Mt. Balinsayaw, an Easy to Hike Peak Near Kalibo and Boracay with Scenic Views

Mt. Balinsayaw Peak

Balinsayaw Peak is a new hiking spot located in Barangay Mabusao, Ibajay, Aklan, near the Aklan-Antique border. It’s a rock mountain with overwhelming views and a perfect place for sunrise viewing. Getting to the peak will only take you 30 minutes of hike from Barangay Mabusao proper. The views along the way are enjoyable and the top offers a gorgeous vista of Mabusao and its nearby barangays.

A view of Barangay Mabusao from the trail

From Ibajay Public Market, take a tricycle going to Barangay Mabusao. The fare is only Php17.00 per person. Upon arrival, register at the Barangay Hall and listen to a brief orientation. Though it’s an easy hike, visitors are being required to get a guide for preservation purposes as per agreed by the local community. Guide fees are not fixed rather voluntary. You can think of it as a way of helping the locals.

The view of Mt. Balinsayaw from Barangay Mabusao proper where the hike starts

The trail has three river crossings. The first one has a bridge while the next two require you to cross by foot. The trail is mostly an open grassland with some patches of tree lines. After the grassland

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