Station 1, Boracay Island Philippines
How to Find Us
The port of entry to Boracay Island is through the small town of Caticlan. Outrigger boats or "bancas" leave every few minutes from Caticlan's jetty port. The short boat trip to Boracay's jetty port at Cagban costs PHP 25.00. Here, tourists are required to pay a terminal fee of PHP 20.00 and environmental fee of PHP 50.00. Once in Cagban port, take a tricycle ride going to this Boracay resort in Station 1.
Caticlan Airport is a short boat ride from Boracay. It is is served by several airlines, mostly flying from Manila. The airstrip is very short and only propeller planes can land there. The following airlines serve Caticlan:
- Air Philippines
- Asian Spirit and South East Asian Airlines (SEAir) fly between Caticlan and Cebu City, and between Caticlan and Angeles/Clark International Airport. SEAir also flies a seasonal route between Caticlan and Coron on Busuanga Island in Palwan Province.
Many airlines advertising flights to Boracay will fly you to Kalibo which is a minimum 90-minute bus ride away, depending on traffic. It is often recommended among experienced travelers to fly to Caticlan so as to avoid the bus ride coming and going.
Airlines which fly to Kalibo:
- Philippine Airlines
- Cebu Pacific
Flights to and from Manila to Kalibo are on jet planes. Flight time is one hour. Airline fares vary, generally USD 50.00 and up for each leg. Keep a lookout for special rates posted at the respective travel office adjoining the domestic terminal in Manila; luggage over 10 kg will probably cost you extra. Also, Negros Navigation operates seasonal trips and anchors a few miles off-shore from Boracay's White Beach.
Philtranco coaches leave regularly throughout the day from Cubao, Manila for Mindanao and pass Caticlan on the Strong Republic Nautical Highway. The usually journey takes twelve hours.
Most visitors opt for motorized tricycles which act as the island's taxis and make up most of its traffic. Rides are inexpensive, usually no more than PHP 200.00 to any point on the island from White Beach and much less for shorter rides. Tricycles can also be found almost anywhere along the main road. Short rides are a standard rate of PHP 7.00 but expect the tricycle driver to ask for an additional PHP 20.00 or more if you look like a foreigner.
Scooters provide the best flexibility at a reasonable price. The downside is having to deal with island traffic. Mountain bikes are also available for rent at several locations along White Beach. To explore around the island, rent a native sailboat (paraw) or motorized outrigger (banca) and visit the many beaches of Boracay.