Anini-y, Hamtic, San Jose Day Tour – June 2009

Last week, I and a few friends, most of whom I met at flickr, went photo tripping in Antique province. We visited a few spots in Southern Antique (Anini-y, Hamtic, and San Jose) for a day trip. We assembled at Molo Terminal, Iloilo City where a few van drivers were squabbling for our attention, we had to choose between a spacious new looking Mercedes Benz Van and an L300 van, which looked like it had experienced too many trips. We picked the L300 van because the driver promised to leave immediately for us. We were lucky because the driver was very friendly and even made a good deal for a whole-day van rental.

Travelling to Anini-y (two and a half hours from Iloilo City, fare = P100)

Mainland Anini-y Coast, Antique

Nogas Island, Anini-y, Antique(10 minutes travel time from Mainland Anini-y, Pumpboat Fare = P50 round trip)

Siraan Hot Springs(10 minutes travel time from Nogas Island, Entrance Fee – P20)

Anini-y Church / San Juan de Nepumuceno Church(Travel time from Siraan Hot Springs)

Ingwan Batangan Waterfallsin Bry. Ingwan Batangan, Hamtic, Antique (1 hour away from Anini-y, 30 minutes inland trek)

Newly opened Gaisano Grand Mall of Antiquein San Jose Antique (15 minutes from Hamtic)