Kalibo is the capital town of Aklan but other than the Ati-atihan, it is just known for as another entry/exit point for Boracay. But a look around the municipality, there are some interesting places as well as food for the adventurer willing to discover what she has to offer. This list is a compilation of such things and food to see, experience and eat in Kalibo.
Handmade Paper Making
Papierus not only provides interesting and beautiful hand crafted paper products from decors to notepads and specialty cards and other products. We also offer a demo! One is shown the different steps in making hand made paper, from materials to techniques like coloring, imprinting motifs till drying. It’s fun and educational!
Tip: Handmade Paper Making demo sessions are available daily at Papierus! Simply make arrangements at the front desk a day before. The demo costs P500 per person inclusive of a handmade paper making tool kit and a unique souvenir!
Take a relaxing walk around the eco-park, crossing man-made bamboo bridges to reach the picture-perfect scenery of a tranquil river with a lush mangrove forest as backdrop. There are small colorful boats and rafts for rent at the end of the footbridge, as if waiting for travelers who want to further explore nature’s beauty.
Tip: The Bakhawan Eco-Park can be reached in 20 minutes by tricycle or private vehicle from the town proper. Entrance to the eco-park costs P100 per person while students pay only P50!
Clay Pottery Making
Not far from Kalibo is the small town of Lezo. Lezo is famous for two things, Ampow, which is a local version of Rice Crispy Squares, and the Lezo Pottery. You can see rows upon rows of beautiful pottery and watch it being made. Buying it directly from the pottery is ridiculously cheap well.
Tip: Visitors are welcome to come make their own clay pots from scratch. There are no fees but a small donation would be very much appreciated. And while in Lezo take a stroll over to the church, a beautiful old building that is only steps from the Pottery.