Welcome to the scenic and historic Town of Buenavista!
Close to Iloilo City and accessible in fifteen minutes by motorboat, lies the TOWN OF BUENAVISTA, one of the five municipalities situated in the northern part of exotic Island Province of Guimaras, known for its United States’ Certified Sweetest Mangoes in the World. It has picturesque beaches, falls, springs, and offshore inlets mentioned by Philippine National Hero Doctor Jose P. Rizal in his travel diary as early as 1800s.
The vast Flora Life of the Town of Buenavista is undoubtedly an attraction to both local and foreign Lovers of Nature. Mango plantations, forest trees and ornamentals provide sources of income to landowners. Plants abound in the yards of houses of citizens and all along the countryside. It is a fact that this municipality deserves its name to be called, “BUENAVISTA!”
Originally, Buenavista named as Tilad. How the name Tilad changed to Buenavista is a matter of fact and fancy. One of the accounts said that the name Buenavista transpired when a Spanish Governor General of Iloilo visited the place during the election of the first governadorcillo or capitan municipal. Upon his arrival at the old town-site presently called Barangay Old Poblacion, there he stood overlooking his trip from Iloilo, he was amazed by the fascinating scenery of the place; touched with nature’s haven view, suddenly, he exclaimed “Buena Vista!””, which means “Good View”. Thus, the name Tilad changed to Buenavista.
VISIT THE SCENIC AND HISTORIC TOWN OF BUENAVISTA!
From abroad via plane, fly to either “Ninoy Aquino International Airport” (NAIA) located in Manila, Philippines or to Cebu International Airport located in Cebu, Philippines as point of entry by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific or Air Philippines airlines. From either NAIA or Cebu Int’l. Airport via plane, fly to Iloilo Airport located in the Town of Cabatuan near Iloilo City. From Iloilo Airport choose an alternative from the following: 1.) take a ride in a shuttle bus going to SM City Mega Mall, then, take a ride in a “taxi” (public utility vehicle) passing Iloilo City going directly to the jump-off point of the Town of Buenavista called “PAROLA”; 2.) take a ride in a “taxi” (public utility vehicle) passing Iloilo City going directly to the jump-off point of the Town of Buenavista called “PAROLA”.
Ilolo City is a gateway to the scenic and historic Town of Buenavista. From PAROLA in Iloilo City, the jump-off point, take a fifteen to twenty minutes motorboat ride going to Buenavista Wharf, the port of the Town of Buenavista. Upon arrival at the port, inquire at the Office of the Tourism Guest Assistance Center for assistance situated beside the Gate Entrance. Then, via public utility vehicle (van, passenger jeepney, FX, L300, tricycle, et.) visit the newly constructed Buenavista Municipal Town Hall.
*From Abroad —> Manila (NAIA) —> Iloilo (Iloilo Airport) —> PAROLA (via taxi) – (Parola- jump-off point to Buenavista)—> Buenavista Tourism Guest Assistance Center
*From Abroad —> Cebu City (Cebu Int’l. Airport) —> Iloilo (Iloilo Airport) —> PAROLA (via taxi)- jump-off point to Buenavista —> Buenavista Tourism Guest Assistance Center