Provinces

Capiz Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Capiz is a province located in the region of Western Visayas in the central section of the Philippines. Its capital is the City of Roxas. Capiz, which was part of Aklan in pre-Spanish times, was one of the early settlements of the Malays, centuries before the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines. It was part of the Confederation of Madjaas, formed after the purchase of Panay by the Bornean datus from the Negrito king named Marikudo.

LOCATION

Capiz

Coordinates: 911°23′N 122°38′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Capiz
Location:
11°23′N 122°38′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1901
Capital:
Roxas
Area:
2,594.64 km2 (1,001.80 sq mi)
Population:
805,000
Density:
290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
None
Demonym(s):
Capizeño/a
Elevation:
(Mount Nangtud) 2,073 m (6,801 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
5800–5816
Area code:
+63 -(036)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
First Class
Religion(s):
70% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Capiznon, Hiligaynon, Aklanon, Kinaray-aIgbok, English
Known For:
Placuna placenta oyster shell
Major Industries:
Farming and fishing
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
April, March, February
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Seaport(s):
Culasi Port | Libas Fishing Port
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON
Website:

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is a tropical climate. Pilar has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Af. The average temperature in Pilar is 27.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2893 mm.

The area is far less temperate than some — in the 2nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Roxas are April, March, and then February.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Capiz comprises 1 City (Roxas) and 16 Municipalities

  • Cuartero
  • Dao
  • Dumalag
  • Dumarao
  • Ivisan
  • Jamindan
  • Maayon
  • Mambusao
  • Panitan
  • Pilar
  • Pontevedra
  • President Roxas
  • Roxas City
  • Sapian
  • Sigma
  • Tapaz
 

ISLANDS

There are outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Capiz which are under the jurisdiction of the province.

  • Napti Island
  • Natig Island
  • Olotayan Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Capiz province:

  • Ang Panubli-on Roxas City Museum
  • Batabat Coral Reef
  • Baybay Beach
  • Buntod Beach
  • Circulo Convention Center
  • CityMall
  • Culajao Mangrove Eco Park
  • Dapuyan Falls
  • Hinulugan Falls
  • Hortus Botanicus
  • Igang Cave
  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral
  • Kawa-Kawa Falls
  • Lahab Cave
  • Lolet’s Eco Park
  • Mambusao RIS Diversion Dam
  • Manuel Roxas Ancestral House
  • Marian Shrine at Agtalin
  • Maribert Inland Resort
  • Napti Island
  • Olotayan Island
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine
  • Palina Greenbelt Ecopark
  • Robinsons Place Roxas
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Santa Monica Parish Church (Panay Church)
  • Spanish City Bridge
  • St. Martin of Tours Parish Church
  • Suhot Cave
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Capiz throughout the year:

  • Sinaot Festival (April 30 – May 3) – President Roxas
  • Sinadya sa Halaran (1st weekend of December) – Roxas City
  • Pangahaw Festival (January 19-20) – Jamindan

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Capiz province.

Where in the Philippines is Capiz located?
Capiz is located at the northeast portion of Panay Island.

Is Capiz a city or province?
Capiz is a province.

What is the Capital of Capiz?
The capital of Capiz is Roxas.

What is Capiz famous or known for?
Capiz is famous or known for placuna placenta oyster shell, capiz shell items, seafoods, largest Catholic Church bell in Asia.

How do I get to Capiz?
There are several ways to get to Capiz, the most common being from Manila:

  • Plane | 1 hour | $50-$70
  • Bus to Batangas Pier | 3 hours | $3-$5 + Ferry to Caticlan | 9 hours | $16-$40 + Bus to Capiz | 4 hours | $3-$7
  • Drive to Batangas Pier | 1.5 hours | $10-$14 + Car ferry to Caticlan | 9 hours | $16-$40 + Drive to Capiz | 1.5 hours | $10-$16
  • You can fly to an alternate airport (Kalibo or Iloilo), however travel time will be longer and the cost will be significantly more.

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How many islands are in Capiz?
There are 3 islands in the province of Capiz.

What does Capiz mean?
Capiz is the bivalve shell of a mollusc (Placuna placenta), which is abundant in this area.

How Safe is Traveling in Capiz?
Capiz is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Capiz is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces in the Philippines.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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