It may be towards the end of summer but there is still time for that getaway.
If you want to travel to a less mainstream destination but still offers a paradise that you can enjoy, check out what one of our readers, Iyo Gaudite, shared to WhenInManila.com.
Iyo took a trip to Caluya Island, a lovely island destination in Antique.
How to get to Caluya Island:
From Iloilo City
From Molo Terminal, Iloilo City, take a bus or van bound for Libertad, Antique. Travel time from Iloilo to Libertad may take an approximately 6 hours.
Fare: Bus-Php 264/pax, van 300/pax
From San Jose, Antique
From Dalipe Terminal, San Jose, Antique, ride a bus or van going to Libertad, Antique. Travel time from San Jose to Libertad may take an approximately 4 hours.
Fare: Bus- Php 164/pax, van 200/pax
You can ride a bus at Caticlan Jetty Port bound for Antique and tell the driver to drop you at crossing Fullon. Then take another bus or tricycle going to Libertad, Antique.
Fare: Bus A (from Caticlan) 50 pesos, Bus B (from Antique) 25 pesos
The moment you’ve reached the Libertad Port, take a Ferry Boat (MV Express or MV Leonor) going to Caluya Island. The schedule of the trip is every day at 3 in the morning. Travel time from Libertad port to Caluya is approximately 3 hours.
Fare: MV Express/ MV Leonor- Php 450 + Php 20 Terminal Fee
Once you’ve landed the Caluya port, ride a tricycle going to the Town Proper. You may now check-in to the hotel.
Fare: Tricycle-Php 50
Here are the available resorts and Inns that accommodate tourists and travelers that are based in Caluya Island:
a. Island Tourist Inn- located at Banago, Caluya, Antique (contact #09399222291) –
b. Lumawig Pension House- located at Poblacion, Caluya, Antique (contact #09988867995) –
c. Island Divers Caluya- located at Sabang, Caluya, Antique – https://www.facebook.com/islanddiverscaluya/
Here are more photos.
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