Boracay, one of the top Islands in the Philippines,  is popular for its beaches and blessed with a long stretch of powdery white sand, crystal clear and azure waters, and a stunning sunset. 

Boracay is the most iconic island in the Philipines and has won multiple awards in previous years. In 2019, Boracay was the top of the Asia Category in Conde Nast Traveler's The Best Islands in the World 2019 Readers Choice Awards. In 2020, Boracay retains its Top 10 island status alongside other Philippine Islands as it places 6th in the Top 10 list.

You'll never run out of exciting things to do in Boracay, from swimming, island-hopping, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and kayaking.

Best Time To Go

Dry Season - December to May

You can enjoy Boracay all year round, but the best season to experience the island and its beaches are from December to May.

Peak Season - March to May

Boracay’s peak season is from March to May, the country’s summer months. During this period, Boracay becomes the go-to beach destination for Filipinos. 

Festival Season - January 

On the month of January, the Ati-Atihan festival is celebrated in multiple municipalities of the Aklan Province and is held in honor of the Santo Niño. 

Getting to Boracay

By Air - Caticlan Airport

From Manila, you can take a 1-hour domestic flight from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Caticlan. From Mactan airport, the flight takes around 50 minutes. 

Transfers: Airport to Boracay Island

  • Caticlan Airport to Caticlan Jetty Port
    10 - 15 mins drive via bus/van

  • Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay 
    10 - 15 mins via boat/ferry from Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay. You will be taken to Cagban port or Tambisaan Port

  • Boracay Port to Hotel
    Multi-cab available in the area (est. Php 40 per person) 

By Air - Kalibo Airport

Some flights to Boracay also land in Kalibo International Airport which is also a 1-hour flight from Manila.

Transfers: Airport to Boracay Island

  • Kalibo Airport to Caticlan Jetty Port
    1.5hrs - 2hrs drive via local bus/van
    Local Bus (Est. Fare Php 120)
    Direct Bus/Van (Est. Fare Php 200)
    Packaged Transfer (Est. Fare Php 500) - Includes: Van or Bus from Kalibo Airport to Caticlan Jetty Port, Hotel Transfer & Boat ticket

  • Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay 
    10 - 15 mins via boat/ferry from Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay. You will be taken to Cagban port or Tambisaan Port

  • Boracay Port to Hotel
    Multi-cab available in the area (est. Php 40 per person) 


Ferry Transfer 

From Caticlan Airport, you will be driven to the Caticlan Jetty Port with an estimated travel time of 15mins. From Kalibo Airport, it is a 2-hour drive going to Caticlan Jetty Port. When you arrive at Caticlan Jetty Port, there will be a ferry that goes to the island of Boracay. 

Note to Travelers: 
All travelers entering the Island of Boracay MUST HAVE a booking with an accredited hotel/resort. You will NOT be allowed to enter the island without a booking.
Some hotels and resorts will provide transportation going to the island. Please consult with your booked hotel/resort for information on transport.

Puka Beach

The island is known for its powdery white sand and gorgeous, pristine beaches. Even though it's a small island, you can’t reach all the beaches of Boracay on foot. You can either join an island hopping tour or ride a tricycle going to other beaches. 

Willy's Rock

Situated one hundred meters offshore, in the shallow water near Station 1, Willy's Rock is a castle-like volcanic formation that dominates the seascape along White Beach. Facing the beach are stairs leading to a chapel at the top, which contains a statue of the Virgin Mary. Willy's Rock is the most photographed landmark on Boracay and offers a commanding view of the island. 

Paraw Sailing

Boracay is famous for its beautiful sunsets, and the best way to take Instagrammable photos is to ride a paraw sailboat at sunset. If you want a budget-friendly paraw sailing experience, schedule your island hopping in the morning. You can explore the different islands of Boracay and witness the beautiful sunset on your way back to White Beach!

Shopping At D'Mall

Boracay’s shopping areas, D’Mall and D’Talipapa, are teeming with shops selling souvenirs, beachwear, gear, snacks, and treats. D’Mall is an open-air mall in Station 2, at the center of White Beach. D’Talipapa, a 10-minute walk from D’Mall, has souvenir shops as well but it’s more known as a seafood restaurant haven. You can buy the freshest catch in their wet market and have them cook it for you. 

Mermaid Academy

Mermaid lessons are one of the most popular attractions in Boracay. Wear a pretty mermaid tail and explore the tranquil waters of Boracay.

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