Guimbal - Iloilo Destinations


Guimbal is a 4th class municipality located in the province of Iloilo. It has been awarded as one of the cleanest and most peaceful towns in the country. A number of unique and inviting tourist attractions abound in the municipality of Guimbal.

Guimbal is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. About a 45-minute ride away from the city, it has been awarded as one of the cleanest and most peaceful provinces in Iloilo and in the whole region as well. A number of unique and inviting tourist attractions abound in the municipality of Guimbal.

Many people refer to Guimbal Plaza as the Luneta Park of Iloilo. Its captivating landscape and beautiful scenery provide a good place for recreation and relaxation for both tourists and residents alike. The plaza was developed by the municipal government in the 1900s to enhance tourism in the place as well as to provide a nice venue for local residents to relax and bond with their families. The plaza is kept clean and the government regularly provides funds for the maintenance of the place.

Near the plaza is the historic Guimbal Church. Built in 1774 by a Spanish Priest, Father Campos, Guimbal Church is considered as one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. Its color is one of its unique features. The walls are made of yellow stones called igang. The facade is a two-storey affair flanked by twinned round pilasters decorated with floral carvings. Its vintage belfry is 4 storeys high and doubles as a watchtower during the Spanish town against pillaging Moro pirates.

For food trippers, a good place to visit is South Park Grill, located at Nanga, Guimbal. Its menu offers a variety of local dishes, barbeque and seafood that will surely satisfy your cravings. The place is easy to spot since it’s right along the Guimbal main road.

Another famous destination is Racso's Wildlife Resort and Mini-hotel. It is the only wildlife resort in Western Visayas, and is located along the highway, in Rizal-Tiguisan, Guimbal. Perfect for nature-lovers, the place is a combination of theme park, zoo and resort and is considered as the number one inland resort in the province of Iloilo.

The Garin Farm, located in a ten-hectare area at Barangay Igcocolo, Guimbal, Iloilo is a one-stop shop for farmers, investors and agricultural enthusiasts. It's the only one of its kind in the country with the most number of agricultural projects. There are over 26 farm animal buildings showing the most effective animal livelihood culture and more than 33 vegetables gardens using organic fertilizer and various watering systems for an insecticide-free produce. There is also a cockfighting arena, a butterfly garden, and a "Farm market" which sells toiletries and snacks items, fresh fruits, flowering plants, seedlings, farm animals, live hog, butterflies, fresh organic vegetables, fresh farm eggs and products from the farm's Processing Building. The Caromata ride, a bull-pulled cart, will take visitors to a tour of the entire farm for a closer view of its unique attractions and facilities. Garin farm also has restaurants where only the best in grilled food are served fresh from the farm, pond and the garden. Day rooms and cottages are available for accommodations.




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