Getting Here & Around

Getting Here

Traveling to Boracay has gotten easier and more comfortable over the years. Thanks to the IFC  proposal to promoting sustainable tourism in the Philippines, the Caticlan Airport has been reinvigorated and nearby transport facilities upgraded.

By Air

Boracay Island is easily accessible as there are two domestic airports in the towns of Caticlan and Kalibo, both located on the mainland of Panay. The usual routes are:

Manila-Caticlan-Boracay

(1 1/2 hours total travel time)

Manila-Kalibo-Caticlan-Boracay

(3 hours total travel time)

Cebu-Caticlan-Boracay

(1 1/2 hours total travel time)

Two airline companies, Asian Spirit (www.asianspirit.com) and Seair (www.flyseair.com), offer numerous daily flights from Manila or Cebu to Caticlan. Flying time is about one hour and 10 minutes. Both airlines accept online bookings on their websites.

Philippine Airlines (www.philippineairlines.com) and Cebu Pacific (www.cebupacificair.com) fly the Manila-Kalibo-Manila route. The flight is one hour long. From Kalibo Airport, a shuttle bus will take visitors through a 90-minute scenic journey through the Aklan province countryside to the Caticlan jetty port.

At Caticlan Airport, tricycles (motorcycles with sidecars) can take visitors to the Caticlan jetty port, only 5 minutes away. From the Caticlan jetty port, Boracay is only a short 20-minute boat ride.

For the latest flight schedules, visit the website or contact the telephone numbers of the airlines listed below.

ASIAN SPIRIT

Phase IV D’Mall D’ Boracay, Balabag, Boracay Island

Tel. No.             (63-36) 288-3465/3466/5462

Fax No.                        (63-36) 288-6811

Email:               [email protected]

Website:           www.asianspirit.com

Routes from/to Caticlan: Manila, Cebu

CEBU PACIFIC AIR

Toting Reyes St., Kalibo, Aklan

Tel. No.             (63-36) 262-5409

Fax No.                        (63-36) 268-7336

Email:               cebupacificair.com

Website:           www.cebupacificair.com

Route from/to Kalibo: Manila

INTERISLAND AIRLINES

Domestic Road, Beside Old Domestic Terminal, Pasay City, Metro Manila

Tel. No.             (63-02) 852-8010 to l3

Fax No.                        (63-02) 852-7793

Email:               [email protected]

Website:           www.interislandairlines.com

Route from/to Caticlan: Manila

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES

Main Road, Balabag Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan

Tel. No.             (63-36) 288-3502/5995

Website:           www.philippineairlines.com

Route from/to Kalibo: Manila

SEAIR

Sitio Ambulong, Brgy. Manor-Manor, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan

Tel. No.             (63-36) 288-5439/5502/6828

Fax No.                        (63-36) 288-5440

Email:               [email protected]

Website:           www.flyseair.com

Routes from/to Caticlan: Manila, Angeles (Clark)

By Sea

For the latest schedules, visit the website or contact the telephone numbers of the ferries/ shipping lines listed below.

MBRS SHIPPING LINES

Sitio Ambulong, Brgy. Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan

Tel. No.             (63-36) 288-3320

Route from/to Caticlan: Manila

NEGROS NAVIGATION SHIPPING CORP.

Kalibo, Aklan

Tel. No.             (63-36) 268-4903/5353

Website:           www.negrosnavigation.com

Route from/to Iloilo: Manila

By Land

From Iloilo or Bacolod in neighboring Negros Island, the only way to get to Boracay is by bus. Mini-vans or buses ply the four (4) to five (5) hour Iloilo-Caticlan route. The trip is split into two (2): a 3 to 4-hour drive from Iloilo to Kalibo, and, transferring to another vehicle, from Kalibo to Caticlan, for a one-and-a-half-hour drive. A non­stop 3 to 4-hour taxi ride from Iloilo to Caticlan is always an option.

Getting Around

Boracay is big enough to have a wide range of sleeping and dining choices but fortunately small enough to explore and discover on foot. Motorcycles, tricycles, outrigger boats, paraws, speedboats and even helicopters can be chartered to get around the island.

Boracay Island is divided into three barangays. Coming down from the north is Barangay Yapak, followed by Barangay Balabag and then Barangay Manoc-manoc. The official “center” of Boracay is situated and shared by Barangays Balabag and Manoc-manoc. Central Boracay is jam packed with resorts and is where all the action is. It is also where White Beach, and its Boat Stations 1, 2 and 3 are located.

Barangay Yapak

Mostly hilly with beautiful beaches such as Puka Shell Beach, Ilig-iligan Beach, Punta Bunga Beach and Baling Hai Beach.

Hotels in this area are Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa, …

Barangay Balabag

Bounded by Bulabog Beach in the east and White Beach in the west,

Barangay Manoc-manoc

This is where most of the native island residents reside. Manoc-manoc sounds like “chicken-chicken” in Tagalog.

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