Malumpati Spring Resort in Pandan Antique: Undiscovered Haven

Pandan, Antique is such an idyllic tourist spot which deserves a separate blog entry. In this way, I can also share the beautiful pictures of the tourist spots we visited. Pandan is a municipality of Antique with a total of 34 barangays. Based on my observation, livelihood is from from arts and crafts, fishing and farming. Again, I would like to thank our hostess in our Pandan, Antique tour, our dear Accountant - Ms. Marnie for welcoming us in their ancestral home.

while in the van going to Pandan
Scenery on the way to Pandan

It took us around 30-45 minutes from Caticlan port to reach Ms. Marnie's place in Pandan. We ate breakfast and prepared for our tour at Malumpati Spring Resort and visit at Phaidon Beach Resort. We rented out a van because each area was quite far from the other. There were tricycles available, and perhaps can be rented out as well. It took us about another 30-45 minutes to reach Malumpati Spring Resort. It was a mixture of rough and smooth road. When we got to the place, we paid the Php 10/person entrance fee and cottage rental was not more than php 100, if I remembered correctly. There were sari-sari stores in the area just in case you did not bring food. There were also souvenir shops right at the entrance of Malumpati Spring but, on our way to the spring, there was this place where abacca products are woven as bags, rags, carpets, trays and many other handmade merchandise. 

Meanwhile, we had our hearty picnic lunch at Malumpati Spring. After that, we simply enjoyed dipping into the crystal clear, cold water. . .



view of Malumpati Spring

This is the deepest spot of the spring. Children and other visitors enjoyed jumping off the dive board.

That's me - the trying hard photographer hehe :)

people swimming on shallow waters

the bridge connecting the entrance going to the cottages on the other side of the place

I have so much to say about Malumpati Spring but, it will not be enough to describe this picturesque piece of heaven. Another unexpected highlight of our Pandan tour was meeting an SK Chairman candidate, Dex Lumawig (who is Ms. Marnie's neighbor). Since it was election time, you can hear campaign propaganda in almost every corner of the road. I think campaign strategies are more obvious in the provinces. So, the group memorized this jingle for Dex Lumawig and we were joking around if we can meet him in person. True enough, he was just right at the other side of the street! Haha! So, we grabbed the opportunity to take a group photo with him. I really hope he wins in Pandan because he seems really cool --- just plain and simple.


SK Chairman candidate Dex Lumawig (blue shirt) at the center and our crazy group

after the whole day tour at Pandan

Indeed, Malumpati Spring is an undiscovered haven. If you want a more relaxed and unique tour of the Visayas region, you can try roaming around using our itinerary. :)




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  1. im glad I saw your blog:-) I am planning to visit Malumpati Spring in 2014, do you know if they have some cottages for rent there? do you think we can enjoy Malumpati even for 1 day? ur reply is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    1. Hi crookedgreenthumb40!

      Yes, it is possible to visit Malumpati Spring in one day. I think that would be ideal because there's not much to do there but enjoy swimming in the clear water and eat. I just don't cleary remember how much we paid but, yes they have cottages for rent at a very affordable price (below Php 100 for the whole day).

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    2. hello ms christine ung van ba roundtrip or oneway lng? kasi plan ko dalawa lng kami ng kapatid ko pg magpunta sa february 27 monday 2017 nabitin lng ako sa blog mo plan ko mg rent ng van kng 1k roundtrip 2 or 3hrs lng kami dun, bale manggagaling kami ng boracay caticlan mg exit lng ako ng island salamat

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    3. hello ms christine ung van ba roundtrip or oneway lng? kasi plan ko dalawa lng kami ng kapatid ko pg magpunta sa february 27 monday 2017 nabitin lng ako sa blog mo plan ko mg rent ng van kng 1k roundtrip 2 or 3hrs lng kami dun, bale manggagaling kami ng boracay caticlan mg exit lng ako ng island salamat

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    4. Hi! By this time, you've been to Antique already. But anyway, we rented the van round trip with stop overs to another beach resort and a pasalubong center near malumpati. Hope you enjoyed your trip as much as we did! :)

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  2. Wow it's nice! We are going there on May 3, 2014. Thanks to this blog...

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    1. Thanks Jay! I hope you enjoy Malumpati as much as we did! :)

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    2. I’m excited to see the beautiful places and feel the fresh cold water there. I thought I would enjoy…

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