelardos Beach Resort
Location: Brgy. East Valencia, 5044 Buenavista

Baras Beach Resort
Location: Lawi Jordan

Bella Cove
Location: Puyo, Poblacion Nueva Valencia

Camp Alfredo Adventure Resort
Location: Ravina Sibunag Guimaras

BOOK A DISCOUNTED HOTEL/RESORT ROOM IN GUIMARAS RESORTS HERE

Cabaling Beach Resort  
Location: Espinosa Jordan

Cabugan Adventure Resort
Location: Brgy. Tando Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Island

Enrico Beach Resort
Location: Zaldivar Buenavista Guimaras

Guisi Clearwater Resort
Location: Dolores Nueva Valencia

Hill Side Fisherman’s Resort  
Location: Magamay Nueva Valencia Guimaras 5046

Isla Margarita Resort  
Location: Comian Sur, San Roque Nueva Valencia,  Guimaras Island

Isla Naburot Island Resort
Location: Sinapsapan Jordan

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Jannah Glycel Beach House  
Location: Talisay Nueva Valencia

Magic Island Resort  
Location: Sitio Dungcaan, Brgy Lucmayan, Nueva Valencia Guimaras 5046

Jesa Mar Island Resort  
Location: Naoway Island, San Isidro, Sibunag,  Guimaras Island

Kelapa Gading Beach Resort  
Location: East Valencia Buenavista

Kenyama Beach Resort  
Location: Dolores Nueva Valencia

Nagarao Island Resort
Location: San Isidro Sibunag

Nature’s Eye Resort
Location: Tando Nueva Valencia,  Guimaras Island

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Nature’s Trail Camp And Resort
Location: Sebaste Sibunag

La Puerta Al Paraizo
Location: San Roque Nueva Valencia

Pagatpat Guesthouse  
Location: East Valencia Buenavista Guimaras

Playa De Paraiso
Location: San Enrique San Lorenzo G

Punta Punting Beach Resort
Location: Sabang Sibuna

Raymen Beach Resort  
Address: Poblacion Nueva Valencia

Retiro de Navalas Beach Resort & Eco-Tourism  
Location: San Miguel Buenavista

BOOK A DISCOUNTED HOTEL/RESORT ROOM IN GUIMARAS RESORTS HERE

Rico Beach Resort  
Location: Poblacion Nueva Valencia

Sto. Niño Island Resort  
Location: Sitio Cumian, San Roques Nueva Valencia

Costa Aguada Island Resorts
Location: Inampulugan Island Sibunag

Tequero Adventure Resort  
Location: East Valencia Buenavista

Valle Verde Mountain Resort

Vilches Beach Resort  
Location: San Enrique San Lorenzo

Villa Encarnacion  
Location: Zaldivar Buenavista

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Villa Hideout Resort  
Location: San Miguel Buenavista

Villa Igang Beach Resort  
Location: Poblacion Nueva Valencia,  Guimaras Island

Villa Maria Beach Resort
Location: Sitio Cabaling, Espinosa Jordan

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55 Comments

  1. Brenda Lee

    hi Im travelling to iloilo this 28th and plan to bring my kids for a tour of guimaras. ist it possible to book a tour with you for 4 persons including rides tour guide and hotel. overnight po sana 1 night 2 days. we will be staying overnight in iloilo. thank you so much.

  2. Hi! Me, my siblings and some friends are planning to visit Guimaras Island after we explore Bacolod and I’ve read an article during my research that we can ride a boat from Pulupandan Wharf from Bacolod to San Lorenzo, Guimaras. Now, is this route better than Bacolod-Iloilo-Guimaras?

  3. hi Mr. Kim, im Gerlyn just called you earlier.. pls message me thanks

  4. is the blogger also the owber of the famous masks art souvenir in bacolod?great review and guimaras travel blog by the way.

  5. Marijoe manginsay

    Planning to visit guimaras on feb.2019.. want to rent a tricycle ride for the tour.. good for 3 person..magkano kaya..plz do reply..tnx

  6. Nice to know na kaya pala ng Habal-Habal.

  7. Good evening,
    I am looking at possible places to visit on our return trip to the Philippines and Guimaras is one of these. I wholeheartedly thank the author of this truly informative travel guide for the post.

    Best regards,
    Froi Milan
    San Diego, CA

  8. Sir how much po roro rates if we bring L300 from iloilo to guimaras/vis a vis

    • Hello mam d lng po ako sure ngayon pro dati nasa 400 to 500 po yung fare ng l300 free na po yung driver yung sa kasamang passenger nman nasa 50 per head ata yung ticket thank you

  9. Hi . How much is the fare from Iloilo sea port to Guimaras Island?

  10. Isabelle Estein

    Hello! Planning to go to Nature’s Eye Resort in Guimaras this sept. My flight arrives at 5:35. Says here, i should hop on a van to SM city. Are there vans available at this hour? Is this a public vehicle? How much is the fare?

    Really appreciate this blog. Hope you can reply. Thank you!

  11. Hi kim i will be travelling on sept. 14 friday n will go straight to guimaras. Would like to do island hopping and tour some places on the island for 1 day. Could you contact me on my fb page raj angustia.thanks!

    • Hello po thus is kim sorry for late reply but im trying to search your fb page but i can’t find it sir how about try to contact me on this number kim 09508257904

      Fb page Guimaras Adventure-Rosekimz

      Thank you

  12. Hi Kim, we are two persons planning to visit Guimaras on Aug 2 for a day tour and interested to have you as our guide. What kind of tricycle to you have (similar to a Manila tricycle or like a tuktuk)? Will the two persons be able to see the surroundings from inside the tricycle?

  13. I savour, cause I found just what I used to be looking for.
    You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.
    Bye – Isobel

  14. Xyreal Dean

    Hi kim,

    Possible po ba na mag Island hopping at Island tour in 1day?
    planning to travel with my GF sa Guimaras.

    Thank you

    • The tour would take for a day…so I guess, island hopping would be quite impossible. Unless , you inform your guide that you wanted to go island hopping and would want to visit a few places only.

  15. Marie Santos

    Hello Kim!
    We’re a group of 6 traveling to guimaras from iloilo. Can we rent a van through you to do a one day trip around guimaras (following your 1 day itinerary above)? How much do we have to pay? Also, what is the latest time we can Leave guimaras to go back to Iloilo?
    Thank you!
    Marie Santos

    • Hello mam marie yes you can rent a van trough me and do a daytrip following the itinerary above btw the rate of van with guide and driver for landtour is 4,500 that for your group already but if you want a van and driver alone for landtour the rate is 3,500 mam thank you!

    • And btw mam the schedule of boat from iloilo to guimaras is 5:30 am to 8:00 pm for guimaras to iloilo is 5:30 am to 7:00 pm continues trippings mam.

  16. Hi Kim! Were staying in Iloilo for 2 days…1 day in the city, 1 day in guimaras. What is the best itinerary for 1 day in guimaras…and a plcae to stay? Thanks

    • Hello mam Deri Best Itinerary for a day trip is the list of places stated above and about places to stay if you want a peace of mind and relaxation pls check natures eyes resort but if you want a convince and not too far from the society but still good place to stay pls check raymen resort or alobijod cove.

  17. Laura F. Cueno

    Is it ok to visit Guimaras on the first week of December?

  18. May habal habal kaya sa Guimaras coming from the port in Jordan? Planning to go sooooloooo… 🙂

  19. Backpacker

    guimaras tour? i recommend kuya michael selorico. his contact number is 0977 372 5074

  20. Hello Kim. Which resort did you stay?

    • Hello Ma’am/Sir im living here in Guimaras but when sir jojo visited here in Guimaras the owner of this blog He stay at Nature Eye’s Resort in Nueva Valencia Guimaras

  21. Allana Marie

    Good day! is it possible na mg dala ng car from negros to guimaras?

  22. Hi! Im planning to go to Nature’s Eye resort from Valladolid or Pulupandan- to which wharf does it go from there?
    I’d like to go the Jordan to get to the natures Eye, so how do I get there from the wharf(destination from Valladolid) to Jordan?

    Thanks!

    • Hello mam if you take pulupandan your docking area is at tumanda wharf in san lorenzo guimaras for villa dolid your docking area sebaste wharf in sibunag or in cabalgnan wharf in nueva valencia if you want to dock at jordan wharf you need to ride a fast craf from bacolod city going to iloilo city then from iloili port go to ortiz wharf where you can ride a boat going to jordan wharf thank you

  23. thanks for sharing this, very helpful info, would like to ask if from guimaras and would like to have a side trip to roxas city, do we have to go back to iloilo or is there a better way from guimaras to roxas city? what mode of transpo should we take? thanks for your reply

  24. 1500 per person po sa tricycle rent/tour?

  25. Thank you for this blog 🙂 Very helpful! I just noticed though that your provided your travel guide, Kim’s number twice and they were different numbers. I was just confused. Which one is the right number? Thanks! 🙂

  26. Lovey Reyes

    Sir, okay lang ba kahit dalawang babe mag travel sa Guimaras. Gusto ko rin ma try ang mga recommended places mo.Thank you

    • Hello mam des the first 1 is the right number because the 2nd number has already been damage thank you

    • Sorry po mam lovely i got a little problem on data signal kaya na wrong sent yung reply sayu but to answer your question yes po mam owkey lng nman po na dalawang babae ang mag travel sa Guimaras on the mentioned places abobe thank you.

  27. Rizzy Guillema

    We just visited Guimaras following your guide. It was a great experience, but OMG! the tricyle ride was a bit difficult. Well, we have no choice we were on a budget. Thank you for your travel Guide.

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