March 7, 2015

Camiña Balay nga Bato in Iloilo ~ A Travel Back in Time

 
Are you looking for an experience, that brings together culture, heritage and authentic Ilonggo cuisine?
 
Is YES, then do drop by Camiña Balay nga Bato.
 
A trip to Camiña is like a step back in time (Oh don't worry there is no "mumu").
 
 
We were amazed at the well preserved house, built more than 100 years ago .
 
The good condition of the house and all the antique furniture is wonderful ~ and hard not to admire.
 
 
 
 
 

Guided tours are offered at P150/pax inclusive of their special tsokolate (honestly one of the best I have had).   
 

 
Thick hot tsokolate batirol!
 

If you are travelling in a group of 5 or more, you may want to try the tour package with tsokolate and pancit molo or take a full lunch. Alas, we had to settle for just the "tsokolate" since it was just me and hubby.  But from the pictures I have seen on their website, food looks delicious. 

 
 
Taken from Camina Balay nga Bato FB page.

 
 
 
Camiña Balay nga Bato is located at 20 Osmeña Street and is open Mondays-Sunday 8am  to 6pm.
 
To go there you can take the jeepney going to Oton and alight near Plaza Arevalo.  For a more convenient transportation, I suggest taking a cab, this would cost you roughly P150 and will take you there faster. 
 
 
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Taken from Camina Balay nga Bato FB page.



You may also want to check the rest of our adventure to beautiful Iloilo and captivating Guimaras:
Part I - GUIMARAS - ILOILO TRIP
Part II - GUIMARAS - ILOILO TRIP
 

21 comments:

  1. Will look back on your posts for an Iloilo IT!
    Thanks for this!!

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  2. Wow! This makes me want to go to Iloilo now. really! :) Di bale someday.. Guimaras also is on my list also.. Sana sana.. :)

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    1. If you are going to Iloilo, a Guimaras sidetrip (at least a day) is a must. It is just 15 minutes by ferry from Iloilo.

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  3. i love visiting places like this, mental note for my next trip to iloilo! :)

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    1. Hi Sis! Yes it was nice. I love heritage tour myself.

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  4. We've never been to Iloilo... But, have heard na a lot of nice stories about the place.. Good on you! :)

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    1. Hi Millie, yup, I was happy to take this trip with hubby. It was nice and very romantic "wink-wink".

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  5. I'd include this in my bucket list. We went to Iloilo 2 years ago but we were not able to visit this heritage site.

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    1. We were only there for a day, so I had to choose where to go. We missed alot of places. We hope to be back soon.

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  6. Hope that I can visit IloIlo too, I really want to go to Guimaras

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    1. Hi Anna, i fell in love with Guimaras. It it a hidden gem waiting to be polished. The beaches are pristine and virgin... Iloilo meanwhile is a charming melt of the old and new.... , oh plus the mangoes are GREAT!!!

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  7. That chocolate drink made me crave for something chocolatey. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of Iloilo. I've been there once but for a work trip so I didn't enjoy much.

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    1. Hi Sis, i wasn't kidding when I said it is one of the best I have had.

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  8. Nice house- sure will have this on my next Iloilo trip.-MacySantos

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    1. Hi Macy, thanks for dropping by. The place is awesome. The owners did a good job preserving the place. I bet food is great too. Ilonggos are wonderful cooks, too bad it was only me and hubby, the minimum for a compete lunch/dinner set up is 10 pax.

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  9. Good thing this house is preserved and maintained. Made us appreciate our history and culture.

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    1. Hi Sis, it was a nice and educational experience. One other place were we had so much historical appreciation was in our trip to Las Casas in Bataan.
      Sharing here our Las Casas trip...
      http://juvyann19.blogspot.com/2013/02/las-casas-filipinas-de-acuzar-step-back.html

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  10. Looks like the house has some great history. I hope I can visit one of these days.

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    1. Yes pretty awesome place. And well preserved too.

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  11. The place looks lovely. I love visiting old houses :)

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