Roxas City, previously known as Capiz, is the provincial capital of Capiz province. On May 12, 1951, this place became a chartered city and was eventually named in honor of one of the presidents of the Philippines who is a native of the city, Manuel Acuna Roxas.
Following Iloilo City, Roxas is also proven to be the second center of trade, education, and economic trade activities. Being situated near the bodies of water, alongside the abundance of marine life, they eventually established their name and became the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines.”
Baybay Beach is one of the favorite spots of Roxas City locals for it is perfect for an adventurer and foody. If you want to keep that adrenaline pumping, there are a couple of activities that you can venture out into such as kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling.
However, if your aim is to have a relaxed weekend by the beach, Baybay Peach is also perfect for that. Just stay on the sand, enjoy the salty sea’s breeze, and get a taste of Roxas City’s wide range of fresh seafood. If you plan on going all out, drop by People’s Park and try its seafood-all-you-can offering!
One of the most sought for activities in Roxas City is the Cadimahan River Tour. The first option is to explore the long stretch of the Cadamihan River and enjoy the views of the unique breed of birds and the views of the rich mangroves.
But if you prefer to pamper yourself in a relaxed setup, you also have the choice to experience the floating restaurant the fullest. Taste the sumptuous seafood dishes on board while having a taste of the hospitality through their additional services of body massage and foot spa.
Do you believe in luck? Well, the locals of Roxas City are convinced that visiting Mantalinga Island, also known as the “Good Luck Island” brings good fortune. In the eyes of the local fisherfolk, this good fortune is translated into a good catch.
Visitors, on the other hand, are challenged with how they can reach the island. Most of them use kayaks so they can set foot on Good Luck Island. This is not as difficult as it seems for it’s only more or less one kilometer away from Baybay Beach. Because of its popularity, Roxas City spearheads a kayaking contest which starts from the shoreline, routes the circumference of the island, and returns to the starting point.
Complete your itinerary with a trip down memory lane in Roxas City Museum. It highlights late president Manuel Roxas’ memorabilia that can give you a glimpse of the history. These include newspaper clippings, handwritten speeches, medals, and even artworks by Fernando Amorsolo, our national artist.
Roxas City is known for its tropical rainforest climate. Therefore, the best months to visit are between January to September where you’ll experience a warm temperature with little to no rainfall. Since most of the activities are outside, you’ll need a weather that will cooperate with your planned itinerary.
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Roxas City is accessible by plane through its own city airport, the Roxas City Airport. It can be found in the city proper so you don’t have to worry about getting lost outside the city. This is also a convenient way to travel to Roxas City for it only takes 45 minutes to reach the airport from Metro Manila.
If you’re just coming from the nearby provinces, you don’t have to travel by air. There are various bus routes that can take you to Roxas City.
From Kalibo, you have the option to take either the van or bus to Roxas City. It would only take you around 1.5 hours and the transportation fee is approximately Php 100.
Just like in Kalibo, you may also opt to ride the Ceres Bus at a 3 to 4 hour travel time or Iloilo-Roxas vans with a 2-hour travel time. If you prefer comfort, the Ceres Bus is the better option due to its bigger legroom but the advantage of taking the van is its faster travel time.
If you’re coming from Boracay, you have to take two stops to reach Roxas City. The first step is to either take the bus or van to Kalibo from the Caticlan Wharf. Once you’ve reached Kalibo, you now have to take another bus that will bring you to Roxas City. The combined travel time is 4 hours on average.
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