Saturday, April 27, 2013


After attending the CLSP convention in Bacolod, I crossed to Iloilo where the Cebu Pacific had direct flights to Tacloban. Not only was it more convenient for me but since my flight was still on the following day,  it also gave me opportunity to explore again the beaches in Guimaras. It had been  a number of years since I was in Guimaras. This time I was just alone in my adventure.  I booked for a one  night stay at the Raymen Beach Resort in Alubihod, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras. After landing at the Jordan wharf I took a tricycle to bring me to Raymen Beach Resort which was still about twenty five kilometers away. Raymen Beach Resort is a popular place to go in Guimaras both for locals and tourists alike. It is the nearest white sand beach and it is also the jump off point for island hopping tours. Since it was already late in the afternoon that I arrived, I just contented myself in walking along the white beach area. Being a summer time there were plenty of guests at the resort.  The following day, I hired a boat for the island hopping which brought to several islands and white beaches  nearby. Among them were the Ave Maria island, Turtle island, Baras cave, Baras Beach,   Pulang Pasayan island, Natago Beach, Naburot island, SEAFDEC and one private resort.

The port in Iloilo

At the Jordan wharf in Guimaras. 

Approaching  the Mariculture Park at the  Igang Marine Station of SEAFDEC/AQD (Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center / Aquaculture Department)

Some of the fish that are being cultured at the Marine Park. 

At the Turtle island. 

Baras Cave. 

Guimaras mangoes are said to be the sweetest in the country. 

On my way to the Jordan wharf  I passed by the Trappist Monastery to buy some pasalubong. 

The Trappist Monastery Chapel in Guimaras.

Inside the Trappist Monastery Chapel. 

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