Capiz : More Than Just A Seafood Capital

If you think Capiz is just about seafood, think again. The province offers more than just the bounty of the sea. It also features nature and adventure spots, pristine beaches and cultural and heritage sights. Here’s a feature of the must-visit Capiz tourist spots. [Read: Exploring the Philippines’ Seafood Capital

Tourist Spots in the Province of Capiz

Santa Monica Parish Church (Panay Church) in Panay

The Santa Monica Parish Church or commonly known as Panay Church is the oldest church in Panay Island. It houses the largest bell in Asia and the third biggest in the world. It is located in the town of Panay in the province of Capiz about 30 minutes from Roxas City.  

Palina Greenbelt Eco-Park in Roxas City

Palina Greenbelt Ecopark is a community based ecotourism site located in Barangay Cablatan, Roxas City. It is one of the city’s ecotourism sites which offers a scenic river tour with delicious seafood on board as well as relaxation services such as massage, manicures and pedicures. It is a recipient of the 2018 ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award and the Grand Winner of the 11th ATOP-DOT Pearl Awards 2016 in the Best Practices on Community-based Responsible Tourism Enterprise category.  

Sacred Heart of Jesus Shrine in Roxas City

Sacred Heart of Jesus Shrine is a religious landmark situated insde the Peublo de Panay Township. It’s a 102-foot statue of Jesus mounted on a 30-foot pedestal on top of a hill. It is currently the tallest statue of Jesus in the Philippines and the fourth tallest in the world. 

Ang Panublion Museum in Roxas City

Panublion is a Hiligaynon term for heritage. It’s the official name of the Roxas City Museum which serves as the cultural, historical and archaeological custodian of the province of Capiz. It is located in a converted water tank built in the early 1900. 

Marugo Lake in Tapaz

Situated just about three kilometres away from the town proper of Tapaz, Capiz, Lake Marugo is an ecotourism site which attracts visitors who want to relax and unwind. Marugo Lake Mountain Resort features floating cottages that guests can rent to explore the inner portion of the lake. It’s truly a great place to experience nature at its best. 

Saint Martin of Tours Church in Dumalag

The Saint Martin de Tours also known as Dumalag Parish Church is an old church in the town of Dumalag, Capiz. It is 200 feet long and 50 feet wide with thick walls made of yellow sandstone. It has a five-story belfry on its left side with five bells of different sizes, all made in 1881. 

Capiz Ecopark and Cultural Village in Cuartero

If you want to experience the cultural heritage of Capiz, you can head over to the town of Cuartero. Visit the Capiz Ecopark and Cultural Village and enjoy the sights in the area. 

Patio Beach in Ivisan

Patio Beach is located in Barangay Basiao in the town of Ivisan. It’s a stretch of light grey sand beach ideal for beach bumming and other water sports and activities.  

Cabugao Verdant Farm in Ivisan

Cabugao Verdant Farm in the town of Ivisan is an agrotourism site in the province of Capiz. It offers its visitors a unique experience of a farm life through their bed and breakfast accommodation. It adapts that principle of eat-what-you-grow so you’ll be assured of healthy and fresh farm produce – organically-grown vegetables, free-range chickens and ducks as well as fresh seafood like oysters. [Read: Capiz in A Day ——This is part of my Panay Loop Tour blog series organized by the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines in partnership with SmallVille Travel and Tours.

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