Top 10 Spots in the First District of Iloilo

When you are in Iloilo and you want some added adventure in your bucket list, then you have found the right list for ideal destinations in the First District of Iloilo. Iloilo has 42 municipalities and 7 towns of the First District is just waiting to be discovered, explores, and share to the world. From mountains to seas, restaurants to resorts and farm to food, there is indeed an unlimited surprises that awaits you the moment you set your foot in this particular place of Iloilo.

For those who want to see more of the First District of Iloilo, I’ve included a list of destinations my friends and I have been too. These are guaranteed interesting places, so you can enjoy a virtual tour of what this district has to offer.

Bearland Paradise Resort, Tigbauan

Bearland Paradise Resort has been catering to folks who want the best of both worlds: a quiet, secure getaway that’s not too far from the convenience of the urban jungle. That’s why it’s a popular destination, especially during the hot summer months (March to May).

bearland pool

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary, San Joaquin

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary is being managed by the barangay of Lawigan. Bugnayan was opened to the public not to expose its beauty but to safeguard it and also to give livelihood to the locals of San Joaquin.

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary

Mt. Napulak, Igbaras

Mt. Napulak is one of Igbaras’ most sought after tourist attractions. Napulak, meaning “nipple” in the local language because of the rounded rock that sits at its very summit, this mountain is the most popular hiking spot not just for the locals but even for foreign tourists.

made it to the top

Tinagong Dagat, Miag-ao

Tinagong Dagat is a lake on top of converging mountains. The hike is simpler than Napulak but the view is also beautiful. This is one of the most-visited tourist spots in town especially during Holy Week.

tinagong dagat miag-ao

Garin Farm, San Joaquin

Garin Farm is an agritourism place which aims to bring people back to nature by showing us what the different kinds of animals we can raise are and what kinds of plant we can grow for food. The place will also take you back to your faith through a little pilgrimage as you enter the biblical journey until you reach “heaven”.


It is possible to visit all these famous tourist spots in the First District of Iloilo. Southern Iloilo Health Zone – SIHZ will also be there to help if you in planning your itinerary for a fun-filled adventures you will ever see and experience.

Aside from its tourist spots, Iloilo is the place where you can find one of the most hospitable, warm, and free-spirited people. Read more of my Iloilo travel guides to help you plan the escape in the city and province of Iloilo.


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