Aklan is the oldest province in the Philippines with a history beginning in 1213 AD. It is located in the northwestern part of Panay Island in Western Visayas Region. This province is the home of the country's version of Mardi Gras Ati-Atihan Festival and gateway to the world’s finest beach, the Boracay Island.
Aklan is subdivided into 17 municipalities namely:
Nabas has one of the last remaining low elevation intact rainforest that is home to various endemic flora and fauna. Nabas also cradles numerous waterfalls providing soothing and interesting recreationa area. A perfect place for ecotourist, it has several therapeutic cool dipping basins.
Treat yourself to an extraordinary nature thrill as you tour around the eco-park that features the multi-awarded 75-hectare mangrove reforestation considered as the Best in Asia and recipient of the Golden Eagle Award for Excellence in environmental preservation.
An "eco-walk" made of bamboos will take you into the heart of the mangrove plantation.
Discover and explore Libacao‚ a fourth class interior municipality 29 kms. southwest of the capital town of Kalibo. It has a vast land area, a relatively colder weather condition and beautiful natural scenery consisting of green valleys, upland farms, high mountain ranges, virgin forests,tropical flora, fauna and wildlife, numerous waterfalls, natural springs and creeks.
Rich in natural resources and blessed with fertile soils favorable to agriculture, this town has become the leading producer of Abaca fiber in Western Visayas. Almost all 24 barangays are now accessible to transportation using motorcycles except for the two farthest barangays, Oyang and Dalagsaan which could only be reached by foot for 2 3 days.
Libacao is emerging to be discovered as an adventure destination of the province where extreme physical challenge awaits visitors. The wild river near the mouth of the Aklan river are ideal for bamboo rafting and kayaking that would compliment the experience of the "white beaches" of Boracay.
The Aklanons primarily speak Akeanon. The people also speak Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Tagalog, and English.