One of the surprising places I’ve been to is the southwestern part of Guimaras: Guisi. A detour from the usual beaches in Nueva Valencia like Alubihod or Villa Igang resort, this spot is hidden from unprying eyes. A little adventure awaits anybody who cares to explore this part of the island.
The road going there from Nueva Valencia’s main road is bumpy as it’s mostly gravel. Be prepared to get off from your tricycle sometimes to help push it to get over some difficult terrain. Well there were three of us so I think the tricycle couldn’t carry our weight over some steep,gravel but short uphills.
There were two main attractions we found. One was the light house, and second was the beach and coves itself.
Guisi, Guimaras’ Old Lighthouse
This old structure is way past its prime. The stairs were creaky though passable. However, the sign on this tower says “Guina dili-an ang pag saka kay dilikado” translates to “It’s prohibited to climb up as it’s dangerous”. I don’t recommend for anybody to climb it that’s for sure.
On top of the tower is a small circular platform. Edcel had the courage to climb on top on it despite strong gusts of wind. So girls and boys, don’t do this at home.
The view from the top is great, though you’d always have to me cautious as to not fall off. It would be a long painful fall down the cliff where the tower is perched.
Kenyama Beach Resort
A few hundred meters from the old light house is a nice stretch of white sand beach. Farther beside the stretch of sand were huge boulders of rocks. It caught our attention. We inquired around and found out that we can access it by going through Kenyama Beach Resort.
We went down from the resort to the huge rocks and found nice coves. We felt adventurous – we waded across waist deep waters into the heart of the boulders and claimed the coves ours for the taking.
Finding these coves is easy – if you’re willing to get wet. Including your camera. Well that’s how badly Edcel wanted to take pictures of the nice coves and boulders that he risked his DSLR camera. Good thing it didn’t get wet. And I get to shoot some pictures of his crazy stunt.
I, Doi and Edcel jumped off the rocks down to the inviting waters too like a bunch of kids after the last day of classes. Good thing there weren’t any teachers around to stop us from enjoying.
Although we wanted to stay longer, our tricycle driver told us we need to get back to the port so we can catch the last trip back to Iloilo. We have a late night flight so we can’t afford to stay longer too.
As a side note, I noticed that Iloilo’s airport is actually an international airport. I wonder what flights they have? I only know of Cebu, Manila, and Davao that has flights going to Korea, some European countries, America and Canada. Hmm that makes me think. Are there Air Canada Flights so I could go after my trip in Iloilo and then just chill out with my relatives in Canada? Now I’m digressing.
Anyhow, we sighed as we left this little adventure and cute place which we called our own.