Iloilo, Panay, Philippines
Iloilo City is a city in the Philippines on the island of Panay in the Visayas. It is the provincial capital of the province of Iloilo. Iloilo is set between Iloilo and Batiano rivers forming an angle of a nose. Hence, its old name “Ilong-Ilong” which means “noselike”. Mountain ranges with peaks as high as almost 7,000 ft. provide natural boundaries between Iloilo and Antique on the west and Capiz on the north.
As a leading province during the Spanish Colonial Era, the province of Iloilo is widely known for its beautiful old world architecture similar to that of Latin American Countries. Spanish colonial Churches are amongst the well-known tourist sites in the province.
Things to See & Do
* Spanish colonial Churches – Miagao Church. Molo Church etc.
* 'Calle Real' - a street of old buildings
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 1,800,000 approx (Iloilo province)
Land Area - 4,829.1 km2 (Iloilo province)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63
Travel Links – Iloilo International Airport serves the city of Iloilo as well as the province of Iloilo. It receives flights from Cebu, Davao city and Manila and is served by 5 airlines; Air Philippines/PAL Express, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Zest Airways.
Pumboats are used for transversing the water between Guimaras Island and Iloilo city. The ferries are usually for Iloilo to Manila trips although there are Ferries that will transport people and vehicle from Iloilo to certain islands.