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Capiz

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Capiz is noted for its caves, ancient churches, historical sites and cultural events such as the Mundo dance and Halaran festival. The coastal areas are characterized by wide beaches, isolated coves and white sand.

HISTORICAL:

Birthplace of Manuel Roxas
Roxas
Located in the city proper, 2 storey hardwood and stone house of First Philippine President Manuel Roxas, now a historical shrine.

Moro Towers
Sitio Nipa, Roxas City
Half-torn stone structures built in 1814 to repel the invading Moros and Portuguese colonizers.

CULTURAL:

Ang Panublion (Roxas City Museum)
Roxas City
Built in 1910 as a water tank; has memorabilia of illustrious sons and daughters of Roxas City; collections of religious icons, artifacts and artworks.

Mundo Dance
Tapaz dance of the mountain tribe known as Mundo, vanishing remnants of pre-Malayan Indonesian immigrants to Panay.

NATURAL:

Baybay Beach
Roxas City
Three (3) kilometers from city proper; clean black sand; beach houses.

Olutayan Island
A 30-minute pumpboat ride from Banica Terminal, Roxas City; crystal clear waters and multi-colored fishes; beach is carpeted with tiny crushed shells called cascaho.

Quipot Cave
Brgy. Burias, Mambusao
A thirty minute ride over rough road, from Mambusao Agricultural and Technical College or around 9 kms. from the town proper; has many chambers some of which are as big as hotel ballroom with plenty of stalactites and stalagmites.

Napti Island
Pan-ay
About 3 to 4 hectares big located near Olutayan Island; has white sand, small cave and an abundant shells for necklaces.

Buntod Beach
Pan-ay
About a kilometer long; located far from the inhabited section of Pan-ay; one of the cleanest beaches in Capiz; has fine black sand with a beach free of jellyfish all year round; approximately ten minutes by jeepneys, cars and tricycles from the town; accessible by speedboats or pumpboats from any point in Capiz.

Pilar Cave
Pilar
One and a half kms. from the poblacion of jeepneys, tricycles and cars over rough roads; one and a half kms. with chambers of varying sizes; different plants and orchids hang from the cliffs.

Tucad Reef
Pilar
Ten (10) kms. from Pilar shoreline; submarine islet of seashells and corals topped with thin layers of sand .

Suhot Cave
Dumalag
Situated in Dumalag, Capiz; 300 meters away from the provincial road; has a series of interconnected caverns of different sizes.

Igang Maayon
Tapulang, Maayon
A limestone cave; around 7 kms. away from the poblacion; 15 minutes ride by car or jeepney.

The Coves Of Ivisan
Bgy. Basiao & Bgy. Baliring
White sand beach coves located 10 kms or 30 minutes by jeepney, car or tricycle over rough roads from the town proper.

Suhoton Caves
Jamindan
Has multi-layered chambers in its vast interior.

RELIGIOUS

Pan-ay Church
Pan-ay
Awe-inspiring church of coral blocks;monument to past Spanish grandeur; its bell cast out of 76 sacks of coinsis known as the largest in Southeast Asia.

Dumalag Church
Dumalag
A yellow sandstone church finishedin 1872.

MAN-MADE

Mussel Farm
Sapian
A farm of dark green mussels located10 kilometers north of the town's commercial hub.

 

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