Iloilo Hotels

Dec 07 2016 to Dec 08 2016 1 room(s)  2 adult(s)
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Cor. Fuentes - Ledesma Street, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Situated along Ledesma Street in Iloilo city, One Lourdes Dormitel is a 3-storey hotel that provides comfortable budget-friendly accommodation. An excellent choice for all types of travelers whether leisure or business travelers alike, One Lourdes Do... (Show More)
4.1
85 reviews
3.5
57 reviews
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PHP 733.88
PHP 562.16
Glicerio T. Pison Benigno Aquino Drive, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Nestled along Glicerio T. Pison Benigno Aquino Drive, MO2 Westown Hotel Iloilo is an upscale yet affordable hotel that features contemporary decor. MO2 Westown Hotel Iloilo has modern hotel facilities that'll suit guests' needs. It has an amazing res... (Show More)
4.3
16 reviews
3.0
94 reviews
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Earn as much as 1049 points.
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PHP 1,967.22
PHP 1,571.61
Times Square Building, General Luna Street, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
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Riverside Inn is a budget-friendly hotel located at Times Square Building along General Luna Street in Iloilo City. This budget-friendly hotel offers clean and comfortable accommodation perfect for guests seeking value for their money, convenience, a... (Show More)
3.8
13 reviews
3.5
55 reviews
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Earn as much as 619 points.
PHP 614.76
44 General Luna Street, City Proper,, Iloilo City,, Iloilo, Philippines 5000 (Show Map)
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Enjoy a pleasant stay at this hotel that offers comfort and hospitality for your Iloilo vacation.

Located along General Luna Street, Regatta Residence Hotel caters to the lodging needs of business and leisure travelers in Iloilo City who are on a ...
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3.8
5 reviews
2.5
9 reviews
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Earn as much as 480 points.
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PHP 983.61
Ledesma Corner, Mabini Street, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Nestled along Ledesma Corner, Mabini Street in Iloilo City, Go Hotels Iloilo is the seventh branch of the trusted hotel chain. An excellent choice for all types of business and leisure travelers seeking lodging in the city, Go Hotels Iloilo is a mode... (Show More)
4.5
53 reviews
3.5
154 reviews
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Earn as much as 577 points.
PHP 1,288.40
Smallville Complex, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Nestled in one of Iloilo City's major commercial districts, Iloilo Business Hotel provides the perfect accommodation for your upcoming trip to the city, be it for business or for a holiday.

The Iloilo Business Hotel is conveniently located in Smallv...
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4.7
2 reviews
3.5
60 reviews
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Earn as much as 779 points.
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PHP 1,721.32
PHP 1,322.96
Iznart Street, Maria Clara, Iloilo (Show Map)
Get the most out of your stay in Iloilo and enjoy comfortable accommodations at the Circle Inn – Iloilo City.

Conveniently located along Iznart Street, the Circle Inn – Iloilo City is about 30 minutes away by car from the Iloilo Airport. The hotel i...
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Earn as much as 650 points.
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PHP 1,307.95
Iznart Street, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Standard class hotel strategically located perpendicular to the business district of Iloilo City. Shopping malls, wet markets, gift shops, souvenir stalls, flower shop stands and restaurants are walking distance from the hotel. Guests have easy and q... (Show More)
3.9
9 reviews
3.0
27 reviews
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Earn as much as 1392 points.
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PHP 1,311.49
PHP 1,049.19
Luna Street, La Paz, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Considered as the best budget hotel in Iloilo, Urabn Inn goes above and beyond the bare minimum to provide the best place to stay while in the city.

Situated along Dalan Luna Street, Urban Inn is about 30 to 40 minutes away by car, and is easily a...
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3.6
3 reviews
4.0
43 reviews
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Earn as much as 896 points.
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PHP 1,180.34
PHP 944.27
Corner J. M. Basa And Aldeguer St., Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
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The Harbor Town Hotel is a boutique hotel in Iloilo City, located within the area of the Iloilo Cultural Heritage Revival amidst historical buildings of old downtown along Aldeguer Street corner JM Basa. It is also near local and provincial governmen... (Show More)
4.1
3 reviews
4.5
44 reviews
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Earn as much as 1404 points.
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PHP 1,352.84
PHP 1,082.27
Liz Complex, Bangga Dama, Bolong Oeste, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Located along Bangga Dama Bolong Oeste at Sta. Barbara in Iloilo CIty, Fleur de Liz Inn is a budget-friendly hotel that offers comfortable lodging in a Located at Liz Complex along Bangga Dama on Bolong Oeste in Sta. Barbara, Fleur de Liz Inn is a co... (Show More)
4.2
2 reviews
4.0
5 reviews
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Earn as much as 969 points.
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PHP 1,428.58
PHP 1,358.93
West Diversion Road, Manduarriao, iloilo (Show Map)
Dominating the Iloilo skyline, Injap Tower Hotel is not only the city's towering landmark, but also a place of comfortable accommodations and excellent services located in the heart of downtown Iloilo City.

Injap Tower Hotel stands along the West Se...
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3.9
3 reviews
4.0
175 reviews
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Earn as much as 960 points.
PHP 2,051.29
180 J. De Leon St., Leon,, Iloilo, Philippines 5000 (Show Map)
Located at the heart of Iloilo City, Chito's Hotel is conveniently located along J. De Leon Street, and is a 10-minute ride away from SM City Iloilo, or a 3.5 walk away from Robinson's Place Iloilo.. The hotel is accessible via regular public transpo... (Show More)
3.0
1 review
3.0
3 review
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Earn as much as 800 points.
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1177 Jayme Street, Brgy. Our Lady of Fatima, Jaro, La Paz, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines 5000 (Show Map)
Situated along Jayme Street in Jaro, Iloilo, El Haciendero Private Hotel is about 30 to 40 minutes away from the Iloilo Airport by car, and is easily accessible by all means of transportation. Guests coming in by private care are given free parking s... (Show More)
3.5
5 reviews
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Earn as much as 477 points.
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PHP 1,056.92
PHP 934.97
Megaworld Boulevard cor. Enterprise Road, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Located within Iloilo Business Park, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo provides impeccable accommodations and services for guests who are looking for a luxurious and quality stay as well as for busybodies on a business trip. It is only 5 kilometers away from th... (Show More)
4.0
1 review
4.5
92 review
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Earn as much as 2040 points.
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PHP 6,065.59
PHP 4,180.34
Barangay Paon, Estancia, Iloilo (Show Map)
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A beachfront property overlooking the islands of Bayas, Sicogon, and Magosipol, Pa-on Beach Club is a cozy resort located in Estancia, Iloilo, which offers the perfect place for a fun, exciting, and memorable vacation. It takes about 3 hours to get t... (Show More)
3.7
3 reviews
3.0
7 reviews
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Earn as much as 589 points.
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PHP 1,473.22
PHP 878.58
Brgy. Buray, Oton, Mandurriao,, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Take a break from your stress-inducing schedule and hop on a plane to Iloilo for a vacation you will never forget. While In Iloilo City, enjoy a luxurious getaway in Sheridan Boutique Resort.

Situated in Mandurriao, this Balinese-inspired resort se...
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4.0
44 reviews
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Earn as much as 2560 points.
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PHP 4,918.04
PHP 3,278.69
Brgy. Damires, Janigay, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Be one with nature and walk along serene paths as you escape into a relaxing vacation at the Damires Hills Tierra Verde.

Located at the heart of Janiuay in Iloilo, Damires Hills Tierra Verde is located less than 20 kilometers away from the Iloilo In...
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4.6
2 reviews
3.5
22 reviews
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Earn as much as 1421 points.
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PHP 2,295.10
PHP 1,813.12
Magsaysay Village, LaPaz, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Treat yourself to an Iloilo City getaway and let Sportsfront Hotel take you under its wing.

Located in Magsaysay Village in La Paz, Sportsfront Hotel is an ideal lodging choice for budget-conscious travelers visiting Iloilo City. This cozy hotel is ...
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Earn as much as 1105 points.
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PHP 3,125.00
PHP 2,468.75
J.C. Zulueta Street, Poblacion South, Villa Arevalo, Oton, Iloilo (Show Map)
Indulge in a secluded and tranquil hideaway in Iloilo only at Adhara Resort and Spa.

Located in the municipality of Oton, Adhara Resort and Spa offers you a blissful stay sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is a beachfront pr...
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PHP 3,964.29
PHP 3,183.52
J.C. Zulueta Street, Poblacion South, Oton, Iloilo (Show Map)
Take a break from the metro's hustle and bustle and seek respite in what was once the "Queen City of the South"—Iloilo City. Around 10 kilometers from the city center, Anhawan Beach Resort warmly welcomes you to its property, where the rest and relax... (Show More)
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PHP 3,984.86
Pison Avenue, Atria Park District,, Barangay San Rafael Mandurriao, Iloilo (Show Map)
Form meets function at this modern lifestyle hotel that gives travelers a glimpse of one of Iloilo's dynamic and vibrant commercial districts.

Seda's brand of modern and stylish comfort is what people in the metro have come to love—the same brand th...
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Earn as much as 1937 points.
PHP 3,446.70
4F The Atrium Mall Gen Luna St., Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Take that much needed vacation, explore the sights and sounds of Iloilo City, and have a relaxing stay at Days Hotel Iloilo.

Situated along Dalan General Luna, Days Hotel Iloilo is at the heart of Iloilo City. It is about 30 minutes away from the Il...
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4.0
118 reviews
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Earn as much as 2224 points.
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PHP 2,213.12
Imperial V, Guzman Street, Mandurriao, Iloilo (Show Map)
On your upcoming trip to Iloilo City, book your accommodations at Aurora 2013 Guest House and experience comfort and convenience unlike any other.

Situated right along Imperial V. Guzman Street, about 4 kilometers west of downtown Iloilo City, Auror...
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PHP 1,805.93
Urgonia Bldg, Delgado St.,, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
As you travel to what is touted as the "Original Queen City of the South," Madison Hotel offers you with the comforts of home right within the City of Iloilo.

Featuring modern interiors, comfortable accommodations, and on-point services, Madison Hot...
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4.2
7 reviews
This property is sold out for your dates: 7 Dec 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
E.L. 98, 12 Castilla Street, Jaro, Iloilo, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Acquaint yourself with the sights and sounds of Iloilo. As you take in its lively locale, let Iloilo Budget Inn - Jaro Main provide you with rest and relaxation.

Located along Castilla Street in the Jaro district, Iloilo Budget Inn - Jaro Main is a ...
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3.8
10 reviews
3.0
1 reviews
This property is sold out for your dates: 7 Dec 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
Brgy. Namocon, Tigbauan, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Sol y Mar Family Beach Resort, founded in the year 1992, is situated on a 5,500 square meters beach property located within the Zayco Farm at Km.21 Namocon, Tigbauan, Iloilo - approximately 200 meters away from the national highway, making it free fr... (Show More)
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101 Gen. Luna st.,, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Sarabia Manor Hotel is located along General Luna Street, in the Iloilo City proper, and is only 40 minutes away from the Iloilo International Airport, and 15 minutes away from the seaports, by car. Public jeepneys and cabs also ply the General Luna ... (Show More)
4.1
2 reviews
2.5
194 reviews
This property is sold out for your dates: 7 Dec 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
TTK Building, Iznart Street, City Proper, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Featuring topnotch accommodations and unparalleled services, The Grand Tower Suites welcomes you into the heart of Iloilo City.

The Grand Tower Suites stands proudly along Iznart Street, about a 45-minute drive from the Iloilo International Airport....
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4.3
3 reviews
3.5
10 reviews
This property is sold out for your dates: 7 Dec 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
35 Valeria Extension, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Show Map)
Be enchanted with the old world charm of the "City of Love." As you embark on a blissful journey to this destination, let Iloilo Budget Inn - Valeria Branch serve as your temporary abode.

Located along Valeria Extension, Iloilo Budget Inn - Valeria ...
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4.0
2 reviews
This property is sold out for your dates: 7 Dec 2016 - 8 Dec 2016

Iloilo is one of the most progressive provinces in Western Visayas. Its capital, Iloilo City, is the center for commerce and trade of the region. The province continues to grow as several industries continue to thrive. While business is good in Iloilo, its historic landmarks, glorious mountains, clear waters, and pristine shorelines continue to attract visitors every year.

Anybody who wishes to have a blissful retreat can visit the historic and beautiful churches in Iloilo. The Jaro Cathedral is a national shrine in the Philippines. Also known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles, it was built in 1864 but was destroyed by an earthquake in 1948. It was rebuilt and restored in 1956. On February 21, 1981, Jaro Cathedral was visited by Pope Saint John Paul II, where he canonically crowned a 400-year old Marian image of Our Lady of the Candles that was enshrined in the church.

The Miagao Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the four Baroque Churches of the Philippines. It was built from 1787 to 1797, and had served as a fortress against invaders. The Molo Church, meanwhile, is the only gothic church outside of Manila. It was established in 1863, and is known as a feminist church because of the all-women congregation of saints on its main isle. The churches in Iloilo not only provide a glimpse of the role of religion in the life of its people but the impressive history of architecture and art of the province.

Gleaming white sand and clean, aqua waters await visitors at Gigantes Islands. This tropical paradise also has a myriad of activities to enjoy like swimming, boating, cliff-diving, and snorkeling.



By Air
Iloilo is just a plane ride away from major metropolitans like Metro Manila and Cebu City. If you're coming from Metro Manila, travel time takes about an hour. If you're coming from Cebu City, it's just a short 30-minute trip. Iloilo International Airport serves as your gateway to this amazing province in the Visayas region.
 


By Land and Sea
For those who are queasy when it comes to flights, you can take a bus instead. Bus lines like Philtranco and Dimple Star hop on board ferries to take you to Iloilo. Make sure to pick a comfortable seat since you'll be in transit for more or less 20 hours.
 
Another alternative would be to take a ferry. 2GO Travel's ferries depart Manila North Harbor for Iloilo's Port San Pedro at 9:00 AM every Tuesday and Friday, and at 9:00 PM every Thursday. Just like the bus ride to Iloilo, travel time also takes about 20 hours.
 
 

How to Get Around
By Taxi
Metered taxis also serve Iloilo City. It is a good alternative if you're not very familiar with how to get to your destination. Keep in mind that the flag down rate for taxis is at PHP 30.00.
 
By Jeep
Jeepneys are available in Iloilo for those who prefer public commute. Make sure to research or ask around to know which jeepney to take when trying to get to a certain destination.
 
By Tricycle
For those who don't have enough cash for a cab, tricycles are also a good alternative when getting around in Iloilo. There are many varieties of tricycles in the city to accommodate travel groups of all sizes.
 
By Habal-habal
You'll need to ride a habal-habal or motorcycle if you want to explore certain areas around Iloilo, especially if you're touring Gigantes.

 

What to See
Landmarks
The 18th and 19th century buildings at J.M. Basa Street are testaments to the carefully preserved cultural heritage of Iloilo. Taking a walk along this heritage street, also known as Calle Real, will make you feel like you're being transported back in time.
 
Iloilo is also known for its centuries-old churches, making it a premier destination for Catholic pilgrims. The majestic Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church in Miag-ao is one of the four Baroque Churches of the Philippines that were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was established in the 18th century. Another notable church is the Parish of St. Anne in Molo district. It is considered as a "feminist church" as it features images of 16 female saints. More churches that you should definitely visit in Iloilo include San Joaquin Cathedral, Parish of St. William in Passi City, and Jaro Cathedral. Meanwhile, Jaro's 18th century belfry, which can be found just near the church, is considered as a historical gem.
 
Another landmark in San Joaquin is San Joaquin Cemetery and its Camposanto (chapel). This graveyard was built in the late 1900s.
 
Natural Attractions
Iloilo is also home to countless wonders of nature that will surely thrill nature lovers.
 
For beach bums, Gigantes Island is the place to be. You'll be able to swim in clear waters and lie down on fine, white sands as you work on your tan. Go island hopping to see captivating attractions like Bantigue Sandbar, Antonia Beach, Pawikan Cave, and Tangke Lagoon. Aside from Gigantes Island, Concepcion is another great destination for island hopping. With 16 islands, you'll surely have your fill of the sun, sand, and sea. Bulubadiangan Island, Pan de Acuzar Island, Agho Island, and Malangabang Island are just a few of Concepcion's frequently visited islands.
 
For those who prefer a cool destination to escape the scorching weather, head to the town of Leon where you'll find the mountainous area called Bucari. With its cool atmosphere and amazing pine tree forests, this area is hailed as the "Little Baguio of Iloilo." If you're fond of adventure, you can go trekking and camping while there. You can also enjoy the cool waters of Imoy Falls.
 
Meanwhile, for tourists looking to hike in Iloilo, you have two mountains to conquer: Mt. Napulak and Mt. Namaphag.
 
Man-Made Attractions
Next to its grand churches, the ancestral homes and mansions of Iloilo depict the rich history and culture of the province. Aside from their magnificent architecture and design, the artifacts and memorabilia found in these homes offer a glimpse into Iloilo's rich past.
 
The grandest of these homes can be found in Jaro, and among them is Nelly's Garden, considered the most elegant. Set in the Beaux-Arts form of architecture, this stately mansion was owned by Don Vicente Lopez and was named after his daughter, Nelly. Guided tours of this mansion are available for a fee if you want to experience for yourself its grandeur. Apart from Nelly's Garden, other Jaro ancestral homes that you should definitely visit include Casa Mariquit, Ledesma Mansion, and Vito-Lopez Mansion to name a few.
 
Meanwhile, an ancestral house in the district of Arevalo offers both a unique historical tour and a gastronomical experience. Sign up for a tour of the Camiña Balay Nga Bato where you can feast your eyes on abundant historical memorabilia and feast on yummy treats like pancit molo and their signature thick hot chocolate. But if your curiosity still isn't satisfied, swing by Museo Ilolio in Iloilo City and discover more priceless remnants of this province's past.
 
Another must-visit in Iloilo are the Miag-ao Rice Terraces. This attraction serves as a welcome change for those who want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can also stroll along Iloilo River Esplanade or watch the beautiful sunset at Fort San Pedro.
 
Events and Festivals
Dinagyang Festival is one of Iloilo's grandest events. Held every fourth weekend of January, it is celebrated in honor of the Child Jesus and Iloilo's rich cultural heritage. This colorful event is highlighted by a fluvial procession along Iloilo River as well as lively street dances and parades.
 
Another event to look out for is Paraw Regatta, a festival and boat race where locals compete against each other using native sailboats called paraw. Other activities you can look forward to include a variety of competitions like the search for Miss Paraw Regatta. This vibrant celebration takes place every third weekend of February.
 


Where to Eat
Fast Food Chains
You'll also find branches of your favorite fast food chains in Iloilo, especially in the commercial areas of Iloilo City and in shopping malls like SM City Iloilo. You can find easily find a Jollibee, McDonald's or KFC when you go to these places.
 
But if you want a taste of fast food that is uniquely Iloilo, swing by Green Mango for affordable eats that are sure to satisfy your appetite.
 
Restaurants
Iloilo is not just a cultural and historical destination but also a culinary one. With a variety of restaurants that offer various cuisines, you'll not only be able to enjoy authentic Ilonggo and Filipino cuisine, but also international dishes.
 
If you're craving for litson manok , Tatoy's Manokan and Seafoods is the place to go. Coated in special marinade, their roast chicken will definitely leave guests wanting more.
 
At Breakthrough Restaurant, you're guaranteed that all dishes are made from the freshest seafood. This place offers paluto, which means you can pick any fresh seafood and have it cooked the way you like it. Another restaurant to check out if you want some good shellfish is Allan's Talabahan. As its name implies, it specializes in succulent oyster dishes.
 
For Ilonggo and Filipino dishes with a twist, visit Bauhinia Filipino Cuisine. For fans of Italian cuisine, you won’t be disappointed with Amalfi Cucina Italiana's pizzas. But if you want something closer to Asian flavors like Chinese food, Roberto's offers a wide variety of dishes. Their bestseller that you don’t want to miss is their yummy siopao—some even argue that it’s the best in the province.
 
Hole-in-the-Walls
Iloilo's most significant contribution to Philippine cuisine is the La Paz batchoy. This savory noodle soup is offered in commercial areas around Iloilo, but locals and tourists favor three stores: Netong's Original Special La Paz Batchoy, Deco's La Paz Batchoy, and Ted's Oldtimer La Paz Batchoy.
 
Netong's original branch is located at La Paz Public Market, which is considered as the birthplace of La Paz batchoy. Meanwhile, you'll find several branches of Deco's and Ted's all over the province.
 
Carinderia
If you're strict on budget when it comes to food, you don’t have to worry since there are many carinderias in Iloilo that offer quality food at a fraction of the price. A plus when you eat at carinderias is you'll be able to eat the way the locals do.
 
Street Food
There are many street food stalls at Jaro Plaza, also known as Graciano Lopez Jaena Park. Visit this area for a snack while enjoying the surroundings.
 
Local Delicacy
Some of the dishes in Ilonggo are so popular all over the country that you’ve probably had them before. But there’s nothing like trying out some authentic La Paz batchoy, pancit molo, and chicken binakol while in Iloilo.
 
Bars and Clubs
The Smallville Complex is a popular nightlife hub in Iloilo. Home to many bars and night clubs, this is the place to be when the night is still young and you’re in the mood for bar hopping, listening to musical performances, and dancing.
 


Where to Shop
Malls
The biggest malls in the province are found in the heart of Iloilo City. For your various shopping needs, head to SM City Iloilo or Robinsons Place Iloilo.
 
Pasalubong Areas
Sweets are the popular pasalubong in Iloilo. Make sure to buy some barquillos at the Original Deocampo Barquillos and biscocho at the Original Biscocho Haus. Aside from their specialties, they also offer other treats like butterscotch bars and other pastries.
 
ATMs and Money Changers
If you need to withdraw cash, there are banks and ATMs around Iloilo. Meanwhile, you'll find money changers in the major commercial and shopping districts.


Fare: PHP 1,200.00 to PHP 6,000.00
The cheapest way to get to Iloilo is via bus or ferry. Bus fares cost as cheap as PHP 700.00, exclusive of ferry fee. Meanwhile, a trip to Iloilo via 2GO Travel costs a little over PHP 1,000.00.
But if you're willing to forego the long hours of travel, flying to Iloilo via commercial airlines is the more sensible choice. One-way plane tickets cost from PHP 3,000.00 to about PHP 6,000.00 depending on the airline.
 
Food: PHP 50.00 to PHP 300.00
It does not cost much to enjoy a food trip in Iloilo. If you want to enjoy pocket-friendly meals, try eating in carinderias. Lots of fast food chains also offer value meals for those with a tight budget. If you choose to eat in a restaurant, a single meal ranges from PHP 200.00 to PHP 300.00.
 
Shopping: PHP 50.00++
A small pack of barquillos or biscocho costs less than PHP 50.00.
 
Accommodation: PHP 500.00 to PHP 4,000.00
There is a wide selection of accommodations in Iloilo. From budget inns and lodges to five-star hotels and resorts, you'll have lots to choose from when looking for a place to stay.
 
Activities: PHP 5.00++
While there are many free things to do in Iloilo, some attractions charge certain fees. The cheapest is to visit Museo Iloilo, which is only PHP 5.00. Meanwhile, for those who want to visit the ancestral homes, a tour around Nelly's Garden is PHP 200.00 per head and requires a minimum of five persons. For Camiña Balay Nga Bato, a house tour plus a cup of hot chocolate costs PHP 150.00. For PHP 200.00, you can avail of the tour with hot chocolate and pancit molo. Lastly, for PHP 500.00, you'll be able to enjoy lunch on top of the inclusive perks.
 
If you want to enjoy island hopping around Gigantes Island or Concepcion, the rates are at PHP 1,500.00 to about PHP 2,500.00 per person.
 
Other Fees and Taxes: PHP 200.00++
Terminal fees for Iloilo International Airport are PHP 200.00 for domestic flights and PHP 550.00 for international flights.


Day 1 (Iloilo City Tour)
8:00 AM Enjoy a hot bowl of La Paz batchoy at Netong's Original Special La Paz Batchoy.
9:00 AM After breakfast, head to Miag-ao.
10:30 AM Arrive in Miag-ao. See the famous Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church and say a quick prayer.
11:00 AM Have lunch at Allan's Talabahan.
12:00 PM Head to Iloilo City's Arevalo district.
1:30 PM Arrive in Arevalo. Go on the Camiña Balay nga Bato tour.
2:00 PM After the tour, head to Museo Iloilo to see the many artifacts there.
3:00 PM Walk along the streets of Calle Real and see the restored buildings along this historic street.
3:30 PM Stop at Roberto's for merienda. Make sure to order its infamous queen siopao.
4:00 PM Hang out at Jaro Plaza.
4:15 PM Visit some of of the heritage houses and take photos of their facades. You can visit Nelly's Garden, Casa Mariquit, and Ledesma Mansion.
4:45 PM Head to Iloilo River Esplanade.
5:15 PM Arrive at Iloilo River Esplanade. Take a leisurely stroll along Iloilo River Esplanade and wait for the sunset.
6:00 PM Have early dinner in one of the restaurants at Smallville Complex. Afterwards, have drinks at any of the bars that are also located there.
 
 
Day 2 (Trip to Gigantes Island)
7:00 AM Have breakfast at Jollibee or any of the fast food chains in the city before departing for Gigantes Island.
8:00 AM Head to Tagbak Terminal and board a bus going to Estancia.
8:30 AM Depart Tagbak Terminal for Estancia.
11:30 PM Arrive at Estancia Terminal. Ride a tricycle going to Estancia Port.
11:40 AM Arrive at Estancia Port.
11:45 AM Have lunch at any of the carinderias around town.
1:00 PM Hop on board a boat going to Brgy. Asluman.
3:00 PM Arrive at Brgy. Asluman in Gigantes Norte Island. Take a tricycle to your resort accommodation.
3:30 PM Arrive at your accommodation.
4:00 PM Hire a habal-habal to take you to Gigantes Norte Lighthouse.
5:00 PM After exploring, head back to your resort.
5:30 PM Feast on seafood at any of the carinderias.
 
 
Day 3 (Island Hopping around Gigantes Island)
7:00 AM Have a hearty breakfast at your resort.
8:00 AM Freshen up and prepare for your island hopping tour.
8:40 AM Ride a habal-habal to get to your boat for the island hopping tour.
9:00 AM Start with the island hopping tour. Visit amazing places like Bantigue Island, Cabugao Gamay Island, Antonia Beach, and Tangke Saltwater Lagoon.
12:00 PM Enjoy the lunch included in your tour package.
1:30 PM Continue with the island hopping tour.
5:30 PM Arrive back at your resort.
6:00 PM Enjoy leisure time around your area.
7:00 PM Have a sumptuous dinner at your resort before going to bed.


Local Weather
Iloilo is best visited during the dry season, especially if you’re going on a city or island hopping tour around Concepcion or Gigantes Island. The dry season runs from December until May, though weather is generally good all year round.
 
Health
As a precautionary measure, make sure to pack some medicines and a first aid kit in your luggage when going on a trip to Iloilo. There are a number of hospitals all over Iloilo if you need medical attention.
 
Local Phrases
Although locals understand English and Tagalog, Hiligaynon is widely spoken in Iloilo, which is why some people refer to it as the Ilonggo dialect. Here are a few Hiligaynon phrases that you may find useful on your trip:

Pila ini?- How much is this?
Palihog.- Please.
Palihog sang madali lang.- Excuse me.
Diin ang kasilyas? – Where is the bathroom?
Nadula ako. – I'm lost.
 
Tipping Practice
There is no general rule when it comes to tipping in the Philippines. Most people leave bills like PHP 20.00 or PHP 50.00.
 
Safety and Security
No matter where you are traveling, always make sure to be aware of your surroundings and take care of your belongings.