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  • Pontevedra, also called Marayo, is a third class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 47,975 people. 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 Brgy. 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 Brgy. 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 Brgy. Miranda, forming the boundary of Pontevedra and Hinigaran, where most people make their means of living through fishing.

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