Saturday, February 21, 2009

Captivating Capiz-Roxas City as Seafood Capital of the Philippines

Captivating Capiz

Sapi-an Website Roxas City Panoramic View Municipality of Panay Webiste

LOCATION Northeastern part of Panay Island
BOUNDARIES North: Sibuyan Sea, Northwest: Aklan, West: Antique, Southeast: Iloilo
LAND AREA 2,633.17 square kilometer
DIALECT Hiligaynon
COMPOSED OF 473 barangays, 16 municipalities, 1 city (Roxas City)

Captivating Capiz is one the five provinces of Panay Island, Western Visayas. Located 375 miles southwest of Manila, 136 kilometers northwest of Iloilo City and 86 kilometers east of Kalibo, Aklan, once a part of the early Malay settlement known as Aklan. It is composed of 16 municipalities, 1 chartered city (Roxas City) and 472 barangays. Its capital, Roxas City is the seat of the provincial and city governments and center of trade. Capiz' topography varies from rolling lands and hills to mountain peaks and ranges. The province has the 3rd type of climate, seasonal changes are not pronounced. It is relatively dry from November to April and wet from May to October. The economy is basically agricultural with palay, corn, coconut, vegetables and sugarcane as principal crops. The rest of the cultivated areas are devoted to fishponds, livestock and other minor crops. It has mineral and non-metallic deposits like zinc, aluminum, gold, iron, purite and copper. Culasi, Roxas City is served by 2 shipping lines. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific also service the province through the Roxas City airport.

Travel time to >Roxas City is 45 minutes by plane and around 16 hours by ship from Manila. From Iloilo City, it is approximately 2 hours by bus or private car. It will take approximately 4 hours travel going to Boracay Island by land.

Captivating Roxas City, Capiz Philippines

Life in Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines is simple and peaceful. It is an ideal refuge for those who wishes to escape the fast-paced life in modern cities. It owes much of its charms to a mixture of its rich history and natural beauty untrammeled by modernity and this is the reason Captivating Capiz is truly amazing.

Bay-bay Beach

Bay-bay Beach - wide powdery gray-sand and ultimate place to go barefoot, which is therapeutic and truly captivating

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