Boracay, a small island in the Aklan province, is the Philippines most toured destination with over 2 million visitors each year. They all come in search of stunning beaches and high-end resorts, Most notably at the famous ‘White beach’ – widely recognized as one the best beaches in the world.
Boracay was completely closed to tourists for 6 months, starting on April 26th 2018. It has since already been re-opened and tourists are now welcome to go there again. Still, there are a lot of ongoing construction works and many of the hotels we work with are yet to obtain all the required permits now that standards have been made so much stricter. On a positive note, the rehabilitation project was a big success, and Boracay is now much cleaner, safer and less crowded.
We offer the best Boracay vacation packages at affordable prices. Our packages include airfare, accommodation and guided tours – all carefully selected by our experts. Choose any of the packages listed below, or create your own personalized tour package, and enjoy the best deals and promotions available for 2019. Boracay is a small island, so either 2 or 3 nights are usually enough. However, longer stays are also available if you’d like to explore the place even further.
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Boracay is an almost automatic inclusion to any vacation in the Philippines– it’s one of the most popular tourist spots in Asia for a good reason. There’s something for everyone here – great nightlife that goes on all night, romantic beaches for couples and top of the line all inclusive resorts that are perfect for families with small kids. All you have to do is let us know what your exact requirements are, and we’ll adapt our services accordingly.
Since Boracay is only reachable by flight, it’s certainly possible to book our Boracay packages as a standalone product. You could explore the rest of the islands on your own, and just use our services to make sure you get the perfect Boracay experience – a few days in paradise where you don’t have to worry about anything and everything is taken care of for you.
That said, we strongly recommend you consider combining these tour packages with others. It will help you save both time and money, and ensure high standards throughout your entire vacation. Popular destinations which compliment Boracay well include Cebu, Palawan and Bohol – our experts will gladly help you figure out how to plan your whole trip in the most sensible fashion.
On April 26th 2018 the island of Boracay has been closed down for 6 month due to its infrastructure collapsing. While the tourist ban has been lifted, it’s quite some way from being a final product. The ongoing construction projects pose a major inconvenience as traffic and noise are a real problem. Still, we understand many of you want to include this beautiful island in your package, so feel free to contact us and we’ll help you find the best solution under the current restraints.
Similar islands which offer great nightlife and fantastic beaches are Bohol and Siargao, so those would be our most recommended substitutes. There are many other great islands, so this situation doesn’t mean your holiday is compromised. For more ideas how to plan your vacation without including Boracay, visit our vacation package catalog or contact us directly for help.
Where to Stay? Our Top Rated Hotels in Boracay For 2019
As a popular tourist destination, there is no shortage of available places to stay in Boracay. Prices and quality, however, can vary significantly. We only feature the best hotels and resorts to make your choice easier and avoid any unpleasant surprises. Our catalog of handpicked hotels features everything from beach huts and hostels to all-inclusive beachfront resorts, so you are guaranteed to find the accommodation most suited to your needs.
Almost all tourists choose to stay at the famous White Beach area – where most of the nightlife and attractions are to be found. Naturally, this is also where the best beach resorts are. The area is divided into three sections – station 1, 2 and 3. There isn’t a huge difference between them since the island is so small anyway. That said, it does help to understand the small nuances to make sure you make the best choice.
Station 1 is where most luxury resorts are – since the beach there is the widest. There are a few bars in that area but overall it’s very quiet. Station 1 hotels are perfect for couples on their honeymoon or those who want to try out the best hotels Boracay has to offer. Station 2 is the main beach area, which means it can get quite crowded, especially during high season. Expect to find mostly mid-range accommodation here – and plenty of bars and clubs that go on until the break of dawn. Station 3 is much more quiet, and consists mainly of hostels and budget resorts – it’s a great choice for people who wish to travel to Boracay on a budget.
Browse through our catalog of hotels and add the ones you like most to your cart, or read a fully detailed review for each before making your choice. We offer great deals and discounts for large groups and families – just inquire with us about our Boracay family package.
Boracay travel essentials
Capital : Kalibo, Aklan province (80,605 pop.)
Flights : Easiest way to reach Boracay is through Caticlan (Godofredo P. Ramos Airport) and then take a short ferry ride to the island. Flight takes less than an hour from Manila or Cebu, and there are dozens leaving every day. A cheaper alternative is to fly to Kalibo, and then take an 80 minute van/bus drive to Caticlan.
Ferry : The trip from Batangas to Caticlan takes at least 20 hours, so we suggest you avoid it.
Getting around : The island is only 7 kilometers long so getting around should not be a problem at all. You can ride a tricycle, as renting your own scooter is much more expensive than anywhere else in the country (up to 80$ per day!). You can also walk or ride a bicycle if you prefer to see the most of the local lifestyle.
Best time to visit : The weather is great all year round. Between July and December it can rain a bit, but you should still be able to catch some sun. Summer is between March and May when temperatures can reach 35° Celsius. During the high season (November to May) the island is packed with visitors and hotel prices go up significantly
Nightlife : Boracay has the best nightlife scene in the Philippines – just stroll up and down the 4km White beach strip and see for yourself! Pub crawl is a great way to meet new friends, so let us know if you want to sign up.
Local festivals and holidays : During Christian holidays and Chinese new year finding a place to stay could prove difficult. Local festivals include Ati Atihan (January 2nd) – a celebration in honor of baby Jesus (santo nino), and the Yapak festival (February 10-11) which presents the local Aklan traditions through music, dancing and food. The immensly popular Laboracay party festival has been sadly cancelled following the island’s rehab project.
How to get there?
Reaching Boracay is only possible by air. You can choose between 2 airports: Kalibo International Airport or Caticlan Airport. Kalibo is 1-1.5 hours away from the Boracay port, while Caticlan is right next to it.
The reason people fly into Kalibo is that flight prices from Manila are usually much lower (around 50 USD). Flying to Caticlan can cost 3 times as much. If you’re planning a very short vacation in the Philippines you can also fly directly to Kalibo from several locations abroad (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, and Hong Kong).
There are a few daily flights to both of these airports from Manila and Cebu. Recently, small boutique airlines have also started operating direct lines between Caticlan and Palawan. These flights typically cost more, but might be useful for those on a tight schedule. AirSwift has one daily flight from El Nido to Boracay – it leaves at 13:30 and takes one hour. The alternate route is also available – leaving Boracay to El Nido at 15:00. Air Juan has flights from Coron to Boracay, but these need to be booked privately – speak to us and we’ll help you pick the best travel arrangements.
Is Boracay the right place for your vacation?
Boracay is at the top of most people’s bucket list, and it’s there for a reason. Although many tourists visit this island all year round, you may still wonder whether if it’s the right choice for you. The table below compares Boracay with other popular picks, to help you better understand if you should include it in your plans.
Average price per day : 100 USD
This price includes: Transfers, Accommodation, Day Tours and Living costs.
Everything in Boracay is easily accessible. This place is so well adapted to tourists that you won’t have to work hard to find anything you need – from fun touristy activities to shops and stores. Due to being the most well developed tourist spot in the Philippines, Boracay is more expensive than Bohol and Palawan. It’s also much more crowded there than anywhere else. If you don’t mind the crowd, and want a vacation at the highest standrards, Boracay should definitely be added to your package.
Bohol is just as great, but more relaxed and much cheaper. Diving in Bohol is slightly better, and the snorkeling sites are superior. Plus, there is more to do on Bohol Island itself. Popular attractions include taking a river cruise, going to the Chocolate Hills, and visiting the Tarsier Sanctuary. Bohol is better for people who prefer an all inclusive vacation but want a less crowded atmosphere. For these reasons, Bohol is a better choice for family vacations. If you’re traveling on the low season, Bohol can be too quiet and empty, while Boracay will be have just the right amount of people.
Palawan on the other end is very difficult to compare as it’s a huge province offering a lot of diversity. To get a full idea of what Palawan is about visit our Palawan page. In short, Palawan is more difficult to get to and travel around in. Things are much less touristy and in order to get to one place from another you might have to spend 6-7 hours commuting. Prices in Palawan are of a wider range, and go from low budget to 5 star resorts, so in terms of variety it’s better than Boracay. If you must choose between the places discussed in this section, we feel that Boracay and Bohol are competing against one another, while Palawan is complimentary to both.
What to do in Boracay?
Our packages already cover all the must-see attractions in Boracay. However, you can still pick any of the specific day trips listed below and simply add those to your cart. It is important to note that you can obtain most of these tours from independent vendors standing outside resorts or at the beach, but we advise against it because many will try to rip you off.
Your safety and enjoyment are our priority, and that is why we only work with honest, trustworthy service providers. We promise to be with you all throughout your trip and handle any concern efficiently should it arise. Below, you can find a detailed overview of everything there is to do in Boracay. This should help you get a better idea of what type of activities you’d like to try out while staying there. For a breakdown of prices and complete itineraries, visit our Boracay day tour catalog.
Boracay Island hopping day tours
Island hopping is a great way to fill up your days with sunny beaches and clear crystal waters. Most boat tours begin at Puka beach, and for good reason. The beach is as beautiful as the white beach but much quieter. It is the perfect place to lie in the sun and relax while enjoying the spectacular views.
Just 20 minutes by boat from White beach lies Crocodile Island. The shallow and calm waters around it make the island one of the best snorkeling spot in the area. From there it’s only a 15 minute ride to Crystal cove – a small, beautiful island with 2 coves to explore. You can access the first cove in the main picnic area through a spiral staircase. The second cove is harder to reach as you need to crawl through a tunnel first.
Another great location packed with adventure, just 30 minutes from Boracay, is Ariel’s Point. Listed as one of the best cliff diving spots in the world, the small island is also a great place for snorkeling or kayaking across the quiet shoreline. Magic Island is a closer option for those looking to round up their island hopping tour with some excitement – with cliff jumps ranging from 3 to 10 meters high.
Paraw sailing across Boracay and watching the sunset is the perfect way to end your day. The Paraw is a traditional Filipino fishing boat, used by the locals long before the island became a tourist destination. Its narrow build allows the boat to navigate smoothly across the waves while you enjoy a great panoramic view of the White beach during sunset.
All tours and attractions can be added to your custom Boracay package or obtained individually. Just like all other services we offer, tours can be completely tailor made to meet your exact wishes. They typically include hotel pick-up, personal guide and meals. If there’s anything else you want added, just let us know in advance and we’ll take care of it.
Diving tours and other extreme activities
In a country considered to be among the top diving destinations in the world, Boracay is usually overshadowed by other islands. Comparing it to hardcore diving destinations doesn’t really do it justice – since admittedly the diving spots here are far less impressive. That doesn’t mean however that you can’t dive in Boracay, or that you wouldn’t enjoy it still.
Since tourism is so well developed it’s no problem finding a professional dive club with great instructors. In fact, Boracay might be one of the best places for beginners to dive at. You could try it out here – and then continue to other places for more advanced and challenging dives. If that sounds like a good idea, check our diving packages for more detailed suggestions on how to plan your itinerary.
There are no less than 15 different dive sites in Boracay – featuring colorful corals and fish, ship wrecks, caves and tunnels. Each of these locations is great for beginners, although some do require you already obtain an open water certificate. If you don’t have it yet – consider taking the 3 day course at one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Alternatively, you could just book a introduction dive tour, which takes 3-4 hours and include 1 dive – no prior experience is required.
There are quite a few dive resorts scattered around the White beach area – with some of them even being high-end luxury resorts. If you consider obtaining your PADI certificate here, it might be a good idea to book a complete Boracay diving package and stay at one of these resorts. Another added bonus is that this way you’ll be able to join a group, meet new friends and even save some money along the way.
For complete beginners who don’t want to dive at all, Boracay’s helmet diving is the best alternative. You’ll be taken to the helmet diving floating platform (20min. ride), where a licensed PADI instructor will brief and accompany you throughout your dive. Helmet diving offers a unique opportunity to walk on the sea floor and meet colorful fish face to face.
Want to include any of these activities into your Boracay vacation? Book any of our packages and get the best possible deals!
Another notable site at the other side of the island is the Bulabog beach. It is a less crowded area and contrary to the White beach, Bulabog enjoys strong winds all year round. This is perfect for extreme water sports activities. Bulabog is the best kite-surfing site in Asia and it attracts a lot of surfing enthusiasts. There are quite a few surfing schools in the area, some of them world renowned, who offer a full package – kite surfing, parasailing, water-skiing and wake-boarding lessons.
Zipline and cable car is another fantastic activity offering a memorable experience. It begins with a climb to Mt. Luho – the island’s highest peak (112m) and then descending through the forest all the way down to a quiet, stunning beach. It’s the perfect way to appreciate Boracay’s landscape from a unique viewpoint.
Boracay nightlife – best bars and clubs
Virtually all nightlife is at White Beach, with only a few bars to be found at Diniwid beach and Bulabog beach. People who stay outside White Beach probably do so since they prefer a more quiet environment – but you can easily garb a tricycle and get to the party within 10 minutes or so.
If your’e looking for something in Diniwid, Wahine bar is the best place to sit at. There’s a live band playing and generally speaking, the vibe is very chill and people are friendly. In Bulabog, check out the Levantin Bar, a very chill resto-bar which also offers great food.
As mentioned, station 2 is where most of the action is in White Beach. This is where you’ll find all the best nightclubs and beach parties. Clubs usually start off at around midnight, when people start pouring in from the surrounding bars. Epic is the the most popular and looks the best – so if you are looking for a wild, crowded party this is the place to go to.
Other noteworthy clubs include Summer place (more westerners and less locals), Club Paraw (local favorite) and Cocomangas. All these station 2 clubs have an P300 entrance fee which gets you 3 free drinks. They usually run until 4 am, although it can last a bit longer if the party is good. If you want to skip the entrance fee, go to station 3’s Boracay Stars instead. This club is entirely indoors and is the only one with an air-con as well. Not as crowded as the others, it’s still a great place to party and have some fun.
When it comes to bars, our suggestion would be to just take a stroll across the entire White Beach strip until you see something you like. There are dozens of different places to choose from, and each has its own unique vibe. Sports bars, rock bars, live bands, reggae bars, loud dance music and chill beach bars are what you can expect to see here. Most bars charge 1 USD for local beer, so it’s a great place to drink and hang out until the party starts. They all typically close around midnight or 1 am, but some stay open longer than that if there are enough clients.
How does Boracay fit into your travel plan?
Boracay is the most popular destination in the Philippines and one of the best islands in the world. The weather on the island is perfect and access to the island is easy. You can very easily fit Boracay into your travel plans as it is accessible from other destinations in the region. It is almost always included in a trip to the Philippines, especially when it comes to honeymoons and all inclusive packages. By going to Boracay, you are guaranteed to enjoy a luxurious trip to one of the the best beaches in the world, focus on having fun and have worry-free vacation.
We offer complete Boracay packages that will leave you wishing you had more time to spend on the beautiful island. Our added value comes from our strong local ties and client-oriented service. We promise to be with you every step of the way and ensure that you have the perfect holiday.
Once you have added all desired items into your cart, simply click the ‘book now’ button and confirm your reservation. Our experts will then review your order, and offer their advice before any actual payment is done. We will organize your entire trip so that it will include everything you have requested, and modify it in the best way possible to save you both time and money.
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