Reasons To Visit Roxas City
Roxas City is known across the Philippines as the seafood capital of the country but offers plenty more than just its excellent cuisine with its vibrant festivals and cultural events, beautiful parks and gardens and many interesting landmarks. The coastal location of the city makes it an ideal seaside getaway, with Ayagao Beach a popular spot with locals and travelers alike. If you’re interested in the local heritage then you must visit the Ang Panublion Museum, while those looking to get active outdoors can spend a day at the Palina Greenbelt Ecopark. Given its reputation, travelers to the city must sample some of the local seafood cuisine, with plenty of seaside restaurants offering idyllic surroundings.
Arriving In Roxas City
Roxas City Airport is located just 10 km outside of Roxas City and currently handles regular flights from Manila. Travelers looking to fly from the UAE to Roxas City won’t be able to make the journey nonstop, but you can easily transfer at Manila before continuing onwards to Roxas City. You can use our guide to find the best time to book your flight tickets from the UAE to Manila. Also if you're planning a stopover in the Philippine capital, check out our guide to the Top 15 fun attractions and things to do in Manila.
Roxas City Airport is a very small airport so don’t expect to find many amenities and facilities available. However, there are a couple of eateries and shops on site, so you will be able to find all of the essential services you would need. When you have touched down at the airport, you can find taxis just outside of the terminal to travel directly into the city.
Roxas City Travel Information
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UAE nationals catching flights to the Philippines are entitled to enter the country on a visa free basis for up to 30 days. In Roxas City the weather is warm all year round, with the hottest period falling between April to September which sees average highs of around 32 degrees. Be advised that there is a lengthy rainy season in the region which begins in June and carries on all the way through until December. You will need to put your clocks forward by four hours to get on local time in Roxas City, while the general cost of living in the city is cheaper compared to the UAE so you won’t need a huge budget.
If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, find some inspiration with our guide to the top 10 things to do in the Philippines.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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