Discover Antique’s sights & dishes

Antique is not usually the first choice of vacationers due to difficulty in getting to the western part of Panay island. 

Recently, the province has gained attention due to its food and its famous weave — the Patadyong which is made of fabric that originates from Antique and Iloilo. Originally worn as a skirt, it has since also been incorporated in daily wear, fashion accessories, and home decorations. Its recent popularity has elevated it to icon status of Antiqueño culture. 

Antique’s waterfalls and springs are also becoming more popular, made possible by local airlines who operate limited flights to the province. One of the more notable waterfalls is the Bugtong Bato in Tibiao, where you can enjoy a Kawa Hot Bath. In this unique experience, you will find yourself inside a giant cauldron with firewood lighted under, soaking in hot water as you relax after a long hike. But if you’re looking for something to cool down with rather than warm-up, another option would be the Malumpati Cold Springs. 

Antique is rich in culinary delights. These include the Lasaw (melted muscovado sugar stored inside a bamboo), Pako salad, Porbida (native chicken with alupidan leaves and coconut milk), and Tinuom nga makul (wild mushrooms with tomatoes, onions, ginger, and garlic—all wrapped in banana leaf). 

The Patuyaw is an interesting dish because of the grisly legend attached to it – those who cook the Patuyaw (fresh shrimp cooked in coconut milk with bamboo shoots) should not spill any from the pot, otherwise, those who eat it might be choked by evil spirits. 

Antique is guaranteed to be a gem for any tourist. Through the efforts of Antique Representative Loren Legarda, visitors can now better experience all of the province’s culture through bills and projects Legarda created as its congresswoman, Antique is now more accessible and more convenient for travel. 

Gone are the days when Antique was just another island in the Panay region. With its promising places and cuisine, Antique will surely make it to the list of places people will want to visit one day.

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