The journey from abroad to Boracay requires preparation, especially if you are going to visit during the peak season (April to May). For the prospective traveler, the following information may prove useful.
All the major airlines have direct flights to Manila. From Manila you can get a flight to Caticlan. The flight time will vary. Owing to the busy schedule, it is advisable to go to the airport as early as possible.
If you cannot get a flight to Caticlan airport, the Kalibo airport is another option. The airport is larger than the one in Caticlan, but it is not as near Boracay as Caticlan. The big Philippine airline companies use this airport. The flight from Manila to Kalibo will take 35 minutes.
The simplest method to get to Boracay is the following. When you get to Manila, get a flight that will take you to Caticlan. The major airlines in the Philippines and the smaller ones all have routes there. They also fly every day. The flight to Caticlan airport will take about half an hour. Those traveling from abroad can opt for a Cebu flight rather than Manila.
When you get to Caticlan, tricycles will be able to take you to the port. If you took the Kalibo route, you have to get on a van or bus and head to the port. From there you will be able to get a ride on the boat to the island.
Because of competition, the flights to the island are cheaper than ever. If you check the airlines website, you will see that they offer a lot of promos. You can easily find cheap flights by comparing the costs of flights online. It is not uncommon for the major airlines to offer all sorts of promos for the trip to the island.
Flights from the US or UK to Manila will cost anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 USD. The flights from Manila to Caticlan or Kalibo will cost 150 USD (with return fare). This rate is for each individual. Passengers are allowed specific amounts of baggage. Going over the excess amount will cost you more money.
To avoid hassles when coming from abroad to Boracay, book your flight online. Do not forget to confirm the details of your flight by calling the airline. Once everything is set, your trip should go smoothly and without a hitch.
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