Iloilo is one of the six provinces of Western Visayas Region. It is our access point in the other three provinces, Antique, Capiz, and Guimaras. Iloilo International Airport was opened in 2007 in replace of Mandurriao Airport.
We stayed at Ong Bun Pension House, a common name for backpackers because of its affordable room rates. Strategically located in the business district of Iloilo, walking distance to malls and very accessible to public transportation. Rooms are clean and well-maintained, staff are friendly and helpful.
Like Negros Occidental, Iloilo has its fair share of ancestral houses one of which is the Ledesma Mansion. This is actually not part of our itinerary, but you will not miss this huge ancestral house if you are going to Guimaras via Ortiz wharf. Located at the corner of Ortiz and General Blanco St., it was built in 1928 by Don Celso Ledesma and was well-preserved by Don Zaffy Ledesma, third generation of the Ledesma clan.
(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Western Visayas Region plus Negros Occidental)