TRAVEL GUIDE TO GUIMARAS: TOURIST SPOTS, BEACH RESORTS AND HOTELS

Guimaras, Philippines
travel guide to guimaras

Guimaras is a famous destination in the Philippines located southeast of Panay and Northwest of Negros in the Visayas.  It's a favorite side trip to anyone doing a Bacolod, Iloilo trip because of its famous white sand beaches, offshore islets and right now it remains an off the beaten path tourist spot in the Philippines. Of course, if you're looking for a Guimaras tour package alone or a guide for your Guimaras itinerary - you're in the right page!


Basic information about the geography of Guimaras
  • Land area in Guimaras: 60, 457 hectares
  • Towns in Guimaras: Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo, Buenavista, Jordan and Sibunag
  • Number of Barangays in Guimaras: 98
  • Dry season in Guimaras: November to April
  • Rainy season in Guimaras: May to October 

Historical Spots in Guimaras
  • Guisi lighthouse, Sitio Guisi, Dolores, Nueva Valencia - located at the top of the mountain, this 18th-century ruins built by Spanish colonizers used to guide fishermen and marines passing through the Guimaras Strait
  • Mc Arthur's Wharf (Buenavista Wharf),  - this was built by Lt. Douglas Mc. Arthur in 1903 together with  the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Punta Blanco Target Range - the United States Army constructed this in 1903 located in San Roque, Buenavista
  • Camp Jossman Headquarters - another ruins where Mc. Arthur stayed during his first assignment in Supang, Buenavista                                                                                  

More heritage destinations in Guimaras      
  • Bala-an Bukid, Balcon Melliza, Jordan  ||  Balaan Bukid Trail, Balcon Melliza, Jordan
  • Chapel of Ave Maria Purisima, Balcon Melliza, Jordan || Consolers of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Balcon Maravillam Jordan || Rev. Fr. Florenito Lim 0919-2807414 / 0918-9016745
  •  Heroe's Park Barangay New Poblacion, Buenavista || Lorly Fernandez 0927-9563690
  • The shrine of the visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Jesus and of the people || Barangay Montpiller, Buenavista || Jean Verde || 0908 - 4931661 / 0936-9105098
  • Navalas Church || Navalas, Buenavista || Rev. Fr. Nonito Pelobello || 0920-5232688
  •  Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Monastery (OLP) || San Miguel, Jordan || Rev. Fr. Gerard Ingusan || 0928 - 421285
  • Punta Blanco Target Range || Tinadtaran, Buenavista
  • Rizal - Guimaras Model Galleon Makers Association || 0916-4192076
  • Roca Encantada || San Miguel, Bulacan || Mr. Agustin Zarragoza || 0920-9672550
  • Scenic Campus of Good Shepherd Folds Academy || Salvacion, Buenavista || 033-5808212
  • Smallest Plaza || Salvacion, Buenavista || 0999-3321717
  • Siete Pecados or Isles of Seven || San Miguel, Buenavista 

Beach Resorts in Guimaras - Where to stay
  • Abelardo's Beach Resort || East Valencia, Buenavista || Mary Aileen Javellana || 0975-644-3416 || 0917-3108997 
  • Alobijod Cove Resort || Poblacion, Nueva Valcncia || Michelle G. Marahay || 0918-5978174 || 0928-6254544
  • Andana Resort || Poblacion, Nueva Valencia || www.andanaresort.com
  • Camp Alfredo || Ravina, Sibunag || Alfredo Javellosa || 0908-1232977
  • Cecel Beach Resort and Island Grill || Avila, Buenavista || Antonio Grinen III || 033-501-4454 / 0915633335
  • Daliran Spring Nature Resort || Old Poblacio, Buenavista || Annabelle Canindo || 0908-8695940
  • Guimaras Mountain Resort || Pina-Daragan, Buenavista || Crisostomo P. Kwe || 0995-5088869 / 0926-4296588
  • Jesa Mar Beach Resort || Naoway, San Isidro || Rosalinda Baylon || 0910-4239983 / 0947-9216250
  • Kelapa Gading Beach Resort ||  East Valencia, Buenavista || Azucena Remollata || 0917-6245989 / 0917-9210277
  • Kenyama Beach Resort || Sito Guisi, Dolores, Nueva Valencia || Donna Grace Yamagani || 0939-9175495
  • La Cheska Garden Resort || Barangay Tastasan, Buenavista || Venus Escanan || 0999-1888477/0909-536900
  • Marceily Point Inland Resort || Tamburong, San Lorenzo || Emily Villareal || 0999-4850551 /0909536900
  • Nagarao Island Resort || San Isidro, Sibunag || Helen Stummer || (033)320-2186 || 0918-9080730
  • Playa de Paraiso || San Enrique, San Lorenzo || 0905-4132493 || 0918-2740380
  • Rico Beach Resort || Poblacion, Nueva Valencia || Gelnda Estaya || 0909-8957538/0926-0832730
  • Tatlong Pulo Beach Resort || Sinapsapan, Jordan || Arnold Gersabalino ||0955-8602447/09158787377
  • The Seaside Beach Resort || Hoskyn, Jordan || Mary Gergen Dianala ||  0946-0205680
  • Vilches Beach Resort || San Enrique, San Lorenzo || 0946-0205680

Beach Resorts in Guimaras - Where to stay

  • Nepture Pittman's Garden Resort & Spa || Tastasan, Buenavista || Ms. Nepture Pittman ||0916-2352791
  • BPI-Guimaras National Crop Research, Development & Production Support Center || San Miguel, Jordan || Mr. Yondre Yonder || 0919-8937838 || 033-5812034
  • Big Fortune Farm || Maabay, Sibunag || Ramon Maranon || 0919-9910445
  • Camp Alfredo Adventure || Ravina, Sibunag || Alfredo Javellosa || 0908-1232977
  • Dagsaan Eco Park || Barangay Dagsaan || Ofelia Gianan || 0949-8189575
  • KATI-KATI Community || San Miguel, Jordan || Lucia Tahan || 0948-4360964
  • Madrones Garden || Barangay Cansilayan, Buenavista || Josefa Madrones || 0915-7415873

Directions on how to go to Guimaras 
There are  five options, please see below:
  • How to go to Guimaras from Iloilo                                                                             via Jordan Wharf ( Ortiz) in Barangay Rizal, Jordan Motor Banca Cooperative               Contact numbers: 0977-842-7822 / 0915-813-7449 via Jordan Port
RoRo Iloilo 0998-535-5592
RoRo Guimaras 0998
Roro Schedule Iloilo to Guimaras for M/V Felipe I
Monday - Sunday (mornings): 530 AM || 730 AM || 930 AM || 1130 AM
Monday - Sunday (afternoon):130 PM || 330 PM || 530 PM || 730 PM (special trip) 

RoRo Schedule Guimaras to Iloilo for M/V Feilipe I
Monday - Sunday (mornings): 6:30 AM || 8:30 AM || 9:30 AM || 10:30 AM
Monday - Sunday (afternoon):12:30 PM || 2:30 PM || 4:30 PM || 6:00 PM (special trip) 
  • 2. How to go to Iloilo from Buenavista 
via Mc Arthur's Wharf in Santo Rosario, Buenavista
Buenavista Association of Motor Banca (BAMOSA) 
Contact number: 0916-7948767
Association of Buenavista Ferry Services Provider Inc. (ABFSPI)
Contact number: 0998-5736135 c/0 Joy Garganera
Schedule of trips daily: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 3. How to go to Iloilo from Sibunag
via  Sebaste Port in Sebaste, Sibunag
RoRo schedule Sebaste to Pulupandan via Everport Shipping Corporation
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 7:00 AM || 12:00 NN
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9: 00 AM

RoRo schedule Pulupandan to Sebaste via Everport Shipping Corporation
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 9:00 AM || 3:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3: 00 AM
  •  4. How to go to Iloilo from  Nueva Valencia via pump boats 
Pump boat schedule Iloilo to Negros Occidental 
Cabalagnan to Valladolid || 5:00 am
Valladolid to Cabalagnan || 10:00 am
  • 5. How to go to Iloilo from San Lorenzo via Tumanda, Cabano, San Lorenzo
Inday Terry schedule 
Guimaras to Pulupandan || 10:00 am and 3:00 pm
Pulupandan to Guimaras || 8:00 am and 12:00 nn


2 comments

  1. As of 1st June 2018 one RORO daily from pulupandan at 3pm to sibunag.
    Daily from Sibunag to Pulupandan at 9am only.

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    1. Ohhh thank you so much for this information. We'll update our guide :)

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