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Roxas City is the capital city of Capiz, known for its wide seafood markets.


Formerly the town of Capiz, also the name of its province, Roxas, named after the 4th President of the Philippines (which is also its most famous native), is both the provincial capital and commercial center of Capiz. It still has the feel of a typical Spanish-era Filipino town, but it now has malls and a growing central business district, the Pueblo de Panay.

Roxas City's economy is largely dependent on seafood, which the city is known for. There are many fishponds and fishpens, mostly used for cultivating milkfish, but this are now getting replaced by residential subdivisions, malls and call center blocks.

The city's tourist office can be found at the Ang Panublion Museum listed under "See".

Get in[edit]

Map of Roxas City

By bus[edit]

  • 1 Roxas City Integrated Terminal (RCIT), Integrated Transport Terminal, Sacred Heart of Jesus Ave. Open 24 hours. Roxas City's central bus station, with transfers to jeepneys and trikes to downtown and nearby towns. Just beside it are a few shops and a supermarket. Buses, vans and jeepneys will drop you off on the main road. The bus departures are at middle, jeepneys to the east and vans to the west.
  • Ceres Liner operates buses from Iloilo (2 hours), and Kalibo (1.5 hours); the related Ceres Transport has a daily trip from Manila via Batangas City and Caticlan.
  • UV Express vans arrive from Iloilo and Kalibo.

By plane[edit]

  • 2 Roxas Airport (RXS  IATA) (2 km (1.2 mi) north of the center). Cebu Pacific (2 flights), PAL Express and Philippines Air Asia flies daily from Manila, all using an Airbus A320 jet. Roxas Airport (Q1321733) on Wikidata Roxas Airport on Wikipedia

By ferry[edit]

  • Port of Culasi (Roxas City Port), Baybay Rd, Culasi (near the Culasi Lighthouse take a tricycle from downtown). 2GO Travel has a ferry from Roxas City from Batangas City via Romblon island 3 times a week. Super Shuttle has a direct RORO ferry from Batangas City. To get to the city center, take a tricycle from outside the port gates.

Get around[edit]

Tricycles are the primary way around town. Between the bus terminal and downtown, you can take an air-conditioned jeepney.


  • 1 Libas Fish Port.
  • 2 Barangay Culasi Lighthouse. Take a 20-min walk to the base of the lighthouse, which has a viewing deck overlooking the sea and some islets.
  • 3 Ang Panublion Museum, Legaspi Hughes St, +63 33 621-2070. Tu-F 9AM-6PM, Sa Su 9AM-5PM. The Roxas City Museum was once a circular water tank that has been creatively reused as a museum. It has exhibits about local and indigenous Panay culture, and the tourism office.
Santa Monica Parish Church
  • 4 Santa Monica Parish Church (Panay Church), Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Panay. It was built in 1884 on the site of an earlier church. The church is built of coral blocks and is approximately 70 metres long, 25 m in width and 18 m in height; the walls are about 3 metres thick. The church has an unusually large bell, the largest in the country and in all of Asia. It was cast by Juan Reina in about 1884, using sacks of coin given by the people of the town; it weighs more than 10 tonnes. Panay Church (Q18129163) on Wikidata Panay Church on Wikipedia
  • 5 Roxas City Hall, Hughes Street, +63 36 6212-049, +63 36 6516-053, . 8AM-5PM.
  • 6 Roxas City Plaza, Arsobispo Street. Open 24 hours. Free.
  • 7 Baybay Beach, People's Park, Arnaldo Boulevard. Open 24 hours. Free.
  • 8 Palina Greenbelt Ecopark, Cagay Road. Open 24 hours. Ecological park.


  • 1 Baybay Beach (3 km north of the center). ₱25 by tricycle.
  • Sinadya sa Halaran (1st week of December) – Celebrates the city's founding and also doubles as the festivities for the Immaculate Conception.
  • 2 Coy’z Floating Cottage, Punta Cogon, +639667151192. 7AM–5PM. Tourist attraction.


  • 1 Unitop Department Store, Roxas Avenue Corner Pavia St, +63 36 620 1774. Daily 8AM-8PM.






Go next[edit]

Routes through Roxas City
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