In its glory days, Iloilo City was called the Queen City of the South. It was the last Spanish-colonial capital of the Philippines when Manila surrendered to the United States of America. You’ll see remnants of its splendid past standing proudly amidst the bustling and chaotic streets of Iloilo today.
Experience the value of a real vacation. Discover Iloilo, a province rich in historical and cultural attractions, home of the famous Dinagyang festival, stately mansions, majestic century-old churches, unspoiled countryside and exotic delicacies.
Iloilo Tourist Attractions
Iloilo is most known for its old buildings and churches, which are reminders of its rich history, cultural, and affluence. Food is also another thing that Iloilo is known for. Destinations in the City of Iloilo can be conveniently accessed by jeepney, taxi, or private vehicle. Though, most of the sights, especially in the city proper, are just within walking distance from each other.
The Iloilo Dinagyang Festival is a showcase of the rich heritage, colorful history, passionate devotion, and fun-loving spirit of the Ilonggo people. The festival traces its roots as a thanksgiving celebration in honor of Senyor Santo Niño, the child Jesus.
Centuries old Spanish-colonial churches and modern houses of worship in Iloilo. Featured Iloilo Churches.
Iloilo Beaches and Islands
Like most destinations in the Pacific, Iloilo is blessed with beautiful coastlines and islands teeming with scenic seascapes and diverse marine life. From Iloilo’s northern islands, all the way to the province’s southern coast, paradise awaits the curious traveler.
Going to Iloilo
Iloilo International Airport (IATA: ILO) serves the city of Iloilo as well as the province of Iloilo. It receives flights from Cebu, Davao city and Manila and is served by 5 airlines; Air Philippines/PAL Express, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Zest Airways.
Pumboats are used for transversing the water between Guimaras Island and Iloilo city. The ferries are usually for Iloilo to Manila trips although there are Ferries that will transport people and vehicle from Iloilo to certain islands.
There are lots a ferry between Bacolod and Iloilo 335PHP one way. There a big discounts for return tickets.