Boracay is a small island in the Malay, Aklan Philippines. It is the most famous white beach in the country. Boracay is consistently among the top destinations in the world.
The most famous beach in the island is the 3.5 kilometer long White Beach. It is home to hundreds of resorts and hotels of different budget and taste. This beach is subdivided into Boat Station 1, 2 and 3.
- Station 1
- has the most luxury resorts
- has the best and finest stretch of white sand in the entire island
- quieter area compared to Station 2
- STATION 2
- known for convenience
- busy area with many people
- STATION 3
- less crowded compared to Station 2
- has more cheaper resorts
There are two airports you can choose from: Kalibo International Airport and Caticlan Airport
Kalibo International Airport
Kalibo is only 45-50 minutes by plane from Manila and 30 minutes from Cebu. The following airline companies fly to Kalibo daily:
- Cebu Pacific
- Philippine Airlines
- Philippine AirAsia
Once you arrive in Kalibo, you can find vans and buses going to Boracay. Find an accredited operator to avoid inflated rates. It takes around 2 hours from Kalibo to Caticlan Jetty port. From the port, you will take a pump boat going to Boracay Island.
From Caticlan airport, take a tricycle going to Caticlan Jetty Port. It only takes a 5 to 10 minutes. From the port, you will take a pump boat going to Boracay Island.
Boracay's (and the whole Philippines) climate consists of two seasons: generally dry (tag-araw), from December to May, and wet (tag-ulan), from June to November. The dry season is the best time to visit to avoid being locked in your hotel room due to some monsoon rains or typhoon.
Local residents speak Tagalog and the local dialect of Aklanon which is closely related to Ilonggo, spoken on the island of Panay. Most locals understand English and can speak it, at the very least, in bits and pieces.
According to budgetyourtrip.com, you should plan to spend around ₱2,520 ($52) per day on your vacation in Boracay, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₱645 ($13) on meals for one day and ₱1,257 ($26) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Boracay for a couple is ₱2,083 ($43). So, a trip to Boracay for two people for one week costs on average ₱35,281 ($730). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.
According to a new policy, you can't enter the island without any proof of booking in an accredited resort or hotel in Boracay. Once you arrive in the Jetty Port, you will be asked to show proof of hotel booking.
You are not required to take any tour package or activity. Most of the beaches can be reached by land.
Two to four days is enough to enjoy most of the highlights in Boracay.