Simple and peaceful. That’s how the provincial government describes life in Capiz on its website. For travelers who are looking for a place to relax and unwind, this province in the West Visayas region is a must-visit destination.
Covering an area of 2,594.64 square kilometers, Capiz is divided into 16 cities and one city – Roxas. The province continues to be one of the main tourist destinations in the southern Philippines, thanks to its natural charm highlighted by a maze of rolling hills, pristine beaches, pristine beaches, and isolated coves.
Capiz is also a magnet for seafood lovers. Dubbed the “Capital of Seafood in the Philippines,” the province provides guests with a wide selection of dishes made from its rich marine resources. Delicious food is available everywhere, from simple restaurants to luxury hotels and resorts.
With all the amazing attractions in the province, it’s no wonder that Capiz is one of the recommended tourist stops in most of the Philippines tour guides. The following are examples of beautiful places to visit in this province.
Temple of Agtalin
Be amazed by the giant statue of the Virgin Mary at the Temple of Agtalin. Located in the municipality of Pilar, this religious icon is considered the highest in the country as high as 80 feet. The International Maria Research Institute lists the Temple of Agtalin as a major pilgrimage site. It is believed that some believers with incurable diseases are healed by praying at a place of worship.
Baybay Beach is the elegant version of Boracay beaches in Capiz. This gray sand beach is a favorite weekend getaway spot for locals and tourists in the province. Apart from being a popular swimming spot, Baybay Beach is also a paradise for food lovers. Various stalls selling grilled fish, squid, shrimp, and other seafood products that are extremely cheap can be found near the beach.
Another tourist attraction that must be visited in Capiz is the Pilar Cave. This natural wonder is believed to be the burial site of the local people before the Spaniards conquered the Philippines in 1521. Ancient pots and other artifacts have been found in the cave. Capiz has four more popular caves like Suhoton Cave in Jamindan, Quipot Cave in Mambusao, Igang Cave in Maayon, and Suhot Cave in Dumalag.
Tucad Reef is a small island under the sea consisting of shells and coral with a layer of sand on it. Located about ten kilometers from the Pillar, this natural wonder can be achieved by riding a pump boat or by walking at low tide. From the shallow and clear water, visitors can see patches of shells and corals in various colors such as blue, green, red, and pink.
Capiz is known for the myth of aswang, the Filipino term for ghosts, monsters, and witches. Held a few days before Halloween, this controversial but culturally important event tried to change people’s negative ideas about the province as paradise aswang. Trade shows, cultural shows, and symposia are held during the festival.
A great way to end your Capiz vacation is to shop for products such as lampshades, candle holders, necklaces and wind chimes, which are made of Capiz leather. Already captivated by Capiz? Prepare your Philippines travel guide, contact a travel agent to arrange accommodation and vacation packages of your choice, pack your bags, and go to Capiz.
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