The beauty and charm of the province of Iloilo cannot be denied. The province itself is among the ranks of the country’s primary and leading centers of commerce, production and culture. Its characteristics as the depository of artistic and architectural heritage, the potentiality of growth in aquaculture and as a discovery of untouched tourist spots provide an appeal very enticing and definitely should not be missed by any tourist planning to visit the Philippines. Iloilo is situated on the southwestern part of the tip of the island of Panay flanked by the Iloilo River and the Guimara Straight.
Best Places in Iloilo
Iloilo is blessed with wonderful historical heritage and natural wonders. As tourists, these following places are the excellent spots to visit in Iloilo. The island of Sicogon offers palm laden isle with white sand beaches and is located five kilometers away frim Estancia municipal proper. Janiuay Cemetey, which is thirty-two kilometers away from the Iloilo Citym is a Spanish-Filipino built memorial park made of fossil rocks and cut stones and showcases two Gothic entries and three impressive stairways. The Miag-ao Church or the Jaro Cathedral has been a national landmark since 1973 and its architectural design is a suggestive of the Aztecs. This church is also the Archbishop’s seat. Museo Iloilo is a place where collections and compilations of historical and cultural heritage of Iloilo are well kept or preserved for public viewing. These artifacts include war relics and mementos (such as a sunken British ship), Filipino carvings during the Spanish regime, pottery from ancient trade transactions (with Siam, Annam and China), Stone Age burial sites, jewelry, fossils and native pottery. Absolutely, there is no such thing as lag time in Iloilo City.
In response to the overwhelming influx of tourists and visitors coming, going, staying for good and doing business, the local government boosts its tourism potentiality by supporting travel and tours agencies. One of the noted travel agency in the city is the Amigo Travel and Tours Corporation. This travel bureau is located at the Ground Floor Carlos Young Building Solis St., Iloilo City and has helped a lot of tourists regarding accommodation and travel routine. The grandeur of Iloilo is simply irresistible. With the power and the usefulness of the internet, booking a tour in the exciting city of Iloilo is just a few clicks away. Everyday is a great day to enjoy the brilliance of the city of Iloilo.