The Ultimate Guide to the Province of Guimaras


Guimaras is the smallest and youngest province in Western Visayas that forms a mere dot on the map, now famous and recognized by many as a striving and growing province. After its conversion as a full-fledged province in the year 1992, the province aspired for economic progress and improved quality of life.

The island province is strategically located between the islands of Panay and Negros. It can be reached via a 15-minute boat ride from Iloilo City or an hour boat ride from Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. It can likewise be reached via RORO trips from Lapuz in Iloilo and Pulupandan in Negros. It boasts tropical weather that is ideal for outdoor activities like camping, going to the beach, biking, and sightseeing, among others making Guimaras the island of “Mangoes and More.”

See and Experience the Island Life

Two things are definitely on everyone’s to-do list before they go on their well-deserved vacation : travel itineraries, and the hunt for the best accommodations. Guimaras has a number of activities and destinations that will surely fit everyone’s taste.

There are several destinations and circuits to choose from! For adventure-‘seekers who would love to experience nature, the Agri-Eco-adventure, Bike Circuit, Island Hopping, and Sightseeing destinations will surely give thrills to every trip.

Learn more about the history of Guimaras through the Religious, Historical, and Heritage sites around the island.

Interested in Guimaras Mangoes? Don’t hesitate to visit Educational and Research destinations and learn how they grow to be the sweetest mangoes in the world!

Experience the , culture of Guimarasnons by taking part in their craft through the Community- Based Rural Tourism.

To make your stay special, Guimaras has a number of DOT-Accredited Tourism Establishments which caters to the various services sought by tourists!

Taste the Sweetness

Ever wondered why Guimaras mangoes are so sweet? Due to its distinct weather of dry and wet season, the soil which is rich in calcium salts know as lime is an important element in fruit- growing, and the sea breeze that surrounds the island , adds on to its excellent taste. Guimaras was and is dubbed as the Mango Country of Visayas and the Island that produces the Sweetest Mangoes.

Aiming to protect the reputation of Guimaras mangoes, the fruit also has the Geographic Indication (GI) seal that will set them apart from other mangoes. The seal also shows the fruit has followed the Code of Practice for planting and harvesting, particularity the kind of soil and climate the fruits are grown in.

Apart from being eaten fresh, Guimaras mangoes are made into a variety of mango- based products and even cooked dishes such as Dried Mangoes, Mango Tarts, Mango Ketchup, Mango Juice, Mango Pizza and so much more!

Share the Culture

Guimaras is full of vibrant festivals inspired by Guimarasnons’ way of living As the home of the sweetest mangoes, the whole province celebrates the bountiful harvest through the Manggahan Festival.

Manggahan Festival is a month long celebration that happens every year in the island-province /The major activities usually start on May 11 and will last until May 22 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, San Miguel, Jordan.

For an unforgettable experience, join the festival’s Mango Eat All You Can event where participants can eat all the mangoes they want in 30 minutes! Another exciting highlight is the Cultural Competition where Tourists can watch the colorful way of life of Guimarasnons through energetic portrayals of cultural dancers from the diferent municipalities of the island. From Sports and Adventure Events to the different activities spearheaded by diferent agencies and stakeholders, Manggahan is set to energize everyone’s summer vacations in so many ways!

Guimaras Important Contact Numbers

Provincial Tourism Guimaras

Phone: 880 1000 loc 115

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: guimarastourismph

Office of the Governor

Phone: 880 1000 loc 100

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: ProvinceOfGuimaras

Provincial Economic Development Office

Phone: (033) 580 2279

Email: [email protected]

Department of Tourism

Address: Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City

Phone: (033) 581 2021 / 09175030140

Email: [email protected]

Guimaras 4K Emergency Hotline

Phone: 09983493844 / 09159778866

Guimaras Provincial Police Office

Phone: 09999405655

Text by: Provincial Tourism Guimaras, Provincial Economic Development Office, and

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Restaurants in Guimaras

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Tour Operators in Guimaras


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