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Eco Adventure Tibiao, Antique: Travel Guide and Itinerary

If you are looking for some eco-adventure fun in the island of Panay, then Tibiao, then Antique is the place you should be. Tibiao is packed with activities that are surely worth it to try!
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How To Get There

Tibiao is in the province of Antique in the island of Panay. Around an hour and a half away from Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay, and 2 hours away from Kalibo.


BY AIR FROM MANILA/CEBU
  • Take a flight FROM NAIA/Mactan-Cebu International Airport going to Caticlan (Godofredo P. Ramos) Airport or Kalibo Internation Airport.
  • From KALIBO Airport, take a tricycle going to Ceres Bus Terminal at the town proper. the fare for the whole tricycle is PhP 100.00.
  • Ride a bus bound to San Jose, Antique, and tell the bus conductor to drop you off at Brgy. Importante, Tibiao. The travel time is around 2 hours and fare for Non-AC bus is PhP 129.00 per person.
  • From CATICLAN Airport, you can walk to the bus terminal near the jetty port.
  • Ride a bus bound to San Jose, Antique, and tell the bus conductor to drop you off at Brgy. Importante, Tibiao. The travel time is less than 2 hours and the fare is PhP 100.00 per person.
  • At Brgy. Importante, take a "habal-habal" ride going to Tibiao Eco-Adventure (TEA) Park or Kayak Inn. The fare is PhP 70.00 per "habal-habal" for a one-way trip.

Ceres bus terminal in Kalibo

BY LAND FROM ILOILO/ROXAS
  • From ILOILO, take a van or bus in Molo Terminal bound to Caticlan or Culasi then follow instructions above. Travel time is around 4 hours.
  • From ROXAS, take a van in Roxas City Integrated Transport Terminal bound to Kalibo, then follow instructions above. Roxas to Kalibo is around 2 hours.

Welcome to Brgy. Importante
Quick Notes* 
  • Flights to Kalibo are cheaper compared to Caticlan.
  • Buses from Kalibo/Caticlan to San Jose, Antique, are Non-AC buses, it leaves almost every 15-30 minutes.
  • You can ask your "habal-habal" to drop you off in TEA Park first if you're going to go zip line and wait for you, and then proceed to Kayak Inn (just give them tip though).
  • The last trip of buses from San Jose, Antique to Kalibo is around 5 PM.

  • Habal-habal ride to TEA Park

    Where To Stay

    If you plan to stay in Tibiao, you can check-in at Kayak Inn for PhP 450.00/person per night for shared cottage and PhP 2000.00 for exclusive (max of 5 persons) with the inclusions of the following: bed sheet, bedspread, pillows, towels, soap & with breakfast. You can contact them at: +63 928 779-0776 or +63 921 570-1947.
    Kayak Inn

    Activities and Attractions

    As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of things to do in Tibiao, in fact, a day tour isn't enough to complete all of the activities. Here're some of the activities we tried during our stay.
    Tibiao Eco Adventure Park

    ZIP LINE IN TIBIAO ECO-ADVENTURE PARK (TEA)
    Our first activity is the one-kilometer zip line with the view of Tibiao river below. The activity costs PhP 300.00 per head and an additional of PhP 50 for the entrance fee in the and eco park. We were also supposed to try the 10-meter waterfall rappeling in Bugtong Bato Falls, but it is currently unavailable.

    Preparing the first zip line
    Zip line below the dry Tibiao River
    A little hike to the second zip line


    BUGTONG BATO FALLS
    After the exciting zip line is the hike to Bugtong Bato Falls. It is a seven-tiered waterfall, but only 3 is available for a day tour. If you plan to hike all the 7 waterfalls, you will need more than a day. A guide is required to go here for PhP 100.00 per person. The hike is about an hour to the third tier. During summer, the falls is a little dry so the water drop is not that strong.

    Registration Area
    Start of hike through the small village
    Rice fields along the way
    The first water fall
    Waterfall is a little dry during the summer
    Steel ladder going to the second and third waterfall

    The second waterfall
    The second and third waterfall
    One must climb to get to the 3rd waterfall
    The 3rd waterfall, water is very refreshing!
    Kids having a swim at the waterfall

    Climbing to the 3rd waterfall

    KAWA HOT BATH
    After the hike, we went back to Kayak Inn to get ourselves a Kawa Hot Bath. Our kawa was prepared during our hike to Bugtong Bato, so when we arrived at Kayak Inn, it was already ready. The bath was really hot, it should be really nice during rainy seasons. During the summer, it's uncomfortable at first, but when you got used to the heat, it's very relaxing. The bath costs PhP 250.00 per person for 30 minutes, but if there are only a few guests, you can use it as long as you want. There is also a bigger kawa that can fit 3-5 persons.

    A kawa that fits 2 to 3 persons in Kayak Inn

    Kawa for one
    Enjoying the hot bath even it's very hot LOL

    TIBIAO FISH SPA
    Last on our list is the Tibiao Fish Spa. It is just around a 5-minute "habal-habal" ride from Brgy. Importante where TEA, Bugtong Bato Falls, and Kayak Inn is. We were greeted by the nice staffs of the fish spa as we enter. We dipped our feet into a pool filled with therapy fishes that nibble the dead skin on our feet. There are 3 pools of fishes. The first one is the little fishes, the second is the medium sized ones and the third is the big ones.

    Tibiao Fish Spa conviniently located on the highway
    Entrance Fees and rates\
    Inside the spa
    The first level - small fishes
    Second one - medium fishes
    Third one, the big ones - look's like they don't like my feet

    A foot massage after the fishes nibble your feet

    OTHER ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS
    • River Kayaking - Tibiao river is a long stretch of crystal clear waters that is suitable for kayaking. You try a beginner up to advanced kayaking course in this river.
    • Pottery and Brick Making - learn pottery and create your own pot in Brgy. Bandoja.
    • Lambaklad Fishing - Experience a unique fishing style in the coast of Tibiao.
    • Tibiao Bakery - Try out some of the best bread in the very first bakery in Tibiao.

    Clear waters of Tibiao River
    Kayaking in Tibiao River
    Nice view of mountain ranges in Antique

    Itinerary

    This is only a day tour itinerary you can use if your Tibiao trip is only a side trip.

    • 06:00 AM: ETD Caticlan/Kalibo to Brgy. Importante, Tibiao
    • 08:30 AM: ETA Brgy. Importante/TEA Park
    • 08:45 AM: Zip line in TEA Park
    • 09:15 AM: ETA Kayak Inn/Prepare for Hike
    • 09:30 AM: Start of Hike Bugtong Bato Falls
    • 10:00 AM: ETA Bugtong Bato Falls
    • 11:00 AM: ETD Bugtong Bato Falls to Kayak Inn
    • 11:30 AM: Kawa Hot Bath
    • 12:00 NN: Lunch/Rest/Swim in Tibiao River
    • 02:30 PM: Tibiao Fish Spa
    • 03:30 PM: Have some snacks in Tibiao Bakery
    • 04:00 PM: Wait for Bus back to Kalibo/Caticlan Or do some of those other activities!/li>

    A Rafflesia found in the province of Antique, LOL this one is fake

    Expenses

    Here's a breakdown of our expenses in our day trip in Tibiao per person. It only includes necessary expenses like fares, food, entrance fees and guide fees. Tips, souvenirs, and pasalubong items are not included.

    • Fare (Non-AC bus Kalibo to Tibiao): PhP 129.00
    • Food (Snack/Breakfast in Pandan Bus Stop): PhP 40.00 /li>
    • Fare (Habal-habal to Tea Park/Kayak Inn): PhP 70.00
    • Entrance Fee (TEA Park) PhP 50.00
    • Activity (Zip Line Ride in TEA Park): PhP 300.00
    • Activity (Tour Guide Fee Bugtong Bato Falls): PhP 100.00
    • Activity (Kawa Hot Bath): PhP 250.00
    • Lunch (Eatery in Brgy. Importante): PhP 80.00
    • Fare (Habal-habal from Kayak Inn to Main Road): PhP 70.00
    • Fare (Habal-habal to Tibiao Fish Spa): PhP 30.00
    • Entrance Fee (Tibiao Fish Spa): PhP 20.00
    • Activity (Refresh Me in Tibiao Fish Spa): PhP 119.00
    • Fare (Non-AC bus Tibiao-Kalibo): PhP 129.00
    • Total: PhP 1387.00 PhP

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    Hey there, thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed reading my article and helped you out with some travel tips and ideas. Please do leave a comment if you have some comments or suggestions and I'll gladly answer it. Cheers!

    6comments:

    1. Very informative blog. Thanks for those infos :)

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    2. Hi! What time po kaya last travel ng bus from kalibo to San Jose? Kasi balak namin magsidetrip din to Antique before going to Boracay, kaso mga 8pm ang dating namin sa Kalibo, may masasakyan pa kaya kami nun? Thanks! :)

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      1. Hi Kerly! I think there are no more bus trips around that time. What you can do is just stay the night in Kalibo, and just get to the first trip to San Jose which is around 6 or 7 am the next day.

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    3. Informative. Got an idea for our upcoming trip. Thanks sir :)

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    4. We will also stay in kayak inn. How can we get guides? The package tour is so Mahal.

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