Provinces

Antique Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Antique is a province of the Philippines located in the region of Western Visayas. The province capital is San Jose de Buenavista. Pronounced an-TEE-kay, this province of rugged peaks and jungle rivers hugging Panay’s west coast has an excellent road connecting Caticlan (and Boracay) at one end and the southern tip of Panay at the other.

LOCATION

Antique

Coordinates: 11°14′N 122°06′E

FAST FACTS

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

Province:
Antique
Location:
11°14′N 122°06′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1780
Capital:
San Jose de Buenavista
Area:
2,729.17 km2 (1,053.74 sq mi)
Population:
613,000
Density:
210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
None
Demonym(s):
Antiqueño/-a
Elevation:
2,117 m (6,946 ft) (Mount Madia-as)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
5700–5717
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:
4th Class
Religion(s):
Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion of the people
Language(s):
Kinaray-a, Caluyanon, Hiligaynon, Cuyonon, Ati, English
Known For:
Muscovado products, kawa hot bath
Major Industries:
Agriculture (rice, muscovado sugar, fruits, vegetables, copra, and seaweeds)
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
March to May or June to October
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Seaport(s):
Lipata Port | San Jose Port
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The province has three different climates and is dominated by Am.

It’s generally okay to visit Antique any time of the year. For beach lovers, go during summertime (March to May). To enjoy the waterfalls and experience the river rapids, it’s best to go during wet season (June to October).

Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals.

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

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Antique Province Map

The Antique province is divided into 18 Municipalities:

  • Anini-y
  • Barbaza
  • Belison
  • Bugasong
  • Caluya
  • Culasi
  • Hamtic
  • Laua-an
  • Libertad
  • Pandan
  • Patnongon
  • San Jose de Buenavista
  • San Remigio (Licuan)
  • Sebaste
  • Sibalom
  • Tibiao
  • Tobias Fornier
  • Valderrama
 

ISLANDS

There are six islands in Antique.

  • Batbatan Island
  • Caluya Island
  • Liwagao Island
  • Mararison Island
  • Nagubat Island
  • Nogas Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

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

  • Aningalan Strawberry Farm
  • Antique Viking Beach Resort
  • Batbatan Island
  • Bugang River
  • Bugtong Bato Falls
  • Bulwang Falls
  • Caluya Island
  • Curvada Bathing Beach
  • Danao Lake
  • Duyong Beach
  • Gaisano Grand Mall
  • Igpasungaw Falls
  • Juraojurao Island
  • Maanghit Cave
  • Malalison Island
  • Malumpati Cold Spring
  • Manlamon Cave
  • Mount Madja-as
  • Mt. Igcoron
  • Mt. Igmatongtong
  • Nablag Islet
  • Nogas Island
  • Old Watch Tower
  • San Juan Nepomuceno Church
  • Seco Island
  • Sibalom Public Market
  • Sira-an Hot Spring
  • Tibiao Butterfly House
  • Tibiao River
  • Tiguis Beach
 

FESTIVALS

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

  • Binirayan Festival (December) – San Jose de Buenavista

FAQs

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

Where in the Philippines is Antique located?
Antique is located in the western section of Panay Island.

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

What is the Capital of Antique?
The capital of Antique is San Jose de Buenavista.

What is Antique famous for?
Antique is known for kawa hot bath, rafflesia, and Mararison Island.

How do I get to Antique?
There are several ways to get to Antique, the most common being from Iloilo City:

  • Bus | 3 hours | $6-$9
  • Taxi | 1.5 hours | $30-$36
  • Drive | 1.5 hours | $8-$12
  • From Manila, you can fly to Kalibo and ride a bus to Antique. Total travel time is 2 hours.

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How many islands are in Antique?
There are 6 islands in the province of Antique.

Is Antique safe?
Antique is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The Antique province is considered tropical. It 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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