|Three hundred kilometers away from the Philippine capital city of Manila, Boracay can be reached via a number of ways: land, air, and water. Traveling to Boracay requires a combination of these modes. Once in Caticlan, tourists have to take the 15-20 minutes boat ride to the island. Alternative routes are also available from Romblon/Tablas and Mindoro via an hour and a half boat ride.|
From Manila, Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Air Philippines fly to Kalibo twice daily (thrice daily on weekends and peak season). Asian Spirit and Pacific Air service the Manila-Caticlan-Manila route, also twice a day. Travel time to Kalibo via PAL usually takes only 45 minutes while the Air Philippines flight averages from 1 hour to I hour and 15 minutes. Since the aircrafts servicing the Caticlan route are smaller, travel time is usually from 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Should you opt for a more leisurely cruise the super ferries of WG&A have trips to various points in Aklan. Travel time for this mode, however, is 18 to 19 hours.
WG&A’s vessels, Naju and
Lipa, have trips to Batan, Aklan thrice a week.
MVR Lines’ M/V Mary The Queen has trips twice weekly direct to
From these two points, New Washington and
Batan, you can take the jeepneys or tricycles plying the route to Kalibo
where you can catch a bus or an L-300 van to Caticlan.
From the three ports pf Batan, Dumaguit, and New
Washington, Depending on where your boat has docked, you can take jeeps or
tricycles plying the route to Kalibo.
In Kalibo, shuttle buses, L-300 vans, jeeps, and non-aircon buses
can ferry you to Caticlan and back.
Southwest Tours, 7107 Islands Tour, Paradise Tours, and Boracay
Star Express have terminals and offices in front of the Kalibo Airport as
well as in Kalibo’s town proper.
Fare for the shuttle buses and L-300 vans is P120-P180 and this
includes the fee for the boat transfer from Caticlan to Boracay. Jeeps and
non-aircon buses, on the other hand, charge a minimum of P30 per person
for a one-way trip.