Panay Island Travel Guide with Itinerary 3d2n

WELCOME TO MY PANAY ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE! Panay Island has been an alternative route that can take you to Boracay Island. If you fly directly to Boracay, it might be costly. Why? It is due to its popularity among local tourists and foreigners as well.

But little did people know, Panay Island doesn’t only revolve around the island of Boracay. In fact, this island has definitely a lot to offer. Located in the Western Visayas region, Panay Island consists of Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, and Capiz. Besides, Guimaras Island is just 10-15 minutes away from Iloilo. Here’s to my Panay Island and Guimaras travel guide for 3 days and 3 nights!

Circumnavigating Panay Island

It’s been my dream to visit Iloilo as well as Boracay. So I have decided to have a pre-birthday celebration with my friends on Panay Island. Our entry point was in Iloilo. Meanwhile, our exit point was in Iloilo, too! We circumnavigated Panay Island and Guimaras Island for three days. Yup, I knew it was too short to explore the island. Despite that, we still tried our best to maximize our time to visit our desired destinations.

Panay Island Travel Guide: Sample Itinerary

Here’s the itinerary of our 3 days and 2 nights of my trip to Panay Island with Guimaras Island.

DAY 1: Guimaras Island & Garin Farm

03:30 AM                                                       

Departure for Iloilo

04:40 AM                                                      

Arrival at Iloilo

04:40-6:00 AM                                             

Breakfast

06:00-06:20 AM                                            

Van Departure going to SM Iloilo

06:20-6:40 AM                                              

Go to Ortiz Wharf

06:40-6:50 AM                                               

Ortiz Port Going to Guimaras

Note: You have to register first before you can ride in a boat.

06:50 AM                                                       

Guimaras Island Departure

(They say it will take you 15 minutes to get to Guimaras Island. But, in our case, it only took us 10 minutes to get to the island.)

07:00 AM-2:00 PM                                         

Guimaras Island Day Tour

We visited the following places: 

Smallest Plaza

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Windmill Farm

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Guimaras Overlooking View

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The Pitstop Restaurant

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Guimaras Signage

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Trappist Monastery

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The only Trappist monastery in the Philippines.

Pasalubong Center

Mango Farm / Mango Research

Raymen Beach Resort

Yet, we decided not to visit Guisi Lighthouse anymore due to inclement weather. But overall, we absolutely enjoyed our trip!!!

02:15 PM                                                         

Ortiz Wharf Arrival

02:15 PM-2:30 PM                                          

Go to Terminal going to Garin Farm

Then, ride a jeepney with the signage of “San Joaquin”.

02:30 PM-04:30 PM                                       

Garin Farm

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07:00 PM                                                         

Go to San Jose Antique

(Ride a bus with the signage of “San Jose”)

08:00 PM                                                          

Arrive at Ursula Inn, Antique

09:00 PM                                                           

Lights Off

Note: We didn’t have much time to tour around Antique. We only stayed here for a night. The tricycle driver that we met from Garin Farm advised us to check in to Ursula Inn. Also, it’s very affordable.

DAY 2: Boracay Island

03:30 AM                                                           

Wake Up Call

05:00 AM                                                           

Go to San Jose Proper

05:45 AM                                                           

Breakfast

06:20 AM                                                           

Ceres Bus Terminal going to Caticlan

07:00 AM                                                           

Caticlan Departure

11:30 AM                                                           

Arrival at Aklan

11:40 AM                                                           

Boracay Departure

12:000 PM                                                         

Check into a hostel

01:30 PM                                                             

Eat lunch ‎

12:000 PM                                                         

Check into a hostel

01:30 PM                                                             

Eat lunch ‎

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02:00 PM                                                             

Beach ‎Bum

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05:00 PM                                                             

Back to hostel

0‎6:30 PM                                                             

Back to the beach

‎09:00 PM                                                             

Back to hostel ‎

09:30 PM                                                              

Lights off‎

Note: We checked into a hostel that is nearby the main road not at the beachfront.

Day 3: Iloilo City

03:30 AM                                                             

Wake Up Call

05:30 AM                                                             

Go to the Port

05:30 AM                                                             

Breakfast ‎

06:20 AM                                                             

Boracay Departure ‎

06:30 AM                                                             

Caticlan Arrival ‎

06:45 AM                                                             

Caticlan Departure ‎

01:20 PM                                                             

Iloilo Arrival

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‎01:30 PM                                                             

Jeepney Going to SM Iloilo ‎

01:45 PM                                                             

Traveler’s Lounge ‎(Located outside SM Iloilo)

02:00 PM                                                             

Have lunch at SM Iloilo

‎02:30 PM                                                             

Go to Municipality of Iloilo

03:30 PM-04:00 PM                                                            

Molo Church

04:00 PM-05:00 PM                                                         

Molo Mansion ‎

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05:00 PM-06:00 PM 

Balay Nga Bato (Bahay na Bato)

06:00 PM                                                           

Back to SM Iloilo ‎

06:30 PM                                                           

Roam around at SM Iloilo

08:00 PM                                                           

Have dinner

‎08:30 PM                                                           

Back to Traveller’s Lounge ‎

09:30 PM                                                           

Go to the airport

Breakdown of Expenses

DAY 1 EXPENSES

Taxi going to NAIA 3  From MRT Mcdo                       

PHP 120 good for 4 PAX

PHP 30 each

Van going to SM Iloilo from the airport                       

PHP 50

Jeep going to Ortiz Port                                                   

PHP 7

Boat Fare going to Guimaras Island                             

PHP 14

Guimaras Tour                                                             

PHP 1500 good for 4 PAX

PHP 375 each

Raymen Beach Entrance Fee                                         

PHP 25

Shower at Raymen Beach                                           

PHP 20

Boat Fare going back to Iloilo                                     

PHP 14

Jeep going to San Joaquin Terminal                          

PHP 7

San Joaquin Jeep Fare                                                 

PHP 60

Tricycle going to Garin Farm                                     

PHP 50 good for 4 PAX

PHP 12.50

Garin Farm Entrance Fee                                           

PHP 150

Cart Ride Fee                                                                 

PHP 150

Tricycle going back to the main road                     

PHP 50 good for 4 PAX

PHP 12.50

Bus Fare going to Ursula                                           

PHP 40

Ursula Inn Accommodation Fee                                                                  

PHP 650 good for 4 PAX

PHP 163 each

DAY 2 EXPENSES

Tricycle going to San Jose proper                           

PHP 15

Ceres Bus going to Caticlan                                     

PHP 220

Environmental Fee going to Boracay                     

PHP 100

Terminal Fee                                                               

PHP 75

Ferry (roundtrip)                                                       

PHP 150 (PHP 75 each ticket)

Tricycle going to Station 3                                       

PHP 38 each x 4

Accommodation                                                       

PHP 375 each x 4 

DAY 3 EXPENSES

Tricycle going back to the port                             

PHP 25 each x 4 

Terminal Fee                                                             

PHP 100

Ceres Bus going back to Iloilo                               

PHP 367

From terminal going to SM Iloilo                         

PHP 7

Traveler’s Lounge                                                   

PHP 22.50 each x 4 

Jeepney going to the Municipality of Iloilo       

PHP 7

Jeepney going to Molo Church and Mansion   

PHP 7

Jeepney going to Balay nga Bato                         

PHP 7 

Balay Nga Bato Entrance Fee                             

PHP 150

Jeepney going back to SM                                   

PHP 10

Taxi going to the airport                                     

PHP 25 each x 4


Total Expenses                                                     PHP 2,830.50

Food and Pasalubong not included

Contact Person for Guimaras Tour

Michael Solorico

09773725074

There are still a lot of reasons to visit Panay Island again. I have realized that it’s not about the places or tourist spots that make the island attractive. It is more about the people who warmly welcomed us during our visit. The locals are so nice and helpful during our trip. I will surely come back!

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