RESIDENTS of North and Central Luzon should express gratitude to Air Asia Philippines — they don’t have to experience heavy traffic in Metro Manila to visit Iloilo.
The multi-awarded low-cost airline offers regular flights to Iloilo City via the Clark International Airport.
You can do a lot of things in Iloilo. But it would be best if you concentrate on tasting their food and visiting old churches and homes.
Try the Iloilo’s famous Batchoy courtesy of Netong’s. Don’t forget to drink coffee or other hot and cold drinks at the Madge Coffee at the public market. I had a hot chocolate and it was superb. Their well-known restaurants are Breakthrough and Tatoy’s.
The trip will only be complete if you visit the old and historical churches of Iloilo. They are the San Joaquin Church, Guimbal Church and Miag-ao Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Then there is also the feminish church, Saint Anne Parish, and the Jaro Cathedral and it belfry.
Treat your imaginations of the past by exploring the old houses such as the Molo Mansion, Casa Mariquit and Camina Balay na Bato.
There is a bonus once you are already in Iloilo. You can have a side-trip to Guimaras province – the island that fits your taste. It’s only 15-minutes by boat from Iloilo. Taste the world-famous mangoes and explore the white sand beaches of the province. Try out the Andana Resort in Guimaras if you want to have a taste of affordable luxury.
What are you waiting for? Book your flights now and explore Iloilo – plus Guimaras. (30)