Where history comes alive and paradise awaits, we should seek to discover the untamed beauty and cultural brilliance of the Philippines’ city of love – Iloilo! 

A thriving culture, extensive historical significance, and spectacular natural beauty effortlessly blends into the enchanting city. 

Located in the center of the Philippines, is a compelling location that entices visitors with its kind hospitality and wealth of delights. Iloilo has something extraordinary to offer, whether you’re interested in history, gastronomy, nature, or simply seeking an amazing trip.

Embark with us on a tour of Iloilo’s mesmerizing tapestry, where every opportunity is presented to make treasured experiences that will last a lifetime. Let us see a few of the best places to visit to experience the gifts of Iloilo.

1. Damires Hills Leisure Farm

The Damires Hills Tierra Verde Resort, located in the scenic countryside of Iloilo, is a shining example of how traditional Filipino farming and modern luxury can coexist in perfect harmony. 

While enjoying the conveniences of contemporary amenities, this charming resort offers guests a special opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of rolling hills and expansive panoramas.

Damires Hills Tierra Verde Resort offers a stunning getaway that combines the natural beauty of the countryside with modern amenities for those looking for a break from the hectic city life. 

This exceptional resort guarantees an amazing experience that highlights the finest of Filipino hospitality and natural splendor, whether you’re wanting to unwind by the pool, go on exhilarating activities, or simply immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings.



  • Entrance fee: P100 per person
  • Operating hours: 9AM to 3PM daily
  • Photoshoot: P3,500 (w/ P2,000 consumable for food and drinks)


  • Daytime Sharing Cottage: P2,000
  • Individual Cottage: P3,000, good for 6 pax; P3,500 good for 8 pax



  • P250, Balay Uma Infinity pool
  • P170, Daytime pool


  • P250, sitting
  • P350, superman
  • ATV – P350 per person



Exact location: Brgy. Damires, Janiuay, Iloilo- Just a 30-minute ride from Iloilo City

BY BUS: Ride a bus from Iloilo City to the town of Janiuay and take another 10-minute ride to Brgy. Damires via motorcycle.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Damires Hills” in Iloilo. Parking space is available.

2. Rosma Pebbled Cove Resort

Rosma Pebbled Cove Resort is sure to attract visitors with its picturesque setting and a selection of excellent amenities along the alluring shores of Iloilo. 

This undiscovered gem offers a serene retreat where visitors may relax and take in the beach’s beauty while enjoying contemporary amenities.

The Rosma Pebbled Cove Resort’s magnificent infinity pool, which looks out over the beach’s sapphire waves, is one of its most notable attractions. 

Take a dip in its cool waters and enjoy the stunning vistas that spread to the horizon. The serene atmosphere of the infinity pool creates the ideal backdrop for relaxation, whether you wish to laze poolside or go for a leisurely dip.

Apart from that, it also provides easy access to the beach for people who are yearning to take a stroll along the shore. 

To truly make the most of your beachside retreat, Rosma Pebbled Cove Resort offers comfortable and well-appointed rooms for overnight stays.



  • Entrance fee ₱150 per adult (12 years and above), ₱75 per child (3 – 11 years old)
  • Opening hours: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM daily
  • Check In-Time: 2:00 P.M.; Check-Out Time: 12:00 NN
  • Breakfast Serves for In-House Guests Serves from 7:00 – 10:00 A.M.
  • Restaurant and Bar Opening Hours: 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.


  • Bamboo Table: ₱400, good for 4 pax
  • Open Cottage: ₱800, good for 8 pax


Nipa Hut (Beach Front):

  • ₱1500 per night, good for 2 persons
  • 2 Single Beds
  • Fan Room
  • Common Bathroom
  • Free Breakfast, good for 2 persons

Nipa Hut (Family):

  • ₱2,000 per night, good for 3 persons
  • 1 Double/ 1 Single Bed
  • Fan Room
  • Common Bathroom
  • Free Breakfast, good for 3 persons

Double Suite:

  • ₱2,100, good for 2 persons
  • Air-Conditioned Room
  • Private Bathroom
  • 1 Double/Single Bed
  • Free Breakfast for 2 persons

Quadruple Suite:

  • ₱2,800, good for 4 persons
  • Air-Conditioned Room
  • Private Bathroom
  • 2 Double-Decker Beds
  • Free Breakfast for 4 persons

Native Huts (Big Group):

  • ₱3,500, good for 5 persons
  • Air-Conditioned Hut
  • 5 Single Beds
  • Toilet Room
  • Common Bathroom
  • Free Breakfast for 5 persons

For additional room guests, 10 years old and above will be charged at ₱300/night with free breakfast. Additional room guests ages 9 years old and below are free. Outside foods and drinks are not allowed for overnight guests.


  • Hot and Cold Shower
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Karaoke Machine Available
  • Kayak and Rubber Boat Rentals



Exact location: Barangay Igcadlum, San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines

BY MINI BUS/JEEP: Go to Super/Mohon Terminal, Iloilo. Ride the Mini Bus/Jeep going to San Joaquin-Cataan-Lalawigan-Dao route. Drop at Igcadlum Primary School in Barangay Igcadlum where Rosma Pebbled Cove Resort can be found. 

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Rosma Pebbled Cove Resort” in Iloilo.

Transportation for a private tour of surrounding attractions is available upon request.

3. Sunday Bake Night

Next on our list is a cafe, because a trip is never complete without a food trip.

Living up to its tendencies for historical preservation, Sunday Bake Night is a gem that is situated within the walls of Balay Sueño, a magnificent haciendero’s home turned cafe in Iloilo. Built in the 1940s by Don Modesto Ledesma, Balay Sueño, meaning “dream house” in Spanish, exudes an enchanting ambiance that transports visitors to an era that has long bygone.

The café offers a beautiful selection of pastries that are lovingly meticulously made, from tempting cookies to mouthwatering bread. 

Enjoy a sweet food escapade as you taste each delicious mouthful while sipping on a warm cup of coffee or another energizing drink of your choice.

Allow the magical setting and mouth watering flavors to whisk you away to a place where dreams come true and Don Modesto Ledesma’s cultural assets endures.




Exact location: Corner Benedicto-Washington St. Jaro. Iloilo City Philippines

BY BUS: From the Ceres Northbound Terminal in Iloilo City, Balay Sueño is a 6 min ride. The place is a landmark so just tell the driver of a motorcycle/PUJ to drop you off there or ask to be dropped off beside Jaro Police Station.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Sunday Bake Night” in Iloilo. Parking space is available.

4. Badiango Island Resort

Another resort makes it to our list – but with the beauty of Iloilo’s beaches, can you really blame us?

As you step foot onto Badiango Island Resort, you’ll be greeted by the mesmerizing panorama of the vast ocean stretching before you, with unobstructed views of the horizon.

Island hopping and boating are only a couple of the thrilling activities available at Badiango Island Resort for visitors looking for adventure. Explore nearby islands to see untouched beauty, secret coves, and thriving marine life.

Badiango Island Resort offers lovely cottages and other comfy lodging alternatives for when it is time to unwind. Their rooms provide a tranquil haven where you may sleep and refuel amidst the calming sounds of nature.

The Badiango Island Resort can satisfy all of your needs, whether you’re looking for some sun, an exciting new experience, or just a peaceful getaway. This tropical sanctuary in the center of Iloilo guarantees an amazing experience with its immaculate beach, beautiful vistas, and a variety of exhilarating activities.



  • Entrance Fee: P30 for environmental fee to be paid before boarding the boat.


Open Small Cottage (good for 5-10 guests)

  • Day Tour : PHP 800.00
  • Overnight : PHP 1,200.00

Big Cottage ( good for 15 guests)

  • Day Tour : PHP 1,000.00
  • Overnight : PHP 1,500.00

Cabana: (good for 4 guests) with a king-sized bed in a fan room and its own CR.

  • Overnight : PHP 2,500.00


  • Island Hopping – rates of rents depend on how far you want to go, you can have a good deal with the boat’s owner on how much it would cost if you want to go island hopping. 
  • Jetski – PHP 3,500 per hour/ PHP 2,000.00 for half an hour. 
  • Banana Boat – PHP 200.00 per head


  • P3,000 (1-18 pax) day tour only
  • P3,500 ( 20-30 pax) day tour only
  • P3,500 (1-18 pax) overnight
  • P4,000 ( 20-30 pax) overnight



Exact location: Danao-danao Island in Concepcion, Iloilo

For commuters, it would take around a 3-hour bus trip from Iloilo City (Tagbak Terminal) and a 30-minute boat ride from Concepcion to Badiango Island Resort. 

5. Igbulawan Nature Farm

For our last one, we have another farm. Iloilo never really runs out of places that make you relish in the beauty of nature! As you wander through the farm, you’ll come across picturesque spots perfect for capturing Instagram-worthy moments

You’ll find a haven that blends perfectly with its natural surroundings at Igbulawan Nature Farm. Imagine yourself drifting peacefully in a duyan (hammock) beneath a canopy of tall trees, letting the tranquil sounds of nature lull you into a state of blissful serenity. Soar into the air as you take in the expansive views of the surrounding area.

Take a time to unwind and revive yourself at the farm’s small cafe, Kapehan sa Igbulawan, after being completely enveloped by nature. Enjoy a delicious snack or a cup of freshly brewed coffee. It is the ideal place to stop and unwind, to take in the farm’s peaceful natural surroundings.

You can always leave the bustle of the city and reconnect with the simplicity and beauty of nature at Igbulawan Nature Farm.



  • Entrance fee: P50
  • Opening hours: 8AM to 6:30PM (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Environmental fee: P150 (Overnight stay)


  • SAPIW (teepee hut) – P600 (2-4 pax)
  • SAPIW big – P1000 (4-6pax)
  • SAPIW family – P1500 (6–10Ppax)
  • TENT – P400 (max. 4 pax)
  • DUYAN (single) – P100
  • DUYAN (double)- P200
  • Hayub-hayob – P500 (max. 4 pax)



Exact location: Brgy. Cata-an, San Joaquin, Iloilo

BY BUS: Take a bus bound for San Joaquin in Iloilo city and ask the driver to drop you off at Brgy. Cata-an. Estimated travel time is 1.5 hours. Once in San Joaquin, ride a motorcycle or tricycle to Igbulawan Nature Farm.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Igbulawan Nature Farm” in Iloilo. Parking space is available.

–And that wraps up this list!  This exceptional city promises an experience unlike any other, from the compelling heritage sites to the tantalizing cuisine and the stunning scenery that unfolds before your eyes. 

Pack your luggage, explore the bustling streets, and fall in love with Iloilo’s charm and wonders. Come and visit Iloilo to experience its enchantment for yourself. Your unique journey is waiting.

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