Capiz

Brief Description

The Province of Capiz is known as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. 

Discover the Capiz mystic. Explore the rolling hills, mountain peaks and ranges. Enjoy daytime excursions at the province's wide beaches and isolated coves. Have a fill of a variety of seafoods available all year round. Visit local gardens, historical sites, old Spanish churches, Southeast Asia's largest bell at Pan-ay Church, and the birthplace of Manuel A. Roxas (first Philippine President). 

Experience local festivals like Balintawakan and Sinadya sa Halaran. Go spelunking. A lot of caves are waiting to be explored. Or you can make special arrangements to witness the Mundo tribe dance in Tapaz.

Accommodations in cottages, hotels, and resorts are available in Roxas City and other municipalities outside the city.   

Geography 

The Province of Capiz occupies a land area of 2,633 square kilometers, representing 21% of the total land area of Panay. It is composed of 16 municipalities and a city with a total of 472 barangays.    Political Subdivisions 

The province is composed of 16 municipalities comprising 473 barangays. It is divided into two political districts: 1st District covers the municipalities of Maayon, Panay, Panitan, Pilar, Pontevedra, Pres. Roxas, and Roxas City; while the 2nd District covers the municipalities of Cuartero, Dao, Dumalag, Dumarao, Ivisan, Jamindan, Sapi-an, Mambusao, Sigma, and Tapaz.

Population 

As of the year 2000 survey, Capiz has a population of 654,156.

Language 

Hiligaynon is the dominant dialect spoken in the province.

Climate 

The province has a 3rd type of climate, seasonal changes are not pronounced. Relatively dry from November to April and wet from May to October.

Industries 

The even distribution of rainfall throughout the year and the infrequent occurrence of typhoons make the province highly suitable for agriculture, aquaculture, and other related activities – which explains why these are major industries of the province. 

Farms for orchids, various ornamental plants, and different varieties of heliconia supply a thriving cut-flower business that is carving a market niche in Southern Philippine provinces. The land has also proven to be good grazing ground for cattle and for raising swine, goats, and poultry. Its long coastal areas abound with "kapis" shells, which are used in the manufacture of exportable novelty items. Numerous home and cottage industries amply augment household incomes, among which are poultry, livestock raising, handicraft, shell-craft, ceramics, lime processing, garments, farm-tool fabrication, furniture and boat making.

  • ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL

    Kalibo, Aklan

    January 3- January 16

  • BINANOG FESTIVAL

    Lambunao, Iloilo

    January 10- January 16

  • SINULOG (KABANKALAN) FESTIVAL

    Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental

    January 10- January 16

  • MAKATO STO. NIÑO FESTIVAL

    Poblacion Makato, Aklan

    January 15

  • PASUNGAY FESTIVAL

    San Joaquin, Iloilo

    January 15

  • KINARADTO FESTIVAL

    Buenavista, Guimaras

    January 15

  • BATAN ATI-ATI MALAKARA FESTIVAL

    Poblacion Batan, Aklan

    January 15

  • FIRE WORKS DISPLAY and CONTEST

    Arevalo, Iloilo City

    January 15

  • SADSAD SA KALYE

    Janiuay, Iloilo

    January 19

  • PANDOT SA BACOLOD

    Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

    January 20

  • BINULIGAY FESTIVAL

    Jamindan, Capiz

    January 20

  • ALTAVAS STO. NIÑO FESTIVAL

    Poblacion Altavas, Aklan

    January 21- January 22

  • DINAGYANG FESTIVAL

    Iloilo City

    January 20- January 22

  • IBAJAY ATI-ATI MUNICIPAL AND DEVOTIONAL FIESTA

    Ibajay, Aklan

    January 24- January 25

  • DINAGSA ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL

    Cadiz City, Negros Occidental

    January 24- January 30

  • SANA-AW FESTIVAL

    Jordan, Guimaras

    January 28

  • HINIRUGYAW FESTIVAL

    Calinog, Iloilo

    January 30- February 6

  • BORACAY INT'L FUN BOARD CUP

    Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Malay, Aklan

    January 31- February 5

  • SALAKAYAN FESTIVAL

    Miag-ao, Iloilo

    February 1- February 6

  • SUROY SA SURIGAO

    Jaro, Iloilo City

    February 2

  • KALI-KALIHAN HARVEST FESTIVAL

    Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental

    February 6

  • BULANG-BULANG FESTIVAL

    San Enrique, Negros Occidental

    February 9

  • PABALHAS SA TABLAS

    Candoni, Negros Occidental

    February 11

  • BABAYLAN FESTIVAL (RITUALS)

    Bago City, Negros Occidental

    February 19

  • ILOILO PARAW REGATTA

    Iloilo City

    February 19- February 20

  • BALSAHAN FESTIVAL

    Sibunag, Guimaras

    February 20

  • ASINAN FESTIVAL

    San Lorenzo, Guimaras

    February 20

  • HIL-O - HIL-O FESTIVAL

    Maayon, Capiz

    February 26- February 28

  • MANIAMBUS FESTIVAL

    Negros Occidental

    February 27

  • SAMBAYAN FESTIVAL

    Tobias Fornier, Antique

    February 28- March 31

  • FEAST OF OUR LADY OF CANDLES / CANDELARIA FIESTA

    Jaro, Iloilo

    February 2

  • PACTO DE SANGRE OR BLOOD COMPACT OF NEW WASHINGTON, AKLAN

    New Washington, Aklan

    March 3

  • COUNCIL OF BALABAGO REENACTMENT

    Culasi, Antique

    March 4- March 5

  • BANTAYAN FESTIVAL

    Guimbal, Iloilo

    March 9-15

  • PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL

    Passi City, Iloilo

    March 11-18

  • 19 MARTYRS OF AKLAN

    Kalibo, Aklan

    March 23

  • CUARESMA

    San Jose, Antique

    March 28 - April 4

  • KISI-KISI FESTIVAL

    Negros Occidental

    March 27- March 31

  • PAGTALTAL SA GUIMARAS

    Jordan, Guimaras

    April 5-6

  • LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT SAN CARLOS CITY

    San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

    April 5-6

  • PAGTALTAL IN BAROTAC VIEJO

    Barotac Viejo, Iloilo

    April 5-6

  • PAGHUKOM

    Calinog, Iloilo

    April 5-6

  • KAPIYA DISPLAY AND PASYON SINGING CONTEST

    Santa Barbara, Iloilo

    April 5-6

  • HUDAS-HUDAS

    San Jose, Antique

    April 4

  • BANANA FESTIVAL

    La Castellana, Negros Occidental

    April 1- April 5

  • PANA-AD SA NEGROS

    Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

    April 9-15

  • MANGGAHAN SA GUIMARAS

    Guimaras

    April 15-22

  • TAMPISAW FESTIVAL (EARTH DAY CELEBRATION)

    Concepcion, Iloilo

    April 16- April 18

  • HINUGYAW SA HINIGARAN FESTIVAL

    Hinigaran, Negros Occidental

    April 22- April 23

  • KAROSAHAN FESTIVAL

    Nueva Valencia, Guimaras

    April 24

  • AKLAN DAY CELEBRATION

    Aklan

    April 25

  • PANAGAT "FISH" TIVAL

    Estancia, Iloilo

    April 25

  • PASALAMAT FESTIVAL

    La Carlota City, Negros Occidental

    April 25

  • BINIRAYAN FESTIVAL

    San Jose and Hamtic, Antique

    April 27-29

  • CARABAO-CARROZA FESTIVAL

    Pavia, Iloilo

    May 3

  • MUDPACK FESTIVAL

    Murcia, Negros Occidental

    June 21-22

  • SAN CARLOS CHARTER ANNIVERSARY

    San Carlos, Negros Occidental

    July 1

  • UDYAKAN SA KABANKALAN/CHARTER ANNIVERSARY

    Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental

    August 2

  • PADAGYAW FESTIVAL

    Dumarao, Capiz

    August 1-5

  • KALUBIHAN FESTIVAL

    Jordan, Guimaras

    August 14-20

  • NATIONAL HEROES DAY

    San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

    August 29

  • KAYABA: GUIMARAS – ILOILO CROSS CHANNEL SWIM

    Iloilo City

    August 30

  • PAGPASIDUNGOG FESTIVAL

    Panit-an, Capiz

    August 6-10

  • FEAST OF OUR LADY OF SNOWS

    Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental

    August 5

  • ILOILO CITY CHARTER DAY

    Iloilo City

    August 25

  • HANDURAW FESTIVAL

    Leon, Iloilo

    September 1

  • HINIRUGYAW FESTIVAL

    Cabatuan, Iloilo

    September 1- September 10

  • TAMBOBO FESTIVAL

    Ajuy, Iloilo

    September 8-10

  • MINULUAN FESTIVAL

    Talisay City, Negros Occidental

    September 8-10

  • BUYLOGANAY FESTIVAL

    Ivisan, Capiz

    September 6-10

  • PATABANG FESTIVAL

    Tapaz, Capiz

    September 21-30

  • ANIHAN FESTIVAL

    Dueñas, Iloilo

    September 25- September 30

  • TINU-OM FESTIVAL

    Cabatuan, Iloilo

    September 1-5 (1st week)

  • TUMANDOK FESTIVAL

    Robinson's, Iloilo City

    September (3rd week)

  • ILOILO CITY TOURISM MONTH

    Iloilo City

    September (Whole month)

  • NEGROS OCC. PROVINCIAL TOURISM WEEK

    Negros Occidental

    September 20-26

  • KABANKALAN CITY TOURISM WEEK

    Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental

    September (Fourth Week )

  • PASALAMAT FESTIVAL

    Dao, Capiz

    September 20 – 22

  • CAPIZ PROVINCIAL TOURISM WEEK

    Roxas City, Capiz

    September (Last week)

  • PISTA NG GUBAT

    Pandan, Antique

    October 1

  • ASWANG FESTIVAL

    Roxas City

    October 29- October 30

  • HINUGYAW SA ANILAO

    Anilao, Iloilo

    October 31

  • BANAAG FESTIVAL

    Anilao, Iloilo

    November 1

  • SAN CARLOS CITY FIESTA

    San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

    November 4

  • NEGROS DAY

    Negros Occidental

    November 5

  • PINTAFLORES FESTIVAL (HONORING ST. CHARLES BORROMEO)

    San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

    November 5

  • EL CINCO DE NOVIEMBRE / KANSILAY FESTIVAL

    Bago City, Negros Occidental

    November 5

  • TAW-ANAY GUGMA

    Dumalag, Capiz

    November 11

  • KAHILWAYAN FESTIVAL/CRY OF STA. BARBARA

    Sta. Barbara, Iloilo

    November 17

  • URUKAY FESTIVAL

    Anini-y, Antique

    November 18- November 19

  • INILUSAN

    Mambusao, Capiz

    November 20- November 25

  • LITTLE AND GIANT CHRISTMAS TREES AT THE PLAZA

    San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

    December 1- December 31

  • BELEN MAKING CONTEST

    Plaza, Bago City, Negros Occidental

    December 1- December 31

  • KALAMAY FESTIVAL

    San Enrique, Iloilo

    December 2

  • SINADYA SA HALARA FESTIVAL (THANKSGIVING)

    Roxas City, Capiz

    December 3- December 8

  • PARAYAN FESTIVAL

    Pototan, Iloilo

    December 12

  • PANTATAN FESTIVAL

    Zarraga, Iloilo

    December 15- December 19

  • CHRISTMAS LIGHTING

    Santa Barbara, Iloilo

    December 16

  • IWAG CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FESTIVAL

    Pototan, Iloilo

    December 16-31

  • PALUPOK BAYONG FESTIVAL

    Bgy. Cabugao Norte, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo

    December 18

  • TULTUGAN FESTIVAL

    Maasin, Iloilo

    December 21-27

  • KANYON-KANYON FESTIVAL (PATUNOG-TUNOG KANYON SA NEW YEAR)

    Bgy. Cabugao Norte, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo

    December 25- December 31

  • PASIDUNGOG

    San Miguel, Iloilo

    December 25-31

  • KALIUGYON FESTIVAL

    Libacao, Aklan

    December 28- January 1

  • NIÑOS INOSENTES DAY OR YAWA-YAWA FESTIVAL

    Ibajay, Aklan

    December 28

  • TULTUGAN FESTIVAL (DRUM and BAMBOO)

    Maasin, Iloilo

    December 29