Nueva Valencia Photo: Dianne P.

Nueva Valencia

An oil spill is one of the many nightmares an eco tourism destination has to deal with and the town of Nueva Valencia wasn’t spared from one when the 2006 Guimaras oil spill took place. But the town has since bounced back from the unfortunate event and once again thrives as a popular destination tourists flock to especially during the summer season due to its numerous beaches.

The Taklong Island National Marine Reserve is a protected marine sanctuary found within the jurisdiction of Nueva Valencia. Composed of two main islands and 37 smaller islands, the Taklong Island National Marine Reserve is perfect for one of the favorite activities in Nueva Valencia, island hopping.

Otherwise known as the South Point Islands, the Taklong Island National Marine Reserve boasts of beaches with powdery sand and unclouded waters. Spelunkers have multiple caves to explore while history buffs can head up to the lighthouse in Taklong Island, one of the many built by the Spaniards during their 333-year stay in the country.

Alubihod Beach is a popular choice among those who frequent Nueva Valencia but those who seek a more secluded, less crowded place to relax and unwind in the comforts of nature, the Guisi Beach is perfect for you. Beyond the shores of the beach are some hidden gems in the form of a rusting lighthouse and the ruins of what was once a colonial outpost.

Other beach resorts in Nueva Valencia that tourists can choose from are Isla Miguel, Bella Cove, Villa Igang, and Rumagangrang. Yato Island is a promising destination for those in search of corals and budding marine life.

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  3. Magic Island Resort
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  4. Guisi Clearwater Resort
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