Bulabog Beach, Boracay: Important Tips

More detailed travel guide here: Boracay Budget Travel Guide

Boracay isn’t just about fine white-sand beaches and still waters; you can also try wind and kite surfing while on the island. One of the beaches where you can try these activities is Bulabog Beach. It may not have powdery sand, but it attracts visitors from all over the world because of the windsurfing and kite surfing they can do during their stay.

How to Get There

Nearest Airport: Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, also known as Caticlan Airport or Boracay Airport (Aklan); Kalibo International Airport (Aklan)

By Air

  1. The jump-off point to the beach is in Caticlan. There are direct flights from Manila to that airport via Cebu Pacific Air or Philippine Airlines. These flights are often booked out or are expensive; alternatively, you can book a flight to Kalibo instead.
  2. From Kalibo, you can board a van or bus bound for Caticlan Jetty, which costs around P150 to P200 and takes approximately two hours one way.
  3. From Caticlan Jetty Port, board a boat (P25) or a ferry (P200) going to Boracay island. Terminal fee is P100, plus environmental fee of P75. Travel time is 15-20 minutes. Note: The price increases to P30 for trips from 5:00PM to 10:00PM, and then P100 for trips from 10:00PM to 5:00AM the next day.
  4. From the port, ride a tricycle to where you are staying (P100-150/ride).

By Sea

  1. The cheapest but time-consuming method is via 2GO from Batangas port to Caticlan.
  2. From Manila, ride bus bound for Batangas pier (P168-180, 2-3hrs). From there, take a 2GO ferry going to Caticlan Jetty Port (P500-2000, 10hrs).
  3. From Caticlan Jetty Port, board a boat (P25) or a ferry (P200) going to Boracay island. Terminal fee is P100, plus environmental fee of P75. Travel time is 15-20 minutes. Note: The price increases to P30 for trips from 5:00PM to 10:00PM, and then P100 for trips from 10:00PM to 5:00AM the next day.
  4. From the port, ride a tricycle to where you are staying (P100-150/ride).

 

 

Entrance Fee and Other Charges

Entrance Fee: As of writing, visitors have free access.
 
Kite Surfing Rates:

  • P3000 (starter lesson)
  • P6600 (one day course, Level IKO)
  • P1400 (complete set rental for an hour)
  • P2700 (complete set rental for a whole day)
  • Note: Rates may vary depending on the school you choose along the beach
     
    Windsurfing Rates:

  • P2600 (introductory class for kids)
  • P3200 (introductory class for adults)
  • P4000 (advanced class excluding equipment)
  • P700 (set rental for an hour, beginners & kids)
  • P1000 (set rental for an hour, experienced windsurfers)
  • P2200 (whole day set rental for beginners & kids)
  • P3200 (whole day set rental for experienced windsurfers)
  • Note: Rates may vary depending on the school you choose along the beach
     
    Island Hopping Rates: P1000 – P3500 per boat (depending on the size of the boat)
     
    Scuba Diving Rates: P1600 (if you ahave PADI license already); P3500 (3-4 hours beginner course + 1 dive)
     
    Tourist Attraction Fees: Parasailing (P750 – P2500 per person); Paraw Sailing (P1000 – P1500 per person); Standup Paddling (P300 – P500/hr board rental); Fly Fish (P550 – P600); Cliff Diving package (P1600/person); ATV Ride (P800 – P1000/unit)

     

    Don’t Miss

    • Bulabog Beach is the place to learn or improve your skills in kite surfing and/or windsurfing. The wind blows just right during certain times of the year for those who want to try this extreme sport. You can get lessons from the schools lining the beach and rent equipment if you’re just starting out.

    Don’t Forget

    • Boracay is one of the most developed tourist destinations in the country, so you won’t have a difficult time getting cash, accommodation across budgets, transportation, and types of food to eat.
    • Bring your own windsurfing or kite surfing equipment if you don’t want to rent.
    • Secure your valuables in your hotel or the school you will take lessons and/or rent equipment in.
    • Bring your own snacks and/or drinks for after lessons or when you just want to relax on the beach.

    If You Have More Time and Budget

    • After trying kite or windsurfing in Bulabog Beach, you might want to relax and unwind in Puka Beach or the long stretch of fine white sand of White Beach (from station 1 to 3).
    • You can also go cliff diving in Ariel’s Point or go island hopping.
    • For those who have a bit more time, they can explore the attractions of nearby provinces such as Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, and Romblon.

    For more Boracay activities, check these 15 Exciting Things to Do in Boracay and Parasailing in Boracay

    Related topics: 10 Things that Make Boracay Special and Boracay Important Tips

     

    Where to Stay

    You can book your lodging in one of the many resorts lining the more popular White Beach (Station 1 to 3). If you are willing to spend more on your accommodation, here are some of the top-rated luxury resorts according to Agoda users (as of September 2017).

    Coast Boracay Island
    Location: Station 2, Balabag, Boracay Island

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    Henann Lagoon Resort
    Location: Station 2, Balabag, Boracay Island

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    Shangri-la’s Boracay Resort and Spa
    Location: Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island

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    Discovery Shores Boracay
    Location: Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island

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    For more options, search here: Boracay Hotels


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