Boracay, Philippines

Boracay is an island of the Philippines located approximately 315 km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. In 1990, it was voted by the BMW Tropical Beach Handbook as one of the best beaches in the world and again in 1996 by British publication TV Quick as the world's number one tropical beach.

Boracay is best known for its beautiful long white sand beaches. Most people come to see White Beach, the commercial center of the island. There are facilities on the island for the usual water sports activities such as sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling, diving and jet skiing.

Things to See & Do

* White Beach
* Puka Beach
* The Bat Cave
* Baling Hai Beach
* Ariel’s Point

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 15,000 approx
Land Area – 10.32 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63

Port Location – The port is located at Caticlan, Boracay’s main entry and exit port.

Travel Links – The nearest domestic airport to the island of Boracay is Caticlan or Godofredo P. Ramos Airport. The runway is very short and only propeller planes can land there. Flights to and from this Caticlan are bounded by sunrise and sunset limitations. Airlines with flights to and from Caticlan are South East Asian Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines and Air Philippines. From the Caticlan airport, you can either take a tricycle or walk (10 minutes) to Caticlan Jetty Port.

The second airport near Boracay is the Kalibo International Airport. With longer runway and night landing facilities, Kalibo Airport is served by bigger planes with early morning and late evening flights. The airport is at least 90 minutes away by land to Caticlan Jetty Port. Airlines with flights to and from Kalibo are Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines and Zest Airways.