Aningalan Farm: Go Strawberry Picking In Visayas! But Where?
Belle Piccio | Mar 16, 2017
If you’re looking for adventure in the highlands of Antique Province, then San Remigio is the town for you.
The Municipality of San Remigio is about 29 kilometers northeast of San Jose de Buenavista, the capital of the province. It is known for its hardy landscape that is ideal for outdoor adventures such as biking, camping, hiking, mountain climbing and spelunking.
Aside from the usual outdoor activities, did you know that strawberry picking is already added to the list of thing to do in the town? Barangay Aningalan in San Remigio is called the “Little Baguio” of Antique Province, the town is also known as the “vegetable basket” of Panay Island.
The Aningalan Stawberry Garden is located at Barangay Aningalan, San Remigio, Antique.
The strawberry garden is only open every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Still on its soft opening, it only asks for a minimal entrance fee of Php 30 per head.
It also sells souvenir items, farm products, and freshly picked strawberries at an affordable price.
The farm is about 880 meters above sea-level. Aside from strawberries, the farm also produces chayote, cabbage, lettuce and other fruits.
Enjoy and feel the cool breeze of San Remigio while experiencing and having fun picking strawberries!
(Photos from Aningalan Strawberry Garden FB page unless otherwise stated)
How to Get There
Antique is accessible from major cities of the country through Iloilo City, from where buses leave for San Jose, the province's capital town. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.
From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour). From Iloilo Airport, you can hail a cab and ask to be dropped off at your destination.
To go the Aningalan Strawberry Garden, coming from Iloilo City you can ask to be dropped off at the Sibalom town market. From the town market, ride a jeepney going to Aningalan or hire a motorcycle (just haggle for the proper fare) going to the strawberry garden. You can reach Aningalan Strawberry Garden for about 45 minutes to 1 hour for private vehicles.