30+ Capiz Tourist Spot (UPDATED): Best Places to See

Here is a complete list of must-see Capiz tourist spots you should see.

Capiz is the second island within the Philippine archipelago, which Ferdinand Magellan arrived at centuries ago. It is now rising as one of the best eco-tourism spots in the Philippines.

Its ridge to reef landscapes teems with unspoiled ecological wonders such as pristine waterfalls, mystical caves, off-beaten beaches, uncharted forests, and scenic mountain peaks.

Meanwhile, its towns and capital city host an amazing variety of cultural and historical destinations, some dating back to the Spanish times. It’s more fun here, indeed.

In this article, we covered not only the famous tourist spots in Roxas City or other parts of Capiz but also its off-beaten attractions.

We hope to showcase these to promote community-based development, vis-à-vis environmental protection, and cultural integrity promotion.

Let’s go.

Quick Facts

  • Location: Western Visayas Region
  • Capital: Roxas City
  • Municipalities/Cities: Panay, Tapaz, Sigma, Mambusao, Pilar, Roxas City, President Roxas, Dumalag, Ivisan, Jamindan, Sapian, Maayon, Dao
  • Population: 761,384 (2015 Census)
  • Major Languages: Capiznon, Hiligaynon, Aklanon, Kinaray-a, Igbok, English

Behold Must-See Capiz Tourist Spots

1. Suhot Cave and Spring

Suhot Cave and Spring is one of the best Capiz tourist spot

Although it does not contain much stalactite or stalagmite rock formations, Suhot Cave is worth exploring as you’ll get to hear a lot of interesting stories about it.

Plus, there is a nearby spring gushing out from the rocks where you can have a rejuvenating swim. Locals love coming here to enjoy the natural sceneries and unwind.

It is one of the best places to see in Capiz. Today, it is one of the most frequented Capiz tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Dolores, Dumalag

2. Pangilatan Falls

Pangilatan Falls compose of multiple layers. The main cascade has a height of 81 feet with crystal-clear waters that will surely give you a refreshing bath.

Enjoy chasing as many waterfalls as you can and relishing the unique beauty of each. The lush vegetation adds to make this destination worth it for a lifelong adventure.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Artuz, Tapaz

3. Baybay Beach

Photo by: Marky Ramone Go

Baybay Beach is one of the top Capiz tourist spots, owing to its accessibility and proximity. It boasts a 7-kilometer stretch of powdery black sands and calm seawater.

Among the favorite activities, you can do aside from swimming here are kayaking and snorkeling. The marine life is diverse and thriving. Baybay Beach is also one of the best spots to taste authentic seafood, and numerous stalls line it.

From here, you’ll even chance on a jaw-dropping view of the sunset.

  • Location/Jump-off: Roxas City

4. Kipot Cave

Kipot Cave is one of the best Capiz tourist spot

Kipot Cave consists of various chambers, each with different features to offer. At some point, you need to crawl on your belly to get across and go deeper into the cave.

The most popular chamber is called Kipot Hilton, which is as big as a hotel ballroom. The forests surrounding the cave is one of the most pristine in the province.

These are home to various wildlife species such as deer, birds, and wild ducks. There is also a crystal-clear stream where you can splash and swim after spelunking.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Burias, Mambusao

5. Malinamon Falls

Malinamon Falls is one of the best Capiz tourist spot
Photo by: Capiz Tourism and Cultural Affairs

Malinamon Falls is one of the newly-discovered Capiz tourist spots. It plunges on a beautiful catch basin with crystal-clear and churning waters.

Because of the strong current, only physically fit people are advised to swim in the pool. Other daring souls climb to the top of Malinamon Falls as they let the cascading waters massage them.

  • Location/Jump-off: Jaminda

6. Lahab Cave

Photo by: Rappler

If you’re after the best stalactite and stalagmite rock formations in the province, check out Lahab Cave. As you go deeper, crystalline walls and glistening pools will constantly amaze you at every turn.

The cave’s floor abounds with terraced-looking pools. It’s one of the rising tourist spots in Dumalag, Capiz. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy San Miguel, Dumalag
  • Trekking Time: 30-45 minutes

7. Palina Greenbelt Ecopark

Palina Greenbelt Ecopark offers one of the best places in Capiz for river cruising. The placed Palina River stretches at the heart of the park. Here, you’ll get the chance to ride a floating restaurant with a nipa hut perched on a bamboo raft.

As you indulge in sumptuous seafood meals, the raft will take you across mangroves, fish ponds, and some communities along the river bank. You can also try a foot spa or body massage on board. It is one of the must-visit tourist spots in Roxas City, Capiz. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Cagay, Roxas City

8. Cadimahan River Tour

Cadimahan River is one of the best Capiz tourist spot
Photo by: The Happy Kid

You have two options here. You can either stay on a stationary floating restaurant or cruise down the Cadimahan River. Just like the services at Palina Ecopark, you’ll get served with mouthwatering seafood meals as you relish the sights around.

The river cruise will take you to beautiful mangrove sites that host stunning bird species such as the egret, mangrove blue catcher, and the black-winged stilt.

Dance with the rhythm as local singers renders Hiligaynon folksong. Cadimahan River is now one of the best Capiz tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Lawis, Brgy Baybay, Roxas City
  • Tour Operator: Lawis Baybay Small Fisherfolk Association
  • Rate: Php 750 to Php 1800 depending on raft’s size
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Foot Spa: Php 150
  • Traditional Filipino Massage: Php 300 (whole-body)
  • Contact Number: 09072865835, 09102033229

9. Marugo Lake

Marugo Lake is one of the best Capiz tourist spot
Photo by: Philippines Journey

Marugo Lake is one of the off-beaten Capiz tourist spots. It’s an ideal spot for relaxation and unwinding from the daily bustles. You can ride one of the bamboo rafts or swim around to enjoy the cool waters.

There are a few resorts around the lake, but these do not stamper the serenity of the Marugo Lake.

  • Location/Jump-off: Tapaz

10. Olotayan Island

Olotayan Island is one of the best Capiz tourist spot
Photo by: Raf.road via Philippine Pride

The island is named as such because it resembles the shape of a head and a stomach. In the local language, “olo” means head while “tayan” means stomach.

Try asking one of the locals the story behind. Olotayan Island covers 53 hectares, and it is surrounded by clear and turquoise waters and white sand beaches.

The seas also thrive an abundant marine life, thus, don’t miss out snorkeling here. Although the island is inhabited, it remains pristine because the locals are sustainably managing it. That makes it one of the model ecotourism spots in the Philippines.

  • Location/Jump-off: Roxas City

11. Mantalinga Island

Mantalinga Island is one of the best Capiz tourist spot
Photo by: Proudly Capiznon

Touted as the “Good Luck Island” by the tourism office, Mantalinga Island is said to be inhabited by unseen deities and spirits. Locals believe that they bring good fortune to the fishermen.

Surely, you’ll hear a lot of interesting stories about these, but I’ll leave that up for the locals to share.

The island offers a good spot for scuba diving as well as kayaking racing competitions. Mantalinga Island is one of the emerging Capiz tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Roxas City

12. Panay Church

Photo by: Abe Arganiosa

Otherwise called Santa Monica Parish Church, Panay Church is a prominent historical landmark in Capiz. It boasts of a neo-classical form of baroque architecture made of coral blocks.

The church has an impressive façade with creative wooden designs. Another must-see spot here is a 5-story belfry which houses the largest bell in the Philippines. It is made from at least 70 sacks of gold and silver coins donated by the locals during the construction phase.

Climb to the top of the belfry, and you’ll get rewarding views of the town and the distant mountains.

  • Location/Jump-off: Panay

13. Napti Island

Photo by: Panay Heritage Capital of Capiz

Covering four hectares, Napti Island has a white-colored beach mixed with accumulated coral remains. When you get to the shallow waters, you’ll see countless live corals, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling.

Other marine species, such as different kinds of fishes and lobsters, thrive here. There is also a cave with a length of 100 meters.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Agojo, Panay 

14. Ang Panublion Museum

AngPanublion Museum is one of the recognized cultural tourist spots in Capiz. This is where you’ll learn about the rich history of Capiz and the diverse cultural heritage of its people.

Among the displays here are old photos, paintings, artifacts, farming tools, traditional weavings, and an old model car used by late President Manuel Roxas. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Roxas City

15. Roxas Cathedral

Photo by: Abe Arganiosa

Also known as the Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral Parish, the Roxas Cathedral is one of Roxas City’s iconic tourist spots.

The original church was built in 1876 but was damaged by a typhoon in 1698. The church was reconstructed in 1954 and is now a favorite pilgrimage site with thousands of visitors every year.

  • Location/Jump-off: Roxas City

16. Hinulugan Falls

Hinulugan Falls is one of the best Capiz tourist spot
Photo by: @Criscopter Aerials

Hinulugan Falls is one of the highest in the province with multiple layers that surely blow you into amazement. Pristine woodlands upstream feed the brook leading into the falls.

Even along the road, once can already hear the rustling sound of Hinulugan Falls. It is one of the emerging tourist spots in Capiz. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Tabun-acan, Pilar

17. Cabugao Verdant Farm

Photo by: Cabugao Verdant Farm

The local tourism has recently been pushing for the promotion of agro-tourism in the province. One of the recommended sites is Cabugao Verdant Farm.

Here, you’ll get the chance to learn best farming practices and experience the simplicity of life. The foods served here are sourced directly from the farm.

  • Location/Jump-off: Ivisan

18. Shrine of the Sacred Heat of Jesus

The shrine features a giant statue of Jesus with a towering height of 130 feet. It was completed only in 2015 and is now a fast-growing pilgrimage site among Catholics, the dominant religious group in the province.

At the base of the statue is a chapel where you can pray, contemplate, and attend masses. From the shrine, you’ll catch a panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes.

  • Location/Jump-off: Roxas City

19. Balisong Cave

Balisong Cave is one of the best Capiz tourist spot
Photo by: Nonnie Gicana Jeruta

Balisong Cave is not just natural beauty but a historical Capiz tourist spots as well. It is here where one of the Filipino-Spanish battles took place. Recently, the locals discovered earthen paths with intricate carvings.

That is why it is believed that the cave must have been a burial site by the native inhabitants before the Spanish conquest. Near the cave is a spectacular black rock formation rising to more than 200 feet. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Pilar

20. Manuel Roxas Shrine

To know more about one of the Philippines’ earliest presidents, check out Manuel Roxas Shrine. Roxas was the first President of the Republic of the Philippines and the last President of the Commonwealth. Today, it’s a designated National Historical Shrine.

  • Location/Jump-off: Zamora Street, Roxas City

21. Igang Cave

Igang Cave is one of the laid back tourist destinations in Capiz. It has several entrances that lead to a central chamber reminiscent of a cathedral dome. It also boasts of fascinating stalactite and stalagmite rock formations. Numerous bats live in some of the deeper chambers.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Tapulang, Maayon

22. Culajao Mangrove Eco-Park

Photo by: Capiznun AKO

Culajao Mangrove Eco-Park came into realization as part of the local government’s drive to pursue environmental protection and restoration. It covers about 5 hectares and serves as an important carbon sink for the city.

Aside from the numerous bird species living here, the park’s surrounding waters teem with marine life.

  • Location/Jump-off: Roxas City

23. Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Meditation

Photo by: Capiz Aksyon News Center

Another famed pilgrimage spot in Capiz is the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Meditation. The locals call it “Meditation Hills.” Here, you’ll find a cross that was initially built to commemorate those who died during the super typhoon Yolanda. The spot offers a jaw-dropping view of the municipality.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sapian

Other Off-Beaten Capiz Tourist Spot

24. Pangabitkabiton Falls

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy San Jose, Jamindan

25. Mussel Farm

  • Location/Jump-off: Sapian

26. Lolets Eco-Park

  • Location/Jump-off: Dao

27. Suhotan Caves

  • Location/Jump-off: Jamindan

28. Coves of Ivisan

  • Location/Jump-off: Ivisan
  • Tag: IvisanCapiz tourist spot

29. Tucad Reef

  • Location/Jump-off: Pilar

30. Weny’s Butterfly Garden

  • Location/Jump-off: Panay

For More Information

If you need more information to help set up your itinerary to the tourist spots in Capiz, contact the Capiz Provincial Tourism Office via the following:

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