Pandan Antique | It’s More Fun in Pandan
There are many places in the Philippines named Pandan. There’s Pandan in Catanduanes, in Occidental Mindoro & Iligan. Then there’s Pandan in Palawan & Pampanga too. But googling it, there’s one distinct town of the same name that stands out — Pandan Antique.
This coastal town in Antique is no stranger to anyone traveling around the northern part of Panay. In fact, it is a crossroad to Caticlan, Kalibo & to the southern towns of the province. However, unlike the popularity of its neighbors like Boracay & Mararison islands, Pandan basks on beautiful anonymity waiting for tourists to explore.
Everything You Need to See in Pandan Antique
Many tourists just pass by Pandan. But if you decide to get off that bus & see what’s in this quiet town, you’ll be surprised to find a wealth of charming escapades. Here, tourists are hard to come by. So fighting for space & moment aren’t a problem at all.
Here are the getaways that will make you fall in love with Pandan Antique.
I put this up on my list because Dioso Farm captures the essence of Pandan: soulful rural vibe. This farm crouching the verdant mountains of the town lets you experience the life in a quaint barrio full of beautiful nothingness.
Fun here means picnic surrounded by lush trees, vegetable gardens & wild blossoms. You can snooze on a hammock or wade on a kawa bath. And as if all these loveliness aren’t enough, there’s a spring pool for perfect cold dips in hot afternoons.
Whether you come for a day trip or stay overnight, Dioso Farm can whip up something for you. They have bahay kubo designed rooms, a tree house & cottages by the spring. If you’re up for a grub, they serve some flavourful local flares too.
Contact Dioso Farm at
09175809648 / 09338155439
Pandan Beach Resort
Because this resort keeps the allures of Pandan Antique for a long time, it has become a destination in itself. Here, is a quiet retreat by the beach where you can soak in all that feeling of being joyfully away from it all.
Pandan Beach Resort pampers you with a soothing spa experience, good food & really quiet ambience. Their rooms are generously spaced & beds you in comfort with sea breeze crisp linens.
Naranjo Water Park
Every Pandanon is proud about their Bugang River. Well, why not when it’s the cleanest river in the Philippines! And along its banks is another favorite leisure spot among locals too — Naranjo Water Park.
This one-stop river adventure resort offers activities like stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, river biking as well as river cruising. In case you go hungry, their restaurant is always ready with the freshest catch of the day.
Malumpati Cold Spring
Further up the road is Malumpati Cold Spring. Famed for its natural ice-cold spring water, it is everyone’s go-to place for picnics. You can jump from its diving board or wallow on its freezing pool. If you like to take fun to the next level, try their exciting river tubing too.
But of course, you can just lay still & wait for the smokey barbeque to get done.
Pandan Bay is home to a long stretch of beachline punctuated by resorts. Along this sweep are beaches like Duyong Golden Beach, Tingib & Mag-aba. Depending on where you go, the sand here comes in fine cream & gray shingles.
Philippine Airlines flies to Antique 3x weekly. But best way in to Pandan is via Kalibo or Caticlan.
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