Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Kalibo

Bakhawan EcoPark

Five minutes from town in New Buswang (P20 per person by tricycle), this 120-hectare park is the base for a mangrove reforestation project begun in the late 1980s. Visitors can check out intertidal ecology from an 8…
Top Choice Filipino in Kalibo

Manobo Grill

Feast on big servings of Filipino specialities such as bulalo (bone marrow and beef-shank soup) and steamed seafood at long rows of picnic tables at this open-air spot. Look for the row of fluttering colourful flags…
Top Choice International in Kalibo

Kitty's Kitchen

A contemporary design with plush banquette tables means Kitty's is an oasis of comfortable dining in the city centre. The menu runs the gamut from Mexican to Kansas City ribs and especially good pies and cakes for d…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Kalibo

Kubo Bar

Live acoustic music most nights, cheap buckets of beer and an extensive menu of Filipino fare (P250 to P450) are on tap at this open-air bamboo pavilion just off the highway.
Cultural in Kalibo

Ati-Atihan Festival

This fantastic festival is the nation's biggest and best Mardi Gras, it most likely dates back to the days of the Borneo settlers. Described by its promoters as a mix of 'Catholic ritual, social activity, indigenous…
Filipino in Kalibo

Roz & Angelique's Cafe

This pleasant homey restaurant attached to an inn of the same name is known for its crispy pata (deep-fried pork leg) and all-you-can-eat Sunday meals (P350). The menu is heavy on comfort foods, Filipino and otherwi…
Italian in Kalibo

Primavera

With big portions, a long specials menu, outdoor seating and a wine list, this restaurant a few blocks east of Pastrana Park feels like an oasis of sophistication in Kalibo. Think classic pastas (frustratingly, a th…
Museum in Kalibo

Museo It Akean

This little downtown museum, in a nicely restored school building between the market and Pastrana Park, offers a rare look at Aklan history, culture and traditions. It is worth the visit as it only takes 30 minutes…
Cafe in Kalibo

Lorraine's Tapsi

This roadside cafe with its tiki-hut feel is popular with foreigners. It serves decent Filipino food and ice-cold beers and has weekend DJs.