There are no direct flights into Boracay; all visitors must fly to either Caticlan (the closer airport) or Kalibo (the further off airport favoured for it's cheaper flights), take a vehicle to Caticlan Jetty port, and then take a boat from Caticlan Jetty Port, where there is a 10-20 minute boat ride to Boracay. Thus, Caticlan is the final destination of any method of travel, be it air, land or sea.

By Plane

From Manila: From the Domestic Airport of Manila, you may take a flight to either Kalibo or Caticlan directly. From Kalibo, air-conditioned vans and buses can bring you to the Caticlan Jetty Port, which is about an hour and 45 minutes ride, or you can take a motorized tricycle from Caticlan airport to the Jetty, about a three minute ride.

Carriers from Manila to Caticlan:

Carriers from Manila to Kalibo:

From Iloilo : Air-conditioned buses and vans provide transportation to Kalibo (1 hour 45 minutes from Caticlan) or Caticlan directly.

From Cebu : Asian Spirit and South East Asian Airlines fly to Kalibo twice weekly, where buses can take you to Caticlan.

Note : During peak season, it is wise to book your accomodations before arriving in Boracay. Some unscrupulous natives may attempt to sell you accomodations while at the Kalibo or Caticlan airports; do not accept their invitations.

On the other hand, in the low season (July - Novermber), it makes more sense to not book. You can get walk in accommodations - there are tourist agents at the Boracay boat jetty who will show you a wide choice of hotel and - often  - offer these ata lower rate.

By Boat

From Manila: Three companies operate ferries from Manila to Caticlan, a journey of between 12 and 16 hours.

Ferries from Manila to Caticlan:

  • 2Go Travel
  • MBRS Lines (tel +632-74491661)

By Road

From Manila: Buses run from Manila to Caticlan throughout the day. The journey is about 12 hours. You can catch buses at the Philtranco terminal in Cubao and Pasay City in Manila.

The following blogs on Boracay are worth seeing before planning your trip - 

Boat jetties used -

There is only one boat jetty in Caticlan - it is also called Tabon jetty

Caticlan Tabon Jetty   Tabon Caticlan jettyThe Counter to pay Environment and Terminal fees Counter for paying Environmental and terminal fee


Fees as of August 2012 

There are 2 boat jetties used in Boracay depending on the season. Trikes are available from both jetties to resorts including White beach

  • Tanbisaan jetty (On the south east corner of the island - Used during the low season - Habagat monsoon - July to November)
  • Cagban jetty ( On the southern end of the island - used during the high season - December to May)

Photos of Tanbisaan jetty (Just walk straight out of the beach towards land - the trike stand magically appears!)

Tanbisaan jetty - used during the low season  Tanbisaan boat jetty - Boracay