Vanyard Hotel: New Boutique Hotel Near Kalibo International Airport

Posted on November 10, 2023

Besides being the alternative gateway to world-famous Boracay Island, the provincial capital of Kalibo stands on its own with its lush and expansive mangrove park, exquisite piña (pineapple cloth) loom-weaving, and the annual Ati-Atihan Festival, held every third weekend of January in honor of the Santo Niño (Holy Child Jesus). Vanyard Hotel is the newest accommodation in town, housed in a four-storey building, only two kilometers away from Kalibo International Airport. The brand-new establishment, run by friendly and accommodating staffRead More

Ati-Atihan Festival – 800 Years Onwards

Posted on January 18, 2012

Ati-Atihan traces its roots to the early 13th century when the Ati people sold land to Malay settlers  One of the oldest celebrations in the Philippines – a country known for its many colorful festivals throughout the year – the Ati-Atihan traces its roots to as far back as 1212 AD, when it is believed that ten Malay datus (chieftains) from Borneo, escaping the oppressive rule of Datu Makatunaw, arrived aboard balangays (sail boats) near the present-day town of SanRead More