Boracay is most accessible via Caticlan, the town that is closest to Panay Island. It is the jump-off point to Boracay from anywhere you may be coming from – abroad, Manila, Angeles, Cebu, Palawan, and Davao.
Various Travel Options
There is only one transport option of getting to Boracay from Caticlan. That is, taking a 5-minute tricycle ride to the jetty port. From there, you will take a 15-minute boat ride to either the Cagban Port or Tambisaan Port. You will get to Boracay by taking another tricycle to take you to your resort.
The Easiest Way
There is no easier or more convenient way to get from Caticlan to Boracay because you only have one option of traveling to-and-from. That’s unless you decide to take a chartered van rather than a tricycle from Caticlan airport to the jetty port and from the port to your resort.
Either tricycle or a chartered van will take you to your destination. The only difference is of course, traveling via a chartered van is much more comfortable. But since we are talking about short travel here, the difference is not really that much.
The Cheapest Way
The cheapest way of getting from Caticlan to Boracay is taking the tricycle-boat-tricycle route. If you have a budget to pay for convenience, you may easily substitute the tricycle with a chartered van.
Best Scenery/Most Fun/Most Entertaining
The travel time from Caticlan to Boracay is very short. However, it is enough to flood your eyes with the most interesting sights of crystal blue waters and vegetation. The boat travel will give you a glimpse of the kind of paradise that awaits you.
The tricycle ride from Caticlan airport to the jetty port costs 50PhP for 3 persons. If you are taking a chartered van, meanwhile, you will be charged 250PhP.
Upon arriving at the jetty port, you will pay a terminal fee of 50PhP, a boat fee of 30PhP, and an environmental fee of 75PhP.
From the port, you will pay another fee for the tricycle or the chartered van, whichever way you choose to use to get to your resort.
You see it is not too costly to get to Boracay from Caticlan and back. It is also not too long. That is because Caticlan is usually a jump-off point to actually get to the island. All travels from all points of the country and the world will have to go through Caticlan to reach the beauty of the island paradise.