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TOP PICKS: 6 Exciting Things To Do in Tibiao, Antique (Kawa Hot Bath, Kayaking, River Trekking, Fish Spa and More!)


Relatively unknown, Tibiao is fast becoming an eco-adventure destination in the province of Antique. Several exciting activities are now being offered to the delight of thrill-seeking and nature loving tourists on this side of Panay island. The rugged terrains and the panoramic beauty of this town is something the province can be proud of. Just two and a half hours away from Boracay, a visit to Tibiao will definitely give anyone a fun and memorable experience that will surely last a lifetime.


So what's with Tibiao? What are the exciting activities that can be done here?

1. Check in at Kayak Inn

What could be more wonderful than to wake up in the morning with the rushing sound of the river? Cool ayt? Experience living in a bahay kubo for only 500 pesos per night which is good for 4 persons. You may contact Shiela Endrico of Kayak Inn at 0905-906-2380 or 0930-127-5197 for inquiries and reservations. [ Click HERE to BOOK a room at Kayak Inn! ]


2. River trekking and swimming at Tibiao River

Just a few steps away from Kayak Inn, you can enjoy the cool and refreshing waters of the river with water coming from Bugtong-Bato waterfalls. Hop from one rock to another and swim in its crystal clear water. I definitely had so much fun swimming here.


3. River Kayaking

The rushing water and stiff rapids of the Tibiao River is perfect for kayaking. Too bad, I wasn't able to try it out since I arrived late at the site. Definitely, this is something I have to do when I come back in Tibiao. You can get this activity also from Kayak Inn.


4. Kawa Hot Bath

This is the main reason I wanted to visit Tibiao. Since I saw it on TV, I got curious and excited to try it out. This is definitely a great relief after traveling for almost 5 days now.


The kawa is a huge fryer that was transformed into a tub where one can enjoy a hot bath. It relaxes and soothes tired muscles. The leaves put into the water is said to cure some skin disorders and adds aroma for a relaxing bath. So if you want to experience the feeling of "being cooked" with real fire underneath, the Kawa Hot Bath is a must-do activity when visiting Tibiao.


5. Cross a Hanging Footbridge

Experience extreme adrenalin rush as you cross the swaying hanging footbridge located just a few steps from the Inn. Stop at the middle and enjoy the view of the Tibiao river gushing underneath.


6. Enjoy a relaxing Fish Spa

Located along the National Highway, the Tibiao Fish Spa is considered as the most affordable fish spa in the world at only 100 pesos per 30 minutes. Using locally bred "TheraFish", a visit to the spa will definitely provide you a relaxing sensation as hundreds of little fishes nibbles those calluses and cuticles away from your feet.


HOW TO GET TO TIBIAO, ANTIQUE

Tibiao is approximately 4 hours away from Iloilo City or 2 hours away from Caticlan (Boracay) or Kalibo (Aklan) via a private vehicle or a public bus. From Iloilo City, you can take a bus bound for Libertad, Antique (via San Jose) or if you're coming from Caticlan, you can take a bus bound for San Jose. Alight at Brgy. Importante in Tibiao and from there, take a habal-habal going to Kayak Inn.




This is my visit to the town of Tibiao in the province of Antique that happened last February 11, 2012. Antique is the 53rd province on my list and these activities happend on day 4 of my "5-day Panay Island adventure". Join me as I experience some of the exciting activities in Tibiao!
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34 comments :

The BACKPACKERS said...

Nakakaaliw ang Kawa hot bath. Natuwa agad ako sa first pic ng blog..astig!!!

Congrats sir. =D

My Nomadic Habits said...

gusto ko rin ma experience yang Kawa Hot Bath na yan..

saggi said...

Dapat hindi masyado magalaw sa tub or else...

Type ko yung hanging bridge and the Php500 bahay kubo :)

Anonymous said...

Sa unang tingin nagulat talaga ako ... kakaiba talaga mga trip mo sir .. salamat sa share!!!! Gusto ko rin ma try !!!

Joel Balance Catimbang said...

parang maganda ung fish spa sir mervs..hehe :)

Mar Unplog said...

Astig yong kawa Hot bath!

Anonymous said...

Yan ang ginamit ni Tenyente Guimo na lutuan ng kanyang mga biktima. Adobo labas mo d'yan.

Gabz said...

Inggit ako! Taga Iloilo ako pero never ko pa na-try lahat ng to. :D Sana ma-try ko yung hot bath next time pagnaka-uwi ako. :)

Kuri said...

kala ko jafake ung pix! hahaha. sarap buhay mo. puro travel! :)

jhayzarduo said...

hot bath is more fun in the phil ^ lol astig

ardee sean said...

gusto ko rin magpaluto jan.. mukhang masayang adventure ang naghihintay dito ah.. :P

Monette said...

wow timely naman..i will be in iloilo next week and looking for more activities around Panay. I hope i could do this too since after Iloilo i will traveling alone for the first time.My travel buddies will be back in Mla on June 12 and I plan to stay til June 16. Is it safe in Antique? After antique I plan to go to Bora and Roxas city. what would be the better route so I could save time and bucks as well. Thanks!

Reydan Duldulao said...

Good job sexy blogger!
Kawa Hot Bath is interesting! Para ka lang nilalaga. LOL :)

lakwatserong tatay said...

wow...sarap nun kawa hot bath...

hindi kaya maluto katawan natin diyan...

kaw na talaga ang walang ginagawa...

puro travel..^_^

MEcoy said...

ive seen this sa jessica soho astig ee di ba mainit maxado ung ilalim nya?? hahaha

The Sunset Goddess said...

That first picture is so cool!!! Only in the Philippines and more fun in the Philippines nga! Thanks for sharing this. NEver heard about this place until your post :)

Jherson Jaya said...

Nakakaaliw naman yung Kawa Bath! I wanna try that! haha

Josiah | Lakas ng Trip said...

Panalo yung Kawa Bath! Parang ang sarap diyan ah. haha

Chyng said...

extreme hot tub! gusto ko din yan matry soon! ang galing!

Riz said...

Bet q yang Kawa HOt Tub!! Panalo!!!

bagotilyoako said...

astig ang kawa hot bath..

XD

grasya said...

lagi ako sa Antique coz Ive got relatives there but I never was in Tibiao ^_^... I was just in the boondocks or in the sea enjoying all free stuff nature could give me ;).. but yeah next time, ill get the kawa in the kitchen and experiment on "cooking" my nephews and nieces lol thanks for promoting Antique Mervs ^_^

Ichan said...

ang kulet nung pic sa hot bath!

Bennix said...

naks ang sarap naman ng hot bath mo pre!

juanderfulpinoy.com said...

inngit na inggit lang ako ...parang si Oman nagpunta rin dito recently diba>

Kaiser said...

Mainit ba? haha! anong dahon yan?

Ramzkie said...

Wish i can go here someday.. nice place... tnx a lot.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

Thanks for the comments everyone... you have to try it po.. supper nice experience! cheers! :)

Carlo Roberto Felix said...

parang hindi ako kakasya sa kawa hahahaha

Carlo Roberto Felix said...

gusto ko yung kawa kaya lang parang hindi ako kakasya hahahaha

rammy sumugat said...

ako khit taga antique din indi p ako nka punta jan kc indi kp alam n my ganyan pala s antique kawa hot bot exited yan ma expieryence nga ya.kaya thans pinoy adventure kc nlaman k ngaun kng ano ang hestori ng antique. pnta din ako jan after ng vacation k frm qatar

Emp said...

masarap ba pakikiramdam na para kang isigang sir?

Rayomarine said...

Wow, ang ganda naman dyan. Sayang, mukhang enjoy magkayak sa lugar na yan.

Adrenaline Romance said...

Whitewater kayaking is the best! Then follow it up with kawa hot bath! That is paradise for us!

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