Invest in Pontevedra

Pontevedra, officially the Municipality of Pontevedra, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,866 people. 

Also called Marayo, Pontevedra’s center or poblacion area is marked by the newly renovated St. Michael the Archangel Parish, with the Saint Michael Academy, beside it. To the east is the Public Market, ending up with Barangay Antipolo, notable place of some of prominent families “Hacienderos” as well as political clan of the town. The western side offers scenic views of the Panay Gulf as well as Islands of Guimaras and Panay.

At the northern end of this town is Barangay San Juan, which is named in honor of Saint John the Baptist and offers much turnip “singkamas” which is common in the area. Its southern part is Barangay Miranda, forming the boundary of Pontevedra and Hinigaran, where most people make their means of living through fishing.

The town celebrates the annual Handurayo Festival every May.


Municipal park and recreation area

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