Travel Guide

Cherish your stay in the City of Love. Find natural beauty. Satisfy taste buds. Excite your consciousness. Get comfort and relief from the Iloilo’s finest!

ACCOMODATION

Courtyard by Marriot Iloilo

Adjacent to Iloilo Convention Center, this polished hotel is 6 minutes’ walk from Festive Walk Mall and 19 km from Iloilo International Airport. 

GT Hotel Iloilo

Simple hotel offering a restaurant, as well as down-to-earth quarters & free breakfast.

Hotel Del Rio

In a Spanish-style property overlooking the Iloilo River, this relaxed hotel is 1 km from both Molo Church and the Iloilo River Esplanade. 

Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo

Connected to the SM City Iloilo mall, this laid-back hotel with a modern vibe is 17 km from Iloilo International Airport and 2 km from the eclectic Jaro Cathedral, first built in the 1800s.

Richmonde Hotel Iloilo

Refined, modern rooms have Wi-Fi access, flat-screens and minibars, as well as tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, while 1-bedroom suites come with living/dining rooms.

Seda Atria

Adjacent to a shopping plaza, this cosmopolitan hotel is a 14-minute walk from waterfront paths at the Iloilo River Esplanade, 3 km from the Museo Iloilo and 5 km from Ortiz Wharf ferry terminal.

TRANSPORTATION GATEWAYS

ILONGGO PASALUBONG

Yusay-Consing Mansion

The place affronts the historical Molo Church where St. Pedro Calungsod is said to have started his ministry as a parishioner.

Original Biscocho Haus

You will immediately identify the baggage carousel assigned for flights coming from Iloilo as you arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Deco’s Pasalubong Center

Deco’s La Paz Batchoy is still contending with Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy and Netong’s as to whose batchoy is the original.

Roberto’s

On average, thousands of siopao’s are produced daily by Roberto’s. Ilonggos flock the sole branch of the restaurant to satisfy their craving

Margec’s Cream Horn

Cream Horn, which is puff pastry shaped like a horn and filled with cream, has become the latest popular treat of Ilonggos for their loved ones who live outside the province.

Fiesta!

If you are a collector of shirts that bear the names of places you visit, you must not miss the stalls of Fiesta! Favorite Souvenir shop at SM City Iloilo and Robinson’s Place Iloilo.

Deocampo Barquillos

Another store you can get siopao, biscocho, and barquillos to take home with you is Deocampo Barquillos.

Madge Cafe

Coffee-drinking has become part of almost every Filipino’s morning and afternoon rituals. And that Ilonggo’s authentic,-native-brewed coffee of Madge

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Breakthrough Restaurant

Located along Villa Beach, where locals go to eat, rather than swim, going here is a no-brainer.

Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafood Restaurant

With a loyal fan base among locals, this restaurant has humble beginnings—its owner used to be a fisherman. He and his wife started the restaurant with only three tables.

Netong’s

There is always one dish you have to try before leaving a certain destination. In the case of Iloilo, it will be batchoy, a noodle soup with pork, pork innards, and liver, topped with crushed chicharon (pork cracklings) and chopped scallions.

Muelle Deli and Restaurant

Dine al fresco along the banks of Iloilo River with gourmet sausages and a cold bottle of San Mig Light beer. The word, muelle means ‘dock’ in Spanish, which suits its location in what was an international port during the Spanish era.

Stella PH

Refined, modern rooms have Wi-Fi access, flat-screens and minibars, as well as tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, while 1-bedroom suites come with living/dining rooms.

Straight Up Bar

Straight Up Bar is the in-house rooftop bar of Seda Atria, one of the top hotels in Iloilo. Guests can pick between its indoor or al fresco areas with city views.

ATTRACTIONS

Cultural

Avanceña Ancestral House – Camiña Balay Nga Bato

Built around 1860’s and designed by Fr. Anselmo Avanceña, the first Filipino Parish Priest of Arevalo.

Asilo de Molo

Founded in September 27, 1912 by Bishop Dennis Dougherty of Jaro as an orphanage for girls and later as care home for the elderly.

Arevalo Plaza – La Villa Rica de Arevalo

The first Spanish settlement in Panay to be attacked in 1588 by the English privateer Sir Thomas Cavendish, third circumnavigator of the world.

MAN-MADE

Central Philippine University Church

An iconic religious structure built in 1970s that is inspired by Malay Architecture.

Arroyo Fountain

Arroyo fountain was constructed in 1927 and was constructed by J. Machuca & Co. at the junction of. Its construction was in memory of Senator Jose Ma. Arroyo

Archbishop of Jaro Residence & Chancery

Designed by the National Artist Juan Nakpil. The residence host a liturgical museum. Classified as Important Cultural Property – Work of a National Artist per RA 10066.

Special Interests

Lapaz Batchoy

A noodle soup made with pork, organs, crushed pork cracklings, shrimp, vegetables, chicken stock, chicken breast, beef loin and round noodles.

Iloilo Central Market

The main building is an art deco building while the market features local made products. Tourist can try locally made coffee and can request stores to cook local dishes with fresh market products.

Art Deck Gallery

An art gallery showcasing the works of Ilonggo Artists.

Communities

1st District

Tigbauan, Iloilo

Tigbauan is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 58,814 people.

San Juaqiun, Iloilo

San Joaquin is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,645 people.

Oton, Iloilo

Oton is a first class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 82,572.

Miag-ao, Iloilo

The Municipality of Miagao is a beautiful place you won’t want to miss to drop by when in the City and Province of Iloilo.

Guimbal, Iloilo

Guimbal is a fourth-class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines.

Igbaras, Iloilo

Igbaras is a third class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines.

2nd District

Alimodian, Iloilo

Alimodian is a third class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 37,484 people.

Leganes, Iloilo

Leganes is a fourth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. It is located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of the capital Iloilo City.

Leon, Iloilo

Leon is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. Located in the southwestern part of Iloilo Province, it is 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Iloilo City.

New Lucena, Iloilo

New Lucena is a fourth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,174 people. The “New” in the name was added in 1955.

Pavia, Iloilo

Pavia is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 43,614. 

Santa Barbara, Iloilo

Santa Barbara is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 55,472 people.

3rd District

Cabatuan, Iloilo

Cabatuan is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census by the National Statistics Office, it has a population of 54,950 people.

Bingawan, Iloilo

Bingawan is a fourth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 13,432 people

Mina, Iloilo

Mina is a fifth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 21,785 people.

Pototan, Iloilo

New Lucena is a fourth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,174 people. The “New” in the name was added in 1955.

Maasin, Iloilo

Maasin is a fourth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,069 people.

Lambunao, Iloilo

Lambunao is a first class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 69,023 people.

4th District

San Enrique, Iloilo

San Enrique is a third class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 32,422 people.

Dumangas, Iloilo

Dumangas is a first class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. The town is located northeast of Iloilo City on the island of Panay. 

Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo

Barotac Nuevo (Spanish for: New Barotac) is a second-class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,867 people.

Dingle, Iloilo

Dingle started as a pre-colonial settlement of Sumandig, which was under the jurisdiction of Simsiman, a pueblo of Laglag.

Banate, Iloilo

Banate is a coastal town in the northern part of the Province of Iloilo, Western Visayas (Region VI), Philippines, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north from the provincial capital of Iloilo.

Dueñas, Iloilo

Dueñas is a fourth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 33,671 people.

5th District

Janiuay, Iloilo

Janiuay is a first-class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 63,031 people.

Batad, Iloilo

Batad is a fifth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 19,385 people.

Estancia, Iloilo

Estancia is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,666 people.

Lemery, Iloilo

Lemery is a fourth class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 27,441 people.

Carles, Iloilo

Carles is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 62,690 people. It is famous in Panay island for its rich fishing grounds.

Concepcion, Iloilo

The Municipality of Concepcion is a third class, coastal municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. As of 2010, it had a population of 39,617.