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Welcome to Roxas City, Seafood Capital of the Philippines!
by A. Lumaque
Roxas City (3 November) – A three-day Western Visayas Tourism Assembly (WVTA) that will gather various tourism stakeholders from the government and private sectors in the region is set here from December 4 to 6 this year.
The assembly is in time with the city and province’s Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) celebration from December 3 to 8.
Department of Tourism Regional Director and WVTA executive director Edwin G. Trompeta said during a press conference that the activities for the assembly include travel fair and mart, tourism conference, parade of festivals, cultural showcase, tourism awards, travel invitational, food festival and search for Miss Western Visayas Tourism.
The media interaction was also graced by Capiz Gov. Victor A. Tanco, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Alfonso Bediones, Provincial and City Tourism Officers Alphonsus Tesoro and Rodolfo Maestro Jr., respectively, some DOT regional staff and mediamen, among others.
“Capiz is known for its fresh seafoods and the hospitality of its people,” noted Trompeta during the press conference when asked about the various tourism potentials in the region. Continue reading
Villa Consorcia Resort and Restaurant was established in 1998 by the late Wilson Baquilar, Sr. It has a land area of two hectares, and the only resort located in Pontevedra, Capiz with the biggest and highest pool slide in the Province of Capiz.
Villa Consorcia offers plenty of facilities and amenities. Their guest will surely love and enjoy the unique ambiance, natural setting and delicious food served. No wonder once you visited Villa Consocia, you will keep on coming back. The resort is a good place to stay for summer vacation and escapades.
A 30 minutes travel from Roxas City, vistors can fully enjoyed their stay and experience the mystic beauty inside the villa. With its captivating landscapes, the fresh air from natural unspoiled environment and many others has contributed to the overall success of this less than a decade old establishment. Continue reading
Roxas City – On 7th December, Roxas City Local Government and Capiz Provincial Goverment bring a Big Fireworks Display at the 2nd floor of Capiz Provincial Capitol. The fireworks display is part of the Sinadya sa Halaran 2008 celebration. The fireworks started at 7:30pm after the Vespers Mass and the Prosesyon sa Suba (Fluvial Procession) in honor to the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral Parish patron saint.
Fireworks Display Video
Napti Island is about three to four hectares big, this island is located near Olotayan Island. It has white sands, a small cave and abundant shells can be found in the area. Napti is uninhabited island. The beach is inviting and the waters are cool and free of troublesome jellyfish the whole year round. A small cave, about 100 meters long, winds several feet below the surface across the island. The island commands a breathtaking view of Roxas City and Pan-ay. Fishing enthusiasts and gourmets have a wonderful time for the plentiful fish and lobster.
Boat trip to Olotayan and Napti Island is accessible at Brgy. Banica Wharf, or ask with any beach front hotels/resorts in Roxas City to facilitate your trip. For more information just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olotayan island is a good place for snorkelling. You can also enjoy sailing, jet-skiing/flat boat riding, wind surfing, fishing and also seaweed harvesting.
Referred to as the “Mini-Boracay” in the City of Roxas, Olotayan Island is approximately an hour boat ride from Banica wharf at Roxas City, this barangay is blessed with serene shores with white sand mixing with corals washed ashore by strong waves, Olotayan beach offers a tranquil and relaxing “out of the city hassles” atmosphere. With clear waters and a rural setting, where sea waves and occasional laughter’s from kids playing at a distance, the place is fit for honeymooners or businessmen who wants to have “a get away” from it all. Continue reading