Nestled right at the western flank at the foot of Mt. Canlaon, the small picturesque village
of GUINTUBDAN in Ara-al, City of La Carlota, becomes one of the popular "jump-off-point" and trailhead for
would-be climbers up to the summit-crater of the active volcano.
The name "Guintubdan" is a local dialect term for "water source" (as in the place / or where
water flows out of) which served as the summer retreat for the Negrense landlords and where the local community gradually grew
and developed over the years.
Politically, it is rather interesting that the half of the village belongs to the local government
of the City of La Carlota, while the other half is part of the City of Bago.
Guintubdan, at almost a couple of thousand feet high above sea level, is practically
accessible by local public land transport connecting it to the City of La Carlota.