Yesterday, we stopped by the Western Visayas Tourism Center on Bonifacio Drive in Iloilo City to pick up some information for an upcoming trip to Boracay. There are two ways to get from Iloilo City to Boracay by road. The first is through the center of Panay Island passing through Passi City and Kalibo. The roads are reported to be in very poor condition. The other option is to head west from Iloilo City, through the pretty Iloilo coastal towns of Oton, Tigbauan, Guimbal, Miago and San Joaquin and then cutting across the mountains separating Iloilo and Antique provinces to San Jose de Buenavista, the capital of Antique province. From San Jose you follow the beautiful, sparsely-settled Antique coast for 125km to Pandan, with the ocean on your left, ricefields with a backdrop of the soaring peaks of the Antique cordillera on your right. In our view, this is the preferable route. Our plan is to travel slowly through Antique, taking time to explore its attractions. Of course we needed information on Antique, hence our visit to the Tourism Center. Below is a scan of the Antique tourist map we were given. Hopefully it will be of help to those who are not yet in the Philippines.
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