Iloilo Celebrates Miss Universe Philippines Win Through Sand Art

Locals started making sand art in Arevalo during the quarantine.

PHOTO BY Facebook/Fredman Resort

( Boracay is known for their elaborate sandcastles created by locals along the white-sand beach. They appear in various shapes and sizes, sometimes even taking the form of pyramids or forts with great attention to detail. But Western Visayas has another cool sand art to boast about—one that you can find at Fredman Resort in Iloilo City.


Every afternoon, kids from the district of Arevalo would gather and trace images of famous people or religious icons on sand. They have so far created sand portraits of Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo and Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas; and images of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary. Led by local artist Jerwin Sano, the locals turn to art as a way to pass the time during quarantine and encourage other Iloilo residents to visit the resort and jumpstart tourism in the area.

PHOTO BY Facebook/Fredman Resort
PHOTO BY Facebook/Fredman Resort
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Fredman Resort doesn't have rooms for overnight booking, but you can rent a beachfront cottage for P500 just to hang out and see the artists in action from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Fredman Resort is in Arevalo, Iloilo City, Iloilo. For more information, follow Fredman Resort on Facebook.

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