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A destination is still quite wild in Iloilo the Philippines, hides many interesting things that you can feel only when you get to there. So, what good things, what to buy, what to eat in Iloilo? How to get there? … Let’s check it out our Iloilo travel blog (Iloilo blog) and Iloilo travel guide — The A to Z handbook for visitors when traveling in Iloilo, Philippines with Living Nomads below. Refer all the information for your great trip and go to Iloilo before it gets crowded!

Iloilo City
Iloilo City from above
Islas de Gigantes
Islas de Gigantes
Swimming in Tangke Salt Water Lagoon, Gigantes Sur, Philippines
Swimming in Tangke Salt Water Lagoon, Gigantes Sur, Iloilo, Philippines
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Iloilo has many many festivals
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Iloilo festival
The Jaro Belfry — an Iloilo landmark
The Jaro Belfry — an Iloilo landmark
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Jaro Cathedral
Miag-ao Church
Miag-ao Church. Iloilo is famous for many many churches and festivals
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Iloilo streets
Street food is ready-to-eat food sold by a vendor, in a street or other public place, such as at a market.
Street food is ready-to-eat food sold by a vendor, in a street or other public place, such as at a market.
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Roadside stall selling bibingka.

Iloilo travel guide: Overview of Iloilo tourism

Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church in Miagao, Iloilo
Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church in Miagao, Iloilo

As the central city of Panay Island, Visayas province in the Central Philippines – is renowned the “City of Love”. Iloilo is known for its fresh air, the cleanest living environment in the Philippines. Here you will find very few street vendors, beggars, the smoking ban.

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Iloilo city aerial
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Iloilo street
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Iloilo beach

The most famous in Iloilo, Philippines is probably the church and the festivals. Go everywhere you can also see the ancient churches with unique architecture influenced from Spain. In addition to the church, Iloilo also has many fun festivals, connecting guests and locals such as Palau Regatta Boat Festival, Jaro Fiesta Candle Festival, Dinagyang Festival, … In the early year, Iloilo will very busy because of many festivals, this is the time you should go to Iloilo. But in Iloilo, Philippines has two seasons similar to Vietnam, so the end of the year will be the rainy season.

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Guimbal Church
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Jaro Cathedral in Jaro District
Molo Church and Plaza in Molo District, Iloilo City.
Molo Church and Plaza in Molo District, Iloilo City.
Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
Immaculate Concepcion Church in Oton, Iloilo.
Immaculate Concepcion Church in Oton, Iloilo.
San Nicholas de Tolentino Church
San Nicholas de Tolentino Church
Miag-ao Church
Miag-ao Church
Brown-painted Ati Performer at the Dinagyang Festival held in Iloilo every January.
Brown-painted Ati Performer at the Dinagyang Festival held in Iloilo every January.
Dinagyang Festival
Dinagyang Festival

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Palau Regatta festival
Palau Regatta festival

Iloilo travel blog: Transportation on how to get to Iloilo?

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This is the tricycle with many colors. A car can carry up to 5-7 people

From Vietnam, there are many airlines to Manila, Philippines, then you can buy tickets from Manila to Iloilo. However, for the most convenience, you can choose AirAsia to fly to Manila, and buy an available AirAsia ticket to fly to Iloilo because of the airlines Manila –

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Jeepneys is the vehicle, also an interesting thing to take photos!

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AirAsia Airlines only have tickets to Iloilo. Time to fly to Iloilo less than 1 hour.
The main transportation in Iloilo is Jeepneys and Tricycle. Jeepneys are like Vietnamese buses but it is smaller, with no doors, no air conditioning; The tricycles are three – wheels car. Also, many drivers here to drive very fast, be careful to fly off your hat and keep your seat.

Iloilo blog: Where to stay?

Below are some best cheap, budget, mid-range and upscale hotels with good ratings and reviews you can refer to.

Seda Atria (Address: Donato Pison Ave, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 506 8888), a 4-star hotel with room rates from $54/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Seda Atria
Seda Atria

Richmonde Hotel Iloilo (Address: Megaworld Boulevard corner Enterprise Road Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / +63 33 328 7888), a 4-star hotel with room rates from $60/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Richmonde Hotel Iloilo
Richmonde Hotel Iloilo

Urban Sands Iloilo (Address: M.H del Pilar St, Molo, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / +63 33 508 1616), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $46/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Urban Sands Iloilo
Urban Sands Iloilo

Aurora 2013 Guest House (Address: Imperial V, Guzman St, Mandurriao, Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 917 599 0900), a 2-star hotel with room rates from $27/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com).

Aurora 2013 Guest House
Aurora 2013 Guest House

Circle Inn – Iloilo City Center (Address: Iznart St, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 508 0000), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $22/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Circle Inn - Iloilo City Center
Circle Inn – Iloilo City Center

Diversion 21 Hotel (Address: Benigno Aquino Avenue Diversion Road, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 321 7721), a 2-star hotel with room rates from $33/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com).

Diversion 21 Hotel
Diversion 21 Hotel

Circle Inn – Iloilo City Center (Address: Iznart St, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 508 0000), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $22/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Circle Inn - Iloilo City Center
Circle Inn – Iloilo City Center

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel (Address: H. Montinola Corner Muelle Loney Street, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 337 0791), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $34/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel
Grand Xing Imperial Hotel

Smallville 21 Hotel (Address: Smallville Commercial Complex, Diversion Rd, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 501 6821), a 2-star hotel with room rates from $31/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com).

Smallville 21 Hotel
Smallville 21 Hotel

Harbor Town Hotel (Address: JM Basa Street, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 337 2384), a 2-star hotel with room rates from $22/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com).

Harbor Town Hotel
Harbor Town Hotel

GT Hotel Iloilo (Address: 15 Majestic Building, De Leon St, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 393 2948), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $27/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

GT Hotel Iloilo
GT Hotel Iloilo

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo (Address: Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 330 7600), a 4-star hotel with room rates from $84/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo
Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo

Days Hotel by Wyndham Iloilo (Address: 4F The Atrium Mall, General Luna St, Iloilo City, 5000, Philippines / Phone: +63 33 337 3297), a 4-star hotel with room rates from $44/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Days Hotel by Wyndham Iloilo
Days Hotel by Wyndham Iloilo

Skinetics Wellness Center Boutique Hotel (Address: Smallville Complex, Paciencia Ave, San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines / Phone: +63 939 935 5593), a 3-star hotel with room rates from $58/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Skinetics Wellness Center Boutique Hotel
Skinetics Wellness Center Boutique Hotel

You can find more, check rates, availability & booking for Iloilo hotels on Agoda.com or Booking.com.

Iloilo travel blog: Best places to visit in Iloilo — Some attractive spots you can not miss

Heaven SanJoaquin – Heaven on Earth

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Heaven SanJoaquin is really an ideal place to visit in Iloilo – this attracts many visitors thanks to The Pilgrimaget – truly a paradise in the Garinfarm resort – with accommodation, farmland, games such as zipline, duck, … The Pilgrimaget is on top of the mountain, you have to climb 400 steps, then go through a dark tunnel to reach The Pilgrimaget, remember to prepare the dark glasses, you will be dazzled because of this paradise. !

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I am Iloilo – Iloilo River Esplanade – Riverwalk

I am Iloilo

In Iloilo, there is the largest river, which connects all of Iloilo’s districts, along the shore of the river is shady tree path suitable for walking or simply taking some photos.

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Casa Mariquit – The wooden house of the former Philippine vice president

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At first glance, the house is like any other house in Iloilo, but this place has long years old. Casa Mariquit was built in 1803 by Ramon Javellana. Later, it became the home of his granddaughter, Mariquit, and her husband Fernando Lopez, who was vice president of the Philippines in the 1950s.

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