Golden Hour at Esplanade: A Splendor View of Iloilo River

Golden Hour at Esplanade: A Splendor View of Iloilo River


Are you a sunset lover? Well, if you’re location is at Iloilo or you’re planning to visit Iloilo and try to catch the best sunset in the City, Esplanade is the best spot. Iloilo River Esplanade is a Riverside park opened on 2012 with the help of the local government unit of Iloilo, the area was rehabilitated and improved not just to add a new attraction site but also to protect the Iloilo River. People usually come for strolling, jogging, sunset/sunrise watching or boating. Boat renting is available from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 9pm only at Php 85 pesos only per head with a minimum of 2 persons.


It is an ideal place to spend your leisure time with your friends, family or loved ones. The fresh air and beautiful scenery of the place make your stroll worthwhile.

Iloilo River Esplanade is a 1.2-km Riverside Park that also serves as a connecting route from Mandurriao, Diversion Road to Molo, Iloilo City. You can actually enter the park from two areas. You can pass through R. Mapa Street near Carpenter’s Bridge at Molo or Riverside Boardwalk near Diversion Road.


Sunset View



It is recommended to visit Esplanade at dusk where you can catch the serene view overflowing with various colors of the sunset. There are also recreational activities such as biking, wall climbing, and playground for kids. You can dine also in the area, there are some coffee shops and restaurants available serving great foods. It has become one of the sources of pride for the people of Iloilo City.

Sceneries in Iloilo make you fall in love with the city even more.

After that stunning golden hour, it is perfect to grab a drink and dine at Smallville, Iloilo which is accessible with just a 10-minute walk by passing at the boardwalk.

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