Sol y Mar Family Beach Resort

The rustic charm of this resort in Tigbauan, Iloilo makes it fun and family-friendly.

By TravelBook
June 04, 2012

The Sol Y Mar Family Beach Resort in Tigbauan, Iloilo lives up to its name, giving its guests family friendly accommodations that allow them to enjoy "sol" (sun) and "mar" (sea). Established in 1992, the beachfront property is situated less than an hour away from the town proper, and is easily accessible from the airport with the resort's airport transport service. Sol Y Mar's accommodations are built to look like native nipa huts, but are equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning and Wi-Fi access. The rooms are furnished to accommodate two to four people, but most of the beds have pull-outs underneath, which is convenient for families with children.

Sol y Mar has its own restaurant within the resort grounds and the picnic sheds and events area allow for the relaxed ambience provided by al fresco dining. The restaurant serves Filipino fare, including several well-loved traditional dishes, such as pork sisig and chicken inasal. The picnic sheds along the beach can accommodate groups of 10 to 20 people who want to spend the day at the resort.

Aside from enjoying the beach, guests can also work out at the resort's fitness center or avail of the resort's massage service.

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How to Get There:

Direct flights from Manila and Cebu to Iloilo City are available from airline carriers Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Airphil Express. Zest Air also has flights to Iloilo from Manila.

From the Iloilo City Airport, take the Tigbauan, Guimbal, or Miagao jeepney to Tigbauan, which is 30 to 45 minutes away from the city proper. Sol Y Mar Beach Resort is located along the National Highway.

Alternatively, travelers can take a taxi from the airport directly to the resort. An agreement on the fee must be made with the cab driver in this case, since many cab drivers are unwilling to use their cab meters for trips outside the city.


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