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Jordan

Jordan is Guimaras province’s capital city. It is also its commercial center, as its wharf is the closest to Iloilo City. From Ortiz Wharf in Iloilo, one can easily ride a pumpboat to Jordan Wharf.

The town’s name comes from their patron saint, Saint John the Baptist. You can visit the saint’s parish church in the Poblacion area.

Those who like to go on a real pilgrimage can visit Balaan Bukid, or the Holy Mountain. This is a popular destination for Catholics who want to go the extra mile in their stations of the cross tradition, as well as for climbers who just like to take in the mountain’s natural beauty. It is also here that the pagtaltal or reenactment of the Passion of the Christ takes place, drawing in several people to the island. At the top of Holy Mountain is a large cross, as well as the Ave Maria Shrine.

Another religious area to visit is the Trappist Monastery in the barrio of San Miguel. This place is home to Benedictine monks, who earn a living by selling both food and religious souvenirs. Apart from the souvenir shop, the area also has a church, chapel and retreat house.

For those who want to go swimming, you can go to Guisi Beach Resort Lighthouse and Ruins. As its name suggests, a centuries-old lighthouse is a bonus attraction when you visit. The area has cream sand and emerald waters.

If you are more of a waterfall person, check out Ambakan Falls. These natural falls make for a great place to go swimming, camping or picnicking.

Those who are interested in nature can visit the Lawi Sea Turtle Sanctuary for a walk near the sea turtles. This sanctuary located in the barrio of Lawi is where the turtles continually return to nest, and where their young hatch and emerge from the sand.

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