The fastest and easiest way of getting to Boracay is traveling by aircraft via Manila or Kalibo.
Arrived in Manila, airline carriers as Airphil Express and Cebu Pacific Air operates the route Manila - Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila several times a day with propeller-driven airplanes. The daily flight schedule between Manila and Boracay begins early in the morning and ends late in the afternoon. The flight time from Manila to Caticlan is one hour.
Alternatively, there is an air traffic between Kalibo International Airport (KLO) and Manila with South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR), Zest Airways (previously Asian Spirit) and Philippine Airlines. The transfer from Kalibo airport to Caticlan (Boracay) takes about two hours by van or bus. Public vans and buses are driving to Caticlan every half an hour after an aircraft has landed at Kalibo Airport. The last van, bus from Caticlan to Kalibo-Airport runs against 4:00pm. The fare from Kalibo airport to Caticlan Jetty Port amounts 175 PHP.
Cebu Pacific Air, Airphil Express and Zest Airways depart and arrive from Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. All SEAIR flights operate from Manila Domestic Airport. Manila Domestic Airport and "NAIA Terminal 3" are just a few km apart. The journey time between those terminal takes 20 minutes up to one hour - based on the traffic volume in Manila. Metered Taxi in that case "Coupon Taxi" connect NAIA and Manila Domestic Airport. The fare per way amounts around 200 PHP. A public shuttle service by the airport operator does not exist.
In this context it should be mentioned that online flight bookings on the website cebupacificair.com sometimes fail, if customer trying to pay with credit card. Then, it is possible to arrange reservations with: http://www.cebupacific.de
Further options getting to Boracay are by bus and ferry.
The bus company "Philtranco" maintains regular connections from Manila via Roxas (Mindoro) and Caticlan to the southern part of the Philippines - ferries included. For further information visit their website: http://www. philtranco.com.ph
Ro-Ro ferries of the Shipping company "2GO Travel" (before Negros Navigation) are serving twice a day the direct route from Port of Batangas (110 kilometers south of Metro Manila) to Caticlan. The travel time takes approximately nine hours. Each ferry can transport up to 1000 passengers. Information about the ferry service from Manila/Batangas to Boracay (Caticlan) are available on the website: http://www. travel.2go.com.ph There you can also book tickets online.
Getting around Boracay is quite uncomplicated. In order to be mobile on the Island of Boracay motorized tricycles are an excellent mean of transportation. Fares are usually reasonable - depending on negotiating skills. Those who prefer more independence in Boracay will find plenty of offers to rent a motorbike (scooter) or mountain bike. Rental periods can be hourly, daily or weekly. In Boracay it is compulsory to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. Almost all streets are paved with asphalt on the island.
|Cebu Pacific Air ATR 72-500, Caticlan Airport|