“Seafood Capital of the Philippines”


       Capiz is a 1st class province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Roxas City and is located at the northeastern portion of Panay Island, bordering Aklan and Antique to the west, and Iloilo to the south. Capiz faces the Sibuyan Sea to the north. Capiz is known for the Placuna placenta oyster shell that has the same name locally and is used for decoration and making lampshades, trays, window doors. Likewise, the province is known as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines.

 

Credited Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capiz
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GETTING THERE
By Air: There are daily flights from Manila to Roxas City, Capiz.

By Land: From Iloilo City, Capiz is two hours y awaby bus or private car.

By Sea: The ferry from Manila may take 16 hours. The terminal is at Culasi Port in Roxas City. From Banica Port, boats go to Mandaon, Masbate.

 

GETTING AROUND
Busses, jeepneys, public utility vans (PUV’s) ply the main streets and smaller roads between the different towns in Capiz.The province has a well-developed system of road networks connecting to highways.It is easy to get around the different towns as well as to nearby provinces in the Panay Island.Fares are fixed and inexpensive except for taxicabs which have metered fare.Capiz is the first to have meter-issuing-receipt taxicabs outside NAIA.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Capiznon
  • Tagalog
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Mussel Farm
  • Birthplace of Manuel Roxas
  • Biggest bell in Soralutheast Asia (Sta. Monica Church )
  • Agtalin Shrine
  • Baybay Beach
  • Mantalinga Island
  • Buntod Beach
  • Olotayan Island
  • Island of Napti
  • Pangilatan Eco-Tourism Park
  • Hinulugan Falls
  • Quipot Cave
  • Pilar Cave
  • Suhot Cave
  • Mangrove Eco-park
  • Hortus Botanicos

LET’S GO TRY

  • Old Bay Steamed Shrimp
  • Diwal
  • Seafoods
  • Barquillos
  • Ube Halaya

 

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Explore majestic caves tucked in its woodlands
  • Feast on seafood
  • Take home classy sea shells
  • Visit mussel farms
  • See the biggest bell in Southeast Asia
  • Soak up rays on the stunning white-sand beach 
  • Go dive

LET’S GO TO FESTIVAL & EVENTS

  • Sinadya sa Halaran Festival (Held every 1st weekend of October-Depicts the colorful history and culture of the Capizenos back to the pre-Spanish times particularly the landing and settlement of the Bornean datus.)

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • The largest bell in Asia hangs at the belfry of the 221-year old Panay Church. It is 7 feet in diameter and 7 feet in height, and weighs 10.4 tons. Its tolling can be heard as far as 8 km. away. It was casted from 70 sacks of coins donated by the townspeople as a manifestation of faith and thanksgiving.
  • In 1590, the Navy of Acapulco, Mexico made Capiz port its arsenal (naval yard) where they can seek shelter when the sea was rough. 
  • In 1746, Capiz was made the seat of the politico-military government, although it was ecclesiastically controlled by the Bishopric of Cebu.

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