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WHERE TO EAT IN ROXAS CITY - Sefoods at Baybay Beach and People's Park


It was already lunch time when our plane from Manila landed in Roxas City Capiz, the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. At that time, I was already very hungry. Oh yes! Very hungry! Hahaha! As they are known for seafood, I asked the tourism officer at the airport where I could eat fresh seafood here.


He suggested that I could go with him and he will just drop me at Baybay beach where I could eat fresh seafoods from the restaurants by the beach. Awesome! Free ride to the beach! Salamat po!


When we arrived at Baybay beach, I bid goodbye to him and thanked him for the free ride. I was overwhelmed by the wide array of fresh seafoods in front of me. There were Diwal (Angel’s wing), Talaba (Oysters), Scallops, Tahong, Blue Marlin and many others. But since I am alone and I still have 5 days of travel ahead of me and I don't have that "matibay na sikmura" thingy when it comes to seafoods, I'm afraid I will upset my stomach with these seafood. So, I just ordered grilled squid, a cup of rice and a bottle of soda, just to be safe. While waiting for my food to be cooked, I roamed around to feel the sand at the beach and see how things are going.


The wind is blowing so hard during that time and the waves are a bit huge. The beach is facing Sibuyan Sea, it is very rugged and has fine gray sand. There were quite a few people swimming, maybe because it's 1 o'clock in the afternoon and most of them are in their homes having lunch or their afternoon siesta.


I also went to the People's Park, which also provides a very nice view of the beach and the nearby island of Mantalinga. As the wind continues to show its strength, coconut trees are just dancing with its strong gusts.


I took some time to just enjoy the park, feeling the cool breeze of the air while waiting for my food to be cooked. After several minutes, I went back to the restaurant to feast on my freshly grilled squid.


It would be best to visit it during sunset as you could just watch the sun simply disappear in the horizon while the sky turns into multitude of colors. There are so many things you can do in Baybay Beach and it definitely wouldn’t cost you so much. I just wish I had more time.


HOW TO GET THERE
From Roxas City airport, take a tricycle to Baybay Beach. It is around 5 minutes away and fare is just 10 pesos. Note: Do not take a tricycle inside the airport, it's very expensive. You could just walk a few meters outside the airport and take a tricycle that passes by.



This is part of my quick visit to Roxas City and Panay, Capiz that happened last February 8, 2012. Capiz is the 50th province on my list and this visit happend on day 1 of my "5-day Panay Island adventure". Join me as I enjoy fresh seafood, the city of Roxas and the biggest catholic church bell in Asia.
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45 comments :

  1. this post literally just brought so much memories! i know what you mean by "freshly grilled squid" and eating by the sea and enjoying the sea breeze in capiz...the freshest seafoods being sold in farmers market in cubao come from roxas city of course! i've known this for my very first out-of-town work-related trip was in roxas city!

    it's such a quaint town with simple people, laid back lifestyle and yes, freshest seafoods! :)

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    1. oh yes! ang sarap ng seafoods sa Roxas... super fresh! :)

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  2. Yaman. gala ng gala! Sam mo namin kami minsan. hehe. Sarap mamasyal at after matulog pag ganyan ang place at atmosphere!

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    1. ahahaha! tagal na nga nito eh... last Feb pa... hehehe!!! :)

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  3. Seafood Capital! Malamang marasap yung pusit sa picture.

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  4. Was there a bagyo? Parang the winds were steong that day looking at your photos. Anyway, they have scallops and angels wing? Sarap! Sayang you didnt get to try it :)

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    1. ang lakas nga ng hangin during that time... kakatapos lang yata ng bagyo when i went there... :)

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  5. I'm done with my dinner but the grilled squid makes me hungry!

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  6. Thought I'd never read your post about my hometown..
    Lo! Pinoy Adventurista comes to Roxas City!
    I'm sure you had a great time..
    The thing about Baybay Beach is that, it always has strong gust of wind.. but on regular summer days, it calms down.
    COme here by Sunday and you'll know that this is a family beach, people from all over the province comes in jeeps and truck loads

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    1. medyu na-delay lang, dami kc backlogs eh... saturday yun when I went there... would to go there on a sunday to see family bondings... sobrang nice to see it! thanks Francis, i enjoyed my visit to your hometown... :)

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  7. Wow sarap ng seafoods jan mervs! Pasayan at alimango wew,,,

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  8. I curious with Diwal. I thought you try it. Well, a lot of magazines says that the best seafood is from Roxas City of Capiz... then this is a must-try.

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    1. me too... sayang nga at di ko cya na-try... next time! :)

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  9. i can feel the sea breeze. sarap dyan!
    nakita mo yung tuyo-an sa kabilang dulo ng beach?

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    1. naku, di nako nakapunta dun eh... hehehe! sayang! :)

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  10. been to Rocas to attend a town fiesta. kaloka, happy fiesta ng seafood indeed!

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    1. oo nga... super dami at super fresh talaga... :)

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  11. I want grilled pusit with chili-toyo-mansi. Nakakagutom ang mga lakad mo kuya mervin

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  12. Nice one Mervin, kakaingit mga adventure mo. hmmm mag ipon ipon na nga para maka gala din.

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    1. hahaha! mura lang naman 'to.. budget trip,,, hehehe! thanks junedc...

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  13. wow, sarap ng seafood! di pa ako nakadaan dito.

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    1. i enjoyed my visit to your hometown.. thanks po... :)

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  15. I love this! Were you able to try King George's Baby Back Ribs? I swear, it was one of the very very very rare occasions when you bite into something and hindi mo pa nakakagat or nahihila ng bibig or nangunguya - alam mo nang suuuper sarap. I had really really awesome baby back sa King George's definitely the highlight of my Capiz trip. :)

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    1. aw! di ko alam yung King George's Baby Back Ribs... sayang! would love to try it too! thanks for sharing Eileen! :)

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  16. Seafoods! It was my first time to eat bamboo shell there in Capiz. We bought ours in Pontevedra, so cheap. Half sack of oysters cost us 100 pesos only.

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  17. Ay gusto ko rin puntahan ang capiz dahil sa seafoods! hehehe

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    1. oh yes! sa seafoods pa lang, solved na! hehehe! :)

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  18. Nagutom ako while reading this. Useful tips. Will refer to this if I ever plan a trip to Capiz. It was nice to finally meet you during the past events! :)

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  19. Thanks for this blog. You are really generous in sharing information. When you allow us to copy your blog for personal use it shows how big your heart is. You are way better than the other bloggers so keep it up.

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  20. hi! your blog is very helpful. Can I ask if there are restos in People's park. Can you also give me an idea of how much we should pay for local mob, ie. tricycle if we are going to a place like 3omins away from roxas city? thank you

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    1. There are restaurants in Baybay beach, just beside the people's park.. for the tricycle, check this out.. http://www.pinoyadventurista.com/2012/06/5-day-panay-island-adventure-summary.html

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  21. Great blog! Can you give me an idea about the local mob in capiz? How much will it cost if im going to rent a trike for a whole day trip? Thank you very much! :)

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  22. Hi! I am planning to do the same thing like you did, exploring Kalibo-Caticlan-Iloilo-Guimaras-Bacolod in 8-days, alone! After reading your blog, yes, it's more convenient for me to just stop at Panay and Roxas City than Bacolod. You gave me a lot of ideas and places to visit for my upcoming Visayan tour last week of November. Hindi ba nakakatakot mag-ikot mag-isa especially for a lady? Thank you very much and more power!

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  23. Excellent write up for Roxas City Pinoy Adventurista! Can you please kindly let me know name of restaurant you personally selected to eat grillled squid. Thank you very much for your help and happy travels! Look forward to your reply Pinoy Adventurista :)

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    1. Hi Josephine, thanks for the visit! I really can't remember the name of the resto. Just go to Baybay beach, then find any resto along the shore... :) have fun in Roxas City!

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