Top 10 Tourist Spots in Capiz

Capiz is one of the provinces of the Philippines situated in Panay Island bestowed with enchanting tourist spots. It may be surrounded with more prominent and renowned tourist attractions of the nearby provinces, Capiz has its own fascinating natural beauty worth visiting. Along the coasts of the province are the grey sand beaches lined up with seafood restaurants and accommodations. Further off its coasts are stunning islands best for beach hopping and scuba diving. While inland destinations includes museums, old churches, ecoparks, falls and a lot more.

The province of Capiz belongs to the Western Visayas Region. It is bordered by Aklan (northwest), Iloilo (south), Antique (west) and Sibuyan Sea (north). More than 760,000 total residents of the province speak in Capiznon, Hiligaynon, Aklanon, Filipino and English Languages.

From adventure trekking, beach hopping and scuba diving to visiting museums, old churches, there are plenty of places to visit and things to do in the province. Known as the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines“, savour its seafood cuisines in your travel meals. Check out the list of most visited tourist spots in Capiz below.

Top 10 Tourist Spots in Capiz

1. Baybay Beach

1. Baybay Beach Capiz

Photo courtesy of Carl Zedrick Lim

Baybay Beach is one of the best tourist spots in Capiz which is a favorite weekend destination among locals and foreign travelers. The beach features a 7-kilometer long stretch of soft black sand and calm seawater (most of the time) facing the Sibuyan Sea. It is a great spot for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking but another main reason why most people visit here are the delicious sea food dishes being served in an array of beachfront restaurants. Fascinating sunset is also best viewed here.

Baybay Beach is located in Roxas City, Capiz.

2. Olotayan Island

2. Olotayan Island Roxas City

Photo courtesy of Patricia Gamban

Olotayan Island is a 53-hectare island in Capiz abundant in greenery surrounded by clear emerald sea waters teeming with marine life and pockets of white sand beaches. It is the best site for snorkeling, scuba diving and beach bumming with its notable white sand beaches mixed with crush corals and seashells. It is an inhabited island yet it seems like it’s in raw form since the locals are taking good care of the island. The name of the island comes from the native words “olo” which means head and “tyan” which means stomach and has a popular legend behind.

Olotayan Island is situated in Roxas City, Capiz.


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