October 19, 2016

Iloilo and Guimaras Travel Guide

Iloilo and Guimaras Travel Guide

Concepcion, Iloilo

Iloilo is one of the provinces occupying the Panay island in Visayas. It is known for its old Spanish churches where one is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, island destinations and of course the origin of La Paz Batchoy.

How To Get There

Iloilo can be reached by plane from Manila and travel time takes 1 hour. There are also flights from Cebu, Davao, Hong Kong and Singapore via Cebu Pacific. For the flight schedules, visit cebupac’s website.

Note: Iloilo guide maps are available at the Tourism desk inside the Airport.

Where To Stay

We stayed at a budget hotel, Urban Inn, located near the La Paz Public Market. We chose this hotel due to its accessibility to public transportation. It’s also decent and very affordable; we got our room for 560/night/person with free breakfast. The room was clean, so are the sheets.

What To Do

Island hopping in Concepcion

Bulubudiangan Island

Agho Island

Lumpatan Island 

Guimaras Day Tour

Alubihod Beach

Iloilo City Walk and Jeepney Tour

Molo church

Iloilo Eats

Netong's La Paz Batchoy

How To Get Around

As compared to other provinces in the country, getting around Iloilo by public transportation is easy and convenient.  We roamed around the city via jeepneys and used the bus to get to Concepcion.

Tranpo Tips:

Airport shuttle

There are airport shuttles (vans) bound for SM Iloilo located in the parking lot of the airport. Fare is Php 50 and travel time is 30 minutes.

Jeep to Ceres Terminal (Tagbak)

Walk across the street from SM Iloilo and look for Leganes bound jeepneys. Tell the driver to drop you off at Ceres Terminal in Tagbak. Fare is Php 10 and travel time is around 10-15 minutes.  

Jaro-CPU Jeepneys

Jeeps with this signboard pass along Jaro Plaza (which is a walking distance to Jaro Cathedral and Belfry), Gaisano Mall, Museo Iloilo and Calle Real.


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