San Jose de Buenavista, Antique

San Jose de Buenavista is a municipality in Antique province.

Attractions

  • Evelio B. Javier Freedom Park – located in the capitol in San Jose, in memory of the slain governor
  • San Jose Cathedral – stained glass windows and the highest bell tower in the province
  • Telegrafo Hill – a Japanese stronghold during WW2
  • Camp Autajay (PiƱa Beach) – a 10-hectare beach that is ideal for camping and seminars, with cottages and narra and mahogany trees
  • Evelio Javier Airport – also called the Antique Airport and the San Jose Airport; is the sole airport found in Antique

Festivals

  • Binirayan Festival – the whole month of December; a celebration of the legendary bargain between Bornean datus and indigenous Negritos
  • Tiringbanay Festival – 30 April to 1 May; coincides with the feast day of St Joseph the Worker (1 May), the town’s patron saint

How To Get There

  • From Luzon, one can take a direct flight via the Clark International Airport located at Mabalacat, Pampanga bound for Antique Airport (Evelio Javier Airport or San Jose Airport).
  • Buses leave Iloilo City on an hourly basis for the 2 1/2 hours trip to San Jose de Buenavista.

* For more information about San Jose de Buenavista, check its PhilAtlas profile.
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