Isabela is the largest province on the island of Luzon in land area. Its capital is the city of Ilagan. The Province of Isabela is also known as ‘The Queen Province of the North’, ‘Top Corn Producer of the Philippines’ and ‘Rice Bowl of the North’. It is also known as one of the premier province in the north and most progressive in the country.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province is tropical. During most months of the year, there is significant rainfall in Isabela. In Isabela, the average annual temperature is 27.1 °C. The rainfall here averages 2430 mm.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Isabela for hot-weather activities is from late December to mid April.
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.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Isabela provinceis divided into 34 Municipalities, 2 Component Cities, 1 Independent City:
There is 1 outlying island surrounding the mainland of Isabela which is under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Isabela province:
If you plan to visit the province of Isabela, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Isabela throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Isabela province.
Where in the Philippines is Isabela located?
Isabela is located on the central section of the Cagayan Valley Region in Luzon.
Is Isabela a city or province?
Isabela is a province.
What is the Capital of Isabela?
The capital of Isabela is Ilagan.
What is Isabela famous or known for?
Isabela is famous or known for rice and corn production.
How do I get to Isabela?
There are several ways to get to Isabela, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus | 9 hours | $10-$16
- Taxi | 6 hours | $110-$150
- Drive | 6 hours | $32-$48
- You can fly to an alternate airport (Cauayan or Tuguegarao), however you will have to take a taxi or van to get to Isabela. Travel time will be shorter but the cost will be significantly more.
How many islands are in Isabela?
There is 1 island in the Isabela province.
What does Isabela mean?
Isabela was named after Isabela II, the first queen regnant of Spain.
How Safe is Traveling in Isabela?
Isabela is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Isabela the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Isabela province is considered tropical with significant rainfall most months of the year.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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