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Guimaras is famous for having the sweetest and best-tasting mangoes in the country. The mangoes that this province produces are of top-notch export quality. Other than this fruit, Guimaras is also a popular tourist destination because of its many attractions.
Guimaras’ accessibility from Iloilo City has made it a popular addition to itineraries for both provinces. The former is only a short boat ride from the latter. The island province has some noteworthy destinations that can fill your one-day itinerary.
Like many other provinces in the Visayas, Guimaras has a number of picturesque beaches. Although these don’t have the fine white sand of their counterparts, they are beautiful in their own way. One of the places to visit is Guisi Beach; it has a cream-colored shore and azure waters that will entice you to take a dip. You can include a stop at Guisi Lighthouse before leaving. This 18th-century relic has a viewing platform you can climb up to. Once you get to the top, you’ll get bird’s eye views of the surroundings and the beach below.
You can also go island hopping while in Guimaras; the itinerary usually includes Ave Maria Islet, SEAFDEC, Natago Island, Baras Beach, and Turtle Island. You can spend the day lazing on the beach, wading in the waters, or snorkeling in some areas. Sad Sad Falls is another attraction you can visit; there is a short trek to get to it.
As mentioned earlier, Guimaras is famous for its mangoes. You can’t leave without trying this fruit and the products made using it as a main ingredient. You can try the unique but tasty Mango Pizza during your stay. Bring some of the province’s sweetness with you by buying mango products from the Trappist Monastery.
If you’re looking for a resort in Guimaras, you have options. The province has a handful of beachfront resorts to choose from. Here are the top resorts in Guimaras recommended by Agoda users, in no particular order.
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The Clara Beach
Guimaras Circumferential Road, San Lorenzo, Guimaras Island
Playa de Paraiso Resort
Barangay San Enrique, San Lorenzo, Guimaras Island
Czech Beach House
Guimaras Circumferential Road, Igdarapdap, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Island
Jannah Glycel Beach House
Talisay, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Island
Raymen Beach Resort
Sitio Alubihod, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Island
Nature’s Eye Beach Resort
Guisi Road, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Island
Costa Aguada Island Resort
Inampulugan Island, Sibunag, Guimaras Island
Kenyama Beach Resort
Sitio Guisi Road, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Island
Photos above were provided by the resorts via Agoda.