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Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into an unfamiliar place, people and culture is paramount. Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby. It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!

 

MANGO / MANGGAHAN FESTIVAL

 

Guimaras Manggahan FestivalPhoto from: http://www.philstar.com/agriculture/2015/05/17/1455463/guimaras-manggahan-festival-perk-economy-tourism

 

Guimaras Mango Festival is the event of the year of this beautiful, lush green Province of Philippines, held to honor the sweetest mangoes of the world that are grown in this area, as well as to commemorate the foundation of the Province of Guimaras. The celebration is usually held every April in Jordan. The first festival dates back on May 22, 1993, when the first anniversary of Guimaras as an independent province was commemorated. This year the Province of Guimaras is celebrating the 22nd Foundation Day. Read More: http://www.balticmuse.com/2014/04/28/guimaras-mango-festival-2014/

 

Photo from:  http://www.foodevolution.com.ph/2016/05/guimaras-readies-for-manggahan-festival/

 

Guimaras mangoes are touted as the sweetest in the world, thus the demand for it in local and international markets is high and it has become a centerpiece of the province of Guimaras’ tourism.

These mangoes are served in Buckingham Palace and the White House. This sweet and succulent fruit was also featured in Magnolia Ice Cream’s Best of the Philippines through their Mangoes and Cream and Mangga’t Kasoy ice cream flavors.

Guimaras mangoes’ seeds and pulp were also confirmed to be weevil free by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service- United States Department of Agriculture (APHIS-USDA) and Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS).  Read More:  http://www.iloilotoday.com/2016/04/mangoes-boost-guimaras-economy-and.html

 

Photo from:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/iflylikepaper/3470714509/?ytcheck=1&new_session=1

 

Guimaras province is eyeing sales of more than P10 million and more tourist arrivals when it celebrates its Manggahan Festival on May 11-22. The festival promotes the province as the producer of the sweetest mango in the world and as a tourist destination.

Guimaras mangoes are certified pest-free by the US Department of Agriculture and reportedly served at the White House and Buckingham Palace. Around 50,000 mango trees grow all over the island province.  Aside from mangoes, a trade fair will sell aquaculture products, souvenir items, cut flowers and organic vegetables during the festival.  Last year’s sales reached P10 million.

Guimaras, which boasts of white sand beaches, calm seas and virgin forests, has tourism, fruit processing, coconut processing, fish farming, handicrafts making, mining, quarrying and lime products as its major industries.  Read More:  http://www.foodevolution.com.ph/2016/05/guimaras-readies-for-manggahan-festival/

 

Photo from:  http://www.iloilo.net.ph/guimaras-manggahan-festival/

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Guimaras – The Mango Capital of the Philippines

Where is Guimaras and How to Get There

Best Places to Visit in Guimaras

Colorful and Meaningful Festivals and Events in Guimaras

Guimaras Photo Gallery

Guimaras Video Collection

 

 





 

 

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