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Visiting Ati Cave in Libertad Dec 9, 2016

Visiting Ati Cave in Libertad

Location Google Map: Ati Cave, Barangay Union, Libertad (municipality), Antique (province), Philippines

Ati Cave
First stop on Mr. Garcia's motorcycle was Ati Cave, named after the indigenous Aeta people who used to inhabit this cave. During the summer months, in March to April, banig weavers using the native bariw plant, do their weaving inside the cool shelter of this cave. Bariw is plentiful in this area. In this visit though, it was empty. The cave itself has a huge mouth but shallow. It's ideal for shelter - not exploration.

Exploring Malumpati Spring with Phaidon Beach Resort Tours
Ati Cave's opening

Ending Thoughts
One good thing about Ati Cave is you get to visit it on the way to Maanghit Cave, the town's main draw. If you're lucky enough to visit during the hot summer months, you'll see up to 20 weavers working inside. Perhaps you even get a banig souvenir!

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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
  • Barizo J Lodge - lodging by the port for passengers who don't want to be left by the boat | 0999.157.2851
    right by the port - 11°46'44.68"N, 121°53'30.05"E
government offices in Libertad government
  • tourism office Tourism Office - register here for the Maanghit Cave visit
    municipal hall

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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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