Getting to Boracay
Plane - The fastest way to Boracay is to fly from
Manila to Caticlan Airport on Panay Island. There are also
many flights to Kalibo, which is 1 1/2 hours by bus from Caticlan.
Flight time from Manila to Caticlan ranges from 35-30 minutes;
to Kalibo, it takes about 50 minutes. From Cebu City, the
flight takes about the same time and from Tablas, it takes
about 30 minutes. Since flight schedules change frequently,
consult the domestic airline companies.
ship - An adventurous but more leisurely and romantic
way to travel to Boracay is by ferry from Manila to Caticlan
or Dumaguit, near Kalibo. The trip takes about 17 hours.
transportation on Boracay is still by "tricyle"
(motorcycle with a sidecar). The daytime fare per passenger
is 7 pesos for any trip between Boat Station 1 and 3. Fares
are higher, and often negotiable, for trips beyond Station
1 and 3. Pedicabs are available on the southern part of the
White Beach path.
fares per person range from 20 to 40 pesos, depending on the
distance and your negotiating skills. Nighttime fares for
both motorcycles ("tricycles") and pedicabs are
higher the later the hour. Prices are supposed to be posted
in the tricycles.
Location and Size
Island is located approximately 350 kilometers south of Manila.
Boracay is about 7 kilometers long and at is narrowest point
barely a kilometer wide, comprising an area of 1,083 hectares.
The center of the islandm where the population of about 16,000
people is concentrated, is flat and narrow. Both the southern
and northern ends of the island are wider and hilly, with
the highest point (Mt. Luho, 100 meter, located in the northeast).
international country code of the Philippines
is 63. Towns and cities have area codes as
follows: Manila = 20; Boracay = 036; Kalibo = 036;
Iloilo = 033; Cebu = 032.
are calling from abroad, omit the "0" in the area
code and the first digit "0" in 11-digit mobile
phone numbers. For example, to call a number in: