Guimaras is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Among the smallest provinces, its capital is Jordan. The island is located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros. To the northwest is the province of Iloilo and to the southeast is Negros Occidental.
The province includes the islands of Guimaras and Inampulugan and many smaller islands. Guimaras is well-known for its agricultural crops, particularly mangoes, where some 50,000 of these trees are planted. The Guimaras Island is said to produce the sweetest mangoes in the world and are exported to high end markets. Guimaras’ largest event of the year is The Manggahan Festival (the Mango Festival). The variety of mangoes produced are also best for making dried mangoes, jam and other delicacies.
Guimaras is also famous for its beaches. Clear blue waters, white sand and marine life rivals that of Boracay. Among the popular beaches Roca Encantada, Alubihod and Puerto del Mar.
Mabuhay ang Guimaras!