20+ Antique Tourist Spot (UPDATED): Best Places to See

Here is a comprehensive list of Antique’s tourist spots you should not miss.

If you’ve ever heard of “aswang” or those mystical, fanged creatures similar to Western vampires, Antique is home to them. But don’t worry. Those are just legends. But those are interesting stories that should draw you to Antique as you will learn a lot about the local culture. 

Though not as popular as other provinces, Antique is one of the best eco-tourism spots in the Philippines. You’ll encounter almost every piece of natural landscape you could think of.

White Beach? Check. Forest-clad mountains? Check. Mystical Caves? Check. Crystal-clear River? Check. Cascading waterfalls? Check. 

You’ll get to see and experience all these and a lot more when you come to Antique.

Both local and international bloggers often tout Antique as Philippines’ Bali Version. Here, you’ll also find lush rice terraces, rich marine, and forest biodiversity, as well as historic churches dating back to the Spanish times. 

Now, if you’re planning to visit, here are some of the best places to visit in Antique Philippines. 

Behold Must-See Antique Tourist Spot

1. Antique Rice Terraces

Antique Rice Terrraces is one of the best Antique tourist spot

Don’t think you’ll only find rice terraces in the Cordilleran highlands. Nestled on the remote mountains of Antique are 200-years old rice terraces built by the IraynonBukidnon Indigenous Group.

There is a vantage point where you’ll get an entrancing view of the rice terraces surrounded by towering mountains and forests.

From this point, you’ll also glimpse of two waterfalls providing irrigation to the terraces. These Rice Terraces are one of the best places to visit in Antique. 

  • Location/Jump-off: San Remigio
  • Trekking Time: 5 hours
  • Tour Organizer: Lublub-Bakiang Community-Based Tourism Organization
  • Contact Number: 09175075409

2. Rafflesia Flower, Biggest in the World

Rafflesia flowers is one of the best Antique tourist spot
Photo by: Discover Antique, Philippines

Antique is home to the biggest flower species in the world called Rafflesia. These giants are known for their decaying smell. But surely, you could resist that to glimpse of its stunning beauty.

Fortunately, it’s easily accessible, located near a highway, so you don’t have to go far. The presence of Rafflesia in Antique signifies its rich and thriving biodiversity that needs protection.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Aningalan, San Remigio

3. Malalison Island/Mararison Island

Mararison Island  is one of the best Antique tourist spot
Photo by: Gian Tamayo

Also known as “Mararison Island” by the locals, Malalison Island is one of the top tourist spots in Antique. It covers 55 hectares of stunning grasslands, rolling hills, limestone rock formations, and white and pebbled beaches.

There is also a 100-meter sandbar complementing the turquoise waters. If you want to get one of Malalison Island’s best views, hike your way to one of the hills called Lantawan.

It offers a 360 degrees view of the entire island’s varied landscapes, including distant views of mainland Antique.

  • Location/Jump-off: Culasi Port, Culasi
  • Boating Fee: Php 750 per boat (good for five people), fare for back and forth
  • Guide Fee: Php 250
  • Environmental Fee: Php 30
  • Cottage Rental: starts at Php 300

4. Igpasungaw Falls

Ipasungaw Falls is one of the best Antique tourist spot
Photo by: Sebaste Hanon‎

Ipasungaw Falls is a multi-tier cascade located in the forested mountains of Antique. Each waterfall has a naturally-built pool where you can jump and have a refreshing swim.

You can also slide your way from the top of the falls down to a catch basin. Locals claim that the waters here have healing properties because they come from pristine forests.

If you’re an adventure seeker, there’s just nothing like it climbing from one waterfall to another and experiencing the beauty of each. Ipasungaw Falls is one of the best Antique tourist destinations.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sebaste
  • Environmental Fee: Php 50 per person (pay at Municipal Hall)
  • Guide Fee: Php 250
  • Trekking Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

5. Tibiao Museum

Tibiao Museum is known for having the world’s biggest pearl. It costs millions of dollars. Fortunately, visitors are allowed to touch the pearl and feel its mystical aura.

The peal weighs an astounding 13.75 kilos. Another pearl which has not yet been removed from its shell weighs 24.75 kilos! Aside from it, you’ll find numerous materials depicting the rich history and culture of Antique.

  • Location/Jump-off: Poblacion, Tibiao
  • Entrance Fees: Php 150 for adults, Php 50 for students
  • Operating Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

6. Seco Island

Seco Island is one of the best Antique tourist spot
Photo by: Antique Western Visayas Region VI

Although it’s one of the famous tourist spots in Antique, Seco Island remains a generally laidback destination. It is an elbow-shaped island boasting of powdery white sands and an alluring sandbar.

The surrounding crystal-clear waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. You can also do kite surfing here because of the strong winds.

  • Location/Jump-off: Tibiao
  • Boating Time: 2 hours 
  • Best Time to Visit: Summer Months

7. Bugtong-Bato Falls

Photo by: Island Trekker Travel and Tours

Bugtong-Bato Falls is one of the off-beaten tourist spots in Antique, boasting of seven layers of stunning cascades. Only three of these, however, are opened for tourism.

But all these are more than enough to make up for an adventure of a lifetime. The first layer towers for 60 feet with a glistening pool. To get to the second level, trek for a few minutes.

It is a smaller waterfall. To reach the third waterfalls, you need to assault a staircase-like bedrock using a rope. It is also a towering cascade with a beautiful catch basin. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Tuno,Tibiao
  • Trekking Time: 20-30 minutes to reach the first falls
  • Entrance Fee: Php 50 per person
  • Guide Fee: Php 150-Php 200 for a maximum of 4 pax

8. Malumpati Cold Spring

Photo by: Antiqueños Come Home

Because of its accessibility and proximity, Malumpati Cold Spring is one of the most frequented tourist spots in Antique. Similar to the Enchanted River in Surigao, Malumpati Cold Spring features a refreshing pool of cool waters along a beautiful river.

Looking for a thrill? Try diving or jumping from one of the platforms installed. Other activities you can do there here zip lining, rappelling, and wall climbing.

  • Location/Jump-off: Pandan
  • Operating Time: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Entrance Fee: Php 40 for adults, Php 30 for senior and PWDs, Php 10 for children

9. Bugang River

Photo by: BecomingFilipino

Bugang River is the one feeding Malumpati Cold Spring. Known for being one of the cleanest rivers in the Philippines, Bugang River is a favorite site for water tubing.

Don’t worry. It has calm waters. Who would not love traversing the river with its crystal-clear waters that offer a rejuvenating swim? Then, there are rustic sights of farms, mountains, hills, and forests all along. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Pandan

10. Kayak Inn

Although some resorts offer Kawa Hot Bath, Kayak Inn is the most frequented because of its rustic setting. Kawa Hot Bath originated in Antique, and it involves dipping on a large pot (kawa) filled with lukewarm water.

Flowers, leaves, and herbs are added to the water to enhance its healing and relaxing effects. As you enjoy the Kawa Bath, you’ll get to see a breathtaking view of the jungles, fields, mountains, and the Tibiao River. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Tibiao

11. Dioso Farm

Photo by: Pandan Beach Resort

Dioso Farm is a good showcase of ecotourism as it provides visitors a memorable nature-immersion experience. To preserve the natural beauty of the farm, the management limits the number of visitors per day.

The rustic farm offers a natural swimming pool, kawa hot bath, simple cottages, several picnic tables, and rooms for an overnight stay. Some of the proceeds collected here are donated to an educational center.

Thus, you’re not only helping promote responsible tourism when you come here but also literacy improvement.

  • Location/Jump-off: BrgyDionela, Pandan
  • Tel. Number: (036)-278 9379
  • Mobile Number: 09175809648
  • Email Address: pbrpandan@gmail.com

12. Maanghit Cave

Maanghit Cave is one of the best Antique tourist spot
Photo by: Adrenaline Romance

If you’re done chasing waterfalls, enjoying white beaches, or assaulting forest-clad mountains, it’s time to go spelunking. Among the recently-discovered Antique tourist spots is a cave in Libertad that is home to colonies of bats.

Inside, you’ll find beautiful stalactite and stalagmite rock formations with crystal-clear pool. Widen your imagination as you gaze on the rock formations. As you go deeper, you’ll find a subterranean river.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Union, Libertad
  • Spelunking Time: 45 minutes

13. Alpas

Photo by:  Nicole Garcia

Alpas features a peculiar restaurant, an organic farm, and a guesthouse. It’s one of the eco-friendliest destinations in Antique. The owners, Ken and Kim, developed the area to showcase sustainable living in harmony with nature.

That is why the materials used to build structures, including the ingredients served in the restaurant are sourced locally. It’s a good note that there initiatives on the ground, promoting how sustainable tourism should be. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Ban Ban, Paciencia, Tobias Fornier
  • Operating Time: 12 Noon – 2 PM; 5 PM – 8:00 PM (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Mobile Number: 09393582092
  • Email Address: alpasphere@gmail.com

14. Nogas Island

Nogas Island is one of the best Antique tourist spot
Photo by: Dive n Drone

Aside from white beaches, Nogas Island is known for its verdant landscapes consisting mainly of kalachuchi trees. A towering lighthouse stands at the central part of the island, and when you climb to its top, you’ll get a panoramic view of the island.

A few meters away from the lighthouse, you’ll find a giant Balete tree. According to local legends, it is home to creepy creatures.

Another favorite activity here is snorkeling, as the island’s surrounding waters thrive with corals and marine biodiversity.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sira-an Hot Spring, Anini-y
  • Boat Rental: starts at Php 500 for a maximum of 6 pax
  • Environmental Fee: Php 20 Php 50
  • Entrance Fee: Php 20 to Php 50

15. Igbaclag Cave and Stone Castle

Photo by: Lakwatsero

From the outside, the cave looks like a majestic palace that you’ll think of it as a mystical spot. It consists of two chambers with multiple openings. If you’re an adrenaline-junkie, you can go cliff climbing to reach a spot where you can get a magnificent view of the area.

Here is a more exciting part. Rafflesia, the biggest flowers in the world, also abound in the area. But it’s a hit and miss as these only blooms in three to four days.

  • Location/Jump-off: BrgyAningalan, San Remigio
  • Environmental Fee: Php 30 per person
  • Guide Fee: Php 150-Php 200 (maximum of 4 pax)

16. St. John Church

St. John Church is one of the historical tourist spots in Antique, dating back to the Spanish era. Locally called San Juan Nepomuceno Parish Church, the church was constructed using blocks of coral stones with eggs as a binder.

You could just imagine the manual hard work involved to turn the pieces into a masterpiece.

  • Location/Jump-off: Anini-y
  • Entrance Fee: None

17. Patnongan Church

Photo by: Balitang Antikenyo

Patnongan Church also dates back to the Spanish regime. If only it was not bombed during World War II, it could have been one of the biggest Catholic churches in Antique and one of the oldest churches in the Philippines.

Today, it is a local pilgrimage site for Catholics who compose the majority of the Antique population. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Tibiao
  • Entrance Fee: None

18. Naranjo Water Park

Naranjo Water Park is just a few minutes of drive from Malumpati Cold Spring. Among the popular water activities here are river cruising, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and pedal boating.

If you just want to relax and enjoy the rustic sceneries, try the hot kawa bath and fish spa. Naranjo Water Park is also a favorite feasting venue because of the natural views.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sto. Rosario, Pandan
  • Pedal Boating: Php 350 per hour
  • Kayaking: Php 250 per hour
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding: Php 250 per hour
  • River Cruising: Php 80 per person (minimum of 10 pax and maximum of 16 pax)
  • Hot Kawa Bath: Php 300 for 2 pax (30 minutes)
  • Fish Spa: Php 100 per hour for adults, Php 50 for children (12 years old and below)

19. Aningalan Highland Strawberry Garden

Aningalan Strawberry Garden is one of the best Antique tourist spot
Photo by: Aningalan Highland Strawberry Garden

Yes, that’s right! You’ll not only find strawberries in La Trinidad but also Antique. Nestled on the hinterlands, Aningalan Strawberry Garden has cool weather similar to that of Baguio City.

Aside from strawberry picking, you can also experience harvesting vegetables and other crops grown here. Other activities to do here are hiking, camping, mountain biking, picnicking, and sunset viewing.

Not far from here is Lake Danao, where you can ride a balsa or bamboo raft.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Aningalan, San Remigio
  • Operating Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Environmental Fee: Php 50 per person
  • Entrance Fee: Php 50 per person

20. Sira-an Hot Spring

Aside from the famous Kawa Hot Bath, do have a relaxing and therapeutic dip at Sira-an Hot Spring. Its sulfuric waters attract residents who want to enjoy its warmth, especially during the cold morning.

If you’re going to have casual conversations with the locals and hear local stories, visit here. Sira-an Hot Spring one of the emerging tourist spots in Antique. 

  • Location/Jump-off: Aniny-y
  • Entrance Fee: Php 100 per person
  • Mobile Number: 09292950879

For More Information

If you need more information to help set up your itinerary to Antique tourist spots, do contact the Antique Provincial Tourism Office via the following:

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