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A first-class municipality in the province of Isabela, Roxas is the business center of Isabela’s Mallig Plains Region – comprised of Mallig, Roxas, Quezon, San Manuel, Aurora, Quirino, and Burgos municipalities – and is a productive agricultural hub. In fact, locals refer to Roxas as the “Pinakbet Bowl of the North” due to its large-scale production of vegetables. Those familiar with the song Bahay Kubo will most likely find all the vegetables mentioned in the lyrics in Roxas. Rice, corn and root crops also grow abundantly in the area.
The Kalingas were the first to settle in Roxas, followed by the Ilocanos; their language is widely spoken in the area. In July 1948, President Elpidio Quirino named the municipality once known as Barrio Vira after his predecessor Manuel Roxas.
The fastest and most convenient way to get to Roxas is by air. You can fly to Roxas, Isabela via Cauayan.
Victory Liner and Five Star have buses traveling to and from Isabela province. Travel time from Manila is approximately 8 to 9 hours. There are also bus lines traveling to Isabela from the northern provinces such as Baguio.
Ride a jeepney or charter a tricycle to take you around the municipality.
Right across the stately Roxas Municipal Hall is Roxas Freedom Park; it is the focal point of the area.
At the back of the Roxas Municipal Hall is Roxas Astrodome, which can seat up to 6,000 people.
When in Roxas, plan a day hike to see and swim in Burubur Falls. It’s one of the province’s natural wonder.
If you’re staying in the town proper, take a leisurely stroll in one of these parks: Roxas Freedom Park, Barangay Park, or Children’s Park. Then, go bargain hunting at Uno Factory Outlet. Shop for handicrafts, delicacies, and agricultural products at the Pasalubong Center. End the day with a spa treatment at Sparadise Beauty and Wellness.
If you have more time to spare, bring the whole family to Lado Del Rio Resort; relax in one of the cabanas while watching the kids have a blast in the swimming pool.
Xentro Mall has the popular food chains like Mang Inasal, Chowking, and Jollibee as well as kiosks serving snacks.
Fun fact: Roxas is the only non-city in Isabela that has its own Jollibee. The others are in the cities of Santiago and Cauayan. Meanwhile, Kumpares at Roxas Isabela serves chicken and pork barbecue and hearty beef pares.
Night-time pursuits are few and far between in laid-back Roxas. Grab dinner and catch a late night movie at Xentro Mall before calling it a day.
Located right at the heart of downtown Roxas, you’ll feel right at home at Dreamwave Hotel, which has 26 well-appointed, Wi-Fi connected rooms.
Along the National Highway is Campos Verde Hotel, a lodge where one can spend the night before traveling further into Roxas and beyond.