This year, 2012, the Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival 2012 of Aklan Philippines will be on January 9-15. It is their 800th year celebration. The whole province of Aklan will be full of lively and upbeat place filled with dancing, music and other merry-making activities.
You can also check my blog regarding my experience in Ati-atihan in Kalibo, Aklan.
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Photo of the Bakhawan Eco Park towards the end of the 800 meter trail leading to the view deck and snack lounge.
Bakhawan is a community-based eco-tourism project located in Brgy. New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan. The project models a fruitful partnership between the community, LGU, Government Agencies and NGOs.
It advocates the need to protect and maintain the environment, in this case – the 170 has. mangrove reforestation project earlier established while giving local communities the opportunity to increase their livelihood incomes through tourism service related activities.