How to get to Boracay Island

Boracay Island: How to get there

Getting to Boracay island is possible through several transportation options, including direct flights from Manila, Cebu and El Nido to Caticlan airport .

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Arrive in Boracay Caticlan or Kalibo airport:

Boracay Caticlan Airport Arrival
Boracay Caticlan Airport Arrival

The most convenient way to reach Boracay is through the Caticlan Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, which primarily serves domestic flights, or the Kalibo International Airport.

Caticlan is the closest airport to Boracay, just a short drive from the Caticlan Jetty Port, which serves as the gateway to the island. On the other hand, Kalibo is about a 2-hour drive from the jetty.

Both airports, Caticlan and Kalibo, are located in Aklan Province, on the larger island facing Boracay.

From Caticlan Airport to Boracay:

Bus from Boracay Caticlan airport to Caticlan jetty
Bus from Boracay Caticlan airport to Caticlan jetty

Many hotels offer airport transfer services as part of their package deals. When you arrive at the airport, you can approach the hotel counters at the Caticlan airport, where representatives from various hotels are available to assist you.

If airport transfer is not included in your package, you have the option of arranging either a private transfer, which can be more expensive, or a door-to-door transfer which offer the opportunity to share the vehicle and boat with other tourists.

For the door-to-door transfer service, as you exit Caticlan Airport, you’ll find a counter outside where you can purchase a one-way or roundtrip ticket. Prices are typically lower for Filipino nationals due to environmental taxes.
The staff will provide you with a sticker bearing your hotel’s name to wear on your chest. This helps them easily recognize your destination and ensures you’re guided to the right hotel without any confusion.

Caticlan airport door-to-door transfer
Counter outside Caticlan airport where you can book the door-to-door transfer

by Sea:

Boat from Caticlan Jetty to Boracay Island

Once you’ve purchased your ticket, proceed to the assigned bus or van. At Caticlan Jetty Port, you will need to do the registration and show your hotel voucher to obtain clearance to enter Boracay Island. From there, you’ll be transported by speedboat to the Boracay pier, the specific location of which may vary depending on the season and sea conditions.

Upon arrival at the pier, disembark from the boat and proceed to the assigned van, which will take you to your hotel.

If you prefer, you can also book your transfer online through our website.

Get around Boracay Island:

I love Boracay Island

Boracay island is relatively small, measuring just 7 kilometers from north to south and about 2 kilometers at its widest point.
The most commonly used mode of transportation for covering longer distanceson the island is the electric tricycle, often referred to as a “trike.”

For shorter trips along the beaches, walking is a great choice.

The easiest way to get from White Beach to Bulabog Beach is on foot. Walking is also convenient for moving between the different stations on the famous White Beach.

Several upscale hotels offer complimentary shuttle services to various dining and shopping areas on the island.

If you’re looking to explore the sea and visit different beaches and nearby islands, you can rent a Paraw sailboat or a banca (motorized outrigger) for an enjoyable sea tour.

Paraw boats on Boracay's white beach boracay