Summertime is Pool-Hopping Time in lloilo

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin

SUMMER is the “high season” in Iloilo. Although locals and travelers alike visit Iloilo all year round, summer is the most popular travel time. ?

Inland resorts are a perfect summer getaway. Dipping into the pool might just be the most local thing to do during summer.

The venue includes a pool for adults and a pool for kids located between the sea and the mountain that offers spectacular views. Others have enclosed water park, playground and picnic area and other facilities on the premises, offering a wide range of activities for all.

There are also changing rooms, showers and a kiosk for snacks and drinks with facilities for an overnight stay for the whole family included.

Ever wondered just how many pools exist outside of Iloilo City? To celebrate the summer, we have a put together a short list of some of the provinces’ swimming locations. Dive into our list of public swimming pools around Iloilo Province and keep swimming.  

The most popular are Sheridan Boutique Resort and Adhara Eco-Boutique Resort in Oton; Bearland Paradise Resort in Tigbauan; Racsos Woodland and Inland Resort in Guimbal; High Mountain View Resort and Erlinda’s Inland Resort in Igbaras; Garinfarm and Assemblage Point Resort and Convention Hub in San Joaquin for the First District.

The Second District has Fleur de Liz Inn in Sta. Barbara; Mila’s Hills Inland Resort in New Lucena; Mimai’s Inland Resort in Zarraga; Sea Garden Resort in Leganes; S-Five Inland Resort and Goducate Camp and Training Center in San Miguel; Mama Paz Hillside Resort in Alimodian; Villa Asuncion Country Inn and Resort in Leon.

The Third District boasts of Riverside Inland Resort and Villa Benedicta Hillside Resort in Maasin; Damires Hills Terra Verde in Janiuay; Ephrathah Farms and Jade Energetic Paradise and Adventure Corp. in Badiangan; Tan Casa Inland Resort in Calinog; Melrose Inland Resort and Camp Manahain Inland Resort in Pototan.

The Fourth District is proud of its Casa Fiammetta in Barotac Nuevo; Kalingawan Picnic Area and Rocky’s Place in Duenas; Christine’s Place Inland Resort and Hotel, The Erlina’s Place and Resort, Kawilihan Family Resort, Hda. Estrella Family Resort and Midway in Passi City; Cabas-an Cold Springs in San Enrique; and Villa Francisca in Banate.

The Fifth District has Garilva Recreation Center in Concepcion; Alexis and Alexa Poolside Pensionne, Relaxing Garden and Rodbon’s Place in Sara; Espia Inland Resort in Lemery; CNN Inland Resort in San Dionisio; Endielina’s Inland Resort Corporation, RC Woodland Resort Inc. and Paon Beach in Estancia; Palm Garden and Solina Beach and Nature Resort in mainland Carles; Huni Sicogon Resort in Sicogon, Carles.

For more information, please contact the Office of Culture, Arts, History and Tourism – Iloilo Province at (033) 3384910 or email at or visit our website at