The town of Malay is best known to house the famous Boracay Island, but did you know that Boracay isn’t the only tourist destination you can visit there? The Malay Tourism Office proudly presents the “7 Wonders of Malay.”
According to Malay Tourism Officer Felix Delos Santos, they can see the further growth of tourism through other destinations found in the Municipality.
They call it the “7 Wonders of Malay,” which includes:
- The Malay Ecological Park which is located in Brgy. Argao is a scenic place where you can overview Boracay Island.
- The Nagata Falls in Brgy. Nabaoy, it is the highest waterfall in the Municipality.
- The Nabaoy River is also located in Brgy. Nabaoy and is considered the cleanest river in Malay.
- The Agnaga Mini Falls can be found in Brgy. Kabulihan, a gift of nature, where the forest and rocks meet the spring.
- The Cold Springs in Brgy. Kabulihan, an ideal place picnic place for family and friends.
- The Pangihan Cave, it is a wildlife sanctuary located in Brgy. Poblacion.
- And lastly, the Naasug Point in Brgy. Naasug, it is a 120-ft vertical cliff adjacent to the sea.
The Malay Tourism Office is optimistic that the Aklan tourism industry will recover after suffering from the grips of the pandemic, thanks to these “7 Wonders of Malay.”
Delos Santos said when the local government allowed Boracay tourists to take side trips to the Malay mainland, it was a big step towards recovery.
Last February 22, the LGU Malay released Executive Order No 01-B, Series of 2022, allowing tourists to visit mainland Malay even without an RT-PCR test result.
Delos Santos added that tourists only need to sign the health declaration form and show a vaccination card or any proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Meanwhile, from February 1 to 22, a total of 57,378 tourists visited Boracay, where 264 of them were foreign travelers.