Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Getting lost in Taklong Island, Guimaras : Top 10 things to see & do

A month ago University of the Philippines ADcore and the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines emailed me and asked for my cooperation to help them raise the awareness of tourists and travelers like me to show love and respect the ocean. Automatically I emailed them back and approved the collaboration.

The ocean has always been a part of me. Back when I was four (4) I had my first sailing experience in my Tito’s (Uncle) yacht to Guimaras Island and to some extent I subconsciously left my heart deep down the sea. In effect, I have always been drawn towards the ocean.

Today I am proud to say that being part of this advocacy gave way to an extraordinary voyage made possible and sponsored by the GuimXP Travel & Tours ( Guimaras Travel & Tours)

So… for your benefit and for all the beach baby spirit out there here are the top 10 things to see and do in Taklong Island National Marine Reserve (TINMR), Guimaras Island.

The whole Taklong Island experience begins at the Suba Malawig, where we were asked to ride the “Flat boat”…

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Top 10 things to see & do

  1. Island Hopping

Look how gorgeous and stunning the Islets in Taklong are.

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

(Can you spot the turtle and the mouse?)

The whole Island hopping felt like the islets were telling stories each tourists had to stop and listen.

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Magical and dreamy colors of nature. (Can you spot the bird? <3)

  1. Mangrove Marine tour

An intellectual experience which made me appreciate and love the ocean more. I swear the photos taken during this trip have no match to how stunning and lovely the views during the whole tour was.

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

  1. Islets Hunting

During the Island hopping, you’ll notice the majestic islets molded by nature floating around. The water was so calm you can hear it whispering to your soul, waking you up and making you grasp how beautiful it is to be alive.

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

(A shot of a mini cave during the Island hopping experience)

  1. Floating Cottage (Swim)

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

 

5.  Beach bumming

 Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

 


Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

  1. Snorkeling

    Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

  2. Backpacking (Camp fire nights & tents)

    Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

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A photo of my travel intern / little brother that day. Follow him and his travels in IG: @ xxamosinxx_

  1. Caving

Taklong Island in Guimaras can indeed give us an escape of a lifetime, check out the caving adventures waiting for you guys to discover.

 Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

 

  1. Climb the View Deck for a complete Taklong Island experience!

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

(View form the view deck)

 

  1. Diving

 Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

 

Getting there:

  1. Have your trip arranged by one of the trusted travel & tour agency in Guimaras Island, Call GUIMXP Travel & Tours for one awesome Day trip in Taklong Island National Marine Reserve. (I have never been around the Island for years now and I haven’t tried any agency at all, it was my first time to tour the Island since forever and I’m glad that Zelle of GuimXP has been generous enough to help me in spreading the awareness of saving our oceans to the public, I’ve had one great experience with GuimXP. They’re very flexible, accommodating and sensitive with their client’s needs. So for the ultimate Taklong Island experience I strongly recommend GuimXP for your next trip.) Contact nos: 09216598143
  1. From Manila : Fly to Iloilo via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific (Daily flights are available)
  2. From Iloilo: Take a Cab to Jordan (Ortiz Wharf)
  3. Ride a boat to Jordan Wharf in Guimaras : 14 PHP / head (Travel time is 15 min. only, open from 5:30 AM -7:00 PM Daily)
  4. Register at the Tourism Office (New Building) for free and ask for a tourist map to help you around the Island.
  5. Contact or text GUIMXP Travel & Tours once you’ve reached the departure area for Pick up.

 

 

Excited? Ready your waterproof cameras, snorkeling gear and fins for this astounding experience!

What I’m wearing

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

Forever 21 skirt

Folded & Hung two piece bikini

Aromacology sports spray SPF60 to keep my skin protected during the whole day trip.

The Team

Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

In collaboration with UPAdCore and Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines

Sponsored by GuimXP Travel & Tours

Portrait Shots taken by Felix Jr. Amosin

Nature shots taken by yours truly (IG: @AnneTours)

Up next

Travel Marathon with Helicam Philippines

Sincerely,

Levy Amosin

Travel/ Fashion Blogger

 

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4 Comments

  • Wenna May 8, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Hi,
    I am a travel and Tours owner. Who do I need to contact?

    Reply
    • hugginghorizons May 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Who would you like to contact po? if you’re ref. to the agency, I’ve listed their contact details above. If you meant collaborating for the blog please email your proposal at hugginghorizons@gmail.com 🙂

      Reply
  • aj May 20, 2017 at 7:56 am

    hi good day,

    can you give us amount of expenses when going to taklong? for day tour and overnight. thank you! :))

    Reply
    • hugginghorizons May 20, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Hi Aj! I’m sure GuimXP Travel and tours can help you with the right place to stay in Guimaras. Their package rates are reasonable too. I suggest you call them on the numbers posted above! 😀

      Reply

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