Iloilo is a province that has plenty to offer tourists in terms of natural, historical or cultural attractions. You’ll easily fill your itinerary even if you’re only staying for a few days.
Like many other provinces in the region, Iloilo has beautiful beaches and islands you can visit as a day trip from its districts. One of the most famous destinations is the Islas de Gigantes. Located in Carles (northern part of Iloilo), this group of islands has stunning white sand shores and cerulean waters. The places often included in itineraries are Cabugao Gamay, Tangke Lagoon, and Antonia Beach. Tangke Lagoon has emerald waters surrounded by rock formations. Cabugao Gamay is probably the most famous attraction in the group; its photo is most likely the one you’ll see when you search for Gigantes.
If you can’t get enough of the beach, Concepcion Islands is another place to add to your itinerary. Some of the noteworthy destinations when you visit include the sandbar (Bulubadiangan), Malangabang and Pan de Acuzar, just to name a few.
Iloilo’s proximity to Guimaras also makes it the first stop for tourists visiting the latter. One of the towns in Guimaras is only a short boat ride away. You can visit some of the attractions in Guimaras as a day trip from Iloilo if you start early enough.
The province also has a number of historical and cultural attractions that provide visitors with a glimpse of its storied past. The city has heritage sites that mingle with malls, restaurants, and new houses. The buildings along Calle Real and Plaza Libertad will take you back in time. You can also find remnants of Spanish times when you see the centuries-old churches in nearby Molo and Jaro.
If you’re looking for a comfortable resort to stay in Iloilo, you’ll have several options. Your choice will depend on what you’re looking for (beach, culture and/or history). Here are the highly recommended resorts in Iloilo by Agoda users as of July 2018, in no particular order.
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Urban Sands Iloilo Hotel
# 17 M. H. del Pilar Street, Molo, Iloilo
Bearland Paradise Resort
Tan Pael Subdivision, Barangay Tan Pael, Tigbauan, Iloilo
Adhara Boutique Resort
J.C. Zulueta Street, Poblacion South, Oton, Villa Arevalo, Iloilo
Sheridan Boutique Resort
Barangay Buray, Oton, Mandurriao, Iloilo
Mo2 Westown Hotel and Resort
Glicerio T. Pison Benigno Aquino Drive, Mandurriao, Iloilo
Solina Beach and Nature Resort
Barangay Guinticgan, Carles, Iloilo, Philippines, City Proper, Iloilo
Fleur de Liz Inn
Bangga Dama Bolong Oeste, Santa Barbara, Iloilo
Photos above were provided by the resorts via Agoda.