The Philippines is one of the famous holiday destinations among the tourist. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines is Iloilo. Iloilo is a province located in the region of Western Visayas in the Philippines. Iloilo occupies a major southeast portion of the Visayan island of Panay and is bordered by the province of Antique to the west, Capiz to the north, the Jintotolo Channel to the northeast, the Guimaras Strait to the east, and the Iloilo Strait and Panay Gulf to the southwest. Just off Iloilo's southeast coast is the island province of Guimaras, once part of Iloilo but now an independent province. Across the Panay Gulf and Guimaras Strait is Negros Occidental, occupying the northwestern half of the larger island of Negros. Iloilo's capital is Iloilo City, though the city itself is independent and not governed by the provincial government itself.
The climate in Iloilo is tropical year-round with an average temperature of 29-35 degrees Celsius. Iloilo or Philippines has only two seasons which is wet and dry seasons where rainfall can be heavy during the wet or monsoon season and humidity during the hotter months can be high. The best time to visit Iloilo would be between December to February when the weather is warmer with occasional showers. During this season, the sun shines bright resulting clear skies with the winds blow gently suitable for outdoor activities. The off-peak season is between July to September where the climate during that season is unpredictable and typhoons can sometimes occur anytime. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather reports before going to this town. During this season you will find better flight tickets and hotel deals.
1. Bacolod – Silay Airport
It is the main airport that serves the general area of the Bacolod Metropolitan Area. It is just 15 kilometres northeast of Bacolod city. Since it is an international airport, Bacolod – Silay Airport is the busiest airport serving the Negros Island area. The airlines that operate in this airport is Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines, with the later provide an international route to Seoul, South Korea as its seasonal flights. Bacolod – Silay Airport has many interesting shops and eateries within the airport so you can shop or dine in while waiting for the plane to arrive or depart. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in Bacolod – Silay Airport for the visitors.
2. Iloilo International Airport
Iloilo International Airport is the fifth largest airport in the Philippines. You can fly to 9 destinations with five airlines in scheduled passenger traffic. The route with the most departures is the route to Manila with an average of 117 flights from Iloilo every week which is over 59% of all weekly departures. There are international flights to Singapore and Hong Kong. Cebu Pacific Air is the largest airline here by counting the number of departures with around 93 scheduled take-offs every week. The second largest operator from Iloilo is Philippine Airlines. The aircraft types with most scheduled flights are the Airbus A31X/32X and the Bombardier Dash 8. Iloilo International Airport has many interesting shops and eateries within the airport so you can shop or dine in while waiting for the plane to arrive or depart. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available at Iloilo International Airport for the visitors.
Iloilo’s climate is under the hot sun for most of the time. Usually, it will be warm and sunny throughout the years with little rains except for typhoon season which the weather can be unpredictable with heavy rains and thunderstorm. The average maximum temperature in Iloilo is around 27 and 33 degree Celsius while the average minimum is about 20 and 24 degree Celsius. While around December to February will be the peak of seasons because it will be the warm and pleasant season of the year. If you plan to visit Iloilo during this season make sure you book your flight and hotel early as both fill up quickly.
1. Miag-ao Church - The Miagao Church also known as the Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines. The church was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 11 December 1993 together with San Agustin Church in Manila; Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Church in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur; and San Agustin Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines, a collection of four Baroque Spanish-era churches. This place is a nice place for those who like to learn about the history of Iloilo province.
2. Bulabog Putian National Park - Bulabog Puti-an National Park is a protected rain forest area known for being a living museum of flora and fauna. Hundreds of local and foreign tourists visit the 847 eco-tourism park to immerse in the area's natural attractions such as its various forms of wildlife and more than 30 caves. It is located within the municipalities of San Enrique and Dingle.
3. Iloilo Golf and Country Club - The Iloilo Golf Course and Country Club is the oldest golf course in South East Asia. It all began in the 1850s when the British, led by Iloilo-based Vice Consul Nicholas Loney known today as the “Father of the Philippine Sugar Industry." It is a must go place for the golf enthusiast.