Kalibo Travel Guide

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Kalibo is the capital of the province of Aklan, in the northwest of Panay Island, Philippines. It is a First Class Municipality and the "International Gateway" in the Western Visayas Region practically located at the center of all coastal municipalities of Aklan province. Air travel to Kalibo from Manila is about 45 minutes.

Kalibo Mangrove (Bakhawan) Ecotourism Park one of the most successful mangrove reforestation project in the country is one of the places that must not be missed as well as the Piña-weaving industry.

Museo it Akean, the town's museum is a repository of the province's rich cultural heritage.

During the Ati-atihan festival, don't forget to visit the Kalibo Cathedral and witness the Catholic faithful get a brief respite with the "paeapak" or the massaging of a small Sto. Niño (Christ Child) statuette onto the devotees.

Tourism activity peaks in the heart of Kalibo every January as the yearly celebration of the world-famous Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival - normally held during the 3rd Sunday of January, the Mother of Philippine Festivals attracts devotees, revelers, and tourists from different parts of the world to experience the utmost solemnity and unparalleled camaraderie and spontaneity - unique twin characteristics of the Ati-Atihan that truly make it the fiesta of all fiestas.