For our day 2 tour, we headed to Guimaras Island. The island province known for its world-class mango export. This province was once part of Iloilo and in 1992 it became independent. Getting there can just take 10-15 minutes, all you need to do is to ride a pumpboat from Ortiz wharf in Iloilo. For our convenience, the organizers just hired one. We then arrived at Jordan, the province’s capital. A satellite office of their municipal tourism office is situated in area to assist tourists who need to transact for transportation and inquire about their tourism sites such as beach resorts & other destinations.
Two rented vans took us directly to the next town called Nueva Valencia. It was never surely my first time to visit the island province being from Iloilo City, but this river cruise and mangrove tour was new to me. It’s called the Suba Malawig Eco Tour in Brgy. San Roque, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras.
We were supposed to start the tour from the creek out to the surrounding islands but it low tide making it impossible for the flatboats to come in. We went to the open beach a few kilometers away and first had our Jollibee Aloha burger before moving on.
As we started the tour, it is really impressive how the area is being well-kept and how the community
The area has been protected since 1992 and is comprised of 46 islets with more than 60 species of mangroves.
After the awesome Mangrove tour, it was now time to visit the “naked beach”. There we enjoyed swimming and having photographs taken.
Brgy. San Roque Community-based Rural Tourism Association
Contact Person: Maam Norabelle Geraldoy 09124141797
For the transportation to the site, tourists may inquire at the Provincial Tourism Office at the Capitol.