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Antique Travel Guide and Itinerary

More than its tourist spots, Antique is more known for its legendary folklore of aswang and mananangal. Those mythical legends probably have kept tourists from pouring in to the province, making Antique one of the most unexplored places in the Philippines. But during my brief visit to this off-beat province, I found places, culture and eco activities that are at par with any famous tourist spots in the country. Allow me to welcome you and peel the mystery behind the province of Antique.

 

► HOW TO GET TO ANTIQUE

Antique is located in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines, sandwiched between the provinces of Aklan and Iloilo. Currently, there are no direct flights to the province but there are two ways to get to Antique from Manila.

● ANTIQUE VIA KALIBO / CATICLAN ●
ADDITIONAL BUS OR TRICYCLE RIDE TO KALIBO BUS TERMINAL + BUS TO ANTIQUE
Manila to Antique via Kalibo 
MANILA TO KALIBO ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,900.00 +/-
AIRASIA - Flies 6 times daily | (02) 722-2742
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 5 times daily | (02) 7020-888
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - Flies 3 times daily | (02) 777-5932

Cebu to Antique via Kalibo
CEBU TO CATICLAN ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME + TRICYCLE TO KALIBO BUS TERMINAL + BUS TO ANTIQUE ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,200.00 +/-
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 2 times daily | (032) 230-8888

CEBU TO KALIBO ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME + TRICYCLE TO KALIBO BUS TERMINAL + BUS TO ANTIQUE ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,200.00 +/-
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 2 times daily | (02) 7020-888
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - Flies 3 times weekly | (02) 777-5932
TIGER AIRWAYS - Flies 2 times weekly | (02) 798-4499

Batangas to Antique via Kalibo 
BATANGAS TO CATICLAN ○ 9 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 1,000.00 +/-
2GO - Sails 5 times weekly | (02) 528-7000
Mindoro to Antique via Kalibo 
ROXAS TO CATICLAN ○ 4-5 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 420.00 +/-
MONTENEGRO LINES - Sails 5 times daily | (043) 289-2832
STARLITE FERRIES - Sails 3 times daily | (02) 724-3034 | (043) 723-9965
SUPER SHUTTLE RORO - Sails 4 times daily | (0915) 646-6857 | (032) 231-0639

BULALACAO TO CATICLAN ○ 3 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 375.00 +/-
FASTCAT - Sails 5 times daily | (032) 842-9341 | (0946) 576-0544
Romblon to Antique via Kalibo 
ODIONGAN TO CATICLAN ○ 3 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 80.00 +/-
2GO - Sails 5 times weekly | (02) 528-7000
ROMBLON SHIPPING LINES - Sails 5 times weekly | (02) 528-7000

HAMBIL (CARABAO ISLAND) TO CATICLAN ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 80.00 +/-
● LOCAL PASSENGER OUTRIGGER BOATS - Sails once daily

 

ANTIQUE VIA ILOILO
ADDITIONAL AIRPORT VAN TO MOLO TERMINAL (PHP 50.00) + VAN OR JEEP TO ANTIQUE (2 HOURS, PHP 110.00)
Manila to Antique via Iloilo


VIA MANILA TO ILOILO ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,900.00 +/-
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 7 times daily | (02) 7020-888
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - Flies 5 times daily | (02) 777-5932Manila to Antique via Iloilo
VIA MANILA HARBOR PIER 4 TO ILOILO ○ 27 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,600.00 +/-
2GO - Sails thrice weekly | (033) 336-2110
Bacolod to Antique via Iloilo


VIA BACOLOD BREDCO PORT TO ILOILO ○ 1-4 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,900.00 +/-
2GO - Sails multiple times daily | (033) 336-2110
● MILLENNIUM - Sails multiple times daily | (034) 433-9360
MONTENEGRO SHIPPING LINES - Sails multiple times daily | (034) 704-2322
● OCEANJET - Sails multiple times daily | (032) 255-7560
TRI-STAR MEGALINK - Sails multiple times daily | (034) 422-6059
WEESAM EXPRESS - Sails multiple times daily | (033) 337-3282

Cagayan de Oro to Antique via Iloilo
VIA PUNTOD WHARF TO ILOILO ○ 15 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,400.00 +/-
2GO - Sails once weekly (Saturday) | (033) 336-2110
Cebu to Antique via Iloilo
VIA CEBU DOMESTIC PORT TO ILOILO ○ 12-14 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 800.00 +/-
COKALIIONG SHIPPING LINES - Sails 6 times weekly | (033) 335-8833
TRANS ASIA SHIPPING LINES - Sails 6 times weekly| (033) 335-8499

Palawan to Antique via Iloilo


VIA PUERTO PRINCESA PORT TO CUYO TO ILOILO ○ 24 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,900.00 +/-
MONTENEGRO SHIPPING LINES - Sails 4 times weekly | (033) 335-0955
● MILAGROSA SHIPPING LINES - Sails 4 times weekly | (048) 337-8627


SPEAK ANTIQUE

Antiqueno Lady

Kinaray-a is the local dialect in Antique, one of the thirteen most spoken dialect in the country. Cuyanon, Caluyanon, Hilagaynon, Ati and Cebuano are also spoken. Most locals, however, know how to speak Filipino and English.

Thank You - Salamat
Good Morning - Mayad nga aga
Good Afternoon - Mayad nga hapon
Good Evening - Mayad nga gabi
How Much? - Tag pira?
Where is… - Sa diing ang…


ANTIQUE TOURS

While tourism is fairly new in Antique and most tourists and travellers visit the province using the DIY or do-it-yourself method, there are a few packaged tour outfits that make it easier and more convenient in exploring the area.

Katahum Tours in Antique

KATAHUM TOURS 
Contact Number: (0919) 813-9893 | (0917) 631-5777
Email: flord@tibiaofishspa.com
Tribal Adventures in Antique

TRIBAL ADVENTURES
Contact Number:  (0920) 558-7188
Email: tribaladventures@gmail.com


WHERE TO STAY IN ANTIQUE 

There are only a handful of places to stay in at Antique. I haven’t seen any big hotels in the province although there are inns, hostels and resorts in the area. The most common mode of accommodation are homestays. Overnight rates are quite cheap, starting at roughly Php500.00 good for two persons, but at that price, don’t expect an air-conditioned room.

White Water Kayaking in Antique

KAYAK INN
Rates: Click Here
Address: Barangay Tuno, Tibiao, Antique
Contact Number: (0908) 504-3463 | (0921) 570-1947
GPS Coordinates: 11.317480, 122.078762
Pandan Beach Resort in Antique

PANDAN BEACH RESORT
Rates: Click Here
Address: Barangay Dionela, Pandan, Antique
Contact Number: (036) 278-9379 | (0917) 580-9648
GPS Coordinates: 11.720368, 122.090582
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM 
Zipline Inn at Antique

ZIPLINE INN 
Rates: Starts at Php 500.00 (2pax)
Address: Barangay Tuno, Tibiao, Antique 
Contact Number: (0920) 499-6903 | (0919) 579-5436
GPS Coordinates: 11.317675, 122.075501

 

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WHERE TO EAT IN ANTIQUE

If fancy restaurants and cuisine are what you’re looking for, then this province might not be for you. Places to eat in Antique consist mostly of eateries and carinderia. There are a few restaurants in the area but they’re mostly inside resorts. For street food, besides the usual pork barbecue and isaw stalls that pop up in the afternoon, there’s not much chow in that department.

Floring's Carinderia in Antique

FLORING’S CARINDERIA 
Type: Filipino Food
Address: Ilaures Junction, Brgy. Ilaures, Bugasong, Antique
Contact Number: (0927) 542-1917
GPS Coordinates: 11.010008, 122.049816
Tibiao Bakery in Antique

TIBIAO BAKERY
Type: Pastries, Baked Products
Address: D.L. Bandoja Street, Tibiao, Antique
Contact Number: (036) 653-0048
GPS Coordinates: 11.288831, 122.036158
Mamammia Restaurant Antique

MAMAMMIA RESTAURANT
Type: Italian, Filipino Restaurant
Address: Iloilo-Antique Road, Langgawon, Tibiao, Antique
Contact Number: (0998) 485-2963
GPS Coordinates: 11.347014, 122.058689
PHOTO FROM DETOURISTA.COM
Vbots Lutong Bahay in AntiqueVBOTS LUTONG BAHAY
Type: Filipino / Antiqueno Rice Meals
Address: Tibiao, Antique
Contact Number: 
GPS Coordinates: 11.282704, 122.038392


► WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN ANTIQUE

For a sleepy province, there are surprisingly a lot of things to do in Antique; the place is more of an eco-adventure and cultural place than for sight-seeing. One can visit historic places, island beaches and resorts, but Antique’s real draw is its rafting, hiking, island hopping, diving and local industry immersion.

ANINI-Y 
Anini-y Church in Antique

ANINI–Y CHURCH 
Address: Brgy. Poblacion, Anini-y, Antique
Contact Number:  
GPS Coordinates: 10.430675, 121.925600
Sira-an Hot Spring in Antique

SIRA-AN HOT SPRING 
Address: Brgy. Nato, 5717 Anini-y, Antique
Contact Number: (0947) 315-6766 | (0917) 498-9652
GPS Coordinates: 10.421850, 121.941021
Bugasong 
Patadyong Weaving in Antique

PATADYONG WEAVING 
Address: Barangay Bagtason, Bugasong, Antique
Contact Number:  (0906) 843-8687
GPS Coordinates:
CALUYA 

CALUYA ISLAND  
Address: Caluya Island, Caluya, Antique
Contact Number: N/A 
GPS Coordinates: 11.919583, 121.558194
CULASI 
Malalison Island in Antique

MALALISON ISLAND 
Address: Culasi, Antique
GPS Coordinates: 11.414861, 122.021028
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
Malalison View Deck

MALALISON VIEWDECK
Address: Culasi, Antique
GPS Coordinates: 11.414861, 122.021028
PHOTO FROM DETOURISTA.COM


LAOA-AN 
Muscovado Sugar Mill in Antique

LAOA-AN MUSCOVADO SUGAR MILL
Address: Laoa-An, Antique
Contact Number: (0919) 813-9893 via Katahum Tours
GPS Coordinates:
PANDAN 
Bugang River in Antique

BUGANG RIVER RAFTING
Address: Brgy. Dionela, Pandan, Antique
Contact Number: (036) 278-9379 | (0917) 580-9648 
GPS Coordinates:
Malumpati Cold Spring Antique

MALUMPATI COLD SPRING
Address: Pandan, Antique
Contact Number: (0927) 111-2222
GPS Coordinates: 11.767087, 122.076549
PHOTO FROM DETOURISTA.COM
Patnongon Antique
Patnongon Church & ConventPATNONGON CHURCH & CONVENT RUINS
Address: Iloilo-Antique Road, Patnongon, Antique
Contact Number:
GPS Coordinates: 10.913288, 121.993274
San Remegio Antique
Antique Rice TerracesANTIQUE RICE TERRACES
Address: Brgy. General Fullon, San Remegio, Antique
GPS Coordinates: 10.991580, 122.207211
PHOTO FROM DETOURISTA.COM
IGBACLAG CAVE & STONE CASTLE
Address: Brgy. Aningalan, San Remegio, Antique
GPS Coordinates:
PHOTO FROM DETOURISTA.COM
Rafflesia Antique

RAFFLESIA BLOOMING SITE
Address: Brgy. Aningalan, San Remegio, Antique
GPS Coordinates:
PHOTO FROM DETOURISTA.COM
Sebaste Antique
Igpasungaw Falls Antique

IGPASUNGAW FALLS
Address: Sebaste, Antique
GPS Coordinates:
PHOTO FROM DETOURISTA.COM


TIBIAO

BUGTONG BATO WATERFALLS
Address: Barangay Tuno, Tibiao, Antique
Contact Number: (0919) 813-9893 via Katahum Tours
GPS Coordinates: 11.316585, 122.087067
Clay Pottery at Antique

CLAY POTTERY
Address: Barangay Bandoja, Tibiao, Antique
Contact Number: (0919) 813-9893 via Katahum Tours
GPS Coordinates:
Kawa Hot Bath in Antique

KAWA HOT BATH
Address: Brgy. Tuno, Tibiao, Antique
Contact Number: (0908) 504-3463 | (0921) 570-1947
GPS Coordinates: 11.317480, 122.078762
Lambaklad Fishing in Antique

LAMBAKLAD FISHING
Address: Barangay Malabor, Tibiao, Antique
Contact Number: (0919) 813-9893 | (0917) 631-5777 via Katahum Tours
GPS Coordinates: 11.272919, 122.044764
Rambutan Farm at Antique

NICA RAMBUTAN FARM
Address: Barangay La Paz, Tibiao, Antique 
Contact Number: (0927) 676-0634
GPS Coordinates:
Seco Island in Antique

SECO ISLAND
Address: Tibiao, Antique 
Contact Number: (0919) 813-9893 | (0917) 631-5777 via Katahum Tours
GPS Coordinates: 11.318444, 121.670778
PHOTO FROM OUTOFTOWNBLOG.COM 
Tibiao Fish Spa in Antique

TIBIAO FISH SPA 
Address: Tibiao, Antique 
Contact Number: (0919) 813-9893 | (0917) 631-5777
GPS Coordinates: 11.268887, 122.049274
White Water Kayaking in Antique

WHITE WATER KAYAKING
Address: Brgy. Tuno, Tibiao, Antique
Contact Number: (0908) 504-3463 | (0921) 570-1947
GPS Coordinates: 11.317480, 122.078762
TOBIAS 
Buri Weaving in Antique

BURI WEAVING 
Address: Barangay Diclum, Tobias Fornier, Antique
Contact Number: (036) 320-1434
GPS Coordinates:


WHAT TO BUY IN ANTIQUE 

I didn’t see a single souvenir shop during my visit to Antique; so if you’re into ref magnets and key chains, cross that off your list of things to bring back home. You can however buy more legit pasalubong in the form of buri and textile products.

Buri Weaving in Antique

BURI PRODUCTS 
Buri Handicraft Association
Address: Barangay Diclum, Tobias Fornier, Antique
Contact Number: (036) 320-1434
Patadyong in Antique

PATADYONG FABRICS
Bagtason Loom Weavers Association
Address: Barangay Bagtason, Bugasong, Antique
Contact Number:  (0906) 843-8687


ANTIQUE SAMPLE ITINERARY

The province of Antique consists of eighteen towns. It is a big province and in all probability, a lot of places are still unexplored in terms of tourism. I’m basing this three-day itinerary on the tour I made of Antique via Katahum Tours (Iloilo entry). We used a van to navigate the province. If you have an additional day, I suggest that you visit Seco Island, do the Bugang River Tour, and visit the Antique Rice Terraces.

DAY 1

Morning arrival from Iloilo City
Breakfast at Melinda’s Restaurant in Anini-y
Visit Anini-y Church
Visit Sira-an Hot Spring
Visit Malalison Island
Lunch Sira-an Hot Spring
Visit Buri Weaving Center
Visit Patadyong Weaving Center
Do Afternoon Lambaklad Fishing
Check in at Zipline Inn

DAY 2

Breakfast at Lambaklad Fishing Area
Visit Tibiao Pottery
Visit Nica Farm 
Visit Tibiao Fish Spa
Lunch
Visit Bugtong Bato Falls
Dinner at Zipline Inn

DAY 3 
Early Hotel Check Out 
Breakfast at Zipline Inn
Do White Water Kayaking
Do Kawa Hot Bath
Lunch at Floring’s Carinderia 
Depart from Antique to Iloilo END OF 3-DAY ITINERARY

 

► EXTEND YOUR ANTIQUE TRIP

Antique to Boracay

BORACAY
Boracay Travel Blog
Travel Time: 2 to 3 hours away by bus and ferry
Departure Point: Antique Highway
Suggested Number of Days: 3 days up

Antique to Guimaras

GUIMARAS
Guimaras Travel Blog
Travel Time: 2 to 3 hours away by bus and ferry
Departure Point: Antique Highway
Suggested Number of Days: 1 to 3 days


Antique Travel Guide & Itinerary

ANTIQUE TRAVEL GUIDE AND ITINERARY
UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2016

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

28 comments:

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    1. Haha Thanks Atty! Bisita tayo minsan sa Antique!

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  2. coffee table book na ito master! Swerte ng Antique

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    1. Di naman Doc, sobra naman! Have you been to Antique? :)

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  3. how much does this antique tour cost per person? or as a whole

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    1. Hi Von, better contact Katahum Tours as I posted above :)

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  4. Hi, Von.
    From your sample itinerary, please transfer the Malalison Island visit to 2nd day, most of the places included were from the southern part of the province and Culasi where the island is part of, is a good 3-4 hours' drive from San Jose, capital municipality.

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  5. Hello. Wow. Thank you so much for appreciating Antique, my beloved province. I hope your first tour in Antique wont be your last. Again, thank you so much! Godbless!

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    1. It definitely won't be our last, we still have a lot of places left to visit in Antique!

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  6. Can you share some details po? :) From Kalibo Airport if we'll take a van, will we be dropped at Tigbao? Mahirap ba mag-commute from Tigbao back to Kalibo Airport?

    How much po ung accommodation sa Zipline Inn? May malapit din ba na zipline? How long is ung travel time from zipline inn to kayak inn? May kainan po ba sa kayak inn and sa zipline inn? Thanks!!

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    1. Hi silent_zhax, as posted above, accommodations at Zipline Inn starts at Php500.00, last I checked. Regarding your other question, I haven't personally tried going to Antique via Kalibo, but I tried going from Antique to Kalibo, from my experience on that end, it's not that hard a commute.

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    2. Yes, the zipline is close to the Zipline Inn, walking distance. Yes, they serve food at Zipline Inn :)

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  8. hindi kasama dito malumpati health spring un pa naman gusto ko puntahan from caticlan any tips and fare thx

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    1. Hi Jude, sorry I haven't been to Malumpati Health Spring. Will include it on future updates :)

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    2. May mga jeep po from caticlan papuntang Pandan, Antique. Or better, ask a konduktor to drop you near the Munisipyo or People's Park. May mga tricycle jan na nag'ooffer papuntang Malumpati Cold Spring. I dont know how much the exact fare from caticlan to antique. 100php naman singil ng mga tricycle driver. 20php entrance fee sa spring. cottage fee ranges from 20-50php depending kung gaano kalaki.

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  9. Thank you for this very useful info.

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  10. Thank you for sharing the details. I just want to correct the location/address of Bugtong Bato Falls - it's Brgy. Tuno, Tibiao, Antique not Importante, Tibiao, Antique. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Jaybeth! Thank you so much for that info, updated the guide :)

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  11. Hello! Is there a direct ride from iloilo to antique? If then, how much is the fare?

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    1. I don't think there is a direct ride. You need to transfer at Molo Terminal

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  12. Hi Christian,

    How long po yun ride from Iloilo airport to Molo Terminal?
    Are there buses/vans, to and from, round-the-clock?

    Thanks! :)

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    1. The ride takes about 30 minutes to an hour :)

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  13. Van po. Mga nasa 35-45mins. Airport to molo terminal. 50-75 pesos ang fare.

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  15. magkano po lahat lahat ng expenses nyo from day 1-3? salamat po

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    1. Hi, will include budget and expenses in future updates, as of now, I suggest you contact Katahum Tours :)

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