Camiña Balay nga Bato, showcases the Ilonggo culture, heritage, and gastronomy. Guests can experience how the prominent Ilonggo’s live more than 100 years ago in a modern setting as the 6th generation still calls this house their home. It offers guided tours, souvenirs and snacks including the famous tsokolate e and pancit molo.
This grand structure serves as living museum where you can also dine on Ilonggo delicacies. The house is a visual delight for those who like anything vintage. There’s antique furniture, relics, altars, pottery, and old photographs. The ground floor has looms where weavers work on textiles, which are for sale at the house. You can also buy handicrafts – shawls, patadyongs, and slippers.
Built in between 1860 to 1865, Camiña Balay Nga Bato means “house by the river. The structure of the house was the evolution of the typical vernacular bahay kubo or “cube house.” Improvements and renovations have been made through the years, but the house itself has stood the test of time.
Made from strong and natural materials – the roof was made of bamboo and nipa later turned into g.i. sheets; the floors are made of narra and ivory. The foundation was supported by 24 tree trunks. Back then, the more trunks that a house has, the wealthier the family that owns it.
• For extra Single bed rate, inclusive of breakfast worth 16USD.
• Rates are inclusive of 12% VAT.
• Rates are inclusive of breakfast.
• Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
• Only children below seven (10) years old are free of charge.
• Check-in time 2:00 PM / Check-out time 12:00 NN.
No parties or guests allowed unless by special arrangement.
Pets not allowed.
Smoking is only allowed in the garden.
A leading platform of West Visayan heritage experiences and products. A very accessible and can be reached by riding a jeepney or cab. Just ask to be dropped off before Panaderia de Iloilo. Day tour guests are welcome from 9 am to 6 pm. Where the past is always present. The beautiful city of Iloilo is filled with a lot of history from the old churches and ancestral homes. One of these ancestral houses in Iloilo City is the house of Camiña also known as the Balay nga Bato or Stone House. If you are touring in Iloilo, make sure to add this place to your itinerary. The house will tell its story and you get to enjoy it with a cup of hot chocolate and snacks.
Currently owned by Director Gerard Camiña, from the fourth generation of the Avanceña Family and his wife Mrs. Luth Saludes Camiña.