Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Iloilo occupies the southeast portion of Panay Island and is bordered by province of Antique to the west and province of Capiz and the Jintotolo Channel to the north. Just off Iloilo's southeast coast is the island province Guimaras, once part of Iloilo but now an independent province. Across the Panay Gulf and Guimaras Strait is Negros Occidental. Iloilo's capital is Iloilo City though the city itself is independent and not governed by the provincial government of Iloilo.
The province of Iloilo has signs of its history all over the place. Explore the stunning beaches off Carles and Estancia, and the pine trees and rice terraces in the highlands of Leon and Igbaras.
HOW TO GET THERE
AIR - There are daily flights from Manila to Iloilo. The New Iloilo Airport located in Cabatuan is 18 kilometers from the city proper and is accessible by jeepney, bus, and taxi.
LAND - You can reach Iloilo City by land from the other areas of Panay Island. There is also bus service through the RORO (roll-on roll-off) system.
SEA - Iloilo City is the province’s port of entry for sea transport and is just five minutes away from the city’s main commercial district. Ships sail to Iloilo City from Manila 12 times a week, from Zamboanga or Cagayan twice a week, and from Cebu daily. Fast crafts from Bacolod City take one hour.