Manggahan Festival 2016
Guimaras known as the Mango country of Western Visayas celebrated it’s Manggahan festival last May 22, 2016. It’s also my first time to witness such fête. The purpose of this event is not to showcase the Guimaras mango alone but also to point out and show the world that there is more to Guimaras aside from their world’s best tasting mango. Different activities are flaunt representing the historical, cultural heritage and livelihood of the Guimarasnon . The festival started from May 11 and ended on May 22 which is the culmination of the 12 days event .
As I’ve mentioned It was my first time to join the event and I was astounded by the crowd, the line to the ferry boat is indeed intense. From Iloilo Port you have to take a ferry boat that will transport you to the Island and from Guimaras Port you have to take a Public Utility Jeepney (PUJ) to take you to the place of the event but all the travel and the heat (Summer in the Philippines can be a pain in the head) are worth it.
The mango looks tempting, you can buy them for less than $2 per kilo,so affordable for the world's best tasting mango.
Aside from the mangoes they also sell other delicacies such as cashew nuts, mango piaya, mango pizza and many more
They also have handmade products such as these ornaments made from a coconut husk
And as well you can try the Bignay wine made from Bignay fruit which is rich in antioxidants. The wine possesses a fruity fragrance and smooth taste that will certainly delight your taste buds.
And yes! The mango shake I really can't get enough of. I actually had 5 cups of it!
And oh, be sure to leave a huge space in your tummy for the Mango eat all you can activity. =)