The “cleanest inland body of water” in the country, Malumpati Cold Spring is located in Pandan, Antique and is often visited by tourists because of its cool and soothing waters. It’s one of the top attractions in the municipality and its peaceful environment make it the perfect side trip before or after you visit nearby places like the vibrant island of Boracay or the adventure-packed.
So, why is it called Malumpati? I’ve done a little bit of research and found out that it comes from the phrase “Malumpat ang Ati.” Malumpat is a native term for “will jump” while Ati is an indigenous group primarily located in the island of Panay. Back then, the Ati people used to jump into the spring to take a bath in its clear blue waters.
Swimming in the refreshing lagoon of Malumpati is the main attraction but there are also other things you can do that will make your stay here memorable. Try the water tubing which was a really awesome experience on its own.
How to get there:
Iloilo to Pandan ??
? From the Airport, take a shuttle van going to SM City Iloilo. The fare is at ₱70.00 for an hour of travel.
Fare: ₱70 ?
Travel time: 1 hour ⏱⏰
? Once you arrive at SM City, go to Molo Terminal. You can take a cab or you can pay the shuttle driver extra to take you there directly.
Cab fare: ₱60 ?
Shuttle fare: Around ₱60 ?
Travel time: 8 minutes ⏱
? Coming from Molo Terminal, you can either take a bus going to Libertad, Antique or take a van going to Pandan. We would suggest you take any trip that departs before noon since the last trip is somewhere around 3pm.
Bus fare: ₱210 for non-airconditioned or ₱280-350 for airconditioned
Travel time: 6-7 hours ⏱
Van fare: Around ₱200 ?
Travel time: 5 hours ⏱
? Tell your driver/conductor to drop you off at Pandan town proper or at the Pandan terminal, then hire a tricycle to take you to Malumpati Cold Spring. You can contact 09466873898 for hiring one in advance: .
Fare: Around ₱250 ?
Travel time: 15 minutes ⏱