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Visiting the Finds Museum in Kalibo Dec 21, 2016

Visiting the Finds Museum in Kalibo

GPS waypoint: 11°41'55.9"N 122°22'03.4"E
Location: Osmena Avenue North Capitol Subdivision, Kalibo (municipality), Aklan (province), Philippines
Website - Facebook
Email -
Telephone - (036) 268 3907
Hours - 10am to 6pm
Admission - Adults - P100 | Students and Seniors - P50

Travel Finds
Finds Museum is one man's extensive collection ranging from Chinese porcelain vases, illustrations, matches, religious sculpture, die-cast metal cars, memorabilia, coins, stamps, etc. They were acquired in the last 25 years as the collector scoured the world on his global travels. A short tricycle ride takes you there from the town center, P10.

Visiting the Finds Museum in Kalibo
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Ending Thoughts
It would have been better if there was a story for some of the major finds - kind of like a blog, but instead of pictures, you see the real thing. Additionally, seeing the displays behind a steel matrix or veiled in plastic didn't really visually showcase the items. For what was being exhibited though, P100 admission was a little steep. Don't expect Smithsonian quality on this musuem. Take it as a glimpse into one man's global journey pursuing his passion, collecting art, memorabilia and things that excited him.

--- TheLoneRider

Next stop: Tambak

this is the only road sign you'll out for it at the gate museum entrance items on display are usually locked up
Chinese art work ivory ship veiled in plastic die-cast metal cars an assortment of matches and matchboxes
Buddha statue behind bars Chinese porcelain with description illustration wall displays on the 2nd level
Chinese vases assorted coins printed memorabilia group shot with the staff

How to Get to Finds Museum from the town center

  • take the map with you. Chances are, the tricycle driver will not know Finds Museum (few locals do), so show him where the museum is on the map, P10/pax

Google Map Kalibo, Philippines

tourist attractions in Kalibo essentials
  • Kalibo International Airport Kalibo International Airport - the gateway to Boracay via Kalibo
  • Gaisano Capital Kalibo Gaisano Capital Kalibo - the go-to mall in Kalibo
  • City Mall City Mall - latest mall offering
tourist attractions in Kalibo tourist attractions hotels in Kalibo hotel
  • Marzon Hotel Marzon Hotel - near airport, swimming pool, latte restaurant
    Jaime Cardinal Sin Ave., Andagao, Kalibo, Aklan
    + | + | +63 917.321.0011 | +63 939.925.9008
    °11°41'46.7"N 122°22'23.5"E |

Kalibo FYI / Tips

  • the center of town is at the Plaza where you have the Pastrana Park and Cathedral
  • no movie house in Kalibo
  • no inter-town jeeps or bus...just tricycles

How to Get to Kalibo

  • from Boracay - usually, it's the other way around. People go to Boracay via Kalibo airport because air fare is cheaper in Kalibo rather than Caticlan. But from Boracay, take any Ceres bus heading south for Iloilo via Kalibo (not Pandan) and you get off the main terminal in Kalibo.
  • from Iloilo - any Iloilo bus heading for Boracay will pass by Kalibo

Local Aklanon Food to Try

  • tamilok - grubs taken from decaying wood - looks like worms, best with vinegar, eaten raw
  • binakoe - native chicken in thick sauce inside a bamboo
  • Inubarang manok - chicken simmered in coconut
  • Linapay or Tinamuk - river shrimp cooked in coconut milk

Kalibo Cost Index

(US$1 = Php 49.94 as of Dec 20, 2016)

Kalibo is still inexpensive and the dollar goes a long way specially with food. Lodging though, compared to Cambodia or Thailand is expensive.

  • PHP 30-120 platter of oysters in a bar
  • PHP 8 minimum tricycle tariff
  • PHP 80 coffee in a trendy cafe

Kalibo Blogs by TheLoneRider

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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