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Boracay Travel Guide Itinerary Budget

Boracay Island is one of the most loved and most hated island beaches in the Philippines, depending on who you ask. It has one of the finest, if not the finest, white sand in the country, has clear aquamarine waters, and boasts of, not one, but ten white beaches throughout its coastline. The island is also a favorite for watersports; parasailing, banana boats and jetskiing, you name it, Boracay has it. Below the surface, there are quite a few snorkeling and diving sites around its immediate vicinity. And all these has led to the island being voted by numerous travel publications as one of the best beaches in the Philippines, and even the world.

Ironically, this is also why people steer clear of Boracay. The island has now become so famous that people arrive in droves and development has mushroomed uncontrolled. Add in its wild nightlife, and you get people shaking their heads and moving on to quieter vacation places.

But the reality is that this island really isn’t for that idyllic holiday; this is the Philippine’s party island. Once you accept that, you’ll find that a trip to Boracay can be quite unforgettable.

 

 

► HOW TO GET TO BORACAY


Boracay Island is part of the municipality of Malay in the province of Aklan. It is located about 315 kilometers south of Manila in the region of Western Visayas. The usual route going to Boracay involves a flight from Manila or Cebu to either Kalibo, which is about two hours away by bus or van from the island (fare is about PHP150.00 to PHP200.00), or via Caticlan, a barangay in Malay itself where the jetty sailing to Boracay is located. The boat ride from mainland Aklan to Boracay itself takes less than ten minutes.
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Alternatively, one can also take ferries going to Caticlan from a few of the provinces within its vicinity, although travel time is quite long and the areas it sails from are limited.

Manila to Boracay 
MANILA TO CATICLAN BY PLANE ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,900.00 +/-
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 7 times daily | (02) 7020-888
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - Flies 6 times daily | (02) 777-5932
SKYJET - Flies 2 times daily | (0917) 863-1333

MANILA TO KALIBO BY PLANE ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME + 2 HOURS BUS TO CATICLAN ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,900.00 +/-
AIRASIA - Flies 6 times daily | (02) 722-2742
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 5 times daily | (02) 7020-888
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - Flies 3 times daily | (02) 777-5932

Cebu to Boracay 
CEBU TO CATICLAN BY PLANE ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,200.00 +/-
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 2 times daily | (032) 230-8888

CEBU TO KALIBO BY PLANE ○ 1 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,200.00 +/-
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 2 times daily | (02) 7020-888
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - Flies 3 times weekly | (02) 777-5932
TIGER AIRWAYS - Flies 2 times weekly | (02) 798-4499


Batangas to Boracay 
BATANGAS TO CATICLAN BY FERRY ○ 9 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 1,000.00 +/-
2GO - Sails 5 times weekly | (02) 528-7000

Mindoro to Boracay 
ROXAS TO CATICLAN BY FERRY ○ 4-5 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 420.00 +/-
MONTENEGRO LINES - Sails 5 times daily | (043) 289-2832
STARLITE FERRIES - Sails 3 times daily | (02) 724-3034 | (043) 723-9965
SUPER SHUTTLE RORO - Sails 4 times daily | (0915) 646-6857 | (032) 231-0639

BULALACAO TO CATICLAN ○ 3 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 375.00 +/-
FASTCAT - Sails 5 times daily | (032) 842-9341 | (0946) 576-0544

Romblon to Boracay 
ODIONGAN TO CATICLAN BY FERRY ○ 3 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 80.00 +/-
2GO - Sails 5 times weekly | (02) 528-7000
ROMBLON SHIPPING LINES - Sails 5 times weekly | (02) 528-7000

HAMBIL (CARABAO ISLAND) TO CATICLAN BY BOAT ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 80.00 +/-
● LOCAL PASSENGER OUTRIGGER BOATS - Sails once daily


Antique to Boracay 
ANTIQUE TO CATICLAN BY BUS ○ FROM 2 HOURS TRAVEL TIME (DEPENDING WHERE IN ANTIQUE) ○ FARE FROM PHP 200.00 +/-
● CERES - Departs multiple times daily

Iloilo to Boracay 
ILOILO TO CATICLAN BY BUS ○ FROM 6 HOURS TRAVEL TIME (DEPENDING WHERE IN ILOILO) ○ FARE FROM PHP 200.00 +/-
● CERES - Departs multiple times daily, passes by Roxas & Kalibo

Roxas City to Boracay 
ROXAS TO CATICLAN BY BUS ○ 3 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 200.00 +/-
● CERES - Departs multiple times daily, passes by Kalibo


Kalibo to Boracay 
KALIBO TO CATICLAN BY BUS ○ 2 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 100.00 +/-
● CERES - Departs multiple times daily
● LOCAL VANS - Departs multiple times daily

 

 

► GETTING AROUND BORACAY


Boracay Public Transportation

Boracay Island is relatively small, and its road network, narrow and limited. The general means of getting around the island is by walking, cycling and motorbiking. Those last two are available for rent on a few shops in Boracay. For public transport, there are tricycles roaming around its roadways. Minimum fare is PHP10.00 for non-special trips within the White Beach Stations and PHP20.00 for farther destinations. Non-special means the driver can still pick up other passengers. To make sure a driver would only charge you the minimum fare and avoid confusion and confrontation, tell him beforehand that you’re riding non-special. For special trips, where you rent the whole vehicle, fares are set at PHP100.00 for tricycles (up to 6 persons), PHP250.00 for multicabs (up to 11 persons) and PHP20.00 for single motorbikes or habal-habal. Note that prices may vary a bit especially if your destination is quite far. There is a premium of PHP20.00 to PHP50.00 for special rides from 9:00PM onwards.

 

 

► TOURS IN BORACAY


Boracay Tours

Booking a tour in Boracay is easy. Too easy, in fact, it’s almost annoying. Simply walk along the beach path along White Beach and you’d be flocked by tour operators offering anything from island hopping adventures to any water activities you can think of. To be fair, these tours are cheaper compared if you book online or even in your hotel. For Boracay island hopping tours, specify if you want to travel in group, which is more affordable, or if you want to rent the whole boat for a more private tour.
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► SPEAK BORACAY


Boracay Language

Boracay was originally settled by Ati Negritos. Their language is called Inati, although due to the influx of people on the island, I’m not sure if it’s still widely spoken. Nowadays, the island has a mix of languages, from Aklanon, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a and other Visayan languages. To be sure, most people can understand and speak Filipino and English fairly well.

 

 

► WHERE TO STAY IN BORACAY


Accommodations in Boracay are as numerous as the people visiting it. The beachfront resorts, especially on the White Beach area, are the most expensive ones. Prices, however, decline as you go from Station 1 to Station 3. For cheaper alternatives, there are also lodgings along the side-streets leading to the beaches and even on the main road itself. The key is to book ahead, especially on holidays and weekends, as numerous as they are, these can easily get filled by incoming visitors.

Budget Accommodation Boracay
Galleria De Boracay

GALLERIA DE BORACAY
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Original Talipapa, Station 3, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (0920) 920-0553
GPS Coordinates: 11.953878, 121.929985
Second Wind Hostel Boracay

SECOND WIND HOSTEL
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Bulabog Road, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-1025 | (0917) 843-1469
GPS Coordinates: 11.965316, 121.924874
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
Tree House Beach Resort Boracay

TREE HOUSE BEACH RESORT
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Station 3, White Beach, Boracay Island, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-3601 | (0908) 810-0738
GPS Coordinates: 11.948873, 121.931382
White Beach Divers Hostel Boracay

WHITE BEACH DIVERS HOSTEL *ALREADY CLOSED
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Station 3, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-3809
GPS Coordinates: 11.950957, 121.930579
Mid Range Accommodation Boracay 
Agos Boracay

AGOS BORACAY
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Main Road, Station 2, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-2663
GPS Coordinates: 11.961511, 121.927950
PHOTO FROM MARXTERMIND.COM
Alta Vista Boracay

ALTA VISTA DE BORACAY HOTEL
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-9802
GPS Coordinates: 11.993200, 121.911520
PHOTO FROM MARXTERMIND.COM
Coast Boracay

COAST BORACAY
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-2634
GPS Coordinates: 11.958804, 121.926184
PHOTO FROM ELALJANELASOLA.COM
Crown Regency Beach Resort Boracay

CROWN REGENCY BEACH RESORT BORACAY
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Station 3, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (032) 845-0211 | (032) 845-0215
GPS Coordinates: 11.952624, 121.929850


Ferra Hotel Boracay

FERRA HOTEL
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Sitio Bulabog, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-1177 to 79
GPS Coordinates: 11.965484, 121.926592
Lime Hotel Boracay

LIME HOTEL BORACAY
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Main Road, Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (0906) 267-0416
GPS Coordinates: 11.961068, 121.928240
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
Microtel Boracay

MICROTEL BORACAY
Room Rates: Chere Here
Address: Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-4311 | (0917) 716-5004
GPS Coordinates: 11.977025, 121.911670
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
Zuzuni Boutique Hotel Boracay

ZUZUNI BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-4477 | (0917) 324-9051
GPS Coordinates: 11.964334, 121.922660
PHOTO FROM MARXTERMIND.COM
Luxury Accommodation Boracay
Crown Regence Resort & Convention Center Boracay

CROWN REGENCY RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Station 2, Main Road, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 506-3111
GPS Coordinates: 11.996170, 121.915744
Shangri-la Boracay

SHANGRI-LA BORACAY
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-4988
GPS Coordinates: 11.987926, 121.906598
PHOTO FROM PINASMUNA.COM
The District Boracay

THE DISTRICT BORACAY
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (02) 234-9058 | (02) 234-5917
GPS Coordinates: 11.962529, 121.923965
The White House Boracay

THE WHITE HOUSE BORACAY
Room Rates: Click Here
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (02) 638-7368 | (036) 288-3675
GPS Coordinates: 11.970995, 121.917227

 

 

► WHERE TO EAT & DRINK IN BORACAY


There is a connotation that food in Boracay is expensive. Well, if you eat on restaurants, it can be really expensive, especially on the beachfront bars and bistros, but go inside its sidestreets and you can find meals in Boracay without reaching the hundred-peso mark. If you’re willing to eat in eateries or carinderia stalls, you can even get lower prices. D’Mall and D’Talipapa also house a few cheap eateries, and they’re right by the White Beach too.

One of the things people go to Boracay for is its nightlife. There are several bars and clubs along the White Beach and a few others set further inland. Parties usually go on until the wee hours of the morning, well, except on Sundays where bars seem to close quite early (if they open at all) and the beach is relatively free of party people. For cheaper drinks, you can buy your beer on small convenience stores along the beach and chug them on the beach.

Where to Eat in Boracay


Boracay Toilet Restaurant

BORACAY TOILET
Type: Restaurant, Filipino Rice Meals
Address: Main Road, Balabag Plaza, Station 1, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM | Contact Number: (0915) 311-0736
GPS Coordinates: 11.967715, 121.920254
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
Jammers Burger Boracay

JAMMERS BORACAY
Type: Restaurant, Western Cuisine, Burgers, Pasta
Address: D’Mall Phase 4, Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Island, Aklan
Opening Hours: 24 Hours, Daily | Contact Number: +63 (36) 288-6455
GPS Coordinates: 11.962756, 121.923914


La Cozina Boracay

LA COZINA BORACAY
Type: Restaurant, Latin American Cuisine
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Contact Number: (0917) 324-9051
GPS Coordinates: 11.964173, 121.922728
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
Obama Grill Boracay

OBAMA GRILL
Type: Beachfront Restaurant, Western, Grills, Tuna Panga
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: +63 (36) 288-4971 | +63 (917) 313-1378
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM to 12:00 MN
GPS Coordinates: 11.967157, 121.920481
Plato D' Boracay

PLATO D’ BORACAY
Type: Restaurant, Filipino Rice Meals
Address: Unit 10-12, D’Talipapa, Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-1475
GPS Coordinates: 11.962023, 121.926175
Real Coffe & Tea Boracay

REAL COFFEE & TEA CAFE
Type: Bakeshop, Cafe
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-5340
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
GPS Coordinates: 11.960078, 121.925545
Ruf Resto Bar Boracay

RUF RESTO BAR
Type: Rooftop Restaurant, Bar, Western, Filipino, Asian
Address: Sitio Bulabog, Balabag, Boracay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-1177 to 79
Opening Hours: 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
GPS Coordinates: 11.965165, 121.925932
Smoke Resto Boracay

SMOKE RESTO BORACAY
Type: Restaurant, Filipino Rice Meals
Address: Station 2, D’Mall, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-4565 | (036) 288-6014
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily
GPS Coordinates: 11.962039, 121.924643
Spider House Boracay

SPIDER HOUSE
Type: Cliffside Restaurant, Bar, International Cuisine
Address: Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-2350
GPS Coordinates: 11.977083, 121.910228
Bars in Boracay
Club Paraw Boracay

CLUB PARAW
Type: Bar, Club, Grill & Restaurant
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-6151 | Open Hours: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM
GPS Coordinates: 11.967154, 121.920439
PHOTO FROM CLUB PARAW FACEBOOK PAGE
Epic Bar Boracay

EPIC BAR
Type: Bar, Club
Address: Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-1477 | Open Hours: 11:00 AM to 4:00 AM
GPS Coordinates: 11.961659, 121.924651
PHOTO FROM EPIC BORACAY FACEBOOK PAGE
Exit Bar Boracay

EXIT BAR
Type: Bar
Address: Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
GPS Coordinates: 11.962110, 121.924299
Tree House Boracay

TREE HOUSE BORACAY
Type: Bar, Restaurant
Address: Station 3, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM to 12:00 MN | Contact Number: (036) 288-3601
GPS Coordinates: 11.948809, 121.931311
PHOTO FROM TRACKINGTREASURE.NET 
Wave Bar & Lounge Boracay

WAVE BAR & LOUNGE
Type: Bar, Lounge
Address: Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM | Contact Number: (036) 288-6111
GPS Coordinates: 11.958088, 121.926570
PHOTO FROM WAVE BAR & LOUNGE FACEBOOK PAGE   

 

 

► WHAT TO SEE & DO IN BORACAY


Small as Boracay is, you’ll never run out of things to do on the island, especially if you have loads of cash. All the water sports you can think of, you can enjoy in Boracay. You can go island hopping—which usually includes snorkeling and cliff jumping within the itinerary—or you can go diving if you’re a licensed diver, or a maybe a fun dive for a first-timer. Inland, there are also a lot you can do—cable cars, ziplines, minor hikes, heck, even a visit to an oceanarium. But, of course, the main draw of the island is still its beaches; the longest and most popular of the ten is the White Beach.
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Beaches in Boracay 
Balinghai Beach Boracay

BALINGHAI BEACH
Address: Hagdan, Baling Hai Road, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Public Beach
GPS Coordinates: 11.981134, 121.908515
Banyugan Beach Boracay

BANYUGAN BEACH
Address: Shangri-La, Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Private Beach
GPS Coordinates: 11.987320, 121.906075

BULABOG BEACH
Address: Sitio Bulabog, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11.965631, 121.928888
Diniwid Beach Boracay

DINIWID BEACH
Address: Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11.976062, 121.911789
Ilig Iligan Beach Boracay

ILIG-ILIGAN BEACH
Address: Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11.986036, 121.925014
Lapuz Lapuz Beach Boracay

LAPUZ LAPUZ BEACH
Address: Fairways & Bluewater Newcoast Resort, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island
Access: Private Beach
GPS Coordinates: 11.981111, 121.927955
Puka Beach Boracay

PUKA BEACH
Address: Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11.996611, 121.915254
Punta Bunga Beach Boracay

PUNTA BUNGA BEACH
Address: Shangri-La, Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11.985096, 121.907557
Tambisaan Beach Boracay

TAMBISAAN BEACH
Address: Brgy. Bantud and Manoc Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11.950009, 121.947037
White Beach Boracay

BORACAY WHITE BEACH
Address: Brgy. Balabag and Manoc Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11.965549, 121.921256
Boracay Island Hopping
Ariel's Point Boracay

ARIEL’S POINT
Address: Ariel’s Point, Batason, Buruanga, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-6770 | Cliff Diving Rates: From PHP1,600.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.865163, 121.877791
Book Online: Click Here
PHOTO FROM THE JOVIALWANDERER.COM
Crocodile Island Snorkeling Boracay

CROCODILE ISLAND MARINE SANCTUARY
Address: Crocodile Island, Malay, Aklan
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11.949508, 121.949680
Book Online: Click Here
Crystal Cove Boracay

CRYSTAL COVE
Address: Laurel Island, Malay, Aklan
Entrance Fee: PHP200.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.944521, 121.958233
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Magic Island Boracay

MAGIC ISLAND
Address: Magic Island, Malay, Aklan
Entrance Fee: PHP200.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.941992, 121.957259
Book Online: Click Here
Carabao Island Romblon

CARABAO ISLAND ~ ROMBLON
Address: Carabao Island, Romblon
Boat Fee: From PHP80.00 (public boat)
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 12.056615, 121.957887
Boracay Inland Activities
ATV Buggy Ride Boracay

ATV & BUGGY RIDE
Where to Book: White Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: Starts at PHP500.00

Cable Car and Zipline Boracay

CABLE CAR & ZIPLINE RIDE
Address: Happy Planet, Lapuz Lapuz, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-2843 | Ride Fee: From PHP1,300.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.977009, 121.928991
Book Online: Click Here
G-Max Ride Boracay

G-MAX RIDE
Address: Station 3, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (0921) 532-3550
Ride Fee: From PHP1,500.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.954102, 121.929121
PHOTO FROM MARXTERMIND.COM
Helicopter Adventure Boracay

HELICOPTER ADVENTURE
Address: Sitio Ilig-Iligan, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-4356 | (0939) 913-5663
Ride Fee: Starts at PHP10,400.00 for 2pax
Book Online: Click Here
PHOTO FROM HOLICOPTER ADVENTURE BORACAY
Mt. Luho View Deck

MT. LUHO VIEW DECK
Address: Boracay Mount Luho Road, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entrance Fee: PHP120.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.976602, 121.928802


Oceanarium Boracay

OCEANARIUM AT CROWN REGENCY
Address: Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center, Station 2 Main Road, Boracay
Contact Number: (036) 506-3111
Entrance Fee: From PHP600.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.996170, 121.915744


PubCrawl Boracay

PUBCRAWL
Address: White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (0906) 207-5343
Tour Fee: From PHP690.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.963099, 121.923775
PHOTO FROM TRAVELOSYO.COM
Sand Sculpture Boracay

SAND SCULPTURE AT WHITE BEACH 
Address: White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Picture Fee: From PHP20.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.956506, 121.927112


Willy's Rock Boracay

WILLY’S ROCK
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 11.968149, 121.918596


Boracay Water Activities 
Banana Boat Ride Boracay

BANANA BOAT RIDE
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: From PHP280.00
Fly Fish Boracay

FLY FISH RIDE
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: From PHP650.00
Book Online: Check Here
Helmet Diving in Boracay

HELMET DIVING
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach or your hotel
Diving Fee: From PHP700.00
PHOTO FROM BLISSFULGURO.COM
Jetskiing in Boracay

JETSKIING
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: From PHP2,000.00
Kite Surfing in Boracay

KITE SURFING
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: From PHP3,000. Inclusive of lesson and gear
Parasailing in Boracay

PARASAILING
Where to Book: White Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: From PHP1,500.00
Book Online: Click Here
PHOTO FROM TRAVELOSYO.COM
Paraw Sailing in Boracay

PARAW SAILING SUNSET RIDE
Where to Book: White Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: From PHP400.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.966833, 121.920031
Book Online: Click Here
Scuba Diving in Boracay

SCUBA DIVING
Where to Book: White Beach or your hotel
Diving Fee: Fun Dive from PHP3,000.00
Book Online: Click Here
Skimboarding in Boracay

SKIMBOARDING
Where to Rent: White Beach, Puka Beach
Board Rent Fee: From PHP500.00
White Beach GPS Coordinates: 11.966833, 121.920031
Puka Beach GPS Coordinates: 11.995143, 121.912605
Snorkeling in Boracay

SNORKELING
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach or your hotel
Tour Fee: Part of Island Hopping tours

 

 

► FESTIVALS IN BORACAY


Boracay Festivals

ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL
Festival Date: Every second Sunday of January

BORACAY INTERNATIONAL FUNBOARD CUP
Festival Date: Every second half of January

DRAGON BOAT RACE
Festival Date: Every first half of May

INTERNATIONAL BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Festival Date: Every May

LABORACAY
Festival Date: Every Labor Day Weekend

PAROCHIAL FIESTA
Festival Date: Every May 18 to 19

PHOTO FROM KIRKANATOMY.COM

 

 

► WHERE TO SHOP & WHAT TO BUY IN BORACAY


While shopping for unique items isn’t really Boracay’s stronger suit, there are numerous stores selling mostly beach-related wares along the island; anything from sandals to swim wear to diving gear, you can find here. Granted, prices are a bit on the high side. Besides the usual Boracay shirt and ref magnets, consider buying an icon mug from Starbucks, something you can only buy on the island, and maybe a loop of puka shell bracelets. And yes, take away a bun of chori burger too, just in case you get hungry on the plane back to Manila!

Starbucks Boracay

BORACAY STARBUCKS MUG
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-1694
Open Hours: 6:30 AM to 12:30 AM
GPS Coordinates: 11.963593, 121.923337
Chori Burger Boracay

CHORI BURGER
Where to Buy: White Beach, Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
GPS Coordinates: 11.996611, 121.915254
Puka Shells Boracay

PUKA BRACELET
Address: Puka Beach, Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
GPS Coordinates: 11.996611, 121.915254
D'Mall Boracay

D’MALL DE BORACAY
Type: Shopping Arcade
Address: Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
GPS Coordinates: 11.962753, 121.924532
D'Talipapa Boracay

D’TALIPAPA DE BORACAY
Type: Seafood Market
Address: Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
GPS Coordinates: 11.958094, 121.928587
PHOTO FROM KYTEDALINO.BLOGSPOT.COM
D'Talipapa Boracay

ORIGINAL TALIPAPA 
Type: Shopping Arcade
Address: Station 3, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
GPS Coordinates:

 

 

► BORACAY TOURIST SPOT MAP


Boracay Tourist Spots Map

 

 

► BORACAY SAMPLE  ITINERARY & TRAVEL BUDGET


For a relaxed Boracay getaway, I advise staying for at least three days. A Boracay itinerary for two days is actually doable, but it can get quite hectic, especially if you want to try water activities and see the rest of the island besides the White Beach. If you have more time, I suggest you stretch out the itinerary below to fit your stay on the island. A beach is still meant for relaxing, so take your time and make sure that you get to lay on the sand and simply do nothing.

For the travel budget, a vacation to Boracay is only expensive if you let it. If you take out most of the watersports and choose only what you really, really want (plus the island hopping tour, you cannot leave this out) and simply enjoy its beaches and eat on simple eateries, a trip to Boracay can be relatively cheap. For the budget guide below, I purposely didn’t include the transfer from either Kalibo (PHP150.00 to PHP200.00 per person) or Caticlan Airport to the jetty going to the island; I only started counting money on the jetty itself. Also, tricycle fees can be further lowered to only PHP20.00 per ride, if you choose to ride non-special (ride-sharing with other passengers).

► DAY ONE | PHP1,250.00
PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF TWO
Early morning arrival
    PHP 100.00 - CATICLAN JETTY TERMINAL FEE
    PHP 75.00 - CATICLAN JETTY ENVIRONMENT FEE (12 YEARS OLD & BELOW, FREE)
    PHP 25.00 - BOAT TRANSFER FEE (P30.00 - 5:00PM TO 10:00PM | P100.00 - 10:00PM TO 5:00AM | 7 YEARS OLD & BELOW, FREE)
    PHP 100.00 TRICYCLE TRANSFER PER PERSON TO HOTEL (PHP120.00, 9:00PM ONWARDS)
Check in at hotel (leave your bags at the lobby if early check in is not possible)
    PHP 800.00 - CHEAPEST ACCOMMODATION IN BORACAY FOR 2 NIGHTS VIA AGODA, GOOD FOR 2PAX
Breakfast
    PHP100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
Visit Puka Beach
   PHP150.00 - TRICYCLE TO PUKA BEACH
Lunch
    PHP100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
Visit Ilig-Iligan Beach
    PHP100.00 - TRICYCLE TO ILIG-ILIGAN BEACH
Visit Mt. Luho View Deck (Zipline & Cable Car Optional)
    PHP100.00 - TRICYCLE TO MT. LUHO VIEW DECK
Sunset at White Beach / Willy’s Rock
    PHP150.00 - TRICYCLE TO WHITE BEACH
Dinner
    PHP100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
Party!!!

► DAY TWO | PHP800.00 PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF TWO
Breakfast
    PHP100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
Early swim at the White Beach
Join island hopping your (inclusive of lunch)
    PHP600.00 - ISLAND HOPPING TOUR FEE PER PERSON, BOAT SHARING
Visit Diniwid Beach
Sunset and Dinner at Spider House
    PHP200.00 - MEAL AT SPIDER HOUSE
Party!!!

► DAY THREE | PHP525.00 PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF TWO
Breakfast
    PHP100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
Walk to Bulabog Beach (Good for Amihan Season)
Visit Tambisaan Beach + Snorkel
    PHP100.00 - TRICYCLE TO TAMBISAAN BEACH
Lunch
    PHP100.00 - TRICYCLE TO D'MALL
    PHP100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
Pasalubong shopping
Depart Boracay
    PHP100.00 - TRICYCLE TO PORT
    PHP100.00 - TERMINAL FEE
    PHP25.00 - BOAT FEE


►► TOTAL BUDGET | PHP5,150.00 for two persons or PHP2,5750.00 per person
* TOTAL BUDGET BASED ON TWO PERSONS TRAVELING TOGETHER FOR TWO DAYS & THREE NIGHTS IN BORACAY

 

► EXTEND YOUR BORACAY TRIP


Boracay to Antique

ANTIQUE 
Antique Travel Blog
Travel Time: 2 to 3 hours away by bus
Departure Point: Caticlan Bus Terminal
Suggested Number of Days: 2 to 3 days


 



Boracay Travel Guide, Itinerary & Budget

BORACAY TRAVEL GUIDE, ITINERARY & BUDGET 
UPDATED AS OF JULY 2017





Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Monday, July 31, 2017

45 comments:

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    1. Haha, Boracay is my favorite party island kasi

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    1. Will update this Boracay guide frequently too :)

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  3. this blog is the best! super helpful! makes me more excited. thanks

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    1. Thanks Cassy! Hope you have a hassle-free travel to Boracay!

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    1. Hi Renz, didn't get the previous one we got. Will post a new contact number for a Boracay Island hopping tour, going back to Boracay this week. :)

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  5. Galing ng blog. Kumpleto rekados.

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    1. Salamat sir! Hope you enjoy your Boracay tour!

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  6. Very helpful! Thank you!! :)

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    1. No problem! Let me know how your Boracay trip goes :)

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  7. Good day sir, ask lang po ako regarding sa Parasailing. Ano pong resort o beach ang Php.800 na parasailing? thank you!

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    1. Hi Romen, haven't really tried parasailing yet. I just got those rates from those offering on the beach. Will check, once I go back this week. :)

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  8. Great article, thanks for the tips! Indeed, Philippines is a beautiful archipelago of islands of adventures and getaways. Unfortunately, there is a large number of tourist targeted scams and safety concerns over here.

    Do be wary of the Ativan gang/family scam, familiar face scam, sob story scam, the bump and drop, paedophile scam, cards/poker/blackjack scam, beggars, fake goods, pickpockets, fake travel agents, bullet in bag scam, airline desk overweight luggage, immigration officer bribe, taxi spray scam and many more!

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  9. Hi, thank you for this as our barkada 6pax is going to visit bora via kalibo this coming sept. However, got worried since our arrival time is at 9pm. Just wanna ask your suggestion as to what van should we ride on and if there is available during our arrival. Read blogs too and saw that some offers for as low as 250 one way for van and boat transfer not sure if terminal and environmental fees are included and if they are also available during our arrival time. If anyone who has a budget friendly recommendations for students like us please free to contact me at 09178246339, 09496350783. This could be of great help for us. Thanks a lot.

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    1. There are vans available even after nine in the evening at Kalibo Airport, just go out of the terminal and they would call you, you will not miss it. Make sure you ask what's included with the van fare, you may also haggle.

      For budget accommodations, you may check here:
      https://www.agoda.com/city/boracay-island-ph.html?cid=1649989

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  10. Wow! Thanks a lot for this. The extensive list of hotels/resorts is very helpful for my upcoming Boracay trip. Thank you! ��

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    1. You're welcome! Hope the Boracay itinerary also helped you out :)

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  11. This is a very comprehensive post. Good job, Christian!

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    1. Salamat Gretchen! When's your next Boracay trip with your kid? :)

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    1. Thank you Celine Reyes! Party hard when you visit Boracay! :D

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    1. Salamat Marky, made this Boracay Guide to help travelers talaga :D

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  14. Grabe! Sobrang kumpleto ng Boracay Travel guide na to! Galing :)

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    1. Salamat ma'am Carla! It's hard to do blog guides like these but they seem to be really helpful, so, tsina-tsaga ko talaga :)

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  15. Nalula ako sa guide na toh! But definitely "bookmarked" sa browser ko. :D Nice Sir!!!

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    1. Thanks Mujee! Took me days to finish the guide, map, and itinerary, but well worth it. :)

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  16. Hi, I'm Heide. We'll go to boracay next week sept 2-5 with friends group of 5 via Kalibo. and we also have our accomodation already. Things that i was concern are, the trasnfer from kalibo airport to boracay island and also the best activities that we should try there like water sport that we shouldn't miss, retaurant & also island tour or beach that we should go? thank you for the respose :)

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    1. For the transfer, please refer to the section how to get to boracay above. For the water activities, you definitely should not miss the island hopping adventure. :)

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  17. Hi..we are also planningour boracay trip on march..6 adults and 2 kids. We will be arriving @kalibo airport around 10 pm. Can u advice me what to do best? To stay overnyt at kalibo hotels or to go straight to bocaray at that tym of the nyt? We have 3 and 2 years old kids with us.. thank for the help in advance 😊

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    1. Hi Iline, it's quite easy and convenient to go to Boracay from Kalibo even during the night. I suggest you go straight to the island, unless you have quite a lot of time on hand. :)

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    2. Thank you mam! Great help! we'll do that 😊

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    3. No problem! I'm a sir, by the way. :D

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  18. Wow! This is great! 😊 We're visiting boracay this October and this is the best blog I ever read since I start researching about boracay! 😊 Very detailed! 🖒🖒 I screenshot all your suggestion and try to make our boracay vacation the best and cheap as possible. Thank you!! 😊

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Glad you find my Boracay Guide helpful! :)

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  19. And sir, may I know which one do you prefer or which one is the cheapest if I book Kalibo transfer online or ako kami nlng mag arrange ng transfer namin pagdating sa Kalibo airport. Thank you godbless

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    1. Hi Michael, it's cheaper if you book it at Kalibo itself. The advantage of booking online is you have sure seats and it saves you the hassle of haggling with the operators. :)

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  20. Super helpful! May I know what is the name of your hotel? W ill go there this November. Thank you

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    1. Hi Riza, I stayed on a lot of hotels in Boracay. I guess yours would depend on how much your budget is. You may check the list I put up for reference. :)

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