The small island of Boracay is any summer vacationer’s paradise. With its crystal clear waters, white powdery sand, amazing sunsets and thriving nightlife scene, this amazing strip of island has been internationally recognized as one of the world’s best beaches. Whether you are looking to find the perfect beach to lounge or to seek your next great adventure, Boracay is your next postcard-perfect destination.
Riding the plane is the fastest way to reach Boracay. From Manila, there are daily flights going to Kalibo or Caticlan from airlines such as Cebu Pacific and Air Asia.
The ideal route if you want to travel on a ferry or boat ride is Manila to Dumaguit port. From Dumaguit, you can take an air-conditioned bus or jeepney to Caticlan, then the short ferry or boat ride.
Another option is a combination of land and sea travel - the “Roll On - Roll Off” or RORO. From Manila, travel to the Batangas Port and ride the RORO to Calapan, Mindoro. Once you’ve reach Calapan, go to Roxas Port to take another RORO ride to Caticlan (Boracay).
If traveling by land, the best route to go from Manila to Boracay would be taking a bus scheduled to go to Batangas port. There, take an overnight ferry to Tablas Island, Romblon province, and get dropped off in the small port of Odiongan. Then, take the jeepney going to the Looc or Santa Fe port, where a boat is waiting to take you to Boracay.
The best way to go around Boracay is by tricycle, which is a motorcycle attached to a closed sidecar. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can explore the island using an ATV (all-terrain vehicle).
Boracay showcases many interesting sights and destinations that offer unique experiences to every vacationer. Whether you’re a beach lover, naturalist, photographer or an adventure seeker, Boracay lets you cross off your adventure bucket list easily. Check out these top attractions to see in Boracay:
This renowned stretch of fine, powdery white beach stretches at almost five kilometers. It is the most famous beach in Boracay and where the beautiful sunset is seen. Most of the luxury hotels and resorts in Boracay and various restaurants face this side of the island.
The highest peak in the island of Boracay, Mount Luho is located in Bulabog. There are two viewing decks available. From its deck, you can see a panoramic 360 view of the entire island. One deck also has a mini zoo where you can see different species of birds, monkeys, and more.
It’s hard to miss this notable attraction when you walk along the White Beach. It is one of the most photographed landmarks in Boracay which features an odd looking rock with a Virgin Mary statue as its focal point.
Ready for a more exciting adventure? Head over to Ariel’s Point where you can dive off a click and do other water activities including kayaking, riding the stand up paddle, and snorkeling. You can reach this notable eco-adventure paradise in around 35 minutes via a boat ride.
Enjoy the ultimate comfort in a luxury hotel in Boracay or live more like a local by booking a hostel or a guesthouse. There are many budget accommodations available in Boracay.
Rating: 9.5, Price range: P6,000 up, Good for family vacations
Located in Station 2, Henann Lagoon Resort is a 5-star hotel that offers you a private escape in this amazing island. It features an Asian-inspired design with 222 luxury rooms and top-of-the-line amenities including a unique lagoon-styled pool for a great stay.
Rating: 9.2, Price range: P8,000 up, Good for family vacations
A modern paradise awaits you in Fairways and Bluewater Newcoast Boracay. Get to experience the beauty of the island without the crowd. It even has its own beach coves where you can enjoy a relaxing stay. One of its unique amenities is its 18-hole golf course.
Rating: 9.4, Price range: P3,000 up, Good for romantic vacation
Many guests rave about the resort’s excellent location near the beach, friendly staff, and clean rooms. This value for money accommodation showcases Italian/Filipino-inspired rooms complete with modern conveniences for a comfy stay.
Rating: 9.3, Price range: P2,200 up, Good for romantic getaways
Have water sports in your Boracay itinerary? Mecasa Hotel is strategically located in Bulabog Beach, where you can do more extreme water adventures aside from swimming.
Rating: 9.0, Price range: P330 up, Good for backpackers
Whether you’re a group of friends, a family, or backpackers looking for a cheap place to stay in Boracay without sacrificing comfort, this hostel is for you. Choose from their private rooms or mixed dorms. They also allow free use of the kitchen so you can cook your own food.
Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a laid-back beach bum, there are many things to do in Boracay. Discover these popular activities in Boracay.
Aside from the famous White Beach, there are 12 more beaches you can check out including Puka Shell, Diniwid, Bulabog, Ilig-Iligan and more. They are as exceptional as the more popular one, but mostly without the crowd.
Aside from swimming, beach bumming, or doing anything water-related activities, did you know there are caves you can explore in Boracay? There’s Bat Cave, Crystal Cave, and Buslugan Cave.
Many of the people who go to Boracay also come here for it’s pulsing nightlife. Bars and clubs abound along the island. Happy hour is offered in each and every one, so you can do a pub crawl anytime.
Chow down on good food when in Boracay. Make sure to try these great restaurants around the area.
Go to Jonah’s Fruitshake and Snacks Bar to try on some of the island’s best fruit shakes. Located in Station 1, try the Chocolate Banana Peanut shake, a signature offering that has been popular among tourists and locals for many years.
Staying near the beach means having access to scrumptious seafood delights. The Sababi D’Talipapa is your go-to place to buy fresh and live seafood. Since you can have your food cooked on the spot, you’ll literally enjoy fresh food.
Looking to enjoy Boracay’s legendary nightlife? Epic offers a great place if you’re looking to rave and get good food, too. Their extensive menu will fill your tummy without breaking your wallet.