Plan to go to Boracay Island but don’t know how to get there? Then here’s a quick and easy travel guide and information on how to get there:
- From Boracay/Caticlan (MPH) Airport to your hotel or resort in Boracay
- From Kalibo (KLO) International Airport to your hotel or resort in Boracay
- From Kalibo Pook port – The new gateway to Boracay via ferry Mabuhay Maritime Express
Let’s find out more the specifics by reading through this guide.
From Boracay/Caticlan (MPH) Airport to Boracay
There are two main gateways to Boracay one is the Caticlan Airport and the other is the Kalibo International Airport. Caticlan Airport is the closest airport to Boracay, recently it has been renamed to Boracay Airport. It is found on the southern tip of the island nearby Caticlan, Malay, Aklan. Filipino tourists are encouraged to fly directly to Boracay Airport but it has a limitation, the latest airplane arrival is at 18:40 and the latest departure of airplane is at 19:25.
1) Upon exiting Caticlan Airport
As you head out at the airport, from the exit door, cross the main road and there, you’ll see parked vans and motor tricycles that take passengers to Caticlan Jetty Port, it’ll only take about 10 to 15 minutes to get there.
2) At Caticlan Jetty Port
Upon arriving at the Caticlan Jetty Port, all tourists, both domestic and international must go through the verification booth. This is the new policy, no one is allowed to enter the island without any confirmed booking from DOT (Department of Tourism) accredited hotel and resorts. Once you go through the verification process, you’ll see booths where you are required to buy government fees which are the Terminal fee (Php 100.00) and Environmental fee (Php 75.00), there also you will find a booth for you to buy a ferry/boat ticket going to Cagban Port.
3) Getting to the boat
Upon entering the Caticlan Jetty Port, you will undergo a series of security checks like the baggage x-ray machine, metal detectors, and security guards. Then, follow the signs, it will lead you to a turnstile, you will need the Terminal and Environmental fee ticket for you to enter. After that, prepare your boat ticket and keep walking straight and you’ll reach the port and there you will see the boat ticket collector. Then he/she will assign you to the outrigger boats or ferry that will take you to Cagban Port. A 10-15 minutes boat ride between Caticlan Jetty Port mainland to Boracay (Cagban) Port the entry point of Boracay Island. Boat services is 24 hours a day, however, boat fare may change based on schedule (05:00-17:59 [Php 30.00], 18:00-22:00 [Php 40.00], 22:00-04:59 [Php 50.00]).
4) From Cagban Port to your hotel or resort
Once you reach the Cagban Port, continue to walk on the hallway and then pass through where you will see parked E-tricycles, multi-cabs, and vans. Fare for chartered e-trike is Php 150-350 for chartered multi-cab it is Php 250-600, for the van it is Php 500-800. The amount of fare depends on where you are going, either at Station 1,2 or 3 or at Yapak and Diniwid Boracay.
From Kalibo (KLO) International Airport
Kalibo International Airport is the largest airport in the province of Aklan and now offers direct flights to and from the province in China, Seoul, Singapore City, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong, etc. If you are an international tourist, planning to go to Boracay then, Kalibo International Airport is your best site to get there.
- After you take out your luggage and exited at the airport, there will be vans and buses that goes directly to Caticlan at the airport terminal. The ride can take about 1.5-2 hours to get to the Caticlan Jetty Port.
From Kalibo Pook Port
Kalibo Port is a soon to be passageway leading to Boracay Island, recently there has been a Soft Opening of the Port of Mabuhay Maritime Express in Pook, Kalibo followed by the maiden voyage of MV Magalang from Kalibo to Boracay.
*To enjoy your vacation in Boracay Island to the fullest and without stress and worries make sure you book your transportation, hotels and activities in advance here at BPHT booking services! If you have any concern and questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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