15 Top-Pick Tourist Spots in Panay Islands

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Panay Island houses several awe-inspiring tourist spots that are well-worth your visit. Take a look at these splendid photos that will surely make you visit the ever stunning triangular island in Western Visayas!

1. Boracay Island (Malay, Aklan)

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Did you know that our all time fave tourist destination is only a part of Panay?

2. Mararison/Malalison Island (Culasi, Antique)

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Fill your eyes with the rolling hills at this “small Batanes” and be sure to capture the mesmerizing mountain sunrise view!

3. Mt. Napulak (Igbaras, Iloilo)

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Napulak basically means “nipple”. And as the name suggests, the mountain is shaped like a woman’s breast with a large rock at the peak most part. Start planning to climb the highest peak of Igbaras, Iloilo if you want to spend your weekend at the top with a view of the Panay region.

4. Camina Balay nga Bato (Arevalo, Iloilo)

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Travel back in time at this century and a half old Avancena House, now called Camina Balay nga Bato. You can see saints carved in red sandstones, paintings, antique wares, and tsokolateras.

5. Malumpati Cold Spring (Pandan, Antique)

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Beat the heat in the coldest natural pool perfect for family outing and bonding with the squad.

6. Miag-ao Church (Miag-ao, Iloilo)

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In 1993, Miagao Church, also known as Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

7. Nelly’s Garden (Jaro, Iloilo)

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Nope, it’s not the White House. It’s the most famous historic home in Iloilo built in 1928.

8. Gigantes Islands (Carles, Iloilo)

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A perfect getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the city? Gigantes Islands, which consists of 10 islands, may be just what you need!

9. Guimaras Island (Panay Gulf)

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Situated in Western Visayas region, this beautiful island province is among the smallest provinces in the Philippines. Geologists say that Guimaras island once formed one landmass with Panay.

10. Nogas Island (Anini-y, Antique)

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Located at Anini-y, Antique, this beautiful tropical island is an ideal getaway where you can enjoy snorkeling, diving, swimming, and bird-watching. So prepare your things, pack-up, and visit Nogas Island!

11. Antique Rice Terraces (San Remigio, Antique)

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Situated in the heart of Antique, you’ll discover the hidden gem of the Visayas: the majestic and natural rice terraces that have been developed by the Iraynon Bukidnon tribe for more than 200 years.

12. Sampaguita Gardens (Kalibo, Aklan)

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A cultural theme park, environmental education center, and a luxury resort, a playground. What more are you looking for? The wonderful Sampaguita Gardens has it all!

13. Garin Farm (San Joaquin, Iloilo)

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Relax and appreciate the beauty of nature at Garin’s Farm. With endless canopy vines, magnificent views, man made lagoon, and a variety of fauna and flora grown in the farm, you will surely have a refreshing day!

14. Villa Lizares (Iloilo City)

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This beautiful building was once the mansion and villa of the Lizares Family. Now, this remarkable mansion houses the Angelicum School Iloilo.

15. Kawa Hot Bath (Tibiao, Antique)

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And if you want to be cooked, you should give this a try! How will they do it? They’ll put some water and leaves onto the pot (kawa), dried coconut leaves, start the fire, and you can step inside once the water started to simmer. Don’t worry, they won’t eat you! *winks*

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