Call us
for a quote

02 8347 0777

Boracay

Boracay is a tropical island in the Philippines, an hour flight from Manila.

White Beach with its white sand and crystal clear blue water is consistently voted as one of the world’s best beaches. Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines, with over 1 million tourists annually. Boracay Island is about 7km long, and has several other more remote beaches around the island, as well as Bulabog Beach, which is the best kiteboarding and watersport beach in Asia.

Boracay is a vacationer’s paradise, with luxury hotels, through traditional bungalows; something for anyone’s budget and taste. There are all kinds of activities on the island, most famous for the diving, kiteboarding, and windsurfing. There are many fantastic restaurants on White Beach with food from around the world. Boracay is above else famous for its nightlife, with pubs and bars of all kinds that are jumping until very late at night.

Weather

Amihan  – High Season
September/October to May/June
25-32°C (78-90°F)
Hot and humid, Northeasterly to Easterly winds, little or no rainfall

Philippines Summer
April / May / June
28 – 38 degrees C
Hot and mostly dry
Sometimes Easterly to southeasterly Trade winds

Habagat – Low Season
May/June to September/October
25-32°C (78-90°F)
Cool south-west wind, moderate to heavy rainfall

 

Tourist Season

The Low Season is when the winds change and blow eastward into White Beach. There is more rain than usual, but there are also fewer tourists, better prices on accommodations, and other lower prices. The low season begins in May, and ends in October. With the increase in Asian tourists, the low season is still very busy in Boracay.

During High Season, the winds come from the back of the island, and White Beach is protected. The wind blows out to sea, leaving the beach pristinely clean and generally calm. It is also winter in the northern hemisphere, and tourists come in numbers in search of sun, heat, beach and party. High Season starts in October and ends in May.

The Peak Season is when the tourists are at their height. This includes Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, and Holy Week (Easter Week). Most resorts have a +10% to +25% premium on their rooms, and the island gets fully booked. Make sure you book as far in advance as possible.

 

ACTIVITIES

General Info
Boracay Guide Book Click the picture on the left to View or Download our Guide Book with great information and Maps for Boracay.

Facebook Fan Page For up to date activities, events and parties check our Facebook Fan Page. Just click on the facebook logo.

My Boracay Guide Actitivies Check out all the fun things to do on YouTube! Just click on the Youtube logo.

Boracay is a tropical island in the Philippines, an hour flight from Manila. White Beach with its white sand and crystal clear blue water is consistently voted as one of the world’s best beaches. Boracay is the most popular beach destination in the Philippines, with over 1 million tourists annually. Boracay Island is about 7km long, and has several other more remote beaches around the island, as well as Bulabog Beach, which is the best kiteboarding and watersport beach in Asia. Boracay is a vacationer’s paradise, with luxury hotels, through traditional bungalows; something for anyone’s budget and taste. There are all kinds of activities on the island, most famous for the diving, kiteboarding, and windsurfing. There are many fantastic restaurants on White Beach with food from around the world. Boracay is above else famous for its nightlife, with pubs and bars of all kinds that are jumping until very late at night.

Geography

Boracay is in the province of Aklan. Aklan is located in Panay. This is the center of the Philippines. These central islands are the Visayas, region 6.

The Island of Boracay is shaped like a dog bone. It is 8 km long, and 1 km wide at it’s narrowest. White Beach and Bulabog beach are the primary and secondary tourism beaches, both located opposite of each other.

Boracay is located 2km from Caticlan, the mainland gateway for sea and air access to Boracay. There are ports both in the south of Boracay (Cagban Port) and Caticlan (Jetty Port) to ferry passengers across the Tabon Straight.

Boracay is separated into three districts; Yapak in the North, Manoc-Manoc in the South and Balabag in the center. Tourists will use the boat stations of White Beach for reference. Boat Station 1 in the north, Boat Station 2 in the center, and Boat Station 3 in the south. (The boat stations are no longer in use, however they are the accepted points of reference for all things White Beach.)

Weather
Amihan – High Season
September/October to May/June
25-32°C (78-90°F)
Hot and humid, Northeasterly to Easterly winds, little or no rainfall

Philippines Summer
April / May / June
28 – 38 degrees C
Hot and mostly dry
Sometimes Easterly to southeasterly Trade winds

Habagat – Low Season
May/June to September/October
25-32°C (78-90°F)
Cool south-west wind, moderate to heavy rainfall

 

Tourist Season
The Low Season is when the winds change and blow eastward into White Beach. There is more rain than usual, but there are also fewer tourists, better prices on accommodations, and other lower prices. The low season begins in May, and ends in October. With the increase in Asian tourists, the low season is still very busy in Boracay.

During High Season, the winds come from the back of the island, and White Beach is protected. The wind blows out to sea, leaving the beach pristinely clean and generally calm. It is also winter in the northern hemisphere, and tourists come in numbers in search of sun, heat, beach and party. High Season starts in October and ends in May.

The Peak Season is when the tourists are at their height. This includes Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, and Holy Week (Easter Week). Most resorts have a +10% to +25% premium on their rooms, and the island gets fully booked. Make sure you book as far in advance as possible.

Getting There
By Air:

Caticlan Airport is a smaller airport 5 minutes from Boracay. There are domestic flights from Manila and Cebu. A motorized trike will take you to the Jetty Port, less than five minutes away. This is definitely the preferred airport for ease and convenience. Due to the small size of the runway, smaller turboprop airplanes are used.

Kalibo Airport is a larger airport 90 minutes from Boracay. Kalibo airport that has some international flights, and accommodates larger jet airplanes. There are vans and busses outside the airport. Prices fluctuate.

1. Caticlan Airport to Caticlan Port – After getting out of the small airport, there will be a line up of Motor Tricycles. The ride costs 50 PhP per trike for the five-minute trip to the port.

2. Caticlan Port to Boracay Port – The Jetty Port has Bangka pump boats that ferry between the Caticlan mainland and Boracay Island from 5:00 in the morning to 9:00 in the evening. Flights are now coming into Kalibo all night, so the Bangkas are running all night. You may need to charter a Bangka for 1000 PhP (nighttime) . The Bangka trip is 30 PhP, however non-residents also pay a 75 PhP environmental fee, and a 100 PhP Terminal fee. You need to purchase these tickets outside the Jetty Port before you enter. The trip from mainland to the island is 10 minutes. If you have heavy luggage, there are porters to assist you at 20 PhP per item tip.

3. Boracay Port to White Beach – Depending on the season, you will arrive at one of two Boracay Ports – Cagban Port in the High Season and Tambisaan Port in the Low Season. In low season you will likely get your shoes wet. The distance from either port to White Beach is about ten minutes. There will be a long line of Motortrikes to take you from the port to White Beach. This trip is 100 PhP per trike, more if you look like a foreigner. Agree to the price ahead of time. The trikes are now displaying price sheets.

4. White Beach – The Motortrikes cannot go to the actual beach, but will leave you on the Main Road with a path that leads down to White Beach. You will likely need to walk down the path from the main road. The Motortrike drivers should know the right place to drop you off. Call our office if you aren’t sure. We can help.

 

Money

The currency is the Philippine Peso (PhP). Bill denominations are: 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 pesos. If possible, bring your cash with you. ATMs dispense in 500 PHP bills: they are frequently offline or out of funds, so do not rely on them exclusively. There are ATMs on White Beach, at D’Mall, and on the main road that will accept foreign debit/bank cards. Foreign Currency is best exchanged at the banks or money exchanges. Only the larger restaurants and hotels accept credit cards including MaterCard, Visa & American Express, although a 5% surchagre on all  cards is standard. Personal checques are not accepted. Traveler’s cheques get a lower exchange rate and should be changes at Allied Bank.

Buy travel insurance online through Deja Vu Travel