Built in the early 20s by Jose S. Roldan, first Filipino principal of the Capiz Trade School, the Roxas City Bandstand overlooking the serene Panay River is the venue for many political rallies, presentations, and launching of programs that benefit Roxas City and the whole province of Capiz. The bandstand is an earthquake-proof structure that could be moved from one place to another as its original base is rounded or arched allowing flexibility when moved. However, recent renovations have permanently fixed the structure in its present site.
Where to Stay
- San Antonio Beach Resort - Brgy. Baybay Roxas City
- MVW Restaurant and Tourist Inn - Roxas Ave. Roxas City
- Baia Norte Beach Club - Baybay Beach, Roxas City
- Roxas Midtown Hotel - NSF Bldg. Burgos Cor. San Jose Sts.
- HOTEL VERONICA - Pueblo de Panay, Lawaan, Roxas City
- Nesta’s Hilltop Hotel - Provincial Park, Roxas City, Capiz
Where to Dine
- Jo’s Inato Kamayan Sa Ilog Restaurant - Washington St. Roxas City
- Coco Veranda Bar & Restaurant - Lawis Baybay, Roxas City
- Pizza Junction - Rizal St, Roxas City
- Cake Eatcetera - Legaspi St. Roxas City
- Arashi Bar & Restaurant - Lawis Baybay Roxas City
- Acc Coffee & Crepes - Osmeña St. Roxas City
- Café 1927 - P.Gomez St. Roxas City
How to get there
For an affordable fare, you can take a boat from Manila under the Super Ferry or Negros Navigation. The trip lasts for a maximum of eighteen hours. For a lesser price, there is also a Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) bus option that passes by Roxas City straight from Cubao in Manila. For the jet setter, both Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have flights to Roxas every morning daily. The plane ride costs a little higher, but will only take you 40-45 minutes.