Kalibo, the capital of the province of Aklan, is located on Panay Island in the Philippines. The majority of Boracay tourists fly through Kalibo because of its large international airport that offers inexpensive and numerous flight options.
Kalibo is home to the province’s largest outdoor market where locals and tourists can be seen purchasing everything from seafood and poultry to straw hats and DVDs. In recent years, a number of international chains have opened in Kalibo such as Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds. More popular local chains include Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Goldilocks, Chow King, and Greenwich. However, Kalibo is best known for its local grill houses, where tourists and residents can order delicious and authentic Filipino dishes for a fraction of what they would cost in Boracay Island.
The easiest and most common way to travel around Kalibo is by tricycle. The cost to ride on a shared tricycle is PHP 8 per person. A shared tricycle is one where other passengers are allowed to hop-on or hop-off at any location on the tricycle’s route. If you are unfamiliar with Kalibo, it is advisable to charter an entire tricycle. The cost for chartering a tricycle ranges anywhere from PHP 50 to PHP 200 depending on your destination. The cost for chartering a tricycle from Kalibo Town to Kalibo Airport is PHP 70.