Scaling new heights: Sustainable tourism thrives on Mt. Guiting Guiting

Nestled in the province of Romblon, Mt. Guiting Guiting has now become one of the leading tourist attractions in the Mimaropa region, captivating adventurers with its breathtaking beauty and challenging trails.

In a collaborative effort to promote mountain tourism and sustainable development, Romblon Governor Jose Riano and Department of Tourism Mimaropa Regional Director Azucena Pallugna embarked on a joint climb up the renowned mountain.

The group, consisting of 33 individuals, braved the steep and rocky terrain over the course of three days, from May 13 to May 15, as part of an initiative to showcase the region’s mountain tourism potential.

Standing tall at 6,752 feet (2,058 meters) above sea level, Mt. Guiting Guiting is the highest peak in Romblon. Located on Sibuyan Island, it is recognized as one of the most challenging mountains to conquer in the country.

This endeavor aims to shed light on the emerging trend of adventure tourism, particularly appealing to the younger generation. The local government anticipates that such activities will bring increased attention to the area, paving the way for a boost in tourism, which in turn will provide additional income opportunities for the local residents.

The journey to the summit of Mt. Guiting Guiting showcased the region’s rich biodiversity, stunning landscapes, and captivating views. It was a testament to the resilience and determination of those who braved the rugged trails, overcoming physical and mental challenges along the way.

As Mt. Guiting Guiting gains recognition as a premier mountain tourism destination, adventurers and nature enthusiasts are encouraged to discover the unparalleled beauty that awaits atop its peaks.

With its pristine trails and awe-inspiring vistas, this majestic mountain is set to captivate the hearts of all who venture to its summit, forging unforgettable memories and fostering a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature.

Photo courtesy of DOT Mimaropa

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