Iloilo travel blog — The fullest Iloilo guide for a great trip to Iloilo

A location in Iloilo, Philippines, that is still fairly wild, hides many intriguing things that you can only sense when you go there. So, what are the best things to do, buy, and eat in Iloilo? How do I get there?… Let’s have a look at our Iloilo travel blog (Iloilo blog) and Iloilo travel guide — The A to Z handbook for travelers when visiting Iloilo, the Philippines with Focus Asia Travel below. Refer to all of the facts for a fantastic vacation to Iloilo before it becomes too busy!

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

 

Jaro-Cathedral
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.

 

Roadside stall selling bibingka (
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

The “City of Love” is known as the principal city of Panay Island, Visayas province in the Central Philippines. Iloilo is recognized for having the cleanest living environment in the Philippines, thanks to its pure air. There are few street vendors, beggars, and smoking is prohibited.

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Iloilo city aerial
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Iloilo street

 

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Iloilo beach

The church and festivals are perhaps the most well-known in Iloilo, Philippines. Go around to view the historic churches with their unique architecture influenced by Spain. In addition to the church, Iloilo has numerous exciting events that bring together visitors and residents, such as the Palau Regatta Boat Festival, Jaro Fiesta Candle Festival, Dinagyang Festival, and so on. Iloilo will be highly busy in the early year due to various festivities; this is the time to visit Iloilo. However, Iloilo, Philippines, has two seasons, similar to Vietnam, and the end of the year will be wet.

Guimbal-Church
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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Skinetics Wellness Center Boutique Hotel
Skinetics Wellness Center Boutique Hotel

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 look, the home appears to be like any other in Iloilo, yet it has been there for a long time. Ramon Javellana created Casa Mariquit in 1803. It later became the residence of his granddaughter, Mariquit, and her husband Fernando Lopez, the Philippines’ vice president in the 1950s.

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