Located in Panay Island in the Philippines and is known for a few colonial houses and churches coming from the Spanish times, Iloilo is a wonderful place to visit. It showcases remarkable and nostalgic settings, things, and memories. It also has a lot of hotels and places that can accommodate tourists in all sizes. Here are some of the things that you can do while in Iloilo.
A City Tour
Because the city of Iloilo is a tourist hub, you should not miss its wonderful spots by roaming around the city. It has the best restaurants, hotels, shopping venues, and night gimmicks that will surely make your stay worthwhile. It is also the home of Dinagyang Festival, historical places, and delicious seafood dishes.
A Food Tour
Savor a food tour in the former Queen City of the South. Their food has been the leading attraction and in fact, the locals would most probably take you to a restaurant or cook a recipe so you could taste an Ilonggo meal if they discover that you are a first-time visitor in the place. Don’t miss out its signature dishes, the La Paz Batchoy and Pancit Molo.
Attend a Festival
Prepare yourselves in January because Dinagyang Festival is never to be missed! It is a religious and cultural festival that makes Iloilo a big venue for a celebration. The graceful Dinagyang Ati performers will entertain you as they occupy the city streets and move in sync to the pace of the drum beats. Aside from that, the city is also host to many other festivals such as the Paraw Regatta Festival, Chinese New Year, and many more.
A Visit on the Heritage Sites
They are a lot of heritage sites in Iloilo that are actually scattered around the city. Do not miss visiting some of it in between food trips and festivals. Surely, no one will ever regret a visit in Iloilo.