Libacao is Aklan’s inland tourism gem

What are the Top Tourist Attractions to Visit in Libacao, Aklan?

The upstream of the Aklan River, the longest in Aklan and known as the Libacao wild river photo by richnritch via Flickr CC

Libacao Travel Guide

Aklan, Philippines – The municipality of Libacao, located 29 kilometers southwest of this capital town, occupies an important spot in the province of Aklan.

It serves as the main watershed of Aklan River, which holds considerable economic value to Aklanons as a source of potable water supply, farm irrigation, food, and sand and gravel, among others.

Aklan River in Libacao by Rich n Rich via Foter
Aklan River in Libacao Photo by Rich ‘n Rich – Serendipity Seekers on Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

Libacao’s forests, which lie upstream of the river, are said to be one of the largest remaining forest covers in the entire island of Panay, which has a total land area of 45,091 hectares.

The municipality, whose hinterlands serve as home to one of the island’s notable indigenous communities, is considered the repository of Aklan’s ethnic culture.

These indigenous people have distinct ethnic cultures and traditions that have been spared from the influence of modern ways of living.

Owing to these attributes, the local government is pushing his town as an alternative inland tourism destination in the province, which boasts of the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay town.

The upstream of the Aklan River, the longest in Aklan and known as the Libacao wild river photo by richnritch via Flickr CC
The upstream of the Aklan River, the longest in Aklan and known as the Libacao wild river photo by richnritch via Flickr CC

Upstream, Aklan River in Libacao is a newly discovered site for wild river bamboo rafting, kayaking, and other water-based sports. Libacao is considered to have the longest “wild river” in the Philippines.

Libacao’s unique indigenous people dwell in the area around Mt. Nangtud, the highest in the central part of Panay Island, a global positioning system that recorded a height of 2,150 meters.

The peak is found at Aklan, Iloilo, and Antique provinces’ boundaries and belongs to the Mt. Baloy range.

Aside from its wild river and unique indigenous community, Libacao also holds a treasure trove of virgin forests, tropical flora and fauna, waterfalls, springs, and creeks.

It is rich in natural resources and minor forest products. It is blessed with fertile lands and weather favorable to agriculture throughout the year, enabling the town to become the leading producer of abaca fiber in Western Visayas.

The town is a major producer of rice, cattle, bananas, copra, vegetables, bamboo, root crops, and fruits such as lanzones, durian, marang, mangosteen, seedless pomelo, chico, rambutan, and local oranges.

It has the potentials to produce high-value crops, tropical flowers, vegetables, and fruits. (Source: PIA)

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  1. Boracay says

    Nice vid. We’ll surely visit this your place mr.mayor.. thanks for sharing this. 🙂

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