A good place to stay for a night or two at most. Just a transfer city if you are flying in or out of the airport or on your way to other islands.
The BEST time to visit kalibo is January, so that you can see how they celebrate the ATI ATIHAN FESTIVAL.
There are only two things i can say about KALIBO. Kalibo is very friendly and hospitable. When it comes to cleanliness, whooaa, i can say that people of kalibo are very nature lover and well trained when it comes to making their city clean.
you can't see any plastic or kind of garbages on the street. it's very clean and green. you're gonna love it there.. Try to visit KALIBO to experience wonderful and great things and see the beauty of their nature.
Nothing much to see,in the downtown area. I guess attractions are way far from the town. Go to boracay early.
Kalibo is an entry/exit points for travelers going to Boracay island. the city also has their own festival which is the Ati-Atihan Festival which also attracts and invites tourists to this city
Kalibo is perhaps just a simple city with almost nothing to offer except their bakawan/longest bamboo bridge attraction.
Kalibo is a place now see because of its great improvement.it has now a 4-star hotel and a very good restaurant which can really go for the manila standard.
Foreigners are everywhere because of boracay.
Kalibo has Gaisano Capital mall for shopping, You may visit the Museum ot the sampaguita gardens. 10 minutes from the center is the bacawan eco park.
It has a 700 meter bridge along the mangrove forest park.
Its a good transition place before or after boracay, particularly for foreign tourist because it is a typical place which you can experience Filipino hospitality unlike boracay, it is more traditional and less urban.
If you're planning to visit Boracay, you can arrange for cheaper transfer in the city. Vans for big groups are available in gas stations for PHP100 per head.
Kalibo is perhaps the worst, least entertaining, dirtiest, noisiest city I saw in the Philippines. I visited Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Boracay, Manila, Nabas, and Kalibo.
kalibo is a country side, there is not much activities you can do in the place. Its still laid back. I you are looking for some peace and quite, away from city life, this is the best place for you.
It's a quiet and very serene place. The people are lovely and the weather is as close to perfection as possible.
it's a really dirty and poor place, full of tricycles on the street, the air is awful and the traffic is pretty bad.
There's not much going on in Kalibo at first glance. Marias Tapsi is a great restaurant. The vendors are cheap and have decent wares.
The Bakhawan Eco-park was interesting but all it really is is a bamboo boardwalk through some mundane mangroves though 20 pesos to see is cheap. I'd reccomend heading north to Afga beach take a Jeepney from the main terminal to Tangalan it's 20 pesos and runs back and forth all day (no real schedule). Afga beach is nice secluded and great to beach comb shells from or just hang out.
I observed that no jeepneys for transportation in Kalibo, but there are a lot of tricycles that are capable of 5-7 passengers, and are very convenient to go anywhere with cheap fare.
Only one night stopover and my family were happy to leave. It is a small local town that survives primarily on agriculture.
Might be different at Ati-Atihan time but we missed it by one week.
Kalibo is a regular Philippine city, crowed, loud but has his own charm . You can do your shopping there and maybe some medical things if you have to.
The rest has not much to give , mostly all locals are very friendly, unless they have a lot of Tourist contact and earn some money from them, than they have the usual arrogant and ignorant behavior
Kalibo suman is amazing! Plan out for traffic during the Ati Ati Han Festival. This happends during the last weeks of January.
Kalibo is a small place. They have an ECO mangrove manmade forest that lead to the ocean. We stop by on the way to Boracay because the flight was delayed.
It has man cultural features. it is very accessible in going to Booracay whether by Bus or Van you could also visit Iloilo thru BUS
Try to go to Kalibo during their Ati-atihan festival in January or during summer then visit Boracay island too.
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Travellers to Boracay mostly used this airport as a transit point.The main tourist attraction would be the Boracay Island.
Kalibo has nothing much to offer in my point of view.Maybe in future Kalibo can be developped as part of tourist attractions beside Boracay.