1. Atrium Shopping Center
2. SM City Iloilo
3. Fiesta Favourite Souvenir
4. Robinson’s Place
5. Deco’s Pasalubong Shop
6. Mary Mart Center
7. Gaisano Iloilo
8. Central Market
9.Jaro Town Square
10. Silver Magic Gift Shop
Iloilo city is known as the City of love in the Philippines. It is located at the western part of Panay Island and composed of 1,721 barangays in its 43 towns. Iloilo is unique of its own cultural heritage, Colonial Mansions and old Churches are dotted in and around the city. It is also the centre of commerce in Panay Islands due to the rise of the Sugar Industry which is exported to neighbouring Cities and Countries. Iloilo City has its own International Airport located at Mandurria, Iloilo and a Seaport t that serves as the exit point of sugar products and millions of kilograms of fish to other provinces and Countries.
People who lives there are called Ilongo’s and Ilonga’s. The local Languages in Iloilo is Ilonggo, Hiligaynon and karay-a, but most of them can speak and understand English.
Some Ilongo’s and Ilonga’s are known as friendly, sweet and hospitable all over the world, especially to every tourist who visits the place. They offer free dishes and free drinks during fiestas which encourage lots of tourist and visitors to come here.
About 43 towns in Iloilo celebrate with its own festivals celebrated every year. January is the best month to visit Iloilo City, wherein they honour every year a fiesta called Dinagyang Festival in Honor of Patron Sto. Nino. Mostly for the tourist, local actors and actresses, people from neighbourhood cities come and witness the street dancing, colourful parades, fireworks, contests and festivals that features the rich culture and ancestral history of the city. Don’t missed also the Ati atihan festival, Paraw Regatta (Boat Racing), Pasungay Festival(bull fighting) and Carabao Race every year.
Iloilo City Historical attractions are Plaza Libertad, Museo Iloilo, Jaro and Fort San Pedro. Old Churches shines also like Guimbal Church, Tigbauan Church, Miag-ao Church and San Joaquin Church. When you go to Iloilo there are several hotels to choose, from first class hotel to a midrange class. Some of the top rated hotels in the city are Sarabia Manor Hotel, Amigo Terrace Hotel, Hotel Del Rio… There are lots of cheap hotel around the city. You can ask some taxi drivers for some cheap hotels near your place.
When you go to Iloilo there are several hotels to choose, from first class hotel to a From Manila someone can reach bohol for variety of travel option either by land, air and sea. The easiest and fastest way is thru air transportation. You can reach Iloilo for 1 hour and 15 minutes by air using a domestic flight from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Iloilo International Airport, The following airline below fly from Manila directly to Iloilo City.
1. Cebu Pacific
2. Air Philippines
3. Zest Air
4. Air Phil Express
You can also ride in a ferry boat or ship from Manila to Iloilo.
It will take about 1 day to get to Bohol. One of the famous
ship is Super ferry which cost about 1800 pesos.
Taking Bus going to Iloilol is also a good option. Many people usually choose this trip because bus have many stop over. Bus like Gasat Express and Dimple Star Express is the best, it cost about Php 1,500 for air-condition bus and 1200 for a regular Bus.