The following guide will also list out the best places for first timers to visit in the island where the sweetest mangoes lie.
Why you should visit Guimaras
Guimaras island is famous for producing the sweetest mangoes in the world. Located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros, there are over 50,000 mango trees planted in this island and its mangoes are reportedly served at the White House and Buckingham Palace.
There is no direct flight to Guimaras. If you’re coming from Manila, take a direct flight to Iloilo. From Iloilo, ride a jeepney or a taxi going to Iloilo City harbor (Ortiz Wharf), and then take a 15-minute pump boat ride going to Jordan Wharf, Guimaras which is the main port of entry in Guimaras.
A pump boat ride costs PHP 14 (around $0.35 or less) as of 2013. Buenavista is another port of entry to Guimaras, although some said it’s quite expensive to tour around there and not recommended for first timers.