How to Get to Boracay Island
Boracay Island, Philippines is located 315 kilometers south of Manila, the country's capital.
From Manila, Boracay can be accessed by air in two ways: via Kalibo or via Caticlan, depending on the size of the aircraft. Various commercial flight carriers offer daily trips to these 2 jumpoff points to Boracay Island:
- Philippine Airlines
- Cebu Pacific
- Zest Air
- Air Philippines
- Sea Air
- The flight from Manila to Kalibo (Aklan Province) usually takes 45 minutes.
- From Kalibo Airport, air-conditioned vans and buses are available to take you to Caticlan Jetty. The land trip usually takes 90 minutes and costs about PHP100 - PHP150 ($2 to $4).
- From Caticlan Jetty Port, boats are available to take you to the Boracay Island. The boat ride takes about 20 minutes and costs around PHP130. Most Boracay resorts and hotels make this ride a part of their package when you book a room.
- The domestic flight from Manila to Caticlan (northern part of Aklan Province) takes approximately 30 minutes.
- From Caticlan Domestic Airport, tricycles are available that can take you to the Caticlan Jetty Port. It takes only a few mintues to get to the port.
- From the jetty port, a boat will take you to the Boracay Island. The boat ride costs a total of PHP130 and usually takes 20 minutes. Many resorts in Boracay arrange boat services, some even have their private boats.
- From Iloilo, air-conditioned buses and van services to Kalibo or Caticlan are accessible.
- From Cebu, Asian Spirit and Sea Air fly to Kalibo twice a week.
- Do allot waiting/idle times between the rides. Although the boat ride itself takes only 20 minutes, there are other things that needs to be done prior to the ride itself like buying tickets, bag checking, boarding the boat, etc.
- Domestic flight carriers sometimes give huge discounts on plane tickets when booked online. You may take advantage of this when you're on a tight budget.
- Once you arrive in Boracay Island, you may choose to walk to your Boracay resort, or ride a tricycle and ask them to take you to your resort. The private trip costs around PHP100 (~ $2).
- An environmental fee of about PHP50 (~ $1) will be collected by the local government.
Look for Hotels in Boracay:
- Boracay Resorts Listing
- Boracay Resorts by Location
- Boracay Cottage Type Resorts
- Boracay Hotel Type Resorts
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