Monday, September 25th, 2017

This is an opportunity to own your own tropical beach front property in fantastic Antique Province, Philippines for a very low price – 2838 SQM (7/10 of an acre) for only 1,496,000 Philippine pesos or about $32,500 (US).   The property is located in Tobias Fornier, Antique Province, Panay Island, Philippines.  It’s about a two hour drive the Iloilo City airport and about the same to world famous Boracay Island. The immediate neighboorhood National Highway to the right To the beach….. Beach front FRONT THE NATIONAL ROAD TO THE EAST NEXT TO RAPSAG BEACH RESORT TO THE SOUTH NEXT TO CUYO EAST PASS (OCEAN) TO THE WEST NEXT TO CABANGTUHAN RIVER TO …

Anini-y, Antique is one of those very special places.  It’s remote, a bit hard to get to.  It’s a former Spanish colonial outpost with its historic character, integrity and ambiance well preserved.  You can relax on the plaza by the old stone church overlooking the sea and imagine that things are much same as they might have been when a Spanish supply ship arrived at this remote outpost in the 18th century.  Anini-y is also the jumping-off place for fabulous  Nogas Island which has some of the best reefs, diving and snorkeling on Panay Island.  Anini-y also is the home of Sira…

Centillion House 2000 Hotel , San Jose de Buenavista, Antique Province Philippines, we find it good budget hotel. Phone +63-36-540-9403 Because we were traveling at a leisurely, lazy pace from Iloilo City to Boracay, exploring as we…

Green Park Hotel (Pension House) Pandan, Antique Province – a good stopover point when traveling from Iloilo City to Caticlan and Boracay Green Park Hotel, Pandan, Antique P1500 room, Green Park Hotel, Pandan Antique The Green Park Hotel is located on the National Road in Pandan, Antique. Phone 036-278-96-16. We did not stay here on this trip, but wanted to check it out for future reference.  The hotel has beautiful views of the surrounding rice fields. It’s a very convenient location for those traveling from Iloilo to Boracay who get a late start or don’t want do do the trip in one day.

Photo narrative of our visit to Caticlan, Aklan Philippines; information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, local festivals, accommodations and dining. Caticlan is the gateway to Boracay Island.  Information on ferries (including RORO), parking and travel from Iloilo through Antique Province. Caticlan Port, Aklan with Boracay Island in the distance RORO ferries at loading Caticlan, Aklan. Destination Batangas. You can travel to and from Caticlan via these ferries.  The ferry from Caticlan lands you in Roxas, Oriental Mindoro.  You can take your own vehicle or use one of the buses plying this route.  Here’s a link to Montenegro Shipping Lines I found this site a bit buggy but finally got it to work.  From Roxas you can drive to Calapan, Mindoro and take another RORO ferry to Batangas on Luzon, opening up a host of further travel opportunities.  Or you can drive from Calapan to Puerto Galera. We’re not sure about the condition of the Calapan to Puerto Galera so if you you are, please leave a…

Digital photo narrative of our visit to Pandan, Antique Province, Philippines including information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, festivals, accommodations, hotels, resorts and dining. Our next stop is Pandan, Antique (222KM).  Pandan is one of those communities which has reached the realization that the protection and publicizing of its natural resources and maintaining its attractiveness is a good development strategy.  There’s a municipal tourism office in the middle of town.  We did not get to visit Malumpati Cold Spring Resort .  It appears to be a municipally-owned swimming hole mainly intended for day use, although there may be a cottage available.  You should be able …

Photo narrative of our visit to Sebaste, Antique Province, Philippines; information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, local festivals, accommodations and dining. Municipal Hall, Sebaste, Antique Province, Philippines Sebaste, Antique (207KM) is a unprepossessing jewel of a community.  While Sebaste is the location of Igpasungaw Falls and certainly other attractions, for me the charm was more pervasive.  While…

Digital photo narrative of our visit to Culasi, Antique Province, Philippines including information on natural and heritage sites, such as Lipata Point, beaches, hiking, festivals, accommodations and dining. Continuing north, Mararison Island comes into view. We had our binoculars with us when we had lunch at Neil’s (below) and were able to give take a good look at Mararison Island.  It looks like a great place to visit with lots of white sand beaches and a considerable settlement on the easterly shore.  Unfortunately, it’s also where a cargo ship MV Ocean Papa sank on June 21, 2008 on it’s way…

Digital photo narrative of our visit to Tibiao, Antique Province, Philippines including information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, festivals, accommodations and dining. The National Highway follows the undeveloped Antique shore for 125 km with the ocean on the left and… rice fields and the mountains on the right. Between Laua-an and Tibiao…

Digital photo narrative of our visit to pretty Laua-an, Antique Province, Philippines including information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, festivals, accommodations and dining. Laua-an, Antique Muncipal Hall After Bugasong, at KM 152, came Laua-an , Antique.  While Laua-an did not seem to have any specific landmarks, it was very impressive for the obvious pride that the residents and their government took in their town.  Everything was neat, clean and well-maintained.  The immaculate central school was a very visible symbol of the importance that parents, teachers and students place on educating the children of Laua-an. With only a few exceptions, we found that the communities of Antique Province, which certainly must not be wealthy, were proud of their home towns and kept them them painted, landscaped, neat, clean and free of litter. Clean…