Madalag is a one-hour jeepney ride away from the capital town of Kalibo. Upon reaching the town proper, there will be another 30-minute jeepney ride to Barangay Galicia where the trek to the White Rocks will start. The White Rocks is located in Barangay Maria Cristina. From Barangay Galicia, there will be a trek for at least two hours to reach the spot of the White Rocks.
To reach the destination, you have to cross the tributaries of Aklan River using a bamboo raft for about five times. For each boat transfer, there will be a trek for approximately 10 minutes to cross the other side of the river. For those who cannot endure long treks, you can reach the destination using a small non-motorized boat, but it will take some time.
Despite the lengthy travel to reach the place, you will be rewarded with the gigantic white rock formation surrounded with the green scenery of the forests. You can also take a dip on the turquoise green and icy spring water flowing between the smooth huge white rocks.
There are no vendors in the area so bringing your food is advisable. However, there are locals who sell fresh coconut to help quench your thirst.
Staying overnight in the area is still not advisable, so you must trek back to Barangay Galicia before sunset to catch the jeepney back to Kalibo.
With so much to offer, a day is not enough to explore all the wonders of Aklan. There are 17 municipalities in the province and there are lots of places left undiscovered yet which could be at par with the wonders of Boracay. If you have enough time, don’t miss exploring the other hidden jewels of Aklan.
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This article was originally published in Yoorekka on February 11, 2017.