Alubihod, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
Beach is located in Guimaras island in central part of the
Philippines referred to as the Visayan Islands. Guimaras'
claim to fame was that it was the late General Douglas MacArthur's
first military assignment after graduation from West Point.
The wharf that he had constructed in the early 20th century
located in the town of Buenavista is still very much in use.
Guimaras produces the best variety of carabao
mangoes in the world, a known and accepted fact. Mango harvest
season usually starts February and tapers off around June
which coincides with the peak tourist season. Some mango trees
bear fruits later, and provides second mango harvest season
around October to late November.
Alubihod Beach ironically, is referred to
as the "poor man's Boracay". But don't let it discourage
you. The resorts in the area are primarily family oriented.
Just wholesome fun for lovers, student groups, seminars, receptions
or social gatherings. There is not a lot of nightlife, but
some people prefer it that way. Away from the maddening crowd.