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Iloilo City Travel Tips & Suggestions

I had a vacation in Iloilo City recently and was surprised with the great new look of the city. I really missed Iloilo City, I find peace of mind.
Anonymous
I miss Iloilo so much. I love the people.
angel
The city is blessed with nice scenes. If you want to see historical places, there are many century-old churches. If you're the party-goer, visit the bars and restaurants in Smallville. You'll never regret visiting this place.
hawaii
I would say Iloilo is the best place, a city of love. People in Iloilo are sweet and loving. My girl, who is from Iloilo, brought me to Iloilo last year and we experienced the most beautiful event, the Dinagyang Festival. I really enjoyed it!
German guy
Iloilo is the only place I love. I am from Iloilo and working abroad, and I always miss being home as I feel more peace. I've always loved the hospitality of Ilonggos that most tourists love most.
jenny
The accommodations are nice, clean, and affordable. The food, shopping, and people are nice. Iloilo is the place.
Anonymous
Try to visit Marbuena Island in Ajuy -- an ideal place to relax and appreciate God's wonderful creations as you trek along its forest trail where you can find fruit bats filled up the trees. It's a perfect place for snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, and of course, a great weekend getaway!
Anonymous
Iloilo is so perfect -- I'm packing my bags here in Manila and will try to live there indefinitely.
Anonymous
I've visited the Philippines many times, but I've found Iloilo is the best place to go to and enjoy my time. It's a wonderful place.
nader
Iloilo is the best place. The people are very friendly.
Anonymous
It is so beautiful.
jho
Iloilo is a wonderful place. I've been there so many time since when I was in college. There are lots of bazaars and good restaurants, especially Breaktrough and Marina restaurant. The food is super delicious. After seven years, I went back to Iloilo -- a lot of places are different. I am only saying Iloilo is the best.
Anonymous
Iloilo is so nice to visit -- people there are really friendly. I felt so nice when I saw their beaches. Come and see!
Anonymous
Iloilo is a part of my life. I'll never forget the moments when I was there in Iloilo. Now, Iloilo is gradually progressing and everything is changing, especially the beaches. I'm happy for that.
Anonymous
I've been to visit in Arevalo Beach, so delicious is the seafood. But I've observed they're not maintaining the cleanliness along the beach -- it's so dirty.
Anonymous
Iloilo is not what it used to be. It is changing hopefully for the better. It is going through some growing pains. I miss the J.M. Basa and Iznart streets of old or at least of the seventies. Today those bazaars and good restaurants are mostly gone. The business centers have shifted towards what is known as the diversion road going to Manduriao.
Anonymous
Iloilo city is the best and a peaceful city where you enjoy staying. You can enjoy your night alone with the romantic place in Marina Restaurant with a live band performing every night. I can say I found my peace of mind in Iloilo City during my stay.
Anonymous
Iloilo and its nearby municipalities is one of my favorite laid back places in the world. Now all we have to do us jazz up the beach and riverfronts a bit. Iloilo has a potential to become the country's New Orleans. We have our own long standing traditions and infrastructure. What we need is a marketing plan to make Iloilo and its traditions strong enough to rival that of Davao.
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I am a true blooded Iloilo born in La Paz, I have been away sixteen years. When I went for a vacation last year, I was surprised to see how different the city is. In Jaro gone are the days of the sugar barons. My observation was that the Chinese have taken over the city. For having a good time, anybody can enjoy Iloilo, it's still one of the best places to go in the Philippines.
Anonymous
Iloilo is really the best place to be. The people are very kind and fun to be with. The sites in Iloilo are also very interesting -- especially the ancestral houses. Truly, Iloilo is the home of the sweetest people on Earth.
Anonymous
I truly patronize my kind, being an ilonggo. It's the best place you can live -- fresh food, beaches, good life, and a stress-free environment.
Anonymous
The downtown core of J.M. Basa Street is not the same anymore. The big bazaars and department stores are gone. Yuhum Bookstore and the China Arts are example of stores that are closed forever. The malls located outside the city core have taken whatever business the downtown stores had. In its place are karaoke bars offering drinks and GROs. If you are a visitor you will not know the difference. You will think that the karaoke bars have been there forever. I think it is good for the visitors and the hospitality girls. The bars could be well regulated and policed.
Anonymous
I was born in Jaro and I do not want to say unkind words about Iloilo City. I was in the city during the January 2006 Dinagyang. The day before was called Kasadyahan Day and downtown Iloilo was closed to traffic. I stayed in a hotel close to the downtown core. I took a walk with a friend along J.M. Basa Street and was surprised by the condition of what used to be the main street of Iloilo City. Many of the old stores and bazaars (landmarks) I used to shop at were closed and out of business.
Alex Martinez
Iloilo City is a nice and peaceful place to stay, not much traffic compared to Manila. You just know where to go and u will enjoy ur stay. I've been there so many times and its cheaper compared to Manila.
Anonymous
Iloilo City has great malls, movie theaters and beaches... definitely a place to visit!
Anne
I visited some friends in Iloilo last month. It's truly a pretty little town with lots of good food, old churches and really nice people. When you're in Iloilo, you may also want to travel to Boracay, which is only 5 hours by bus. It's the best beach I've ever been to.
Tina
Iloilo City is the real "Queen City of the South". Iloilo is a wonderfully combined old Spanish city and an ultra-modern metropolis. Turly, Iloilo has a charm of its own.
Anonymous
Of course Iloilo City is a nice place, but the nearest beach "Arevalo" I found to be dirty. So many people living near the beach just throw their garbage around. It was so disgusting on my last visit. I'm hoping in the future the government will give new settlement to the people and looking forward within several years maybe it'll be nice to have a walk along the beach.
Anonymous
I've been to Iloilo several times and the place is just wonderful. The food is great, especially the batchoy with puto. Lunch at the Iloilo supermart foodcourt is fun and affordable. I miss the bangos and raw fish kinilaw.
Anonymous
The nicest thing about Iloilo city, is the hospitality of the Ilonggos. They're one of a kind!!! Also try the crab meat of Breakthrough it's super delicious and the Kansi (bulalo). Lami guid!!!
Rey Dionela
Iloilo City is a wonderful place. See and experience their Dinagyang festival, really wondrous and fun. Iloilo City is a nice place with so many beaches... when you go northern part try to visit the Marbuena beach, you will really appreciate the wonders God made.
Anonymous
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