Last updated on November 26th, 2023 at 07:01 pm
If you are coming from Bacolod to Guimaras. There are different ways to get to Guimaras from Bacolod. Check here to get a discount booking activities and resorts with Klook in the Philippines!
Two of these ways are passing by from Bacolod to Iloilo. There is only one direct way from Bacolod to Guimaras. Read here our Guimaras travel guide, where to stay in Guimaras Island and how to get to Gigantes Island!
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How to get from Bacolod to Guimaras
HOW TO GET FROM BACOLOD TO GUIMARAS (Via Iloilo)
Once in Banago Wharf you can ride the Fastcraft going to Iloilo. It takes 1 hour and a half to 2 hours. There is RoRo and Fastcraft so depending which one you get. Once in Iloilo you get the jeepney to go to Ortiz Wharf where you can get the 15 minutes ferry boat to Jordan in Guimaras Island.
Once in Guimaras there are jeepneys waiting for you to move around Guimaras Island.
Direct Bacolod to Guimaras by boat
If you want to get from Bacolod to Guimaras. You have to ride a jeepney going Libertad Market the price is 8.50 PHP per person. Once you are in Libertad Market, you have to walk a couple of minutes to SaveMore where jeepneys are leaving to Pulupandan.
The travel times Bacolod to Guimaras is around hour and it costs 30 PHP to the ferry port. The ferry going to Sibunag in Guimaras leaves early in the morning, before 8 am.
The ferry going to San Lorenzo leaves at 11 am, so take note of the schedule since there is only one boat leaving daily. The boat takes an hour and it costs 100 PHP for an adult and 50 PHP for a 6 years old if you are traveling with a kid like we did going from Bacolod to Guimaras.
We had a hard time riding this boat and the water was coming inside since it’s so windy getting to San Lorenzo in Guimaras Island. Maybe it’s better if you choose the other route coming from Iloilo. Make sure
Just expect a difficult ride if you ride the boat. It’s limited to 55 people but they also add motorbikes, sacks and we think is overloaded based on what we saw aside from getting dizzy during the ride.
Maybe if you take the boat leaving at 8 am the water isn’t so waivy but we didn’t have this experience!
Read here how to get from Cebu to Bacolod!
WHERE TO STAY IN GUIMARAS ISLAND
We chose to stay in Alubihod Beach since the beach is so beautiful and the Guimaras Island tour was starting from this area in Guimaras Island. The prices are little bit more expensive than other areas in the Philippines. If you go on a budget, the cheapest room that you can find around Alubihod Beach will be around 1500 PHP.
JANNAH GLYCEL BEACH HOUSE
We stayed at Jannah Glycel Beach House where they have their own private beach. They have Wifi connection in the reception and the restaurant but not in the rooms. They organize Guimaras Island tours and prices are the same in the other resorts in Alubihod Beach.
RAYMEN BEACH RESORT
There are more options to stay at in Guimaras Island like Raymen Beach Resort if you want to stay in Alubihod Beach as we did. They also have their own private beach and they organize Guimaras Island tour. Prices of the rooms start from 1800 PHP.
SAN LORENZO AREA
San Lorenzo is a municipality in Guimaras Island famous for its wind farms or windmill farms. These wind farms provide energy to the place and it also acts as a tourism boost to the island. There isn’t too many places to stay at in San Lorenzo Area that can be found online but here are two that we found.
THE CLARA BEACH
The Clara Beach is a beach resort in Guimaras that offers a great experience to their guests because of the recreational activities you can do here. For just as low as $7 USD, you’ll enjoy their private beach and outdoor pool. Most of their affordable rooms are simple but can give you a comfortable sleep. They offer more comfortable rooms with private bathroom and air conditioning but expect to pay more.
The Clara Beach also has its own coffee shop and restaurant serving mostly Filipino food which you’ll love! The guests love the hospitality of the staff, the cleanliness of the rooms, and comfort plus facilities of The Clara Beach.
The Clara Beach can be found at Guimaras Circumferential Road, San Lorenzo.
PLAYA DE PARAISO RESORT
Lastly, Playa de Paraiso Resort is another option for places where to stay in Guimaras Island. Like the one above, it also has a private beach and outdoor pool. This resort just offers more comfort for their guests but also pricier. You can book a room for one-night stay for as low as $37 USD.
Most of their rooms are air conditioned and has a free Wi-fi connection and TV, but not all. Some also has views to the sea or the pool. If you get hungry, don’t worry because they have a restaurant where you can order some food. The guests love the service of their staff, as well as the airport transfer you can avail for another charge.
Playa de Paraiso Resort is located at Brgy. San Enrique, San Lorenzo.
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