How to Get Here
Via air: As of this writing, the Evelio B, Javier Airport in San Jose will resumes its operations after it closed down in 2007 due to lack of passengers. Philippine Airlines will open an Antique-Clark flight to service the province.
Anyhow, the easiest way is via land travel from Aklan or Iloilo. PAL, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia have daily flights from Manila to these provinces.
From Aklan: From Kalibo International Airport, take a tricycle going to Kalibo bus terminal and ride a Ceres bus bound for Antique. Travel time takes 4-5 hours.
From Iloilo: Once in Iloilo International Airport, ride a van going to Molo Terminal. From there, ride a jeepney or van bound for Antique. Travel time is around 2-3 hours.
Via sea: Antique can also be accessed through RORO ships in Caticlan Port (Aklan) from Batangas.
What to Do
Taste the province’s delicacies
Antiqueños have their own peculiar way of cooking their delicious food. Their cooking is basically straightforward, but bursting with flavor. Try the different local fare – from meats, vegetables, seafood and sweets – all guaranteed to bring you to a different food adventure.
Experience kawa hot bath
A must try activity in the province is the popular kawa hot bath. Previously used in the sugar mill factories, these kawa, filled with enough water, herbs and flowers, are now being used as hot tubs which is very much ideal for relaxation.
See the beautiful “Antique Rice Terraces”
Antique is home to the 600-hectares rice terraces found in the remote area of General Fullon. Immerse in its refreshing and tranquil view whilst digging in the history of this laid-back province.
Witness the loom weavers in action
See the various handloom textiles made by the weavers of Barangay Bagtason. This barangay is best known for its colorful handwoven patadyong. These patadyong are also made into scarves, shawls, table runners, bags and wallets and are all on display at their site.
Enjoy the beaches
The province boasts of pristine, crystal clear beaches for all beach goers and sun worshippers out there. And the great thing about it, is that the beaches here are not crowded, making beach time more enjoyable and unruffled.