Liktinon White Rocks

Madalag, Aklan

Liktinon White Rocks is located in Brgy. Galicia, Madalag, Aklan. It is a beautiful labyrinth of bone-white boulders, grottoes and stone bath tubs sculpted by crystalline, sweet-tasting water gushing through the virgin jungle valley that belongs to the Aklan River Watershed Forest Reserve. The surrounding forests are still home to endemic species of hornbills and deer. This unique rock formations ...

gets its name from the Aklanon word liktin, meaning "to jump", referring to the way one has this traverse this portion of the river.

Liktinon White Rocks News

  • DOT Pushes For Grassroots Participation In Tourism

    DOT Pushes For Grassroots Participation In Tourism

    The Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 is pushing for the active involvement of stakeholders in the grassroots level to further boost the region's tourism industry.

    In a media release, DOT-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas said that Western Visayas is a fast growing tourism destination, thus it constantly needs to upgrade its tourism products, services and facilities.

    "DOT 6 thrust is to involve the grassroots level in tourism-related programs and projects to provide jobs and uplift the lives of the locals," she said.

    DOT-6 recently spearheaded a Seminar on Basic Sustainable Tourism Aware ...

  • Jumping Over Boulders The White Rocks Of Liktinon

    Jumping Over Boulders The White Rocks Of Liktinon

    It was already two hours from the time we started from Madalag in Aklan, that I was getting anxious of reaching the Barangay Liktinon portion of the Timbaban River and get a view of the white rocks, boulders that populate the river. Lapit na po tayo sir, Escot, the tourism officer of the town who acted as my guide assured me, trying to encourage my spirit after the habal-habal ride, the upriver raft, a brief walk and stopover at one of the houses along the way and getting lost at the bend.

    Tired, yes, but I was also silently enjoying this off-the-beaten path trip that a Facebook friend Jun, ...

  • Trekking the Timbaban River to Liktinon White Rocks

    Trekking the Timbaban River to Liktinon White Rocks

    Upon the recommendation of the Kalibo Tourism Office, I was invited to go river trekking to the Liktinon White Rocks, a natural rock formation along the Timbaban River that's been officially declared an eco-tourism site by the municipal government of Madalag, Aklan last April 27, just two days before my visit. "You're officially the first tourist to visit Liktinon White Rocks!" Escot Francisco, the enthusiastic municipal tourism officer, told me as soon as I arrived in his quaint and humble town, 45 minutes away from Kalibo by private van.

    Before heading off to the trailhead, Escot showed m ...