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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Destination: Iloilo City

Iloilo is set in a graceful repose between Iloilo and Batiano rivers forming an angle of a nose. Hence, its old name “Ilong-Ilong” which means “noselike”. Mountain ranges with peaks as high as almost 7,000 ft. provide natural boundaries between Iloilo and Antique on the west and Capiz on the north. The rest of mainland Iloilo is largely plain with interspersing upland portions. it is located in the center of the Philippine archipelago. Strategically located 283 statute miles from Manila, it is the gateway to the flourishing region that is Western Visayas. The province comprises the southeastern part of Panay Island. it was once dubbed as the "Queen City of the South" and now striving harder to regain its title. Iloilo is combination of both worlds as they say "So Old Yet So New" the city houses few of the oldest churches in the Philippines not to mention old ancestral house dated back during Spanish era. that's not all aside from having old and modern attraction Iloilo is also a great place for nature lovers as white pretine beaches that can rival those of boracay and palawan is just a few minutes away from the city proper. numerous islands located in the neighboring municipalities. iloilo is not only famous for its historical site,modern city and great beaches. but Iloilo People is consider as one of the most Friendliest People in the Philippines they are Sweet and Have Great Smiles So Beware you might fall in love in your visit. Iloilo is also famous for there color full festivals such as Tanganyika and Paraw Regatta.So if your a History Buff,Nature Lover, Urban Junkie orFestive Person Iloilo is where you belong.

Definitely "The Next Big Thing"

Getting There:

Travel to Iloilo in style. By plane, it takes 55 minutes from Manila,
By boat, it takes 20 hours at most from Manila to Iloilo.
Iloilo can now be reached through President Arroyo’s Strong Republic Nautical Highway in around 19 hours from Manila.

Things to Do and see in Iloilo:

Plaza Libertad (Iloilo City)
Spanish Bailiwick (Brgy. Carmelo)
Fort San Pedro
Balantang Memorial Cemetery
Japanese Fortification (Cabatuan)
Japanese Underground Garrison (Concepcion, Iloilo)

Jaro Belfry
Guimbal Watchtowers
Rosendo Mejica Museum (Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo City)
Magdalena Jalandoni's Residence
Old Buildings at Downtown Area (Downtown Iloilo)
San Joaquin Cemetery

Sicogon Island
Isla de Gigantes
Nadsadjan Falls
Darangkulan Waterfall
Balaring Beach (Brgy. San Francisco, Barotac Viejo)
Mt. Manaphag or Mt. Pan de Azucar
Colebra Island (Concepcion)
Agua Vendita (Concepcion)

Paraw Regatta (movable dates; Iloilo Strait)
Cry of Sta. Barbara (Nov. 17; Sta. Barbara, Iloilo)
Paghukom (Good Friday; Calinog, Iloilo)
Santacruzan Festival

Miag-ao Church (Miag-ao)
Sta. Barbara Church
Guimbal Church
San Joaquin Church
Molo Church

Where To Stay:

Classification : FIRST CLASS Tel. No. : (6333)3350008 Fax. No. : (6333)3350610
E-mail :

Classification : STANDARD Tel. No. : (6333)3372277

Classification : STANDARD Tel. No. : (6333)3205252

Classification : ECONOMY Tel. No. : (6333)3372384

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Classification : Tel. No. : (6333)3380004

Photo Gallery Of Iloilo and Neighboring Municipalities

Malumpatan Cave at Pan De Azucar Island

View Of Mt. Manaphag

Pan De Azucar Island

Puerto Del Mar Beach Resort

View of Botlog Island

Agho Island

Concepcion Island

View From the Lighthouse of Guisi Beach

Guisi Beach and Lighthouse

Land Formation in Pan De Azucar Island

View of Guimaras Island

Rosales Residence

SM City Mall

Smallville Nightspot

Smallville the Hottest Nightspot in Iloilo

Mcdonald in Downtown Iloilo

Old and New Provincial Capitol

Iloilo Provincial Capitol

Riverside Boardwalk

Guimbal Plaza and Municipal Hall

Guimbal Bridge

Inside Iloilo Museum

Jaro BelFry

San Joaquin Church

Sta Barbara Parish Church

Sta Barbara Plaza and Centennial Museum

Guimbal Church

Jaro Cathedral

Miagao Church

Molo church

San Jose Church

Old Ancestral House

Bonifacio Drive

View of Diversion Road At night

Gaisano Mall at Night

Oxen Cafe


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Anonymous said...

--> proud to be an ilonggo! food-trip haven! have a local take you to all the great spots where you can just eat whatever you want! stay here for a month you'll definitely would have to buy a new set of pants! hehe! "kaon-ta! (let's eat!)"

Anonymous said...

I don't know where the prestine beaches you are on about???? near the city????? better than boracay and palawan?????? is it villa or tigbauan?????? i think that's all that iloilo can offer FOODS!!! but nothing else!!!

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