The view of Panaktakan Viewpoint, an hour hike from Argao, Malay, Aklan
Ever wanted to see the island of Boracay, the rolling hills of Batanes, and the windmill of Ilocos Norte all at one place? Malay, Aklan has them all and it’s just few minutes away from Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay. And believe it or not, it will only cost you a Php10-tricycle ride and a body fit to hike! Locals call the place as Panaktakan. The first viewpoint requires a 45-minute walk from the Malay Municipal Tree Park. Going farther will take you to some more viewpoints with breathtaking views. All of these are in one spot located at Barangay Argao, Malay.
The view of Pawa Windmill in the background
Malay is a first-class municipality in the western part of the province of Aklan composed of an island and a mainland. The island is the world-renowned Boracay Island known for its 7-km beach with powdery white sand, aptly called White Beach. The mainland is the home for the 6 out of 7 ‘Wonders of Malay’.
Aside from being an “island paradise” and hidden from many, the mainland Malay is a “mountain paradise”. It offers