Guimaras Island is my runaway place to relax every time I am so stressed from work. As you noticed last week, I was kind of emo. I even decided to leave my online life. So without any plans, I found myself going to Guimaras early in the morning last Sunday. Fortunately, I accompanied by one of my personal friends. After 15 minute pump boat ride, we reached Jordan wharf. The funny thing is we didn't know where to go particularly.
Although I had a place in mind that I wish to visit. It's La Puerta Al Paraiso! After I watched the particular episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya sometime in April this year entitled Soccer ball, I wish to visit the said beach resort too. It is located in San Roque, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras (please click the map to enlarge. San Roque is in the left side bottom).
Some friendly guys approached us and asked where's our destination. They offered a ride to rent a motorcycle, tricycle, van or multi-cab jeepney. I am afraid to ride in motorcycle. Van or jeepney is too big for two persons. If you ride on a passengers' jeep to Nueva Valencia it takes more than an hour since it stops from one place to another to load and unload passengers. We went to Tourism Center table for registration (ek ek). I had a chance to ask the attending person what beautiful spots and even asked her how's La Puerta Al Paraiso as the newly but not fully develop beach resort. According to her, it's quite far but one of the beautiful tourist destinations in Guimaras. A tricycle driver approached us and offered to take us wherever we go. The price is affordable so I agreed. We finally decided to go to Guisi Beach and Lighthouse (for the second time around). He told us that there's a newly opened beach beside it. But still I had a second thought to visit La Puerta. On our way, I asked him if we can visit La Puerta first before going to Guisi. He said YES to my curiosity about La Puerta. I promised to give him additional payment then. I felt excited more than my friend.
After more than an hour, we reached La Puerta Al Paraiso. Join me to tour inside.
The security guard welcomed the three of us. He allowed the tricycle to go way inside. I just left my ID.
Albert, one of my friends posed excitedly. It was low tide and not advisable to swim on the beach but there's a swimming pool as an alternative for it.
There are rock formations and islets around. I can imagine how beautiful the view during sunrise & sunset.
I can say La Puerta AL Paraiso is the right place for couples especially after the wedding. Todo na 'to. It's peaceful and relaxing. The cottages are new and clean.
It's not fully develop yet but the management will build a restaurant in this cave in the future.
We left the beach area after 30 minutes. We continued our journey to the next destination- GUISI BEACH AND LIGHTHOUSE. Wait, we forgot to pay the entrance fee. Opps, hindi kami siningil. Thanks you! Merry Christmas!
The contact nos. of La Puerta Al Paraizo are : 0926 413 5970 and 0927 507 9024 and the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The signal is a little unreliable at La Puerta, so if you cannot get an answer to your call, send a text and the resort will answer as soon as they receive it.