THE ILOILO ADVANTAGE
The regional center of Western Visayas is, in fact, a melting pot of various cultures that you can truly immerse yourself in. Iloilo boasts of exemplary living conditions for Filipinos
- Less traffic and manageable road congestion
- Safe, secure and peaceful environment
- A relaxing place to take a walk
- A bike capital of the Philippines
- Quality Health Services
- Notable Heritage Sites
- A regional hub of arts and culture
Iloilo City has well-paved and wide road infrastructures. As a thriving center of the regional economy, it has a manageable road congestion offering a reduced hassle, and less stress on daily commute from home to work places or other destination.
The city practically pedestrian-friendly with open sidewalks and road shoulders. One can walk freely to wherever you need to go without worrying too much about drunkards, pickpockets, and beggars on the streets.
One of the cleanest and most beautiful area for having a relaxing evening walk, to jog or run is the well-lighted and expanded Iloilo River Esplanade.
Iloilo City has been dubbed as the “Biking Capital of the Philippines” because of its bike-friendly projects and initiatives. It has one of the longest integrated bike lane and bike road network in the country boosting carbon emissions reduction effort and highlighting a greener and more sustainable lifestyle.
The Province and City of Iloilo is also the hub of medical tourism in the country due to the wide selection of premier health care centers operated by both the government and the private sector.
Iloilo City has the most notable artefacts of the past, such as; the numerous mansions and architectural sites along the city’s thoroughfares. It is a “City of Mansions” for it is home to over 240 iconic heritage houses and mansion like the Lizares Mansion in Jaro, Nelly’s Garden, Ledesma Mansion, and the Jalandoni-Montila Mansion, among many. These mansions are heavily influenced by Spanish and American Colonial designs and architecture which now serves either as museums and shrines that showcase the heirlooms and belongings of the affluent families that once occupied the place.
Iloilo has a thriving arts and culture community with numerous museums of artifacts, contemporary art, public art spaces, and various art groups. It is home to the Museum of Philippine of Economic History, National Museum of Western Visayas, Museo Iloilo, UP Visayas Art Gallery, Iloilo City Hall Gallery, and Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art, among the many.