While the whole country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic
, many places continue to implement social distancing protocols. Because of this, coming up with fun and creative ideas for a quick date or staycation with your partner can be challenging—even if you’re located in the City of Love. Don’t fret, because this article lists activities to do in Iloilo
that can keep the romance and passion alive in your relationship while you remain safe during the pandemic. So if you are looking for romantic activities to do in Iloilo
with your partner this love month, continue reading!
1. Experience the farm life at Mapols Farm.
Location: Barangay Bagacay, Pototan, Iloilo
Operating hours: Mondays, Fridays to Sunday (closed from Tuesday to Thursday), 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP400 (includes the entrance fee for two and snacks)
Mapols Farm in Pototan is open for day tours only.
Image: Mapols Farm Facebook Page
There’s nothing more romantic than a trip to a farmhouse outside the city with your special someone. At Mapols Farm, quirky corners with recycled decorations, giant chess boards, and a colorful playground await for young-at-heart couples. This farm also features four giant nests that’ll give you and your significant other many photo opportunities for the ‘gram.
Location: La Salette Building, Valeria Street, Iloilo City, Iloilo
Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP300
Hit two birds with one stone—keep the relationship and your stomachs warm with Deco’s signature batchoy bowl.
Image: Deco’s La Paz Batchoy Facebook Page
Deco’s La Paz Batchoy’s bowl of great-tasting noodles with pork offal, chicken stock, and beef loin will pass with flying colors for couples who want a quick date this Valentine’s Day. The signature bowl of Iloilo’s best and pride will surely bring back childhood memories that new Ilonggo couples can share with each other and bond over.
3. Relax and have a massage together at Thai Royale Spa.
Location: Door 5 Casa Plaza Building, General Luna Street, Iloilo City
Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP600 (includes one-hour massage)
After a long day outside with your partner, relax and rejuvenate at the Thai Royale Spa.
Image: Thai Royale Spa Facebook Page
If you or your partner have missed your routine pedicures and trip to the local salon, Valentine’s Day could be the perfect time to return! This month, treat your partner to a spa day at Thai Royale Spa in General Luna, Iloilo City. The place offers clean and sanitized spa amenities that will relax your mind and body during the pandemic.
Location: Megaworld Complex, Iloilo Cit
Operating hours: Mondays to Sundays, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Recommended budget for two: PhP600
All dishes served at this restaurant are organic, all-natural, and monosodium glutamate-free without compromising the customer’s satisfaction.
Image: Farm to Table Facebook Page
For a not-so-typical but still romantic dinner date with your partner this Valentine’s, try the healthy gourmet dishes at Farm to Table, which is located at Megaworld Iloilo Business Park. They have affordable buffet promos for couples who are on a strict diet or are preparing for their big day without giving in to a cheat day. Farm to Table offers a wide selection of healthy soups, salads, pasta, mains, and more—all made from local ingredients.
Location: Camangay, Leganes, Iloilo
Check in/out hours: 2:00 PM and 12:00 PM (next day)
Recommended budget for two: PhP2,500 (includes room, access to the swimming pool, and breakfast for two)
Sea Garden Resort’s pool overlooks the Iloilo Shoreline and Guimaras Island.
Image: Sea Garden Resort Facebook Page
While many relationship-boosting activities can be done at the heart of the metro, booking an overnight stay at the Sea Garden Resort is not to be missed. For couples who want to unwind but don’t feel like going on a long drive, they can spend a private night together at this resort. At Sea Garden Resort, a short but sweet staycation in Iloilo is very possible!
It is important to put forth that effort and dedication to your partner even amid the pandemic. Make them feel loved by planning these safe activities for your love month celebration this February!
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Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!