Ajuy - Iloilo Destinations


On the northern part of Iloilo lies the Municipality of Ajuy. It is 87 kilometers away from Iloilo City. It extends from Piliwan, its southernmost sitio, to Serruco River on the north. Ajuy Bay bounds its jurisdiction in the south, in the north by the town of Sara and in the west by the town of Barotac Viejo.

Ajuy is a municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. The present municipality of Ajuy started as a small settlement established by the early Malayan freedom seekers on the north side of the Gubaton River near the present site of Barangay Lanjagan. The natives originally called it "Asui."

The town has many churches namely Ajuy Baptist Church, Ajuy Evalengical Church, Church of the Nazarene, Bible Baptist Church, Roman Catholic Church, Aglipayan Church, Iglesia ni Cristo and Seventh-day Adventist Church.

During the month of September, the people of Ajuy celebrate the Tambobo Festival which highlights cultural performances marked by a lavish feast thanking God for the crops that would sustain their community. Tambobo is a Hiligaynon term for “a storehouse, warehouse or a storage structure for agricultural products, or other goods that are stored and kept until a demand or need arises.”

There are a number of interesting places in the municipality of Ajuy. Also called “Parola,” Calabasa Island has a lighthouse managed by 4 men of the Philippine Navy. The lighthouse has quarters built around 1900 and appears to have not been used. There are 8 guest rooms, which can accommodate 10 persons. Tourists can either swim, snorkel, fish or boat. There are no residents in the island.

Nasidman Island, only 150 meters away from Calabasa, also offers a place for relaxation and rest, playgrounds and fishing. There are residential units in the northern part of the island.

Bay-ang Point is an ideal place for swimming, fishing, skin diving, boating and solitude. Instead of sand, the beaches have clean and smooth stones thus making waters clear and crystal-like. Although undeveloped, it can attract tourists both  local and foreign.

A waterfall, known as Panalikdikon Falls, is situated at Barangay Tipacla, 4 kilometers away from the Poblacion. It is a scenic spot, which offers a cool environment and clear waters for swimming and areas for picnics.



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