|Bright and Sunny Day|
After spending few hours at the town of Jordan and buying some lunch for me and my guide, we headed southwest to the town of Nueva Valencia to visit Guisi Beach. This beach is popular for two things (1) it's magnificent seascape of golden yellow sand, emerald green waters and rock formations and (2) it's lovely sunset. So this place should be included in every Guimaras itinerary.
|The Way is on the Right|
Guisi Beach is more than an hour tricycle ride from Jordan. The first part of the ride is on a smooth cemented highway while the second part will be somewhat rough and bumpy as the highway turns to street that turns to outskirts. The entire ride however could not be considered uneventful as you get to see plantations of mango trees that look like field of broccoli from afar. And as you reach the upper portion of the highway, you will have awesome views of the sea and glistening white beaches from below.
It was just a little couple of hours after noon when we arrived at Guisi. After parking the tricycle at the side of the unpaved street, we hiked down to the beach. There was a man-made stair of about fifty steps that will lead to a huge stone platform. From then, you have the option to go down on the beach and wade thru stones until you reach the beach. You will definitely get wet with this one and during high tide, the water could go as high as your chest. The second option is to walk, climb and crawl on the hill and rock formations. This one is more dangerous as there are times that you need to balance yourself to avoid falling on the waters below. This one will keep you dry... unless of course you fall.
|Serene Guisi Beach|
Guisi beach sits in a natural enclave, which is protected from harsh sea currents and strong winds. The sun is scorching hot that time so the best thing to do is just relax and take a few minutes nap with the sound of soft waves as your lullaby. There are limited cottages near the shore which you can rent for a minimal fee. Too bad I wasn't able to watch the sunset as I have to check some other places in my itinerary but this place would have been perfect for a backpack trip where you can pitch your tent and just wait for the sun to set. Well, maybe next time.
However, if you are not the backpacker type but would still want to spend the night in Guisi, there are two known resort in the area. Guisi Clearwater Resort can be reached at 09195636688 while Kenyama Resort's number is 09394276433.