This old house in the center of beach area of Libertad Antique.One of the attraction in the town which about 15 minutes away from the Municipal Hall and Town plaza of Libertad. This town is now developed and one of progressive part of Antique. I seriously need a break from out daily routine from work so I decided to explore other places in Antique which people dont know about the area. Before I want to go to Ariel's Point in Buruanga Aklan but luckily my friend introduce me to this location. This was consider as a tropical, natural and hidden paradise surrounded by mountains and beaches. Enjoying a convenient location near various tourist attractions like Boracay and Buruanga in Aklan.
Monday, October 29, 2012
As part of my visit to the town of Libertad in Antique they have their own fish port or pier, some fisherman goes to some nearby provinces of Aklan and Mindoro to get some fish and other seaweeds as part of their exportation industry. The fishing port development at Libertad in Antique. The fish will sold at the local market or nearby provinces.
A strip of sand and clear blue water. It is been developed by local government of Antique. Libertad is a town which I considered to be one of the peaceful town in Antique. How to get to Libertad Antique from Kalibo Aklan or Caticlan? From crossing Nabas,Aklan take a tricyle or bus ride going to Pandan Antique then ask the driver to drop you to crossing Libertad and Pandan from there you can also hire habal-habal or jeepney bound to town proper. Travel time is about 30 to 45 minutes. Fare going to Libertad Antique: habal-habal - P50 pesos while jeepney fare is about P20 pesos. As you arrived at the city plaza of Libertad, take a walk to Libertad pier where you can find the Coast Guard Office, from there you will see the beach resort of Libertad. You can enjoy the beach for free, there is no extra fees or charge. You may spent the whole day in the beach area. The town has no internet connection so you may bring your own mobile devices in order to connect to internet.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Going to Kawa Hot Bath & River Kayaking in Tibiao Antique:
From Iloilo City:
From Iloilo International Airport take a jeepney bound to city proper. Tibiao is 172 km from Iloilo City or a 3-4 hour drive to tibiao. Hourly bus trips and vans are available at the Molo Bus Terminal, in Iloilo City. Take the buses and vans plying the Iloilo-Caticlan or Iloilo-Culasi or Iloilo-Libertad or Pandan Antique routes.
From Caticlan, Aklan (Boracay):
At the Caticlan terminal, buses and vans plying the Iloilo via San Jose route can take you directly to Tibiao, Antique. Tibiao is 93 km from Caticlan or a 2-3 hour drive.
Ask the driver to drop you to the public plaza of Tibiao, from there take a tricyle going to crossing Barangay Importante which cost you Php 20.00. Then habal habal ride about 20 minutes (single motorcycle) going to Kayak Inn where the Kawa Hot Bath, Tibiao River and Tibiao Hanging Bridge is located which I pay Php 100.00 pesos for 2 way ride (vice versa) Fees: Kawa Hot Bath for one hour cost = Php 100.00.
Tibiao River is also known as Calauagan River. I only stayed and enjoyed the kawa hot bath for an hour then I immediately went to the river, taking some pictures and experience the cold water which flows toward the Kayak Inn were the Kawa Hot Bath is located. As per local people, Kayak Inn is the number one tourist attraction in the province of Antique. Ideal for white water kayaking by the Boracay based Tribal Adventure Group and one of the top kayaking spots in the Philippines.
Kawa Hot Bath Contact Numbers (Kayak Inn )
Look for Ms. Shiela Endrico (Caretaker)
Mobile: 0905-906238 / 09301375197 / 09215701947
The most attractions in the town of Tibiao in Antique is to experience nature trekking, kayaking and kawa hot bath. Kawa is the hiligaynon term for a big wok or large flyer. There are three kawa in the Kayak Inn which located at Barangay Tigbaboy, Municipality of Tibiao, Antique Western Visayas. Tibiao is more than just a Boracay sidetrip, discover this place and experience the uniqueness of the town. They also offer waterfalls trek in Bugtong Falls, River-kayaking, night accomodation with foods.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tibiao Fish Spa is the most affordable fish spa in the world using locally bred TheraFish from Tibiao, Antique. Located at Barangay Calawgan, Tibiao, Antique Tibiao Fish Spa The biggest fish spa in the Philippines.
Going to Tibiao Fish Spa in Antique,Western Visayas, Philippines:
The Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (Caticlan International Airport) near Boracay, Aklan serves dozens of flights daily to the Philippine capital of Manila and Cebu City. From the airport, Tibiao is only an hour and a half (82.6 km) away.
I Love Tibiao, Antique! It was founded by a group of three friends consists of Flord Calawag, Rex Dianala and Emmanuel Ferriols. All three graduated from UP Visayas College of Fisheries.Tibiao Fish Spa is the newest tourist attraction in the province that offers a unique experience by combining the relaxing and exfoliating effects of fish nibbling on a person’s layer of dead skin. It is totally safe, totally fun, & very effective.Super relaxing and tickling to your skin. It cost Php. 100 for 1 hour. Then, many Ilonggos went to Tibiao and enjoyed the experience.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Going to Malalison Island White Beach Resort in Culasi Antique:
The more attractive about the province are the natural beauty and enchantment and the many historical sites of Antique Province itself. First, from Iloilo, take Culasi bound buses (Ceres Bus Liner) or L300 van at Antique Transport Terminal in Molo, Iloilo City. Travel time from Iloilo City to Culasi is approximately 3 hours. Another option is to take an hour travel via bus from Caticlan, Malay, Aklan to Culasi. Upon reaching Culasi, head to the back of public market or ask the driver to drop you off at Culasi Municipal Hall. and rent a pumpboat or big banca to Malalison Island. The island can be reached after a 20 minute boat ride. The fare is about 50 pesos per person.
Looking for White Beach in the Island of Antique? Malalison Island White Beach in Antique (also known as Mararison) is one of the three island barangays of Culasi, a progressive town of Antique, Philippines. The island is accessible via a 20 minute pump boat ride from the mainland.For those traveling this route by bus or van from Caticlan (Boracay) or Iloilo City through Antique Province. A P10 entrance fee is collected for the local guests and P20 for foreigners.A stretch of powdery white sand beaches and crystal clear water comparable to that of Boracay Island. While the beaches on the other side of the island are mostly pebbles similar to Boracay’s Puka Beach.
It has a great wide beach area in the whole province of Antique because of their blue crystal water, clean pebbled beach and coral reefs. You’ll pass through pretty, quiet, small towns with well-kept plazas, churches and schools. There will be almost no tourist facilities because this area sees so few tourists. If you stop at one of the towns to buy snacks the Antiqueños will be happy to see you. The area is beautiful and very attractive if it will be developed as a big resort and accomodation as well.
I had more fun in Antique because of the people, culture, simple life, great wide beach and peaceful place to live. According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 32,998 people in 6,396 households. With an area of 228.56 km² Culasi is one of the cities with a smaller urban area. This pictures is taken at their Municipal Plaza and Culasi Monument located along the highway. The town is not so crowded, everyone deserves a relaxing side trip. I personally wanted to relax in a place with a few people.Culasi is politically subdivided into 44 barangays. It just behind Mt. Madyaas, one of the highest mountain in Antique. Culasi is approximately 90 kilometers from San Jose de Buenavista, the capital town of Antique and 88 kilometers from Kalibo, the capital of Aklan.
My next destination was Culasi, Antique in Western Visayas,neighboring town of Capiz , the town is a back-dropped by Panay’s highest mountains and having beutiful spots and hidden islands. It's about 3 hours travel when you going from Kalibo and 5-6 hours if your going from Iloilo City. Culasi is a third class municipality in the province of Antique which located at the northern portion of the sea-horse shaped province. In the north by the Municipality of Sebaste, on the south by the Municipality of Tibiao, on the west by Cuyo East Pass in the China Sea and on the east by the Municipality of Madalag, Aklan. They have their own festival called Madja-As Festival.
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