Batbatan Island

Culasi, Antique

Batbatan Island is located in Culasi, in the province of Antique, Philippines. Culasi is approximately 90 kilometres north from San Jose de Buenavista, the capital of Antique, and 88 kilometres south from Kalibo, the capital of Aklan.

Metallic mineral deposits and white clay and pebbles are found on the islands of Malalison and Batbatan. Sand and gravel is being extracted in various ...

rivers and used for infrastructure. Another metallic mineral is the limestone deposit found in Sitio Bula, Camancijan and is used for agricultural and industrial purpose. Limestone is used in the production of cement.
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  • Antique where the mountains meet the sea

    Antique where the mountains meet the sea

    There are so many things to say and write about Antique. Profiled like a seahorse, Antique, which is composed of 18 municipalities, is an oversized serrated hemline on the western border of the three-cornered scarf-like land mass that is Panay ??" geographically part of Western Visayas in the Philippines.

    Acclaimed for its eco-tourism adventure destinations, it offers numerous sights to behold, from the natural wonders of Nogas Island Marine and Bird Sanctuary which lies just off the Sira-an Hot Spring in Anini-y, to the riverbeds of gemstones in Mao-it-Tipulan River in Sibalom, Bugtong Bat ...

  • The Summer Guide to the Visayas Islands

    The Summer Guide to the Visayas Islands

    Antique is a northwestern Visayan province where the mountains meet the sea! Exploring its quiet shores this summer will be quite an adventure. Check out our list of where to go and what to discover in this beautiful land.

    Anini-y

    The Sira-an Hot Spring has a sulfur pool. While taking a dip, you can enjoy the sea and Nogas Island as background.

    Nogas Island is surrounded by mangroves and frangipanis along its white sand beaches. This uninhabited island is a marine sanctuary.

    Barbaza

    For nature trippers, explore and snorkel in the Batabat and Punta Coral Reefs. They host varietie ...

  • World class Diving Spots in Antique

    World class Diving Spots in Antique

    For those who love to be underwater bring your scuba gear because in Antique you will get your fill of diving. Get a load of the breathtaking underwater scenery as well preserved coral reefs create a wonderful haven for those macro divers who love nothing more than to see the smallest creatures come alive in pictures.

    Batbatan island is one such place. Located a bit over 10 kilometers west of Culasi it is an island of lush greenery that also houses natural caves as well as natural anchorages and white sandy beaches. Sure, you can enjoy yourself sunbathing or spelunking but for a diver it ha ...

  • Discover the Province of Antique and Its Popular Attractions

    Discover the Province of Antique and Its Popular Attractions

    Antique is a province located in Western Visayas. The province's capital, San Jose, is located in the western portion of Panay Island and borders Aklan, Capiz, and Iloilo to the east while facing the Sulu Sea to the west.

    History

    Antique was one of the three "Sakups" or districts of Panay before Spanish colonizers arrived on the islands. The province was known at that time as "Hantik", which was the name of the large red ants found on the island. The Spanish chroniclers, however, were influenced by the French when they recorded the name as "Hantique", and later established the formal nam ...

  • Unearthing Antique Philippines

    Unearthing Antique Philippines

    Hiding from it's sanctuary, Antique has it's own quiet paradise hiding from it's natural preserved province-way atmosphere. Antique is a province from the Philippines located in the region of Western Visayas. The province's capital, San Jose, is located in the western portion of Panay Island and borders Capiz, Aklan and IloIlo to the east, whilst facing the Sulu Sea to the west.

    The province was known before as Hantík, the local name for the large black ants found on the island. The Spanish chronicles, influenced by the French, recorded the region's name as Hantique, which was then read as ...

  • Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

    Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

    Antique is a long stretch of land, shaped like a seahorse, located at the western border of Panay Island. It is bounded on the north and northwest by Aklan, on the east by Iloilo and Capiz, on the west by the Pass of Cuyo East and on the south by the Gulf of Panay.

    Antique's name originated from the town of Hamtik, its first capital, which refers to the specie of large red ants called hantic-hantic that abound in the place. "Antiqueños speak two major dialects namely, the Hiligaynon and Hiniray-a, though they are also proficient in Tagalog, English and in other dialects of the Panay region ...