Thursday, July 28, 2011
Roxas City: Baybay Seafood Restaurants
From the Tagbac Terminal in Jaro, Iloilo City, we took the 12:00nn Ceres aircon bus for Roxas City (Php 162.00) which left the station 30mins. behind schedule. The 2-hour bus ride along the Iloilo-Capiz Road had a 15-minute stopover at Passi City. Finally at 2:45pm, we arrived at the Ceres Bus terminal in Roxas City.
Since the last trip back to Iloilo City would leave at 5:00pm, this visit to Roxas City, the seafood capital of the Philippines, had to be a quick one (unfortunately). From the bus terminal, we arranged a round-trip tricycle ride to the Baybay Beach and back to the Ceres bus terminal for Php200.00. The trike drove through the town proper, passing by the city hall and the provincial capitol, and along Arnaldo Blvd. leading to Baybay.
At 3:15pm, we reached the seafood restaurants along Baybay Beach. We ordered scallops (10 pcs. @ Php 140.00), squid (2 pcs. @ Php50.00) and pork liempo (Php50.00). While waiting for our late lunch to be cooked, we strolled along the grey sands of Baybay Beach. There was nothing much happening other than local kids playing by the beach. Lunch was served around 3:30pm. I wanted to order for grilled fish but I was already full, so I will just reserve the grilled fish for my next visit. By 4:00pm, we were ready to go back to the bus terminal.
For my next trip to Roxas City, I will surely make time to visit the town proper, the Libas fish port, the Pan-ay church, and hopefully spend a night in the city to sample its night life.
See complete photo album: Roxas City, Capiz: Baybay Seafood Restaurants (July 28, 2011)