Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Relaxing, Fun Adventure in Ajuy











AJUY, Iloilo is renowned as one of Iloilo’s most family-friendly vacation destinations. It offers unlimited opportunities such as trekking, sailing and island-hopping adventure. Its inland resorts are ideal vacation spots in Iloilo.


photo by John Rey Palmares (USA-CAP)

MARBUENA BEACH RESORT in Binongan-an Island is a beautiful holiday destination especially in the bright sunlight of summer. There are plenty of things to do. Activities include sailing, fishing and scuba diving and trekking. You can beach-hop your way down the Island situated seven kilometers from the poblacion.  It boasts of white sand surrounding the island; home to birds and fruit bats; and perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. To get there take a pump boat at Barangay Mangorocoro in Ajuy. For more inquiries you can contact Marbuena Island Resort at 0929-6465415 or at (033)3291780 or send inquiries through their email: marbuenaisland@yahoo.com and check their website: http://marbuenaisland.multiply.com.

photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes



TERRA VERDE FARM AND FOREST PARK in Barangay San Antonio is an inland resort designed and inspired by its surrounding lush, green scenery. The facilities and the amenities blend perfectly with its natural environment surrounded by lush trees, established landscaping, and an ever-so-peaceful environment. Take a rest in a hammock or sit on the balcony in front of your room. Visitors will find at the resort very clean rooms for very reasonable prices. The fan rooms with private bathroom in duplex style that can accommodate 8-10 persons are built in with a porch overlooking the lagoon. A beautifully and intricately designed hall camouflaging its serene environment is perfect for seminars, meetings, conferences and other special occasions. By appointment, the resort serves excellent local food including some specialties like native chicken binakol, tinola, fish sinigang and lumpiang ubod with your choice of purple, red or basmati rice. Not to be missed are its delicious buco pie, cheesy cassava and banana muffin. This peaceful and well-maintained and historic property is owned by the very gracious Mr. and Mrs. Francis and Dulce Blas. For more information, please contact the owner at 09177233324 or at (033) 392-0210.

photo by John Rey Palmares (USA-CAP)


SALOG DAKO RESORT is an island in Barangay Punta Buri. This cozy and clean little island of is one of Ajuy’s very picturesque and popular destinations for day trips. Most of time, there are not many tourists around, as the tourist industry in this island is just getting going. Visitors who are accustomed to rusticity will surely have a pleasant time here. It has probably the best beach in Ajuy. This private resort is so famous for its tranquil beauty. Sprawl by the warm turquoise waters of the island and has accommodations perfect for the group or for the whole family.

photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes


El JARDIN CAFÉ AND INN in Barangay San Antono is a stop-over facility for tourists going to the northernmost municipalities of the province of Iloilo. The restaurant is locally acclaimed as one of the best food establishments in the northern part of the province. It serves breakfast daily from 7 a.m. and can cater to 40 persons serving traditional Ilonggo cuisine. The restaurant is known for its native chicken binakol, tinola, lumpiang ubod and fish sinigang. It is also known for its farm-produced vegetables and fruits. And of course, not to be missed is its mouth-watering buco pie, banana muffin and cheesy cassava cake.  It also has an inn that offers four (4) air-conditioned rooms good for 2-4 persons and another two (2) fan rooms good for two persons. It has a greenhouse conference hall that can accommodate seminars, trainings and other activities good for 100 persons. The Pasalubong Center sells locally-made produce such as purple rice, glutinous rice, basmati rice, red rice, organic coconut vinegar, packed adobong tabagak and candies. For more information, please contact Mrs. Dulce Blas at 09177233324 or at (033) 392-0210.



TAMBOBO FESTIVAL annually held every September is the presentation of this town’s incomparable and unequalled bliss of human, material and natural wealth. Witness and enjoy its cultural performances marked by a lavish feast thanking God for the crops that would sustain their community. Tambobo is a Hiligaynon term for “a storehouse, warehouse or a storage structure for agricultural products, or other goods that are stored and kept until a demand or need arises.”

Ajuy has a land area of 19,346 hectares divided into 34 barangays. It is a seashore and agricultural town. It has 4,400 hectares of forest area which in effect drains water to 16 creeks and rivers as its source of irrigation to its agricultural lands. It is 91.9 kilometers away from Iloilo City. To get to the busses are available daily at the Northern Central Iloilo Transport Terminal, Inc. in Barangay Tagbak, Jaro, Iloilo City. For more information, please call Diona Silvideo – Municipal Tourism Officer at 09394533304.


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