Paradise In Iloilo City


I had a chance to be in Iloilo City two years ago - accidentally though. I had a work assignment in Roxas City at that time and i failed to book a ticket on my return to Manila so i opted to go via Iloilo City.

I didn't know that Iloilo City was celebrating it's Dinagyang Festival. I was just surprised upon arrival that the streets in the downtown area were closed to give way to their daily parade activities. Hotels were also fully booked. Another surprise was that one cannot book a hotel room for just a night. The minimum booking was 3 nights.

Anyway, this is not about my misfortune that day, but about this lone (i guess) gay bar i found while i watched one show (GMA Kapuso Show) in the downtown area. Located on the third floor of a building 'Paraiso Gay Bar' would be a good climb.

If you're someone like straight looking gay still in the closet, who is hesitant to go inside a gay bar because people might see you, Paraiso is such a relief because on the second floor of the building is a girlie bar. So, if you're straight looking gay, people might suspect that you're going to the girlie bar. The stairs were quite steep, not good for those with disabilities. Just imagine you're going to paradise but you have to pass by the purgatory on the second floor - lol!

The entrance fee at that time was P200, maybe because it their big night coinciding with Iloilo's Dinagyang festival. It comes with two drinks - not bad, not bad at all. In fact it was the first time that i spent only P200 in a gay bar. Not because i don't want to, i always have about P3,000 - P4,000 in my pocket everytime i went to visit establishments like this. It's just that i can't find a waiter to re-order and can't find managers who entertained and cater to my needs - lol! the MDs were also pre-occupied with their show.

Aside from their amazing masks and costumes, the show was just like any other gay bar nothing new. Paraiso is located along J.M. Basa Street, Iloilo City - on the left side of the street before reaching freedom park if you're coming from citisquare.

Building photo taken from this SITE.

Photo courtesy of Boys in Pixels

46 comments:

  1. Thank you also for the photo i took from your blog. Linking back your blog is the least i can do. :)

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  2. Dean Michael JiminezJanuary 11, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    Tuwing pupunta ako ng iloilo, paraiso completes my travel..maganda show, ordinary days ako pumupunta lage, kahit kaunti ang tao, complete pa rin show nila..di tulad ng ibang gaybar..pag kaunti tao, di na nag so show... o ha , paraiso management discount ko...hehehehe

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  3. Dean Michael JiminezJanuary 11, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    BTW andyan pa ba si MARK? basta mark name nya..nakilala ko first time sa butuan hi school pa lang sya, then nakita ko din sa cagayan de oro sa plaza divisoriang mapunta ako sa iloilo nagulat ako nasa gaybar na sya dyan...

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  4. Salamat po dito.

    Punta ako iloilo sa dinagyang and im looking forward to explore many things there :)

    May iba pa po kayang gimikan dun ang tulad natin? :P

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  5. Pangit yung bar nla, tsaka malalaki ang tyan ng mga dancers, d tulad d2 sa cebu.

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  6. Oo nga pero kung iisipin mo ang mga dancers sa Cebu ay di naman taga Cebu, taga ibang probinsya din at marami sa kanil galing Davao.

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  7. hidi nmAn pLa mga gwapO ung mga dancers sa iloilo...
    .tapos dba PARAISO is the only gay bar in Iloilo right?
    .cguro ung nga tao dyan hndi knahihiligan pmunta sa mga gay bars....
    ..and,tama kayo na ang mga dancers sa cebu d2 galing sa Davao

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  8. Cool indeed! We love it. Please let me post my blog post here too. http://www.hiv-patient-asks-for-help.blogspot.com

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  9. I went to Paraiso last month. It was a thursday and there were few customers. Entrabce fee is 200 pesos with 2 beers included (very cheap compared to Manila). The show is ok. There were good looking dancers and others not so. Few MDs do full frontal. Most of them are not from Iloilo. It was a fun experience. Tara na sa Paraiso sa Iloilo. :)

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  10. hmmm. ngbi2gay ba mga dancers ng xtra srvice???..lyk massage etc.

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  11. andto ako sa downtown im a tourist here and i wnt to come to the said bar.. ok ba ang mga dancers?? or hnd kc bka msyang lng pera ko...hehe

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  12. how to I meet a ladyboy in Iloilo? I am an American who visits there each year. Anyone who can help, please email me at mydreamz2010@yahoo.com
    thanks, Vince

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  13. madilim ba sa loob? baka makikita ako

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  14. I am also foreign visitor here...lovely place but not easy to find my way around. I'm looking for a safe gay massage spa or a happy ending massage spa with ladies. Any help would really be appreciated. mrbonin88@yahoo.com

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  15. There are spas in Iloilo City such as Body & Sole but the desired 'actions' will never happen there. I realized this after several visits. You need to call the spa for hotel service; only then can you have a more 'intimate' encounter with your masseur. I guess it goes the same thing with a masseuse. It's best to visit the spa to know who you want for hotel service.

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  16. You can also ask the security guard of your hotel if they know anyone. They'll be willing to provide contact numbers of 'available' masseurs. Just give them a token amount for the info.

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  17. Ang papangit ng mga Dancers sa Iloilo parang mga tricycle driver

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  18. Sobra ka naman makalait ng mga tricycle driver. Kung tricycle driver ba ay pangit?

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  19. Ang sarap ni Seigford. Di ko sya makalimutan and he's the handsome of them all at malaki ang burat. Promise...

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  20. Magkano talent fee ni Seigford? hehe

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  21. maganda ba talaga saaraiso???

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  22. email jan.alar@yahoo.com..if u nid someone to be wth pag lonely kau...thanks.., 26M

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  23. @author: send me an email pag andito ka sa cebu ....jan.alar@yahoo.com

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  27. Hi. andito ka pa ba sa iloilo?

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  30. Party Party nalang tayo dito sa Iloilo, maybe Paraiso is the Only Gay Bar here but we have what we call "Smallville" a place of bars and hang out places :)) Joash nga po pala :D Friends Friends lang :>

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  32. If there are any ladyboys in Iloilo who might like to meet an American. Please add me to YM at lbtaymo12@yahoo.com Thanks

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  33. i will be in davao on december for 6 days and im planning na mag sidetrip sa iloilo.. hope to visit paraiso bar.. and find some friends.. jomar,26,M

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  36. kamusta na kaya nag mga Taga-paradise???

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  38. makadto man ko da sa paraiso next week, tane damo pa da gwapo

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  39. any nicelooking guys here? ang ari lang sa iloilo.

    nicelooking guy here too. see you soon.

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  41. ano na d ang xa paraiso haw???

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  42. Will be in Iloilo this last week of November. Hope to meet someone discreet and professional in his late 20s just for hang out. I will be staying only for just a week.

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  44. ok man na ang gay bar dira sa iloilo city. there are many places in iloilo where you can go especially sa gabii mga 11pm until 3am sa may intersection dira sa amigo kag sa sm delgado. damu da mga call boy kung gabii. palibot sa lugar sang amigo terrace hotel. kung kis-a ara sila sa intersection sang iznart st kag delgado st.pero dira gid sila sa intersection sang valeria cor delgado st. may ara man kung kis-a ga tambay sa dira parte sa rotonda sa atrium, past midnight sa may museo de iloilo lapit sa overpass. sa plaza jaro may ara man. ang pinaka nami gid lagawan especially sa kagab-ihon ukon very early in the morning ang sa likod capitol sa may kilid suba. damu na da mga tripper. kuno abi ga jogging jogging lang sa kaagahon mga 3am to 5am pero sigap nila gali sex.

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  45. tuod bala? sa likod capitol?

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