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Backpacking Guimaras Travel: Alubihod and Isla Nagarao
For more a few days that seem like eternity, the lovely and bucolic island of Guimaras off the coast of Iloilo has been hugging the headlines due to the "Solar-powered" oil spill that caught the government unprepared again aside from being perenially ill-equipped and slow to react.
News blurted out by the media paints a really dark scenario and pictures i get to see are all black with blackgold turned menace wreaking havoc to a delicate ecosystem.
Share some pictures of ours sometime in 2004 (taken by a friend from my immediate "past life") when I got the chance to visit Iloilo and made a sidetrip to that "sweet-mango-flavored" land even for just a few hours (also did the same that while I was in Dumaguete, i hopped into a Siquijor-bound ferry and circled the island in just two hours)
Alubihod: sea, sand, sun and shade :)
Isla Nagarao from a distance
the good news, according to a reliable source, is that this part of Guimaras is not affected by the oil spill although tourism and other dependent livelihoods are ground ed to a near halt.
Other places to see in Guimaras:
Isla Naburot, Trappist Monastery, Mango Plantations, white sand beaches, dive spots, Roca Encantadia, Guisi Lighthouse (Faro de Punta Luzaran), Tiniguiban Islet, Lombija Wildlife Resort, Taklong-Tandog Island, Igang Marine Station, Toyo Reef, and La Paz and Pamankulan Fish Sanctuaries
Adventure Tour Package: Guisi Discovery Quest, by the Barangay Dolores Tourism Council (BDTC), centered on the rich historical heritage of Sitio Guisi, Nueva Valencia, an eight-hour tour, costing P999 per person.
How to get to Guimaras:
Guimaras Island can be reached by a mere 15 minuteboat ride from Iloilo pier to Jordan pier on Guimaras.There's also Buenavista pier but farther from Iloilo.