Getting to Boracay IslandWhere Is Boracay Island?


Boracay is a tiny bone-shaped tropical island located in the heart of the Philippine archipelago. Boracay island is located approximately 315 kms (200 miles) south of Manila and 2 kms from the north-west tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region.

As Boracay Island is small and part of a larger group of islands there is no direct international flights to the island. Getting to the island can be a little difficult at times, it is even harder when you have to come home after a glorious holiday in the sun. Especially when some airlines charge almost double on the return flight home.

There are a few options to get this island paradise, below is a few of the most direct routes.

Getting to Manila

Manila is served by Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, approximately 7 kms (4 miles) south of Manila. Most major airlines either fly direct to Manila or you can connect via Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur or Singpore depending on which part of  the globe you are travelling from.


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Transfering to Boracay

As there is very few flights that service Boracay daily, you will generally have to stay one night in Manila on the way in and one night on the way out. Unless you are lucky enough to transfer within one day. There are 2 option to get to Caticlan port where you transfer by boat to Boracay Island.

1. Manila to Caticlan

Caticlan airport only handles small body aircrafts and is a very short tricycle ride (40 Philippine Peso) or a walk 10 minutes to the port, where you can transfer to a 30 minute boat ride to Boracay. There 2 small charter airlines that service this airport and will cost about 4000 PP return and will take about 90 minutes.

1. Asian Spirit with sixteen (16) flights daily – Click Here For Great Airfares…

2. Sea Air with nine (9) flights daily – Click Here For Great Airfares…

2. Manila to Kalibo

There are 3 airlines that fly larger aircraft from Manila to Kalibo Airport. This flight takes around 30 minutes and costs about 3,000 PP return. The only draw back is from Kalibo Airport you need to take a tranfer bus to Caticlan and then a boat from Caticlan harbor to Boracay. This bus trip takes 90 minutes and the boat 30 minutes which costs 140 PP for a combined ticket.

1. Philippine Airlines with up to four flights daily – Click Here For Great Airfares…

2. Cebu Pacific with one to two flights daily- Click Here For Great Airfares…

3. Air Philippines with one to two flights daily- Click Here For Great Airfares…

Caticlan to Boracay Island

Outrigger boats or “bancas” depart every couple of minutes from Caticlan’s port. The quick boat journey to Boracay’s jetty at Cagban costs  about 20 PP.

Visitors need to pay a port charge of 50 PP along with a environmental payment of 75 PP. Tricycles are on hand at Cagban to take travellers to their hotels and resorts.

The fare for is between 20PP to 150PP per trip depending where your Boracay resorts or Boracay hotels are on the island.

Some days depending on the weather can be quite treacherous and rough. Not a pleasant experience if you are prone to sea sickness or like getting completely soaked arriving at your hotel. So pick your days if you can. Otherwise the journey is generally a great way to see the island from boat and gives a feel of the traditional way of travel. Enjoy…

 

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