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CAPIZ

Capiz Locator Map

Photo from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capiz

Capiz is a province in the Philippines located in the middle islands of the Visayas.  The province is known as the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines.”

Among other things that make Capiz among the top 15 most frequently visited places in the Philippines are:  (1) the Placuna placenta oyster shell that is used for decoration and making lampshades, trays, window and doors, and (2) the largest Catholic Church bell in Asia measuring seven feet in diameter, five feet in height and weighing 10,400 kilograms or just over 10 metric tons made from 70 sacks of gold and silver coins donated by the townsfolk.

 

 

Capiz 1
Photo from:  http://capiz.gov.ph/

Capiz is dubbed as the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines” because of its 80-kilometer coastline and wide expanse of swampy lands easily converted into fishponds. It holds one of the richest fishing grounds and is a major contributor in the aquamarine industry of the Philippines. Farming and fishing are the primary sources of income for the people.  Rich fish ponds attract investors to venture into prawn culture, prawn feed manufacture, seaweed farming and the distribution and processing of other marine products. A robust workforce of 445,246 operates with a literacy rate of 92.04%. Its relatively unexplored caves are said to have high deposits of mineral resources such as limestone, gold and metal. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capiz

 

 

CapizPhoto from:  http://journeyingjames.com/2013/03/capiz-travel-guide-collab/

Tourism in Capiz

Life in Capiz, Philippines is simple and peaceful. It is an ideal refuge for those who wish to escape the fast-paced life in modern cities. It owes much of its charms to a mixture of its rich history and natural beauty untrammeled by modernity and this is the reason Capiz is truly amazing.

Discover the Capiz mystic. Explore the rolling hills, mountain peaks and ranges. Enjoy daytime excursions at the province’s wide beaches and isolated coves. Have a fill of a variety of seafoods available all year round. Visit local gardens, historical sites, old Spanish churches, Southeast Asia’s largest bell at Pan-ay Church, and the birthplace of Manuel A. Roxas, first Philippine President.

Experience local festivals like Balintawakan and Sinadya sa Halaran. Go spelunking. A lot of caves are waiting to be explored. Or you can make special arrangements to witness the Mundo tribe dance in Tapaz.

Accommodations in cottages, hotels, and resorts are available in Roxas City and other municipalities outside the city. – http://www.capiz.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=37&Itemid=55

 

 

Capiz 2

Photo from:  http://bakasyonphilippines.blogspot.com/2011/10/captivating-tourism-site-of-capiz.html

Discover the Capiz mystic. Explore the rolling hills, mountain peaks and ranges. Enjoy daytime excursions at the province’s wide beaches and isolated coves. Have a fill of a variety of seafoods available all year round. Visit local gardens, historical sites, old Spanish churches, Southeast Asia’s largest bell at Pan-ay Church, and the birthplace of Manuel A. Roxas (first Philippine President).

Experience local festivals like Balintawakan and Sinadya sa Halaran. Go spelunking. A lot of caves are waiting to be explored. Or you can make special arrangements to witness the Mundo tribe dance in Tapaz.- http://www.tourism.gov.ph/SitePages/InteractiveSitesPage.aspx?siteID=33

 

 

Capiz 3

Photo from:  http://throwbacktravels.blogspot.com/2014/05/recent-olotayan-island-capiz.html

 

How to Get There

Roxas is the main city of Capiz.

By Air

Travel time to Roxas City is 45 minutes by plane.  There are two (2) airlines operating in Roxas City (RXS): Philippine Airlines (PAL)  and Cebu Pacific have a daily schedule flight from Roxas-Manila and Manila-Roxas.

By Sea

Travel time to Roxas City is around 16 hours by ship from Manila.  There is one passenger ship operating in Culasi Port, Roxas city, Capiz: Moreta Shipping Lines’ M/V Love 1 which embarks for Capiz twice a week.

 

Capiz is approximately 2 hours by bus or private car from Iloilo City. There are also ferryboats and buses that travel from Romblon and Masbate that goes through Capiz.

 

Capiz 5

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Capiz 6

Photo from:  http://capizblog.blogspot.com/2009_02_18_archive.html

Pan de Azucar view from Agho Island, Iloilo, Philippines

Photo from:  http://www.exploreiloilo.com

 

Photos below from: http://friedhelmhahn.blogspot.com/2015/04/travel-to-philippines-captivating-capiz.html

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Capiz – The Seafood Capital of the Philippines

Popular Tourist Destinations in Capiz

Join the Magnificent Festivals and Events

Discover the Unexplored Beaches in Capiz

Fun Things to Do When in Capiz

Capiz Photo Gallery

Capiz Video Collection

 

 

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