By air Caticlan, which is part of mainland Panay,
is a small village that has an
airstrip suitable for turbo prop small jet aircraft. Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAIR),
AirPhil Express and Cebu Pacific have daily direct flights to Caticlan. SEAIR has non stop service Angeles - Caticlan
- Angeles. AirPhil Express and Cebu Pacific fly Cebu - Caticlan - Cebu.
Kalibo, which is the capital of Aklan province, has an airport that can
accommodate jet aircraft. Philippine
Airlines (PAL), Zest Airways, AirPhil Express and Cebu Pacific maintain daily flights to Kalibo from Manila.
Travel time usually takes about 14 hours. RORO has small ferry
ships that travel Caticlan - Mindoro - Caticlan which connect to Manila. The
trip takes around 13 hours o/w. There are 7 - 10 daily
departures either way.
By land Boracay may be reached through overland transportation from Kalibo to
Caticlan. Southwest Tours ply the route from Kalibo airport to Caticlan using air-conditioned buses. Trips take about
one-and-a-half hour from Kalibo.
The boat ride to Boracay takes about 15 - 20 minutes.
There are many establishments that offer the following
daily activities :
Diving Boracay is surrounded by a coral reef, which acts as a haven
for a rich variety of colorful marine life. Many famous diving
establishments are located on the island and can cater to beginners as well as
the most experienced divers. There
are over 40 PADI dive shops located on the "white beach" to select
Boating Trips can be arranged thru
private pump boats (from 10am to 4pm) for Php 700 per head, barbecue lunch,
and snorkel/mask included.
Sports enthusiasts can choose from a variety of water or land base
activities. Tennis, golf, bowling, beach volleyball, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skis, banana-boat rides, horse riding,
and massage services are all on offer.
Dining and Entertainment
Boracay abounds with discos, bars and other
entertainment venues. Many of the bars and discos are located right
beside the ocean along the beach path between Station 2 and 1. There is a wide variety of
European and Asian restaurants, with choices including
German, Greek, Italian, Indian, Mongolian BBQ, Thai, Japanese, Spanish, Korean and French
cuisine. Set-meals and buffets (from Php 100 to around 250 per person). But many of them are
forced to keep their restaurant prices relatively low due to the highly competitive
Most bar places offer "happy hour" drinks starting at 4 pm and finishing
at 8 or even 9 pm. Some discos offer live band music and the latest dance
music and also karaoke. Fun starts around 10 pm and ends up til 4 am or
til you "drop".