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Popular Kalibo Hotels

Oliveros Place Kalibo

Roxas Avenue Extension, Andagao, Kalibo, Aklan, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Basa Hotel

J.N. Martelino St., Andagao, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

8.8 / 10

Very Good

La Esperanza Hotel Kalibo

Osmeña Avenue, City Proper, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

8.3 / 10

Very Good

Papierus Pensionne

647 Osmeña Avenue, Capitol Site, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

9.0 / 10

Excellent

Avenue 5 Hotel

Roxas Avenue RCBC building, Kalibo , Aklan, Philippines, 5600

RB Lodge Kalibo

Pastrana St and N. Roldan Street, City Proper, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

7.9 / 10

Good

Dreamland Residences Hotel

New Buswang, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Bee Bee Lodge

Barangay Old Buswang , Kalilbo, Philippines, 5600

Discover Boracay Hotel and Spa

Kalibo International Airport Complex, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Suburbia Garden Hotel

Osmena Avenue Tigayon, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Ati Atihan County Inn

D. Maagma Sr. Street, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Hotel Metro Kalibo

Toting Reyes Street, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Shemaja Inn

647 Mabini Street, Kalibo, Philippines

Miggy's Secret Garden

Magallanes Road Pook interioir, Kalibo , Philippines, 5600

Judith's Pension

636 Veterans Avenue, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Royal Suites Condotel

Rizal Street, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Asia Novo Boutique Hotel - Kalibo

19 Martyrs Street, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Merly's Place Apartelle - Kalibo

Vizcarra Subdivision, Andagao, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

Garcia Legaspi Mansion

3rd. Floor Garcia Legaspi Bldg. Poblacion, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

NP Festival Inn

Pastrana St, Kalibo, Philippines, 5600

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About

Kalibo is the capital of Aklan, located in the north-west of Panay. It is an alternative jump off point for the famous resort Island of Boracay. Kalibo is also home of the mother of all Philippine festivals, the Ati-Atihan Festival which consists of tribal dance, music accompanied by indigenous costumes and weapons as they parade along the street.

 

At A Glance

Aklan’s capital Kalibo is a treasure trove of natural attractions that not so many people know about. For most tourists, the idea of exploring this town’s off-the-beaten-track destinations—which include white sand beaches, waterfalls and mangrove parks—might be more interesting than squeezing into crowded beaches and pricey hotels along with hordes of other tourists.

 

How to Go    

By plane

The fastest way to get to Kalibo is by air. Air travel to Kalibo from Manila is about 45 minutes under four major airlines: Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, AirAsia and PAL Express.

By boat/ferry

Kalibo has four ports near the town. The New Washington port and the Dumaguit port are 20 minutes away from Kalibo. Batan port is accessible via Dumaguit and Altavas while the Malay port is approximately two hours. Travel time from Manila to Aklan is 14 to 18 hours through sea travel.

The Caticlan Jetty Port is part of the Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) Strong Republic Nautical Highway that connects Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, and it passes through Kalibo to Capiz or Romblon. There is a jetty port in barangay Pook of Kalibo.

By land transportation

Manila to Kalibo via RO-RO bus is the cheapest way to go to Kalibo. This is the way to go if you have ample time to spare and armed with adventurous souls as travel hours approximately take around 15 hours. CERES bus has direct trips to Kalibo from Manila.

 

Getting Around

The tricycle is the main form of public transport. Kalibo’s version of a tricycle is larger than the ones in Manila and it can accommodate from 6 up to 8 passengers including the driver.

 

Tourist Attractions

Bask in the wonders of Kalibo’s natural tourist attractions. Walk into Bakhawan Eco-Park’s Mangrove forest and enjoy activities such as kayaking and bamboo rafting. Dine in al fresco as you cruise the Lagatik River.  

Visit Sampaguita Garden’s Precious Moments and explore the mansion. Dip into the crystal waters of the legendary Jawili Falls. Don’t miss out the Museo it Akean and learn about the local history and rich culture. Visit the Tigayon Hill and Cave in Barangay Tigayon,

 

Top Things to Do

Kalibo’s most famous attraction brings thousands of local and foreign tourists to the town every third week of January featuring the country’s grandest and oldest festivals, the Ati-atihan. Costumed soot-faced performers take the streets to dance to drumbeats in honor of the Santo Niño. The Lagatik River Cruise in New Washington town lets visitors enjoy a sumptuous lunch of the town’s best seafood and fresh tropical fruits while cruising the serene river fringed by lush mangroves.

The crystal-clear waters of Jawili Falls in Tangalan town never fail to entice passersby to take a quick dip.

A haven of eco tourism, Bakhawan Eco-Park is a mangrove reforestation area built in the 90’s to address the frequent flooding in Kalibo. Take a relaxing walk around the eco-park, crossing man-made bamboo bridges to reach the picture-perfect scenery of a tranquil river with a lush mangrove forest as backdrop. Be sure to reach the end of the path of the lush forest mangrove to get the fascinating view of the sea. The serenity that this place brings is more than enough to stay in this town.

The Aklanons are also famous for their hand woven pineapple silk (piña), fabrics used for Barong Tagalog. Aklanons are known to have pioneered the 8th century tradition of pineapple fiber weaving. If you want to check out some of the weaving, visit the La Herminia Arts and Crafts and the Dela Cruz House of Piña.

 

Where to Eat

Shop for delicacies like suman (sticky rice) called Ambugong. Kusina sa Kalibo serves the best tapas in town. Saylo Cuisine’s Chicken Binakol (native chicken simmered in pure coconut juice, lemongrass, and other spices.) is also a must-try.

New Peking House offers good Chinese food, despite its humble ambiance, while Nakon Thai Restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine on that side of town. Also worth checking out are Nino’s Ihaw-ihaw, Mix and Match Bar and Restos and the grill restaurants along Barangay Tambac in New Washington, Aklan.

If you’re quite the adventurous type, there’s the woodworm delicacy called “tamilok” served at Bakhawan Eco-Park.

 

Nightlife

In Kalibo, nighlife usually buzzes around the Kalibo International Airport area with its numerous rows of restaurants. Nightlife does pickup during the Ati-Atihan Festival and the Aklan Foundation Day with streets blocked off for grills, beer and a good night of dancing to live bands.

 

Where to Stay

The Sampaguita Gardens is the most comfortable place to stay in Kalibo and it is usually the top pick for visiting families. La Esperanza Hotel has surprisingly quiet rooms considering it is right next to the bus and mini-van station. This is ideal for people on the go, who want to hop on the next bus to Boracay.

Ati-Atihan Country Inn is also clean and affordable place to stay. Bakhawan Eco-tourism Center and Mangrove Park have 6 private rooms A little bit far from the town center but it does give guests peace and quiet.

 

Travel Tips

  • You may get approached for some package tours and prices might be marked up for tourists so you must know how to haggle.

 

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