Roxas City - Capiz Destinations

Roxas City

The abundance of marine life makes Roxas the "Seafood Capital" of the Philippines. It celebrates meaningful festivals such Sinadya sa Halaran and the Diwal Festival.

Roxas City is situated at the Northeastern tip of the Island of Panay. It is located 250 nautical miles southeast Manila, 118 kilometers northeast of Iloilo City, and 86 kilometers east of Kalibo, Aklan. Travel Time to Manila is 45 minutes by air and 18 hrs. by boat.


The city belongs to the first political district of the Province of Capiz along with the Municipality of Maayon, Panay, Panit-an, Pilar, Pontevedra, and Pres, Roxas. It comprises forty-seven (47) barangays of which eighteen (18) are urban and twenty-nine (29) are rural.




Roxas City has basically an agri-based economy. Farming and fishing are the major economic activities which claim 52.87% of the city’s total land area. Although agricultural, the city is now moving towards commercialization and industrialization as it is the center of trade and commerce not only in the province of Capiz but also in the northern part of Panay Island.


The city has a national port, a fishing port and airport. Visitors or transients in the city could stay at any of the nineteen (19) available accommodation facilities and they could dine at the twenty-one (21) restaurant and thirty-nine (39) refreshment parlors.


How to Get There


For an affordable fare, one can take a boat from Manila under the Super Ferry or Negros Navigation transportation company. The trip lasts for a maximum of eighteen hours. For a lesser price, there is also a Roll on-Roll off (RORO) option that passes by Roxas City straight from Cubao in Manila. For the jet setter, both Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have flights that fly to Roxas daily, every morning. The plane ride costs a little more, but will only take you 40-45 minutes.



Official Website of Roxas City