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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Iloilo's Summer Destinations: Beaches of Guimaras

When you're talking about summer, thoughts that would flash on your mind would possibly be the sun and sand and the waves and when you talk about beaches, there's no other place to go but Western Visayas where the beaches are playfully colored with hues of creamy yellow, pale pink, white and brown. The region's or perhaps the country's most popular summer destination would be Boracay that is in  Aklan, a province North of Iloilo. The Island of Boracay that is known for it's pure white beaches, is where all good things happen: fun rides, all night parties, exotic souvenirs and some good and safe places to stay overnight.

However, if your budget doesn't suggest that you can go to Boracay this summer, then you should know that there are some good options near Iloilo City that you'll surely enjoy as well that doesn't require you of spending too much. Guimaras is a nearby Island which is just a boat ride away from the downtown city port and is known not only for it's delicious mangoes but for its beaches which are said to be almost as white as the beaches of Boracay. Two popular white sand destination would be Alubihod in New Valencia, which is an hour away from the Jordan Port and Guisi Beach which is a good place for a peaceful vacation.

Alubihod is lined with Beach Resorts and a small Hotel where you can check in for a night for 800 to 1000 pesos. Also in Nueva Valencia is the Guisi Beach, a very relaxing and serene place that is perfect for those who wants to escape the hassles of urbanity. The sole manager of the Guisi is  Clear water Beach Resort where you could have a cottage to stay overnight for 400 pesos, 1200 pesos or a better spacious airconditioned one for 1600 pesos. Clearwater Beach Resort is also visited by tourist because of the ruins of the Old Spanish Light House on the top of a nearby hill-cliff.

9 comments:

Oliver M. Mendoza said...

Nice pics giancarlo truly you have the eye. We Ilonggos are truly blessed to have so nice beaches so near to Iloilo City.

Keep up the good work and more power!

Lee said...

Hey, Giancarlo! Is it okay if I call GC for short? I got the chance to stay in Nueva Valencia in the early 80's for 2 years. During that stint, I got the previledge of island/islet hopping and did numerous snorkeling around. Alubihod used to be secluded beach and only a handful knew the place, usually thru word of mouth. Now, it's threatening to be like Boracay.

©tossan said...

Beautiful beaches! The photos are spectacular. Cuddling

Beautiful Woman said...

Very nice beach, I hope I can visit there

High Paying Keyword said...

Very nice place

JM said...

Gorgeous shots! Wish I was on the place shown on the 1st right now! :-)

photonio said...

very nice beach , nce photos!!!!

ARIPI DE FLUTURE said...

it is a very beautiful place

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