Friday, May 11, 2012

The Many Faces Of Western Visayas

Western Visayan is Ulan, Antique, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo City, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.

Western Visayas is unimagible without the excitement of Ati-atihan Festival... White sand beaches and clear water of Boracay - two of the world-renowned attractions of the Philippines in Aklan which together with exciting caves and natural pools have given this part of the country its indelible marks in the hearts and minds of tourists.

One cannot really think of Western Visayas without thinking of Antique... historic land of the Binirayan festival... majestic mountains... world's largest flower... cascading waterfalls... white beaches.... rich fishing grounds... and white water kayaking.

The bounties of the sea are reasons enough to celebrate life through the Sinadya sa Halaran festival in the idyllic province of Capiz which takes pride in its historical sites as well as in its caves and beaches, coves and islets.

The charm of rural life is irresistible in Guimaras, the "Mango Country" whose identity festival, Manggahan, among other attractions has become a byword side by side with its mountain biking, sailboat racing, religious landmarks coves, islands and beaches.

Real vacations happen in Iloilo, its capital city -with the same name, home of the famous Dinagyang festival, oldest golf course in east Asia, stately mansions, majestic century-old churched, unspoiled countryside and exotic delicacies.

Known for its inland attractions, Negros Occiental with its capital, Bacolod City, takes pride in its historical sites, lifestyle museums, vintage steam locomotives, ancestral houses and natural bounties that await the adventurous.


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