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Kalibo (Boracay) Philippines

Thanks to its proximity to some of the region’s tourism hotspots and the government’s decision to bestow upon it an international airport, little Kalibo has found itself as the gateway to the Western Visayas. Settlers first arrived in Kalibo in the 13th century and, as you might expect of a place with such a long history, it isn’t without its charms. It finds itself in a unique position: it’s one of the region’s oldest towns but located in one of its youngest provinces, Aklan. Millions of visitors pass through here every year, ostensibly en route to the divers’ paradise of Boracay, 90 minutes to the north. But plenty have stopped over to find a quaint town that usually bursts into life once a year, for the Ati-Atihan Festival in January – an 800-year old, week-long celebration in honour of the Santo Niño de Cebú that draws crowds from around the region.

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What to do

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Have a dip in the cold jungle springs

Kalibo serves as a great hub to explore some of the stunning natural sights around Panay Island. About a 40 minute drive away lies...


Breathe in the mangrove air

The beautiful Bakhawan Eco Park occupies 220 ha of land on the fringes of Kalibo. The local government constructed the park from m...


Catch up on local culture

For those who can’t make it to Kalibo during the Ati-Atihan Festival, swing by the restored school building that houses the Museo ...


Buy some pina

Fashioned from the leaves of a pineapple plant, stripped and sometimes with silk added to the mix, pina is a fabric used extensive...


Where to eat

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Where to eat in Kalibo - Kopitea Café

Kopitea Café

This cafe-deli hybrid serves great coffee and tea and is best known for their quesadillas and tacos.

Where to eat in Kalibo - Miggy’s Place

Miggy’s Place

Pancit is a Filipino delicacy made from noodles, and some of the best pancit around can be found in a hidden gem of a restaurant – Miggy’s Place.


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  • LanguagesEnglish, Filipino

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