Aklan News

  • Boracay Island Hopping During The Amihan Season

    When the boatman tells you to jump—roiling waters or not—you jump. And I did, donning a full-face snorkeling mask, feet with fins, and one hand grappling an action camera . I hit the cold waters of Boracay in all its murky glory and surfaced a few seconds after. The sea was very choppy and the current was a bit strong, but I swam nonetheless, stabilizing myself with my fins every now and then to watch schools of small colorful fishes swirl around on unexpectedly lush coral beds. I was expecting a calmer swimming experience since it was almost summertime in Boracay, but it seemed that this ...

  • Cebu City Zoo Denizens Off To Amlan Finally

    The more than 70 animals from the Cebu City Zoo are expected to have a new home by the middle of next month, as they finally depart for the 16-hectare nature park in Amlan town in Negros Oriental.

    Dr. Alice Utlang, head of the city zoo, said they have initially intended to transport the animals to Amlan last April 11 but since the Amlan Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park was not yet ready to receive them, the transfer was moved to May 15.

    The park, operated by the municipal government of Amlan, is still preparing the cages for the animals from Cebu City Zoo, she said.

    All wildlife an ...

  • Experience Boracay Helmet Diving And Puka Beach

    Our second day in Boracay involved helmet diving and a visit to Puka Beach. For a non-swimmer like me, it was a real struggle to see better views of the underwater world by only looking through goggles while wearing a life jacket. No matter how I wanted to do a free dive, I couldn't cos it's not advisable if you don't know how to swim like a pro. So thanks to whoever discovered helmet diving, it helped me experience what was it like down in the sea without worrying about drowning. Yaaaayyy!

    Boracay Helmet Diving

    We ate quick brunch at around 11:00 AM before heading to our first activity ...

  • Experience Boracay Willys Rock And Jawili Falls Side Trip

    Finally, we are now down to the last installment of this whole Boracay trip series. Yaaaaay! Our departure date was March 2, 2017. But before we headed back to Manila, we did few more things to fully took advantage the last remaining hours we had in the beautiful land of Aklan.

    Willy's Rock

    We tried our best to wake up early in the morning to push through our remaining plans for the day. After freshening up, we went to Boracay Grotto, also known as the Willy's Rock. We were able to see this rock formation from the other nights during high tide when the Willy's Rock becomes an islet. We t ...

  • Bakhawan Eco-Park Philippines Mangrove Paradise

    Aside from the famous Boracay Island, there is an eco-tourism attraction that's worth a visit in Aklan, Philippines. The Bakhawan Eco-Park is a mangrove forest located in Brgy. New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. It is a joint-project of the government and several non-government organizations to create a mangrove reforestation in Brgy. New Buswang to prevent flood and storm surges. It is dubbed as one of the Philippines' most successful mangrove reforestation project. The word "bakhawan" literally meant "mangrove" in their local dialect.

    How to get there

    From Kalibo, take a tricycle ...

  • DENR Eyes 4000 Hectares For Bamboo Plantation

    The governmThe government is eyeing increased bamboo plantation as it targets nearly 4,000 hectares in Western Visayas.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau is beefing up bamboo plantation in Aklan, Antique Capiz, Iloilo and Guimaras.

    "Bamboo is considered to be the best conservation material because of its low maintenance compared to other plantations aside from the fact that there is a high return on investment and faster payback in bamboo," ERDB executive director Henry Adornado said.

    This is in line with the DENR's nationw ...