2024 HOW TO GET TO BORACAY (From Kalibo and Caticlan)

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Everyone’s excited to visit AND revisit the country’s ultimate beach destination Boracay. Who wouldn’t? After its major makeover in 2018 and the lockdowns we experienced during the pandemic, everyone’s scrambling to step foot on the island again. But before your visit, we recommend doing research on the dos and don’ts of the new Boracay before your trip.

Traveling from Manila to Boracay by air is the fastest and easiest option. There are two airports serving the province of Aklan: Kalibo International Airport and Caticlan Airport. The latter is specifically dedicated to Boracay, but the flights there are more expensive compared to those arriving via Kalibo Airport.

You also have the option to travel by ferry via 2Go’s Batangas to Caticlan route. Whichever way you choose, here are more information on how to get to the island of Boracay.


How to Get to Boracay

From Kalibo International Airport

  1. Kalibo Airport is farther and requires about two hours of land travel to Caticlan Jetty Port (or Tabon Port). You can take a local bus (P150-200), a tourist bus/van (P200-250), or a packaged bus/van transfer.
  2. From Caticlan Jetty Port (or Tabon Port), proceed to the payment windows and pay the Terminal Fee (P150), Environmental Fee (P150 for locals, P300 for foreigners), and Boat Fare (Pumpboat P50). You will be given a queuing number for the boat. The boat transfer travel time is 10-15 minutes.
  3. After settling all the fees, proceed to the Boarding Area (or Passenger Waiting Area) and wait until it is time for boarding.
  4. Board the boat or ferry to the island. The boat will dock at either Cagban or Tambisaan Port, depending on the season.
  5. Ride an e-trike (e-tricycle) to you to your hotel. The regular fare is between P20 and P50 per person, depending on the distance/destination. If you opt to charter a ride, the rate ranges from P100 to P400 per vehicle, depending on the distance/destination. If you are a big group, you can also take a multi-cab to Station 2 for P250 per vehicle, good for 10 pax.

From Caticlan Airport

  1. Caticlan Airport is closer. From here, it will take you only around 10 minutes to Caticlan Jetty Port (or Tabon Port), but you can expect fares to be much higher.
  2. Ride a tricycle to the jetty port. The fare is P150 per tricycle for two passengers or P75 each.
  3. From Caticlan Jetty Port (or Tabon Port), proceed to the payment windows and pay the Terminal Fee (P150), Environmental Fee (P150 for locals, P300 for foreigners), and Boat Fare (Pumpboat P50). You will be given a queuing number for the boat. The boat transfer travel time is 10-15 minutes.
  4. After settling all the fees, proceed to the Boarding Area (or Passenger Waiting Area) and wait until it is time for boarding.
  5. Board the boat or ferry to the island. The boat will dock at either Cagban or Tambisaan Port, depending on the season.
  6. Ride an e-trike (e-tricycle) to you to your hotel. The regular fare is between P20 and P50 per person, depending on the distance/destination. If you opt to charter a ride, the rate ranges from P100 to P400 per vehicle, depending on the distance/destination. If you are a big group, you can also take a multi-cab to Station 2 for P250 per vehicle, good for 10 pax.

Via 2Go Ferry

  1. When you arrived at Caticlan Port (or Tabon Port), head to the payment windows and pay the Terminal Fee (P150), Environmental Fee (P150 for locals, P300 for foreigners), and Boat Fare (Pumpboat P50). You will be given a queuing number for the boat. The boat transfer travel time is 10-15 minutes.
  2. After settling all the fees, proceed to the Boarding Area (or Passenger Waiting Area) and wait until it is time for boarding.
  3. Board the boat or ferry to the island. The boat will dock at either Cagban or Tambisaan Port, depending on the season.
  4. Ride an e-trike (e-tricycle) to you to your hotel. The regular fare is between P20 and P50 per person, depending on the distance/destination. If you opt to charter a ride, the rate ranges from P100 to P400 per vehicle, depending on the distance/destination. If you are a big group, you can also take a multi-cab to Station 2 for P250 per vehicle, good for 10 pax.

Where to Stay in Boracay

Aqua Boracay. Photo provided by the resort via Agoda.

Boracay is comprised of three barangays: Manoc-manoc, Balabag, and Yapak. Most visitors choose to stay near White Beach and Bulabog Beach because this area is also the island’s tourism and commercial center. Bulabog Beach is quieter and more laid-back. White Beach encompasses three stations: Station 1 and 2 in Barangay Balabag and Station 3 in Barangay Manoc-Manoc.

Station 1 is home to some high-end resorts and generally has fewer crowds. Station 2 is the busiest area, housing most commercial establishments. On the other hand, Station 3 has a laid-back atmosphere and offers numerous budget accommodations.

Whatever your budget is, you’ll find that there’s no shortage of accommodation on the island. If you haven’t decided where to stay yet, here are some of the top-rated hotels and resorts on Boracay Island as recommended by online users.

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2024.05.16 – First uploaded

Written by: Astrid Alvarez
Additional Writing by: Liz Mondragon

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