Iloilo province is a mishmash of the best things about traveling in the Philippines.
Don’t follow everything the guidebooks say, there’s more to Iloilo than a mere working city and a tourist gateway.
It has its own set of worthwhile places to visit that are still largely untouristic.
Highlights & lowlights from Detourista adventures in Iloilo.
Overlooking Jaro Cathedral and BelfryOverlooking Jaro Cathedral and Belfry in Iloilo City, Philippines
Sicogon BeachfrontTumaquin Island and Brgy. Buaya Beach in Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo
Tangke LagoonTangke Lagoon in Gigantes Sur Island, Carles, Iloilo, Philippines
Iloilo River Esplanade in Iloilo City, Philippines
Dinagyang Ati warriorsAti warriors at the Dinagyang Festival 2015, in Iloilo City, Philippines
Molo Church in Molo, Iloilo City, Philippines
Calle Real, Iloilo City, Philippines
Antonia BeachAntonia Beach in Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo, Philippines
View of Pan de Azucar from Agho IslandAgho Island facing Pan de Azucar in Iloilo, Philippines
San Joaquin ChurchSan Joaquin Church in San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines
Miagao Church in Iloilo, Philippines
Lizares Mansion, Jaro, Iloilo City, Philippines
Iloilo City and Guimaras IslandOverlooking Guimaras Island and Plaza Libertad in Iloilo City Proper, Philippines
Mount NapulakMount Napulak in Igbaras, Iloilo, Philippines
Bulubadiangan Island SandbarBulubadiangan Island Sandbar in Concepcion, Iloilo, Philippines
Nelly Garden, Jaro, Iloilo City, Philippines
Iloilo Paraw Regatta FestivalParaw Regatta Festival in Iloilo City, Philippines
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How to go to Iloilo?
Major airlines offer direct flights between Iloilo and several domestic destinations including Manila (1 hour), Cebu (30 minutes), Davao (1.5 hours), Cagayan de Oro (1 hour), General Santos (1.5 hours), and Puerto Princesa (1 hour). International flights are also available to/from Singapore (3.5 hours) and Hong Kong (2.5 hours).
Iloilo International Airport serves flights by Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.
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