Antique is a province located at the Western Visayas, Philippines. The province is known for tourist attractions such as the Kawa Bath, River Tubing and Mararison Island. I went to Antique as a side trip last December for my birthday adventure and unfortunately, Mararison Island was closed.
I took the flight to Caticlan, Aklan from Cebu and took the bus from Jetty Port to Antique. After 2-3 hours, I arrived at Tibiao, Antique and hailed a motorcycle taxi to Calawag Mountain Resort. There is a registration fee for tourists at the local barangay before going to the resort. Actually, there are a lot of mountain resorts that offer Kawa Bath and River Tubing but Calawag Mountain Resort was the most popular of all.
Calawag Mountain Resort is situated just beside the Tibiao River and what I love about this resort is the cultural vibes I felt from the room types, the furniture and did I mention that you can eat your breakfast or lunch by the river? You can also have a rejuvenating massage by the river too!
The mountain resort offers different tour activities around Tibiao like trekking, chasing waterfalls and more but due to time constraints, I only availed the Extreme River Tubing and Kawa Bath. Since I arrived at the resort late afternoon, I only availed the extreme river tubing that day and took the Kawa Bath on the next morning.
Check out my river tubing and kawa bath experience here:
Bus from Jetty Port to Tibiao, Antique – P110 per person (Non-AC)
Brgy. Importante, Tibiao Tourist Registration Fee – P50 per person
Motorcycle Taxi to Calawag Mountain Resort – P90 per person
Calawag Mountain Resort Private Room – P799
Kawa Bath – P299 per person
Extreme River Tubing – P399 per person
Meals – P179 on average per meal
For inquiries and questions, you may reach Calawag Mountain Resort through their Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/CalawagMountainResort/