island wallpaper travel vacation
ocean island travel logo

Pinterest photos from 'Take a trip here' board of exotic places Tumblr blog from ocean island travel popular spots
Signup or login below...

facebook login

South Asia - Guimaras

Courtesy of

Balsahan Festival

Guimaras, Philippines

No official website found. Contact Tortuga Sun for your website development needs!

Larger Map
10.520856, 122.633209

Overview of Balsahan Festival

The Balsahan Festival coincides with the foundation day of the Municipality of Sibunag every February 20.

Sibunag is one of the two youngest municipalities of the island-province of Guimaras. Established in 1995, it was named after its main river, the town's main geographical feature that makes its way through most of the barangays.

The river is the setting of many spellbinding folktales and legends. A visit to Sibunag is sure to unravel the town's secrets and make your journey much more colorful.

Legend says that a son of a deity and a mortal was stolen when he was only a baby. He was named Sibunag, and was raised and cared for by a fairy. His amazing quests and romance stories have been one with the waters ever since.

The Balsahan Festival is the town's way of immortalizing the mystical river. 'Balsa' refers to the bamboo water raft. The people of Sibunag and all over Guimaras celebrate the festival with fun activities such as balsa racing, a motorized banca race, and a paraw regatta.

User Reviews

Have you been here? Rate it and be the first to comment >>>



I've been here! [click to rate]

Overall rating: No rating yet

  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Save as place you'd like to go


Courtesy of Courtesy of

Upload your photos >>>


Sorry, no videos currently available.

Link to more videos >>>

Sorry, no tours currently available.

Want to be listed here, or stand out from the rest? Contact us or view ad rates


Sorry, no links currently available.

Upload relevant links >>>


Sorry, no news articles currently available.

Add news >>>

View all contests >>>

Random User Comments

Vera H. wrote about Fitzroy Island Resort:

"The rooms are modern and clean. The staff was very accommodating and will hold your luggage if you can't check into your room. If you spend the night, be prepared to stay the whole day, since there was only one ferry that leaves per day (around 5pm). The restaurant was very good. The food was a little pricey, but tasted fresh. Movie night was held in the small theater every night, and had options for kids and adults. The laundry was free, you only had to pay for detergent. We also liked the fish feeding off the pier, which happens once or twice daily. They will also help reserve a day trip, and a ferry will pick you up at the resort and take you to the Great Barrier reef, and get you back in time for the trip back to the mainland.


Special Dive Package
Yap Pacific Dive Resort - Special Dive Package

View all specials >>>

Top Reviewers (All)
Brion H. 62 
Vera H. 12 
Kay J. 10 
Diane D. 10 
Angelica Louise A. 4 

Random Activity

Banzada Restaurant (Guimaras)

Explore This Island

Bora Bora

Latest News



Total Page Views for Balsahan Festival since 1/1/2018: 4384

Ocean Island Travel ©2020 : Home | Interactive Map | Reviews | Contests | Specials | Blog | Advertise | About | Privacy | Contact


Website developed and hosted by
Balsahan Festival - Guimaras - Ocean Island Travel : Where your friends haven't gone