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Things to do in Iloilo
Iloilo is a city in Panay, Visayas that’s found in the Republic of the Philippines. It is home to vibrant festivals, a tasty cuisine and beautiful man-made and natural scenery. You might even feel like you’ve travelled back in time with Iloilo’s countless historical sites.
Start your Iloilo trip and visit the city’s most iconic spots. Stop by the towering Don Donato Pison Chimney Monument. Visit the gorgeous Casa Mariquit, Calle Real, and the Jaro and Moro cultural districts too. And one destination you can’t miss is Fort San Pedro, where you can also see amazing views of the sunset across the sea.
Explore Iloilo’s beautiful churches for your very own pilgrimage tour. You’ll be in awe of the magnificent detail of Sto Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, which some of the locals call Miag-ao Church. Another impressive sight is the carvings of San Joaquin Church. There’s also Guimbal Church, St Anne Parish Church, Jaro Cathedral, and the Church of San Jose.
Make your travel photos pop with colour and go to the flower capital of Iloilo at La Villa de Arevalo. Observe the locals and experience their way of life at Libertad, Muelle Loney promenade, and Graciano Lopez Jaena Park. Then spend a few hours browsing through the exhibits of Museo de Iloilo.
The city is also the home of the original batchoy (pork noodle soup), one of the most popular foods in the Philippines. That’s why you need to go on a food trip in Iloilo, so you can taste authentic batchoy and aligue (crab roe) rice. You can even buy the best tasty treats to take back home in Singapore at Panaderia de Molo and Maridel’s Café.
Experience the best of Iloilo by joining the local festivals. Schedule your trip for the third Sunday of January so you can attend the vibrant Dinagyang Festival, which is one of the most popular festivals in the Philippines. You should also check out the Feast of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria on the second of February and the thrilling Paraw Regatta Festival boat races during February’s third weekend.
Complete your trip in this Philippine city by seeing the best view of Iloilo’s central business district from the Aduana building.
Find out what to expect in your vacation with a sneak peak of Iloilo’s streets and structures!
What you should know
The best time to visit Iloilo is from January to June so you can enjoy sunnier days during your visit and cheaper hotel prices too. January and February are also favourite months by local and foreign visitors because this is when you can be part of the exciting festivals.
What’s even better is that you and other Singapore citizens can fly to the Philippines and travel to Iloilo visa-free for up to 30 days. If you want to extend your trip in Iloilo and travel around the country for a longer time, just visit the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Iloilo
From Singapore, your flight will be bound for Iloilo International Airport, where you can ride a taxi or shuttle van to the city proper. Start your adventure and travel around Iloilo by taxi, jeepney, and motorized tricycle.
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