Provinces

Aklan Province

Aklan Province
Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Aklan is a province in the Philippines located in the Western Visayas Region. Its capital is Kalibo. The province is situated in the northwest portion of Panay Island. It is a progressive province whose empowered and peace-loving people live amidst a safer environment, stable and growing economy anchored on agro-ecological tourism development that is globally competitive and sustainable under responsive and accountable governance.

LOCATION

Coordinates: 11°40′N 122°20′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Aklan
Location:
11°40′N 122°20′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1956
Capital:
Kalibo
Area:
1,821.42 km2 (703.25 sq mi)
Population:
615,500
Density:
320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
None
Demonym(s):
Aklanon
Elevation:
1,650 m (5,410 ft) (Mount Nausang)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
5600–5616
Area code:
+63 (036)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
1st class
Religion(s):
Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion of the people
Language(s):
Aklanon, Malaynon, Hiligaynon, Ati, Kinaray-a, Capiznon, English
Known For:
Major Industries:
Rice, corn, coconut, abaca, pottery making, piña cloth weaving, abaca, and bamboo handicrafts
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
May, April, then June
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Seaport(s):
Alegria Port | Batan Port | Cagban Port | Caticlan Jetty Port | Colong-Colong Port | Dumaguit Port | Gibon Port | Kalibo Jetty Port | New Washington Port | Tabon Port | Tambisaan Port
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON
Website:

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year. Temperature is almost constant throughout the year. The coldest month is experienced on January measuring 26°C, it rises steadily to an average of 29°C in May, and then declines gradually to the January level.

If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Aklan, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See the average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-May where highs are regularly around 90.3°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.8°F (26°C) at night.

The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirts, and sandals.

Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and when boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Aklan Province Map

The Aklan province is divided into 17 municipalities:

  • Altavas
  • Balete
  • Banga
  • Batan
  • Buruanga
  • Ibajay
  • Kalibo
  • Lezo
  • Libacao
  • Madalag
  • Makato
  • Malay
  • Malinao
  • Nabas
  • New Washington
  • Numancia
  • Tangalan
 

ISLANDS

There is 1 island in Aklan:

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Aklan province: 

  • Aklan Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Center
  • Aklan Freedom Shrine
  • Aklan Provincial Capitol
  • Ariel’s Point
  • Bakhawan Eco-park and Research Centre
  • Balinghai Beach
  • Boracay Waters
  • Bulabog Beach
  • Buruanga Beach
  • City Mall
  • Crocodile Island
  • Crystal Cove Island
  • D’Mall
  • Diniwid Beach
  • Ilig Iligan Beach
  • Mabuhay Maritime Express
  • Motag Living Museum
  • Mount Luho
  • Museo it Akean
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church
  • Pastrana Park
  • Punta Bunga Beach
  • Sampaguita Gardens
  • St. John the Baptist Cathedral
  • Tambisaan Beach
  • Tigayon Hill and Cave
  • White Beach
  • Willy’s Rock
  • Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Aklan throughout the year:

  • Ati-Atihan Festival (3rd SUnday January) – Kalibo
  • Bariw Festival (May 12-15) – Nabas
  • Bugna Festival (May 16) – Tangalan
  • Kali-Ugyon Festival (December 30 – January 1) – Libacao

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Aklan province.

Where in the Philippines is Aklan located?
Aklan is located in the northwest portion of Panay Island.

Is Aklan a city or province?
Aklan is a province.

What is the Capital of Aklan?
The capital of Aklan is Kalibo.

What is Aklan famous or known for?
Aklan is famous for Boracay Island and Ati-atihan Festival.

How do I get to Aklan?
There are several ways to get to Aklan, the most common being from Manila:

  • Plane | 1 hour | $36-$140

You can take the bus to Batangas and then ferry to Aklan. Travel time is approximately 15.5 hours and total fare is between $20 and $50.

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How many islands are in Aklan?
There is 1 island in the province of Aklan.

Is Aklan safe?
Aklan is generally very safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The Aklan province is considered tropical and is similar to most provinces in the Philippines.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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