Iloilo is a province of the Philippines famous for its remarkable tourist spots. It is one of the Tourism Hub in the county which most of its destinations were featured in local and international travel magazines and agencies. The most visited tourist attractions in the province includes pristine islands, pure white sand beaches, historical churches and museums among the rest. As the 7th richest provinces in the country, tourists may choose stay from budget to high-end hotels and resorts.
The province of Iloilo belongs to the Western Visayas Region situated on the southeast part of Panay Island. It is bordered by Capiz (north), Guimaras Strait (east), Iloilo Strait & Panay Gulf (southwest) and Antique (west). More than 2,300,000 total residents of the province speak in Ilonggo, Kinaray-a, Filipino and English Languages. Iloilo City is its capital.
If you are planning a solo adventure or a family vacation, Iloilo offers vast options of places to visit. Check out the most popular tourist spots in Iloilo below.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Iloilo
1. Cabugao Gamay
Cabugao Gamay is one of the best tourist spots in Iloilo which is part of Islas de Gigantes, an archipelago on the northern portion of the province. Coined as the “Selfie Island“, it is the most photographed island in Islas de Gigantes. It features a hill covered with thick vegetation and a rock formation on one end while both are being connected by a spectacular sandbar dotted with coconut trees. Atop the rock formation serves as the viewing area that offers 360° view of the entire island, neighboring islands and the vast sea.
Cabugao Gamay is located in Islas de Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo.
2. Tangke Lagoon
Tangke Lagoon is an enchanting tourist destination in the province of Iloilo. It is a natural saltwater lagoon or pool hidden in the steep cliffs on the southern tip of Gigantes Sur, one of the largest islands that comprises Islas de Gigantes. It is a wide lagoon with emerald clear waters suitable for swimming while the area is surrounded by picturesque rock formations with notable greenery. The natural lagoon is being fed by sea water through a small opening which the water volume depends on the tide (sea levels). Outside the lagoon over the limestone karst are some perfect sites for cliff jumping down the sea water below.
Tangke Lagoon is situated in Islas de Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo.