Mararison Island and Kawa Hot Bath Experience in Antique

mararison island
The province of Antique is situated in Western Visayas and is part of Region 6 with its neighboring provinces Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, Ilo-Ilo and Negros Occidental. Antique has a lot to offer, from the breathtaking beauty on top of the mountains, wealthy underwater creatures and magnificent beaches. Below are just two of the must visit in destinations in Antique.

ANTIQUE PROVINCE: MUST DO, LIST OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND DESTINATIONS, HOW TO GET HERE, ACTUAL EXPENSES, WHERE TO STAY

Mararison or Malalison is one of gorgeous islands in Antique province. Before it became prominent and captured the eyes of the travelers and tourists worldwide, it started as a fisherman's island, an island where the locals live using their boats and nets as their primary livelihood. Today, Mararison is an island that is open to everyone to discover and experience what Mararison truly is.

mararison island antique
WALK ON THE TRAILS TO THE SUMMIT OF THE ROLLING HILLS: Your Mararison Island escapade cannot be completed without hiking the rolling hills. On the summit, there is a 360 degrees view of the island and the nearby municipalities. In addition, you can enjoy the relaxing ambiance because the hills are surrounded by greens and the wind is cool and calming. If your brave enough to walk on the trails in the dark, you can wait and enjoy beauty of the golden sunset with the reflection on the water, the shape of the mountains and the horizon - a perfect backdrop for Instagram.

malalison island
GET TANNED WHILE DIPPING ON THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS: Mararison is an island, so it is surrounded by water, not just water but a crystal clear waters. The photo above was taken from the top of the rolling hills, a spot where the clarity of the water is undeniably outstanding. Its shoreline has fine white sand with the mixture of colorful shells. During low tide, the shoreline extends and creates a long sandbar. If you are looking for an underwater flora and fauna, scuba diving and snorkeling are also available.

WHERE TO STAY AND WHAT TO DO IN MARARISON ISLAND:

There's no five star hotels in Mararison Island but home-stay with the locals can give you an amazing and remarkable experience. Had an overnight stay at Kuya Rey's house. Had dinner and breakfast with his family and had a great conversation. Kuya Rey can be contact on 0929 322 0927. He also has a boat rental.

HOW TO GET TO MARARISON ISLAND: You can take a flight from Manila to Roxas City airport. Ride on a motorcycle or tricycle to Pueblo. Ride in a van to Kalibo and alight in Ceres Bus Terminal. Ride a bus with "Ilo-Ilo" signboard and alight in Culasi, Antique. Ride a tricycle to the tourism information center office.

kawa hot bath

EXPERIENCE THE KAWA HOT BATH IN TIBIAO, ANTIQUE:

If you're in Antique, Kawa Hot Bath is a must tried. It is an old style of warm bath which uses a “Kawa” or a gigantic wok as a bath tub. Most of the resorts offering Kawa Hot Bath are situated in Brgy. Tuno, Municipality of Tibiao, 30 to 40 minutes travel from Culasi, Antique. To heat up the water in the wok, they use woods. Then, sprinkled with medicinal and ornamental for a relaxing experience and to restore beauty.

bugtong bato waterfalls
STRETCH YOUR MUSCLES BY TREKKING TO BUGTONG BATO WATERFALLS: Bugtong Bato is just one of the waterfalls in Tibiao. You can reach this spectacular waterfalls by trekking and passing by the "pilapil" of the farmlands of the residents. Because of the area is surrounded by trees and other plants, the tranquility and calmness is preserved. Wants extreme? Bugtong Bato has different stages, you can reach the higher stage by spelunking using a single rope as support.

la escapo mountain resort

WHERE TO STAY AND HOW TO GO TO TIBIAO:

There are alot of resorts in Tuno, Tibiao and one of the famous is La Escapo Mountain Resort. They have “bahay kubo” for accommodation and they offer the must tried Kawa Hot Bath, body massage, floating cottages, and an extreme water tubing. They can be contacted on 09262376136 or 09774708784. HOW TO GET TO TIBIAO: Since I had an overnight stay at Mararison Island in Culasi, using his motorcycle, Kuya Rey brought me to Tibiao.


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