Boracay is an island situated in the Philippines just 1 hour and 25 minutes away by flight from the port city of Puerto Princesa. Boracay has received its reputation for having one of the best tropical island views and stunning picturesque beaches as well as receiving numerous awards from travel publications and agencies. Because Boracay is so famous for its white sandy beaches and stunning views of the sunset as well as the magnificent layout of its geography, the island has become one of the top destinations for relaxation and tranquillity. Boracay was awarded as the best island in the world in 2012 from the famous international travel magazine, Travel + Leisure. In 2014, the resort island won the first place of the Best Islands in the World list published by the international magazine, Conde Nast Traveler. In 2016, Boracay was listed as one of the Top 10 Destinations to Watch. The island has just been re-opened after its long renovation closure in April 2018 and is now opened for public access again.
Boracay experiences two distinct weather patterns known locally as the Amihan and the Habagat seasons. Amihan translates to “a cool northeast wind” and Hagabat means “west or southwest wind or southwest monsoon”. The Amihan season is distinctive with its moderate temperatures and little to no rainfall as well as accompanied by the wind from the northeast. On the other hand, the Habagat season is distinctive with its hot and humid weather with frequent heavy rainfall and wind from the west. The Amihan season usually occurs between October to June while the Hagabat season starts from late June to September.
Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) - This international airport serves the surrounding areas of Puerto Princesa as well as the regions around Palawan. In 2017, it completed the construction of its new passenger terminal and cargo terminal buildings, sporting newer facilities and cargo bays. The airport can now hold approximately 700 passengers per hour, receiving 2 million passengers annually.
Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (MPH) - This airport is also known as the Caticlan Airport and serves the province of Aklan, it is one of the two gateways to Boracay. Although it is not an international airport that serves direct flights for international routes, this airport is connected to all major domestic routes and is still accessible if you choose to take transit flights. If you are travelling from Puerto Princesa, there are several direct flights by Philippine Airlines which you can book through Traveloka. The fastest travelling time is 1 hour and 25 minutes and flight tickets can be found as cheap as P 2,995. There are also several other airlines providing routes to this airport from Puerto Princesa such as Cebu Pacific and Philippines AirAsia.
Daytime temperatures on Boracay generally range from 77–90 °F (25–32 °C) from the beginning of the Amihan season into February or March, and increase to the 82–100 °F (28–38 °C) range with the onset of the Habagat season. During the tropical storm period, temperatures can fall below 68 °F (20 °C). Tropical storms can impact Boracay at any time of year but are most likely to be seen during the Habagat season. Hence, if you are planning to travel to Boracay, do make sure you avoid the Habagat season from late June to September.