Western Visayas

Provinces: Alkan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo.

Cities: Iloilo City, Boracay Island, Roxas City, Passi, etc.

The home of white sand beaches! The Western Visayas (region 6), is also the home to the ever popular Western Visayas State University (WVSU online), College of Science and Technology, and the Western Visayas Medical Center. Although a relatively small and rural region, the area is perhaps the most popular in the Philippines do to its popular island paradise Boracay! As one can imagine, tourism here is the main source of jobs for locals.

Brief History


Although their are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: Boracay, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, and Capiz. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below.

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Top 3 Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The Region:


A Day In Boracay

We breakdown an sample itinerary to start your day in the Western Visayas most popular city. We have picked out the most popular local Hotel, Restaurant, and Destination. Click the pictures for more information, navigation, and for ratings.


without breaking the budget at this 4 star hotel called The District Boracay at Station 2, but more in between Stations 1 & 2 in the center of all the action. For around $170 this hotel offers free airport transfer & breakfast, strong WiFi, pool (but who cares), safety, excellent room size, and a great private beach complete with security guard. Picking a hotel to recommend for this area was very difficult and time consuming. Some visitors may prefer a quieter location, or to never leave the resort, while others may want to be in the middle of the action. Sure there are better hotels for twice the price, and there are also cheaper hotels that are not on the beach, or that are too far from the action to appeal to first time visitors.


Budget option- "Jony's Beach Resort." Luxury option- "Shanri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa."


your day at The Sunny Side Cafe on Station 3 Beachfront where you can indulge in large servings of your favorite breakfast/brunch foods. We think you will enjoy some of their creative and scrumptious dishes.  We doubt you will have a hard time finding a nice place for dinner, but a good Western style cafe in the Philippines is hard to come by! Not a breakfast person? Not to worry, they serve lunch and dinner as well.


Ariel's Point in Batason just south of Boracay island on your way back to the airport. Considering most tourists will already have adequate beach time at their respective hotels, we figured one would enjoy something a little less sandy, and a little more adventure. Ariels Point is a breathtaking cliff diving opportunity, but they also have snorkeling, and kayaking. Ask about the 5 hour day-trip package that includes a little bit of everything including buffet and drinks!


Did you try the sample itinerary and enjoy your trip? Where else did you go while you were there? Do you have any tips for members visiting the Western Visayas? Let us know by signing the guest book!