Category Archives: Guimaras

Island Hopping: Nueva Valencia, Guimaras

Nueva Valencia is also a third class municipality of Guimaras. The bay of Nueva Valencia alone boasts a cream-colored sand and with a mix of green and blue colored beach, wait ‘til you see the other islands around the municipality.


Raymen Beach Resort


It is where our pick up point for our island hopping tour. Entrance fee is P25.00 and you can swim at the shore after your island hopping experience.

Igang Marine Station-SEAFDEC


Short for Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center. It houses plenty of marine species for research and reproduction purposes.

Ave Maria Islet


This islet is one of my favorites because it is (still) not commercialized. No manmade structure… only you, the fine sand, nice rock formation and crystal clear water.

Lamurawan Beach Resort


Distinct among other islands because of its white staircase and a huge grotto at the top. You can have a bird’s eye view of the other islands here.

Baras Cave


A small cave with two access point. You can get inside the cave during low tide.

Natago Beach


A good place to snorkel because of its rich coral reef reservoir.

 (you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Western Visayas Region plus Negros Occidental)


Land Tour: Jordan, Guimaras

Jordan is a third class municipality and the provincial capital of Guimaras. Some of the tourist spots in the province are located here.

Smallest Plaza


It is once proclaimed by Guinness World Record as the Smallest Plaza in the whole world, with the statue of Dr. Jose Rizal standing in the middle of the plaza.

 Trappist Monastery


The Our Lady of the Philippines is the only monastery in the country following the rule of St. Bernard. Aside from the monastery, you can also buy locally made products here for your pasalubong.

 Provincial Capitol


Guimaras Provincial Capitol is located at the center of Jordan. It is one of the most visited place because of the huge letters of the word G.U.I.M.A.R.A.S. for photo-op.

(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Western Visayas Region plus Negros Occidental)


Guimaras is the fifth smallest province in the Philippines and its capital is Jordan. It was initially a sub-province of Iloilo until it was made an independent province on May 22, 1997. Aside from pristine beaches, Guimaras is also famous for its sweet mangoes.


Access point of Guimaras is via pump boat from Ortiz Wharf in Iloilo going to Jordan Wharf in Guimaras. It’s a 15-minute sail and schedule starts from 5:30 AM up to 7:30 PM with 15 minutes’ intervals.


Once you reached Jordan Port, there is the tourism office who can help you arrange tour either by tricycle and or by multicab.


(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Western Visayas Region plus Negros Occidental)

Completing Western Visayas Region plus Negros Occidental

Region VI or Western Visayas Region consist of 5 provinces namely: Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo and Guimaras. I have already visited Aklan province in 2010 with my siblings and cousins (check budget here) and in 2013 with my travel hubby’s relatives (check budget here). Last July 2016 together with my colleagues, I was able to visit the other 4 provinces with Negros Occidental as a bonus.

Here’s our budget and itinerary for this trip:


Follow the series:

Negros Occidental

San Sebastian Cathedral

Balay Negrense

The Ruins

Fish Industry



Food Trip

Old Churches



Land Tour

Island Hopping



Sira-an Hot Spring

Nogas Island



Suhot Cave

Suhot Cold Spring



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