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Dipping at Bungan-Bungan Spring in Libertad Dec 9, 2016

Dipping at Bungan-Bungan Spring in Libertad

GPS waypoint: 11°46'29.16"N, 121°53'25.01"E
Location: Union (barangay), Libertad (municipality), Antique (province), Philippines

Bungan Bungan Spring
We first passed this section on the hike to Maanghit Cave. On the way back, we took the river trail (instead of the foot trail) until we came upon this section again. No, it's not really a spring. It's more like a river, but its water comes from a spring inside Maanghit Cave. After being muddy and dirty from inside the cave, it was time to take a refreshing dip! There were a few pools resembling a jacuzzi spot. The water was cold and clean.

Ending Thoughts
Bungan Bungan Spring is a stand-alone destination for its refreshing water. But pair it after a grimmy exploration of Maanghit Cave, and you have a double header!

--- TheLoneRider

Next stop: Nabas, Aklan

passing by Bungan Bungan Spring en route to Maanghit Cave taking a much welcoming dip on the way back from Maanghit Cave Mr. Garcia talking to the workers building the foot trail as I refreshed myself on the spring
YES! YES !! YES !!! getting cold already...time to head back taking one last look at Bungan Bungan Spring before saying goodbye

Google Map Libertad, Philippines

tourist attractions in Libertad tourist attractions hotels in Libertad lodging
  • Eliab Lodging Place - usually full with long-term transients so call first - landline: 036.272.168 | mobile: 0939.318.7737
    across the street from the market along the highway
government offices in Libertad government
  • tourism office Tourism Office - register here for the Maanghit Cave visit
    municipal hall

Libertad Cost Index

(US$1 = PHP 49.87 as of Dec 12, 2016)
  • PHP 250/night Eliab Lodging Place, in front of the market, recommended!
  • PHP 75-450/night price range for Barizo J Lodge by the port (recommended for early 3am departures)
  • PHP 150 motorcycle ride from Libertad to Buruanga
  • PHP 20 motorcycle ride from Libertad to Union

Libertad FYI / Tips

  • northbound, Libertad is the last stop for buses plying the west coast of Panay (Iloilo City to Libertad). If you need to go further north (Union, Buruanga, or Malay), you will have to ride the motorcycle from Libertad, which is more expensive than bus fare
  • bring swim clothes for Maanghit Cave because a swim at Bungan Bungan follows
  • from the town port, there is the Kalayaan Shipping (0920.967.0968 / 0917.563.2817) plying the daily Libertad-Caluya route (leaves Libertad 3am, arrives Caluya 5:30am / leaves Caluya 7pm, arrives Libertad 9:30pm)
  • the Banigan Festival, Libertad's town fiesta happens mid-March
  • Libertad Tourism email: lgu_libertad@yahoo.com | libertad_antiquetourism@yahoo.com
  • Libertad Tourism telephone: 036.278.1501 | 0929.419.7530

How to Get to Libertad

  • from Boracay - take the Ceres bus bound for Iloilo via Pandan (not via Capiz). Get off at the Pandan Hospital junction and take another northbound bus for Libertad.
  • from Iloilo (or from the west coast of Panay) - take any northbound bus for Libertad. You can get off at the main city in front of the market

Attractions in Libertad

  • Maanghit Cave - deep cave with big cathedral-like expanse with knee-deep stream spawned by a spring
  • Bungan Bungan Spring - refreshing dip on this river spawned by the spring inside Maanghit Cave. Ideal for dipping after the cave visit
  • Ati Cave - shallow cave used in the summer by banig weavers
  • Banig Weaving - cottage industry using the native bariw to weave them into straw mats
  • Banig Festival - annual town fiesta in celebration of their banig industry
  • Pucio Point - view, marine sanctuary with big fish
  • Parigusan It Pari - clean river located at Sitio San Juan, Brgy. San Roque
  • Tabadsoy Falls
  • Kinyan Falls - in Cubay, about 1-hour hike
  • Pangitanan Falls - at Inyawan, 3-hour hike

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Suggested itinerary on the WEST coast of Panay Island from Boracay going south

  1. Boracay - most popular beach in the Philippines
  2. Malay - Nabaoy River, Pangihan Cave, Nagata Falls, Agnaga Falls, Naasug Point, Malay Ecological Park, Motag Living Museum
  3. Nabas - wind tubines, Hurom-Hurom Cold Springs
  4. Pandan - Malumpati Spring
  5. Libertad - Maanghit Cave, Ati Cave and Bungan-Bungan Spring
  6. Sebaste - Igpasungaw Waterfall
  7. Culasi - Malalison Island
  8. Tibiao - hot kawa-bath, white water river rafting, Bugtong Bato Waterfall, rice terraces, Tibiao Bakery, pottery, fish spa
  9. Anini-y - Nogas Island, scuba diving

Suggested itinerary on the EAST coast of Panay Island from Boracay going south

  1. Boracay - most popular beach in the Philippines
  2. Malay - Nabaoy River, Pangihan Cave, Nagata Falls, Agnaga Falls, Naasug Point, Malay Ecological Park, Motag Living Museum
  3. Nabas - wind tubines, Hurom-Hurom Cold Springs
  4. Kalibo - Bakhawan Eco-Park, Tigayon Hill
  5. Tambak - oysters
  6. Capiz - Roxas City
  7. Carles | Estancia - Gigantes Island Boat Tour, Lighthouse of Gigantes Island and Bakwitan Cave of Gigantes Island
  8. Iloilo - Batchoy Indulgence
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