Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas. Its capital is Kalibo. It is located at the northwest portion of Panay Island, bordering Antique Province to the southwest, and Capiz Province to the east. Aklan faces the Sibuyan Sea and Romblon Province to the north. The province of Aklan is designated as a first class province that is famous for Boracay, a resort island located one kilometre north from the tip of Panay. It is known for its white sandy beaches and is considered as one of the more prominent destinations in the Philippines. Because of this, there is frequent air travel to the province's airports in Kalibo and Caticlan. Kalibo International Airport is about ten minutes from the main plaza. Kalibo Airport serve direct flights to and from Taipei , Shanghai and Incheon, South Korea through international flights served by Zest Air, Mandarin Airlines, China Airlines and Philippine Airlines. More air links will soon be offered with Singapore, Hong Kong, and Beijing direct flights in the pipeline establishing and cementing Kalibo's reputation as the international gateway to the Western Visayas region.
The World famous Boracay White Beach
The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. The festival consists of tribal dance, music, accompanied by indigenous costumes and weapons, and parade along the street. Christians, and non-Christians observe this day with religious processions.
Caluya island, Antique
The island of Caluya in Antique, the neighboring province of Aklan is known for its white and pinkish beaches, various kinds of edible seaweeds or tambalang and coconut crab a sought-after delicacy. A marine sanctuary, Caluya group has a very exotic marine life. It is here where corals of various colors are found. Tropical fishes, turtles and many other species are abundant in the coral reefs and enjoying the expanse of Caluya’s pristine water. Playful dolphins race along passing motor boats and vessels on clear days.