Showing posts from May, 2016

Guimaras: the island that fits your taste

Guimaras Island is a perfect destination for those who are longing for sun, the beach and abundance of nature. 

This summer, I was lucky to have been part of a two-day tour of this beautiful island. Let me share with you this 2-day itinerary that you might want to consider during your trip.
From the Ortiz Wharf in Iloilo City, we took a 15-minute pumpboat ride to Jordan Wharf in Guimaras. Upon arrival, we immediately started the tour by passing by the Jordan Municipal Hall, Roman Catholic Church of Jordan, smallest town plaza, GSC Mosqueda Campus and Jordan Food and Terminal Market.

54MW San Lorenzo Wind Farm Project Our first stop was the 54MW San Lorenzo Wind Farm Project in the municipality of San Lorenzo. The wind farm has 27 wind turbines that generate a total of 54 megawatts of power that is passed on to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) which then distributes it to many power utilities in Western Visayas, Negros and Cebu.
Tourists ca…

Guimaras circuits for every traveller’s taste

There is more to Guimaras than its beautiful islands and beaches. It is also home to farms that fire up the province’s economy, villages with emerging small industries, historical and religious sites for the weary soul and bike trails for the adventure lovers.
The Province of Guimaras created varied tourism circuits that span all its five municipalities – Jordan, Buenavista, Sibunag, Nueva Valencia and San Lorenzo - yet provide a traveler the chance to select which sights or experiences he or she prefers.
Agri-Eco Adventure Circuit This is for visitors who wish to see the top agricultural destinations in the five municipalities of Guimaras and learn from their best practices. This circuit includes the Neptune Pittman Garden Resort and Spa, Guimaras Wonder's Farm, Big Fortune Farm, Dasal Vegetable Growers, McNester, Sapal Weaving Village, Spring Bloom Farm, Camp Alfredo, GTIC Pasalubong Center, Suba Malawig Eco Tour, Trappist Gift Shop and Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) - Guimaras Nat…

Guimaras Manggahan Festival Agri Trade and Tourism Fair

The Province of Guimaras is bringing together the province’s producers, entrepreneurs and buyers in the Agri Trade and Tourism Fair which opened last May 11  at the Provincial Capitol.
The trade fair is one of the highlights of the 2016 Manggahan Festival from May 11 to 22.

Here, buyers and tourists are treated to a display of the province’s products such as the famed Guimaras mangoes, aquaculture products, souvenir items, cutflowers, organic vegetables and handicrafts which they can buy. Resorts are featured, giving tourists a chance to inquire about accommodations, activities and explore different tourism circuits.
The fair shows that Guimaras has a lot to offer to local and international visitors.
Primarily as an agricultural province, Guimaras is abundant in mangoes, palay, coconuts, cashew, calamansi, sweet potatoes, fish and seaweeds. It boasts of thriving industries such as tourism, fruit processing, coconut processing, fish farming, and handicrafts making, among others.