Kalibo, Aklan

Kalibo is a municipality in Aklan province.

Attractions

  • Boracay Island – 68 km from Kalibo
  • Yapak Barangay (also in Boracay) – famous for its puka shells
  • Lambingan Beach
  • Bougainvillea Beach
  • Freedom Shrine – has a monument signifying heroic stand of Aklanons during WW2
  • Museo it Aklan – repository of the province’s rich cultural and historical past
  • Mangrove Plantation in New Buswang
  • Kalibo International Airport

Festivals

  • Ati-Atihan Festival – every second week of January; celebration of the 13th century land deal between the Bornean datus and the aboriginal Atis; also for the feast of Santo NiƱo (patron saint) who, legend states, saved the town from Moro raiders

How To Get There

  • Accessible by motorized banca from Caticlan in Malay town
  • Two flights from Manila to Kalibo daily with flying time of 50 minutes
  • Chartered flights toward Boracay from Caticlan in Malay town then take motorboat to reach Boracay’s resorts
  • Kalibo to China, Korea, Hongkong, and Singapore by plane

* For more information about Kalibo, check its PhilAtlas profile.
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