BORACAY TRAVEL GUIDE | Itinerary + Budget + Map [UPDATED 2022]

Friday, November 18, 2022

Boracay Travel Guide Itinerary Budget Map

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.



UNDERSTAND BORACAY


Boracay is an island located on the north western part of Panay in the region of Western Visayas. It is part of the town of Malay in the municipality of Aklan. It was originally populated by the Ati people until its discovery in the 70s and 80s as a backpacker beach destination. In the 90s it became one of the top beaches in the Philippines. Massive tourism took its toll on the island and in 2018, it was closed off for full rehabilitation. Boracay has been acclaimed as one of the world’s best islands by numerous publications and groups.



WHAT'S THE BEST TIME TO GO TO BORACAY


The best time to visit Boracay is during the summer months of March to May. During these months, there’s virtually no rains and the winds are gentle—especially on the side of the popular White Beach. However, it is still possible to visit Boracay during the rainy months of June to November. During this time, strong winds shift from Bulabog Beach to the White Beach, making the former a better place for swimming. Island hopping activities also shift to the other side of the island during these months.



BORACAY TRAVELER ESSENTIAL INFO


● Boracay currency is in Philippine Peso. USD 1.00 is about PHP 58.00.
● ATM machines, banks, and money exchange kiosks are readily available on the island. Most of these are located around the White Beach area.
● Type A (two flat vertical pins) is the electrical outlet used in Boracay Island
● Boracay has a score of low when it comes to crime rates. The most common crimes on the island are drug use (probably due to the numerous parties on the island) and theft.  During my numerous visits to Boracay, I have never once felt unsafe or have fallen victim to any type of crime.
● In cases of emergency and hospitalization, Boracay has a lot of clinics and hospitals—the largest of which is St. Gabriele's Medical Center which is open 24 hours.



BORACAY DO’S & DON’TS


After Boracay’s rehabilitation, a few new rules were imposed on people visiting the island to keep its pristine condition as much as possible. While not a few people disagree with the new Boracay rules (especially those who want to eat along the beach, and those who want to bring their dogs along with them), not following these will definitely earn you a fine.


● No littering
● No collecting of sand or pebbles
● No smoking on public places (there are designated smoking areas)
● No drinking of alcoholic beverages on the beach
● No eating on the beach
● No pets on the beach
● No building of sandcastles on the beach
● No parking of motor vehicles on the beachfront
● No fire-dancing on the beach
● No unauthorized flying of drones on the whole island



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. 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 ₱150.00 to ₱200.00), 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.

BOOKING KALIBO AIRPORT TO BORACAY FULL TRANSFER


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.

BOOKING A BORACAY BUS, FERRY, PRIVATE TRANSFER, FLIGHT ONLINE


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

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

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

Mindoro to Boracay by Ferry
ROXAS TO CATICLAN BY FERRY ○ 4-5 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM ₱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 ₱375.00 +/-
FASTCAT - Sails 5 times daily | (032) 842-9341 | (0946) 576-0544

Romblon to Boracay by Ferry
ODIONGAN TO CATICLAN BY FERRY ○ 3 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ○ FARE FROM ₱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 ₱80.00 +/-
● LOCAL PASSENGER OUTRIGGER BOATS - Sails once daily
Antique to Boracay by Bus
ANTIQUE TO CATICLAN BY BUS ○ FROM 2 HOURS TRAVEL TIME (DEPENDING WHERE IN ANTIQUE) ○ FARE FROM ₱200.00 +/-
● CERES - Departs multiple times daily

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

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

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



GETTING AROUND BORACAY


Getting Around 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 e-trikes roaming around its roadways—tricycles using petrol has now been banned in Boracay. Minimum fare is ₱10.00 for non-special trips or “individual” within the White Beach Stations and ₱20.00 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 or “individual”.

For special trips, where you rent the whole vehicle, fares are set at ₱100.00 for tricycles (up to 6 persons), ₱250.00 for multicabs (up to 11 persons) and ₱20.00 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 ₱20.00 to ₱50.00 for special rides from 9:00PM onwards.



ORGANIZED TOURS IN BORACAY


Organized Tours In Boracay

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.

CHECKING FOR DISCOUNTED BORACAY TOURS



SPEAK BORACAY


Speak Boracay

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—because as numerous as they are, these can easily get filled by incoming visitors.


Budget Accommodations In Boracay
Galleria De BoracayGALLERIA DE BORACAY

Address: Original Talipapa, Station 3
Contact Number: (0920) 920-0553
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.953878, 121.929985
Second Wind Hostel BoracaySECOND WIND HOSTEL

Address: Bulabog Road, Brgy. Balabag
Contact Number: (036) 288-1025 | (0917) 843-1469
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.965316, 121.924874
PHOTO BY RJDEXPLORER
Midrange Accommodations In Boracay
Agos BoracayAGOS BORACAY

Address: Main Road, Station 2, Brgy. Balabag
Contact Number: (036) 288-2663
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.961511, 121.927950
PHOTO BY MARXTERMIND
Alta Vista De Boracay HotelALTA VISTA DE BORACAY HOTEL

Address: Brgy. Yapak
Contact Number: (036) 288-9802
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.993200, 121.911520
PHOTO BY MARXTERMIND
Coast BoracayCOAST BORACAY

Address: Station 2, White Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288-2634
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.958804, 121.926184
PHOTO BY ELALJANELASOLA
Crown Regency Beach Resort BoracayCROWN REGENCY BEACH RESORT BORACAY

Address: Station 3, White Beach
Contact Number: (032) 845-0211 | (032) 845-0215
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.952624, 121.929850
Ferra Premier Hotel BoracayFERRA PREMIER HOTEL

Address: Sitio Bulabog, Brgy. Balabag
Contact Number: (036) 288-1177 to 79
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.965484, 121.926592
Ferra Hotel & Garden Suites BoracayFERRA HOTEL & GARDEN SUITES BORACAY

Address: Sitio Bulabog, Brgy. Balabag
Contact Number: (0917) 680-9137
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.965818, 121.926449
Lime Hotel BoracayLIME HOTEL BORACAY

Address: Main Road, Station 2
Contact Number: (0906) 267-0416
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.961068, 121.928240
PHOTO BY RJDEXPLORER
Zuzuni Boutique Hotel BoracayZUZUNI BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Address: Station 1, White Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288-4477 | (0917) 324-9051
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.964334, 121.922660
PHOTO BY MARXTERMIND
Luxury Accommodations In Boracay
Asya Premier Suites BoracayASYA PREMIER SUITES

Address: Station 3, White Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288-1790
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.944163, 121.932428
Aqua BoracayAQUA BORACAY

Address: Bulabog Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288 1536
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.961498, 121.929874
Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center BoracayCROWN REGENCY RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER

Address: Station 2, Main Road
Contact Number: (036) 506-3111
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.996170, 121.915744
Shangri-La BoracaySHANGRI-LA BORACAY

Address: Brgy. Yapak
Contact Number: (036) 288-4988
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.987926, 121.906598
The District BoracayTHE DISTRICT BORACAY

Address: Station 2, White Beach
Contact Number: (02) 234-9058 | (02) 234-5917
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.962529, 121.923965
The White House BoracayTHE WHITE HOUSE BORACAY

Address: Station 1, White Beach
Contact Number: (02) 638-7368 | (036) 288-3675
GPS Coordinates Map: 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 delve inside its sidestreets and you can find affordable food 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. Before the Boracay rehabiliation, you can buy your beer on small convenience stores along the beach and chug them on the beach—this is now illegal, drinking on the beach is strictly prohibited.


BORACAY ESSENTIAL EATS

These are the famous, iconic, and must-try food and delicacies when in Boracay. Never leave the island without trying them at least once.

• Chori Burger
• Jonah’s Fruit Shake
• Calamansi Muffin from Real Coffee & Tea Cafe
• Seafood paluto from various kiosks along White Beach


Budget Restaurants In Boracay
Andok's BoracayANDOK’S BORACAY
Type: Fastfood, Filipino Rice Meals
Opening Hours: 24 Hours, Daily
Address: Everywhere in Boracay

Jasper's Tapsilog & Resto BoracayJASPER’S TAPSILOG & RESTO BORACAY
Type: Filipino Rice Meals
Opening Hours: 6:00AM to 9:00PM, Daily 
Address: Main Road, Station 2
Contact Number: (036) 288-3435
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.962433, 121.926866
Merly's BBQ Chori Burger BoracayMERLY’S BBQ - ORIGINAL CHORI BURGER
Type: Barbecue Stand
Opening Hours: 4:30PM to 1:00AM, Daily 
Address: Station 1, White Beach
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.965314, 121.922350
Smoke Resto BoracaySMOKE RESTO BORACAY
Type: Sizzling Restaurant, Filipino Rice Meals
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily
Address: Station 2, D’Mall
Contact Number: (036) 288-4565 | (036) 288-6014
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.962039, 121.924643
Restaurants In Boracay
Obama Grill BoracayOBAMA GRILL
Type: Beachfront Restaurant, Western, Grills, Tuna Panga
Address: Station 1, White Beach
Contact Number: +63 (36) 288-4971 | +63 (917) 313-1378
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM to 12:00 MN
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.967157, 121.920481
Plato D' BoracayPLATO D’ BORACAY
Type: Restaurant, Filipino Rice Meals
Address: Unit 10-12, D’Talipapa, Station 2
Contact Number: (036) 288-1475
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.962023, 121.926175
Real Coffee & Tea Cafe BoracayREAL COFFEE & TEA CAFE
Type: Bakeshop, Cafe
Address: Station 1, White Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288-5340
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.960078, 121.925545
Ruf Resto Bar BoracayRUF RESTO BAR
Type: Rooftop Restaurant, Bar, Western, Filipino, Asian
Address: Sitio Bulabog, Balabag
Contact Number: (036) 288-1177 to 79
Opening Hours: 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.965165, 121.925932
Sunny Side Cafe BoracayTHE SUNNY SIDE CAFE
Type: All Day Breakfast Restaurant
Opening Hours: 7:00AM to 8:00PM, Sunday 24 Hours
Address: Station 2, White Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288-2874
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.953157, 121.929614
Buffets In Boracay
Astoria BoracayASTORIA BORACAY  
Address: Station 2, White Beach  
Buffet Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Buffet Price: From ₱750.00
Contact Number: (036) 288-1111
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.964967, 121.922359
Hennan Resorts Boracay BuffetHENANN GROUP OF RESORTS BORACAY  
Locations: Multiple locations on White Beach
Buffet Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Buffet Price: From ₱849.00
Sunset View Restobar Boracay BuffetSUNSET VIEW RESTOBAR  
Address: Station 2, White Beach  
Buffet Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Buffet Price: From ₱450.00
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.954133, 121.929420
Bars In Boracay
Epic Bar BoracayEPIC BORACAY
Type: Bar, Club
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 AM
Address: Station 2, White Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288-1477
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.961659, 121.924651
PHOTO FROM EPIC BORACAY FB
Cocoloco BoracayCOCOLOCO BORACAY
Type: Bar
Opening Hours: 6:00AM to 12:00AM
Address: Station 3, White Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288-3028
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.949567, 121.931201
Exit Bar BoracayEXIT BAR
Type: Bar
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Address: Station 2, White Beach  
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.962110, 121.924299
Om Bar BoracayOM BAR BORACAY
Type: Bar, Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00AM to 3:00AM
Address: Station 2, White Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288-5017
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.958899, 121.926177
Two Brown Boys BoracayTWO BROWN BOYS
Type: Restobar
Opening Hours: 7:30AM to 3:00AM
Address: Road1-A, Bulabog
Contact Number: (0999) 777-1983
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.964639, 121.926897




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.

BOOK DISCOUNTED TOURS IN BORACAY


Beaches Of Boracay
Balinghai Beach BoracayBALINGHAI BEACH
Address: Hagdan, Baling Hai Road
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.981134, 121.908515
Banyugan Beach BoracayBANYUGAN BEACH
Address: Shangri-La, Brgy. Yapak
Access: Private Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.987320, 121.906075
Bulabog Beach BoracayBULABOG BEACH
Address: Sitio Bulabog, Brgy. Balabag
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.965631, 121.928888
Diniwid Beach BoracayDINIWID BEACH
Address: Brgy. Yapak
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.976062, 121.911789
Ilig-Iligan Beach BoracayILIG-ILIGAN BEACH
Address: Brgy. Yapak
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.986036, 121.925014
Lapuz Lapuz Beach BoracayLAPUZ LAPUZ BEACH
Address: Fairways & Bluewater Newcoast Resort, Brgy. Balabag
Access: Private Beach
Entrance Fee: Buy food from their restaurant
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.981111, 121.927955
Puka Beach BoracayPUKA BEACH
Address: Brgy. Yapak
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.996611, 121.915254
Punta Bunga Beach BoracayPUNTA BUNGA BEACH
Address: Shangri-La, Brgy. Yapak
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.985096, 121.907557
Tambisaan Beach BoracayTAMBISAAN BEACH
Address: Brgy. Bantud and Manoc Manoc
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.950009, 121.947037
White Beach BoracayBORACAY WHITE BEACH
Address: Brgy. Balabag and Manoc Manoc
Access: Public Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.965549, 121.921256
Island Hopping In Boracay
Ariel's Point AklanARIEL’S POINT

Cliff Diving Rates: From ₱1,600.00
Address: Ariel’s Point, Batason, Buruanga, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-6770
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.865163, 121.877791
PHOTO FROM THE JOVIALWANDERER.COM
Crocodile Island BoracayCROCODILE ISLAND MARINE SANCTUARY

Address: Crocodile Island, Malay, Aklan
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.949508, 121.949680
Crystal Cove BoracayCRYSTAL COVE

Address: Laurel Island, Malay, Aklan
Entrance Fee: ₱200.00
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.944521, 121.958233
Magic Island BoracayMAGIC ISLAND

Address: Magic Island, Malay, Aklan
Entrance Fee: ₱200.00
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.941992, 121.957259
Carabao Island Daytrip From BoracayCARABAO ISLAND ~ ROMBLON
Address: Carabao Island, Romblon
Boat Fee: From ₱80.00 (public boat)
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 12.056615, 121.957887
Boracay Inland Activities
Angol Point BoracayANGOL POINT
Address: Station 3, White Beach, Brgy. Manoc-Manoc
Access: Public Beach
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.943425, 121.932612
ATV & Buggy Ride BoracayATV & BUGGY RIDE

Where to Book: White Beach or your hotel
Ride Fee: Starts at ₱950.00
Balabag Wetland Park BoracayBALABAG WETLAND PARK
Opening Hours: 24 Hours, Daily
Address: Main Road, Station 2
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.963727, 121.926506
Cujo's Keyhole BoracayCUJO’S KEYHOLE
Address: Ilig-Iligan Beach
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.982076, 121.929581
Cable Car & Zipline BoracayCABLE CAR & ZIPLINE RIDE

Ride Fee: From ₱1,300.00
Address: Happy Planet, Lapuz Lapuz
Contact Number: (036) 288-2843
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.977009, 121.928991
Helicopter Adventure BoracayHELICOPTER ADVENTURE

Ride Fee: Starts at ₱5,400.00
Address: Hotel Pick-up
Contact Number: (036) 288-4356 | (0939) 913-5663
PHOTO BY HOLICOPTER ADVENTURE BORACAY
Leaning Coconut Tree BoracayLEANING COCONUT TREE
Entrance Fee: Free
Address: Bulabog Beach 
GPS Coordinates Map:  11.964929, 121.929291
Mt. Luho Viewdeck BoracayMT. LUHO VIEW DECK
Entrance Fee: ₱120.00
Address: Boracay Mount Luho Road, Brgy. Balabag
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM  
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.976602, 121.928802
Oceanarium BoracayOCEANARIUM AT CROWN REGENCY
Entrance Fee: From ₱600.00
Address: Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center, Station 2, Main Road
Contact Number: (036) 506-3111
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.996170, 121.915744
Pubcrawl BoracayPUBCRAWL
Tour Fee: From ₱690.00
Address: White Beach
Contact Number: (0906) 207-5343  
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.963099, 121.923775
PHOTO BY TRAVELOSYO
Sand Sculpture BoracaySAND SCULPTURE
Picture Fee: From ₱20.00
Address: Puka Beach  
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.956506, 121.927112
Wave Rider BoracayWAVE RIDER  
Address: Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center, Station 2, Main Road
Contact Number: (036) 506-3111
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.996170, 121.915744
Wetland No.3 Park BoracayWETLAND NO.3 PARK 
Entrance Fee: Free
Address: Bulabog Road, Sitio Bulabog 
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.964929, 121.929291
Willy's Rock BoracayWILLY’S ROCK
Entrance Fee: Free
Address: Station 1, White Beach  
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.968149, 121.918596
Water Activities Boracay
Banana Boat Ride BoracayBANANA BOAT RIDE

Ride Fee: From ₱450.00
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach, Hotel
Crystal Kayak BoracayCRYSTAL KAYAK

Ride Fee: From ₱250.00
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach, Puka Beach

Fly Fish Ride BoracayFLY FISH RIDE

Ride Fee: From ₱700.00
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach, Hotel


Helmet Diving BoracayHELMET DIVING

Diving Fee: From ₱1,000.00
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach, Hotel
PHOTO BY BLISSFULGURO
Jetski BoracayJETSKIING

Ride Fee: From ₱2,200.00
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach, Hotel

Kite Surfing BoracayKITE SURFING
Ride Fee: From ₱3,000. Inclusive of lesson and gear
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach, Hotel

Paddle Boarding BoracayPADDLE BOARDING

Ride Fee: From ₱400.00
Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach, Puka Beach

Parasailing BoracayPARASAILING

Where to Book: White Beach, Puka Beach, Hotel
Ride Fee: From ₱1,800.00
PHOTO BY TRAVELOSYO
Paraw Sailing Sunset BoracayPARAW SAILING SUNSET RIDE

Ride Fee: From ₱670.00
Where to Book: White Beach, Hotel
GPS Coordinates: 11.966833, 121.920031
Scuba Diving BoracaySCUBA DIVING

Diving Fee: Fun Dive from ₱5,000.00
Where to Book: White Beach, Hotel
Skimboarding BoracaySKIMBOARDING
Where to Rent: White Beach, Puka Beach
Board Rent Fee: From ₱500.00

Snorkeling BoracaySNORKELING

Where to Book: White Beach, Bulabog Beach, 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 BY KIRKANATOMY




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 a 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!


What To Buy In Boracay
Hand Painted Boracay ShirtsHAND-PAINTED BORACAY SHIRTS
Address: Lonely Planet, D’Mall, Station 2, White Beach
GPS Coordinates: 11.961727, 121.924587
Puka Bracelet BoracayPUKA BRACELET
Address: Puka Beach, Brgy. Yapak
GPS Coordinates: 11.996611, 121.915254
Starbucks Mug BoracayBORACAY STARBUCKS MUG
Address: Station 1, White Beach
Contact Number: (036) 288-1694
Open Hours: 6:30 AM to 12:30 AM
GPS Coordinates: 11.963593, 121.923337
Where To Buy In Boracay
D'Mall De BoracayD’MALL DE BORACAY
Type: Shopping Arcade
Address: Station 2, White Beach
GPS Coordinates: 11.962753, 121.924532




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 (₱150.00 to ₱200.00 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 ₱20.00 per ride, if you choose to ride non-special (ride-sharing with other passengers).


► DAY ONE | ₱1,250.00 PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF TWO


• Early morning arrival
    ₱100.00 - CATICLAN JETTY TERMINAL FEE
    ₱75.00 - CATICLAN JETTY ENVIRONMENT FEE (12 YEARS OLD & BELOW, FREE)
    ₱25.00 - BOAT TRANSFER FEE (₱30.00 - 5:00PM TO 10:00PM | (₱100.00 - 10:00PM TO 5:00AM | 7 YEARS OLD & BELOW, FREE)
    ₱100.00 - TRICYCLE TRANSFER PER PERSON TO HOTEL (₱120.00, 9:00PM ONWARDS)

• Check in at hotel (leave your bags at the lobby if early check in is not possible)
    ₱800.00 - CHEAPEST ACCOMMODATION IN BORACAY FOR 2 NIGHTS VIA AGODA, GOOD FOR 2PAX
• Breakfast
    ₱100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
• Visit Puka Beach
    ₱150.00 - TRICYCLE TO PUKA BEACH
• Lunch
    ₱100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
• Visit Ilig-Iligan Beach
    ₱100.00 - TRICYCLE TO ILIG-ILIGAN BEACH
• Visit Cujo’s Keyhole
    ₱100.00 - TRICYCLE TO MT. LUHO VIEW DECK
• Sunset at White Beach / Willy’s Rock
    ₱150.00 - TRICYCLE TO WHITE BEACH
• Dinner
    ₱100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
• Party!!!


► DAY TWO | ₱800.00 PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF TWO


• Breakfast
    ₱100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
• Early swim at the White Beach
• Join island hopping tour (inclusive of lunch)
    ₱600.00 - ISLAND HOPPING TOUR FEE PER PERSON, BOAT SHARING
• Visit Diniwid Beach
• Walk to White Beach
• Sunset at White Beach
• Dinner
    ₱100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
• Party!!!


► DAY THREE | ₱525.00 PER PERSON BASED ON A GROUP OF TWO


• Breakfast
    ₱100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
• Walk to Bulabog Beach (Good for Amihan Season)
• Visit Tambisaan Beach + Snorkel
    ₱100.00 - TRICYCLE TO TAMBISAAN BEACH
• Lunch
    ₱100.00 - TRICYCLE TO D'MALL
    ₱100.00 - AVERAGE CHEAP MEAL IN BORACAY
• Pasalubong shopping
• Depart Boracay
    ₱100.00 - TRICYCLE TO PORT
    ₱100.00 - TERMINAL FEE
    ₱25.00 - BOAT FEE



TOTAL BUDGET : ₱5,150.00 FOR TWO PERSONS

  ₱2,575.00 PER PERSON
  ₱858.30 PER PERSON PER DAY

* Based on two persons traveling together for 3 days and 2 nights in Boracay Island



EXTEND YOUR BORACAY TRIP


Boracay To AntiqueANTIQUE
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 To CebuCEBU  
Cebu Travel Blog
Travel Time: 1 hour away by plane
Departure Point: Caticlan Airport
Suggested Number of Days: 2 to 3 days
Boracay To GuimarasGUIMARAS  
Guimaras Travel Blog
Travel Time: 5 to 6 hours away by bus & ferry
Departure Point: Caticlan Bus Terminal
Suggested Number of Days: 1 to 2 days



BORACAY TRAVEL BLOG, GUIDE, EXPENSES, MAP, & ITINERARY
UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 18, 2022

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47 comments

  1. 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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  3. Very helpful! Thank you!! :)

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Hi!

    Good Day!

    We are in boracay this coming holy week; may i ask if island hopping is suitable for oldies?

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  19. Hi, yes island hopping in Boracay is also good for old people :)

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