I have been wanting to visit Iloilo so bad because I want to try the original Batchoy. And luckily I have an opportunity to have a quick visit in Iloilo. Aside from Batchoy, Iloilo is also famous for its wide range of churches in the city. It is also the first to be a rural city in Panay island, no wonder the city has many shopping malls, establishments – restaurant, bar, hotels etc. and a big airport.
Going to Iloilo via Manila:
Domestic direct flight from Manila to Iloilo is about 1 hr plane ride via CebuPac and PAL.
If you want a quick stop to Guimaras you may do so as it is only less than an hour away from the airport going to the port of Guimaras.
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Because I only have 2 days to explore this beautiful city and I was really exhausted from my 5 days tour in Antique, a better way to relax and have a good night sleep is to stay at SEDA ATRIA ILOILO. SEDA is a Filipino word for “silk”. This hotel is considered as a 4-star hotel and already operating for 1 year in Atria Iloilo.
What I love about my room is that it have a contemporary, minimalist and very homey design that anyone will not want to get off their bed as its very comfortable with a soft duvet and very cool a/c. Well, I cannot do that coz I have limited time to discover Iloilo. My room costs around 4,000 PHP / 87.00 USD. Equipped with King size bed, seating area, computer table, coffee and tea maker, complete toiletries and enough size bathroom, with 40-inch LED tv and 2 bedside lamps.
For bookings at Seda Atria, please call 506 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Other Seda hotels are located in Metro Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and Laguna, with much more in development in selected destinations in the Philippines.
As I said earlier, I am anticipating to try the famous and original Batchoy here in Iloilo but aside from Batchoy, Iloilo is also known for Biscocho and other delicacies like Butterscotch, Mango tarts and a lot more.
While walking alone around the downtown I was able to see and appreciate these old structures in Iloilo. Some became a building establishments while others are government offices.
Atria is just beside my hotel – SEDA and I had lunch at Misono, a Japanese restaurant that offers affordable value meals. I ordered pork tonkatsu for only 99 pesos with free iced tea. Not the best tonkatsu but it fills my hungry tummy from my 2-hr ride from Antique to Iloilo.
I had dinner at Netong’s in Atria Seda. For only 90 pesos I have a special Batchoy with noodle soup, pork strips, egg, and chicharon.
Found this local food along the streets of downtown – I actually have no idea what this is but it looks yummy, though!
The Miag-ao Church or also known as Sto. Thomas de Villanueva Parish is a Catholic church found in Miagao Iloilo. One of the famous Roman Catholic church in Iloilo for its beautiful intricate design.
I will still have to go back in Iloilo probably next year to explore more the city and see other churches and tourist spots here. It was short trip yet I was able to see the beauty of this city (at least for a day).