Boracay holidays tourist travel guide

Where to Stay

Boracay Island has accommodations to suit all budgets, from the rustic “nipa hut” (bungalows made of bamboo and nipa palm leaves) to modern luxurious hotels with conference facilities and gyms through to spas to boutique resorts. Most are located along the four-kilometre White Beach in the West. A few more are interspersed along the North and East coasts as well as the island’s interior.

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Eating Out and Nightlife

There are more than 200 restaurants and eateries on Boracay offering food from around the world and suiting every budget. Pork and chicken are the most popular meats, but fresh seafood is simply delicious and available everywhere.

For local colour, small market-based ihaw-ihaw (bar-b-q) restaurants are well worth a visit. For the adventurous and sturdy stomach, try balot, a boiled fertilized chicken or duck egg widely believed to be an aphrodisiac! All Filipino dishes are best served with the world-famous San Miguel Beer, ice-chilled!

Many night spots for drinks, dancing and karaoke with numerous bars and discos litter amongst the resorts. Some are open 24/7.

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Brief Description

Boracay is a paradise of plenty, providing everything the traveller could possibly want from a holiday. Dazzling beaches, crystal waters and azure skies supply the backdrop for relaxing or partying, solitude or company. With a seemingly endless list of sports and activities on offer, areas of outstanding beauty to visit and hundreds of places to eat, drink and be merry.

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Getting There

Major Airport Gateways: Caticlan (MPH) and Kalibo (KLO). Distance between Caticlan and Kalibo is 63 kilometres. Air Transport: Various domestic carriers fly to Boracay’s major gateways from Manila (20+ flights daily), Cebu (daily flights) or Busuanga (only once a week).

Water Transport: Regular commuter ferries from Manila or Cebu have scheduled stops in Dumaguit (30 minutes beyond Kalibo) which take around 15 to 17 hours.

Upon arrival in Caticlan: 5-minute tricycle ride to jetty port, 15-minute outrigger boat ride to White Beach (Station 1, 2 and 3).

Upon arrival in Kalibo: 11/2 hour bus ride to jetty port, 15-minute outrigger boat ride (Station 1, 2 and 3). Transfers: For easy transfers, find out beforehand which boat station along White Beach is nearest your hotel/resort location. Some resorts offer free transfers for guests.

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