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!
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Iloilo travel guide: Overview of Iloilo tourism
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.
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.
Iloilo travel blog: Transportation on how to get to Iloilo?
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 –
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 travel blog: Best places to visit in Iloilo — Some attractive spots you can not miss
Heaven SanJoaquin – Heaven on Earth
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. !
I am Iloilo – Iloilo River Esplanade – Riverwalk
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.
Casa Mariquit – The wooden house of the former Philippine vice president
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.
The house is hidden behind an old tree and is completely made of wood, very cool and saves a lot of pictures and memoirs of the vice president.
Address: Santa Isabel St., Jaro, Iloilo City
Opening hours: 8 am – 5 pm (daily)
Entrance fee: About 1 dollar
The wind farm is also a must -come place to travel Iloilo, Philippines. Like the other wind farms, this place has very airy space, suitable for taking pictures. Choose Jeepneys or Tricycle for your photos to become more specific.
Galeon Making – a craft village
Galeon Making is famous for making completely crafted boats, and you will be able to experience the production process and the products that are suitable for you to purchase as gifts. Especially, the price of the boat here is very cheap, only about 6 dollars (about 130 thousand VND).