Antique is one of the provinces in the Philippines famous for its mythical folk stories and unspoiled tourist spots. Perhaps, the “rumors” of the presence of these strange mythical creatures is one of the reasons why most of its tourist destinations are untouched and mostly unexplored. However, there are much known tourist spots in the province where its coastal areas on the west are blessed with white sand beaches, islands and sandbars. In addition, relaxation awaits in its cold springs, water falls, famous “Kawa Hot Bath” and more.
The province of Antique is a part of Western Visayas Region. Its entire west section is facing the Sulu Sea while on the eastern side are bordered by the provinces of Aklan, Capiz and Iloilo. More than 580,000 total residents of the province speak in Kinaray-a, Caluyanon, Tagalog and English Languages. The municipality of San Jose is its provincial capital.
The rumors might be hindering some tourists to visit Antique but the words of mouth on the natural beauty of the province is more convincing. Experience and see for yourself the popular tourist spots in Antique.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Antique
1. Malalison Island
Malalison Island, commonly called as Mararison Island by the locals, is one of the best tourist spots in Antique. It is a 55-hectare island of rolling hills covered with grasses, stretches of white sand and pebble beaches, and rock formations. On the beachfront, there is a lovely 100-meter shifting sandbar surrounded with clear blue waters teeming with marine life best for swimming and snorkeling. The most recommended thing to do on the island is trekking atop the rolling hills, they call it Lantawan. It offers 360° spectacular view of the entire island including the beaches, nearby Nablag Islet and looming mountains of the mainland.
Malalison Island is located in Culasi, Antique.
2. Seco Island
Seco Island is among the most beautiful islands of Antique and quite known in the entire county. It is a flat, elbow-shaped island which features a 1.5-kilometer stretch of white sand beach and a spectacular sandbar surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters. Aside from the trees and white sand, there’s nothing more on the island that makes it a perfect destinations for visitors who just want to relax at the beach or enjoy beach sports. It is also a popular kite surfing destination in the province wherein most kite surfers from Boracay go. The island is very remote which requires about 2 hours boat ride from the mainland.
Seco Island is situated in Tibiao, Antique.