Balaan Bukid is a landmark in Guimaras known for being a pilgrimage site of Catholic devotees especially during the Holy Week. Alongside the trail to the top are 14 stations called “Way of the Cross,” which depicts significant events in the life of Jesus Christ. Catholics visit Balaan Bukid to be reminded of the suffering Jesus gone through to save mankind.
Trekkers are rewarded a scenic view of Iloilo City and Jordan, Guimaras once they reach the top. Also on the summit of Balaan Bukid, is the Chapel of Ave Maria Purisima and a big cross, which can be seen as far as Iloilo City’s coast. The peak of Balaan Bukid is a great place to relax and reflect because of the cool and tranquil atmosphere.
On regular days, Balaan Bukid can be accessed by riding a ferry boat bound for Jordan Wharf in Ortiz Port (Iloilo City). From Jordan Wharf, take a tricycle ride to the foot of Balaan Bukid, where you will start your 30min – 45 min hike to the top. During the holy week, there are special trips that transport visitors directly to the foot of Balaan Bukid.
Balaan Bukid Location Map