PART II - ILOILO
Day 3 ~ Iloilo
- 9:30am - Left Jannah Glycel the same way we got in (via tricycle to Jordan Wharf, ferry to Ortiz Wharf, then by taxi to our Iloilo hotel).
We arranged with our Ortiz Wharf taxi for half day tour of Iloilo. It was a bit expensive than taking the jeepney, but definitely more convenient and time efficient.
Kuya John (Cellphone # 0929-2286722/ 0926-9196319) our taxi driver, cum tour guide is very versed on the tourist areas in Iloilo. Again like Sauro, he was very helpful in making the most out of our vacation. In case you need assistance transfers in Iloilo, you can give him a call anytime.
- 11am - Arrived at Injap Hotel. Injap is located in front of SM Iloilo. Kuya John waited for us, as we checked-in our baggage.
- Lunch at Breakthrough. Perfectly located by the beach. Breakthrough serves delicious and affordable Ilongo dishes ~ house specialties are seafood of course.
Top: Miag-ao Church;
- Miag-ao Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site, by far one of the most beautiful churches I have set foot on. Also known as the Miag-ao Fortress Church since it served as a defensive tower of the town against Muslim raids.
- Guimbal Church - 400-year-old church made of yellow adobe and coral stones, one of the oldest in the country.
- Camina Balay nga Bato - a 2 storey heritage principalia house. A tour cost P150/pax inclusive of the most delicious hot chocolate, I have ever tasted.
- 4:30pm - Back at the hotel to freshen up.
- 5:30pm - Dinner at Ponsyon (also by Breakthrough) at Plazuela. Plazuela is a small commercial center with lots of restaurants to choose from.
- 6:30pm - Evening stroll at Esplanade. Cheezy!!!
- 9pm - We ended the night with coffee and tea at Small Ville.
Day 4 ~ Departure from Iloilo.
(Flights were delayed as usual, although reason this time around is air traffic congestion in Manila).
- 8am - Breakfast at Horizon Café (21st floor of Injap Hotel). Breakfast is just so-so, but it was just okay as it came free with our hotel package.
- 9am - Mass at SM Iloilo
- 11am - Merienda at Ted's Old Timer La Paz Batchoy (I can't possibly let go of the chance to taste Iloilo's famous batchoy).
- 12nn - Back to hotel, check out and go to the airport.
What will I miss about Iloilo?
- The FOOD! So love Ilongo food, I think I gained 2lbs in my 2 days stay in Iloilo.
- The Esplanade concept, is great. A safe, clean place to walk and jog and keep your tots busy.
- Easy commute ~ stress-free driving . Would love to drive here.
- Clean environment. I do hope they can keep it as such.
YES, we will be back :)
Please check also Part I of our GUIMARAS-ILOILO trip.