Guimaras Island is a favored destination by both foreign and domestic tourists because of its picturesque beaches, waterfalls, springs, offshore islets, and its famous mangoes, which is considered one of the sweetest in the world.
Guimaras is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Among the smallest and youngest provinces, its capital is Jordan. The island is located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros.
There are many theories on how Guimaras got its name. Available historical documents can attest that pre-Spanish Ilonggos had known Guimaras as “Himal-us” though some Spanish historians had written that Guimaras may have been named after a peninsula in Portugal called Guimaraes, or from names of places in Spain such as Guimaron in the provinces of Leon and Galerea, Gimenia in Catalonia, Gomera in the Canary Islands, and Guimaraon in another province.