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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 PHP100.00), 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.

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 ○ 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 ○ 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 ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 2,200.00 +/-
CEBU PACIFIC - Flies 2 times daily | (032) 230-8888

CEBU TO KALIBO ○ 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 ○ 9 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 1,000.00 +/-
2GO - Sails 5 times weekly | (02) 528-7000

Mindoro to Boracay 
ROXAS TO CATICLAN ○ 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 ○ 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 ○ 1 HOUR TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 80.00 +/-
● LOCAL PASSENGER OUTRIGGER BOATS - Sails once daily


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

Iloilo to Boracay 
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 
3 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM PHP 200.00 +/-
● CERES - Departs multiple times daily, passes by Kalibo


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


► GETTING AROUND BORACAY

Public Transportation in Boracay

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 PHP20.00 for non-special trips along the main road, meaning the driver can still pick up other passengers, and special trips are set at PHP100.00 to PHP150.00 (depending on your destination) for renting the whole tricycle. To make sure a driver would only charge you PHP20.00 and avoid confusion and confrontation, tell him beforehand that you’re riding non-special.  ~ PHOTO FROM BLISSFULGURO.COM

► TOURS IN BORACAY

Boracay Tours

Booking a tour in Boracay 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 people offering anything from island hopping tours 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 cheaper, or if you want to rent the whole boat for a more private tour.

 

► 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 flocking it. The beachfront resorts, especially in 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
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 
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
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
PHOTO FROM LAKWATSERONGTSINELAS.COM
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



Boracay Accommodations


► 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 side-streets and you can find meals in Boracay without reaching the hundred-peso mark. If you’re willing to eat in eateries or carinderia, 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 along on beach-set dining areas.

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
Open Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM | Contact Number: (0915) 311-0736
GPS Coordinates: 11.967715, 121.920254
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
La Cozina Boracay

LA COZINA BORACAY
Type: Restaurant, Latin American Cuisine
Address: Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Open Hours: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM | Contact Number: (0917) 324-9051
GPS Coordinates: 11.964173, 121.922728
PHOTO FROM RJDEXPLORER.COM
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
Open Hours: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
GPS Coordinates: 11.960078, 121.925545
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
Open Hours: 24 Hours Daily
GPS Coordinates: 11.962039, 121.924643
Spider House Boracay

SPIDER HOUSE
Type: 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
Open 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
Open 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
Open 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.

Beaches in Boracay 
Balinghai Beach Boracay

BALINGHAI BEACH
Address: Hagdan, Baling Hai Road, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Private Beach | Entrance Fee: PHP500.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.981134, 121.908515
PHOTO FROM THE DAILYPOSH.NET
Banyugan Beach Boracay

BANYUGAN BEACH
Address: Shangri-La, Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Private Beach
GPS Coordinates: 11.987320, 121.906075
PHOTO FROM THE PINASMUNA.COM
Bulabog Beach Boracay

BULABOG BEACH
Address: Sitio Bulabog, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Access: Public Beach | Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates:
PHOTO FROM THE BLISSFULGURO.COM
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: Private Beach
GPS Coordinates: 11.985096, 121.907557
PHOTO FROM THE PINASMUNA.COM
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
PHOTO FROM THE LAWSTUDE.NET
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
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
Crystal Cove Boracay

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

MAGIC ISLAND
Address: Magic Island, Malay, Aklan
Entrance Fee: PHP150.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.941992, 121.957259
PHOTO FROM PINABLOGGERISTA.WORDPRESS.COM
Crocodile Island Boracay

CARABAO ISLAND ~ ROMBLON
Address: Carabao Island, Romblon
Boat Fee: From PHP80.00
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 12.056615, 121.957887
PHOTO FROM TRAMPINGPHILIPPINES.COM
Boracay Inland Activities
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
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
PHOTO FROM HOLICOPTER ADVENTURE BORACAY


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 STATION 1
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 PHP150.00
Fly Fish Boracay

FLY FISH RIDE 
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: From PHP500.00
Helmet Diving in Boracay

HELMET DIVING
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach or your hotel
Diving Fee: From PHP400.00
PHOTO FROM BLISSFULGURO.COM
Jetskiing in Boracay

JETSKIING
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: From PHP1,500.00
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 PHP800.00
PHOTO FROM TRAVELOSYO.COM
Paraw Sailing in Boracay

PARAW SAILING SUNSET RIDE
Where to Book: White Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: From PHP1,000.00
GPS Coordinates: 11.966833, 121.920031
Scuba Diving in Boracay

SCUBA DIVING 
Where to Book: White Beach or your hotel
Diving Fee: Fun Dive from PHP1,600.00
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, still, 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




► BORACAY TOURIST SPOT MAP

Boracay Tourist Spots Map



► BORACAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

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.

DAY 1

Early Morning Arrival from Metro Manila
Check in at Hotel (leave your bags at the lobby if early check in is not allowed)
Breakfast
Visit Puka Beach
Lunch
Visit Ilig-Iligan Beach
Visit Mt. Luho View Deck (Zipline & Cable Car Optional)
Sunset at White Beach / Willy’s Rock
Dinner
Party!!!

DAY 2
Breakfast
Swim at White Beach
Join Island Hopping Tour (Usually Inclusive of Lunch)
Visit Diniwid Beach
Sunset and Dinner at Spider House
Party!!!

DAY 3
Breakfast
Visit Bulabog Beach (Good for Amihan Season)
Visit Tambisaan Beach + Snorkel
Lunch
Pasalubong Shopping
Depart Boracay


► BORACAY 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 (PHP100.00) 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).

TRANSPORTAION: PHP 1,175.00 Solo | PHP 1,500.00 Couple (PHP750.00 each) 
  DAY ONE 
PHP 100.00 - Caticlan Jetty Terminal Fee
PHP 75.00 - Caticlan Jetty Environment Fee
PHP 25.00 - Boat Transfer Fee
PHP 100.00 - Tricycle Transfer to Hotel
PHP 150.00 - Tricycle to Puka Beach
PHP 100.00 - Tricycle to Ilig-Iligan Beach
PHP 100.00 - Tricycle to Mt. Luho View Deck
PHP 100.00 - Tricycle to White Beach
  DAY TWO
PHP 00.00
  DAY THREE
PHP 100.00 - Tricycle to Tambisaan Beach
PHP 100.00 - Tricycle to D'Mall
PHP 100.00 - Tricycle to Port
PHP 100.00 - Terminal Fee
PHP 25.00 - Boat Fee


TOUR: PHP280.00 Solo | PHP560.00 Couple (PHP280.00 each)
PHP 1,400.00 - Island Hopping Tour, Good for 5pax

ACCOMMODATION: PHP 800.00 Solo | PHP 800.00 Couple (PHP 400.00 each)
PHP 400.00 - Cheapest Accommodation in Boracay, Good for 2pax
                 x 2 nights

FOOD: PHP700.00 Solo | PHP1,400.00 Couple (PHP700.00 each)
PHP100.00 - Average Cheap Meal in Boracay
                  x 7 (3 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner)

3 days 2 nights budget total for a solo traveler: PHP 2,955.00
3 days 2 nights budget total for two persons traveling together: PHP 4,260.00 (PHP2,130.00 each)



► EXTEND YOUR BORACAY TRIP

Boracay to Antique

ANTIQUE 
Antique Travel Guide
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 AND ITINERARY
UPDATED AS OF OCTOBER 6, 2016

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Thursday, October 6, 2016

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