Nogas Island, Antique

Nogas island is a 26-hectare marine and bird sanctuary, also part of the municipality of Anini-iy. You can get to the island from Siraa-an Hot Spring for 10-15mins boat ride. Boat ride is P500 good for 10 pax. Environmental fee is P20 per person.

a (5) There are a lot to see in the island, white sand, mangroves, beautifully lined up trees and the light house. But due to time constrained, we were not able to set foot on the island. We just had the glimpse of the island from Siraa-an Hot Spring.

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Siraa-an Hot Spring, Antique

Siraa-an Hot Spring is a resort on a cliff overlooking the sea. It has a large swimming pool and several mini pools where you can relax while enjoying the sea view.

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The resort is managed by the Local Government Unit of Anini-iy. Entrance fee is P20 for local and P50 for foreign.

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Antique

Antique is a part of Western Visayas Region with 18 municipalities and San Jose being the Capital. It is accessible by land via Aklan, Capiz and Iloilo.

a (2)For our road trip in the provinces of Antique, Iloilo and Capiz, we rented a van for a whole day including the drop off to Iloilo airport. We were able to get the service of Kuya Tata, contact number 09299596690. We rented the van for P2,300 excluding fuel. Our fuel cost P950 plus P250 tip, total of P3,500 divided into 6.

 


Island Hopping: Nueva Valencia, Guimaras

Nueva Valencia is also a third class municipality of Guimaras. The bay of Nueva Valencia alone boasts a cream-colored sand and with a mix of green and blue colored beach, wait ‘til you see the other islands around the municipality.

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Raymen Beach Resort

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It is where our pick up point for our island hopping tour. Entrance fee is P25.00 and you can swim at the shore after your island hopping experience.

Igang Marine Station-SEAFDEC

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Short for Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center. It houses plenty of marine species for research and reproduction purposes.

Ave Maria Islet

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This islet is one of my favorites because it is (still) not commercialized. No manmade structure… only you, the fine sand, nice rock formation and crystal clear water.

Lamurawan Beach Resort

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Distinct among other islands because of its white staircase and a huge grotto at the top. You can have a bird’s eye view of the other islands here.

Baras Cave

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A small cave with two access point. You can get inside the cave during low tide.

Natago Beach

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A good place to snorkel because of its rich coral reef reservoir.

 


Land Tour: Jordan, Guimaras

Jordan is a third class municipality and the provincial capital of Guimaras. Some of the tourist spots in the province are located here.

Smallest Plaza

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It is once proclaimed by Guinness World Record as the Smallest Plaza in the whole world, with the statue of Dr. Jose Rizal standing in the middle of the plaza.

 Trappist Monastery

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The Our Lady of the Philippines is the only monastery in the country following the rule of St. Bernard. Aside from the monastery, you can also buy locally made products here for your pasalubong.

 Provincial Capitol

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Guimaras Provincial Capitol is located at the center of Jordan. It is one of the most visited place because of the huge letters of the word G.U.I.M.A.R.A.S. for photo-op.