Boracay, though small, has become a massive contender in the top travel destinations amongst foreigners to the Philippines. The surge in visitors to Boracay has even caused the government to temporarily close the beautiful beaches of Boracay to tourists for six months, to give it time to reset and rehabilitate. The 4-kilometer-long White beach is amongst what attracts people the most to the beautiful beaches of Boracay.
Boracay’s warm climate and not being affected by typhoons makes it accessible all year round, even during the monsoon season. However, the best time to be in Boracay would be between March to May as, during these months, almost every day is guaranteed a sunny day. But do be prepared for crowded beaches and a lot more noise from parties and social events. During this time the beaches of Boracay come to life with colorful paraws, adventurous parasailing folks and fire dances after sunset.
Legazpi Airport (LGP) - The Legazpi Airport, located 15km from town is the main airport in the Bicol region. The airport serves the surrounding areas of Legazpi, the capital city of Albay. To get to Legazpi city from the airport, you may head out of the airport gate and get a tricycle from there. Tricycle usually cost around P50 one way. One trip will take approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic. If you walk to the road outside, you may take jeepneys to the Albay district or Daraga city. Even though Legazpi airport is a rather small airport which consists of a single-story building, it is equipped with a waiting area and a tour desk.
Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (MPH) - The Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, also known as the Caticlan Airport or Boracay Airport serves the municipality of Malay which is located in the province of Aklan. The airport is one of two gateways for travelers to reach Boracay Island. As the island is not accessible by plane, travelers to Boracay will have to take a ten-minute boat ride from the airport to the island.
Both Legazpi and Boracay share a very similar climate. Both have tropical climates with hot weather and rain throughout the year and a very similar average temperature. Boracay is just slightly warmer than Legazpi with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius while the average temperature in Legazpi is 27.1 degrees Celsius. There is a vast difference in the amount of rainfall between the two cities as Legazpi receives an annual amount of 3104 mm of rain compared to Boracay, which only receives 999mm of rain annually.