What we didn't know is that prices of seafoods in Roxas City during the month of December is pretty much like that of in Metro Manila. It is not cheap! But they say during summer, price of seafods in Capiza is really friendly.
But because I'm with the company of good friends, the trip was full of fun just the same.
On the way to Tina's place, we passed through sugar cane plantations and saw Capiz Sugar Central. Passing through this narrow and muddy road in between sugarcane fields made me realized a lot of things. Farmers do all the hardwork and yet they end up with less. I see injustice left and right. No wonder there's a strong presense of NPA in Capiz.
When I told some friends that I'm going to Capiz, the common comment was what's there to visit in Capiz? Aren't you afraid of wak-wak, aswang and the likes? Such is the reputation of the place but there is really nothing to be afraid of. Well, at least based on my experience.
From Tina's place, we went on a short Capiz tour before checking in at San Antonio Resort. There are many interesting places to visit in Capiz but since we're there for a couple of days, we weren't able to visit much. A trip to Olutayan Island should have been a great adventure but we did not push through due to strong waves. December is not a good month to visit Roxas City really.
We visited Panay Church and Balisong Cave. We also went to Agtalin Church in Pilar Capiz. The beach in Roxas City is just ok. Not the type of what you will see in Boracay, Coron, Palawan or Panglao Island. And it's a good thing San Antonio Resort has a nice pool and a lake good enough for kayak and boat riding.
At the Roxas City Airport, you'll find a tourism desk there where you can ask information. From the brochure I got from them, here's some of the places to visit while in Capiz, which we failed to do:
Cascofamco (Ivisan) - factory of making oil, soap and other accessories. Not sure though why it is a tourist destination. :-)
Butterfly Garden - you can observe the life cycle of butterfly. It's not for us. But if you're going there kids, it may be a good destination.
Artist House - located in Pilar Capiz. I don't know what's there. Sorry. :-)
Pontevedra, Capiz - go there for hillside hiking and horseback riding.
Visit Roxas City, Pilipinas, Tara Na!