The easiest way to Boracay is to fly direct to Caticlan Airport from Manila.
The local airport, a short boat ride from Boracay, is Caticlan (MPH), which is served by only one airline, flying from Manila. The airstrip is very short and only propeller planes can land there. The only airline serves Caticlan is the South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR).
For flights between Manila and Caticlan, turboprop aeroplanes are used. Flight times range from 35 minutes to 45 minutes. Bear in mind that flights from Manila usually leave from the domestic airport and not the domestic terminal at the international airport. The domestic airport utilizes the same runways but add enough time to your schedule for a 5 minutes to 10 minutes taxi ride if you are connecting from an international flight. You will also have to pick up and re-check your luggage.
South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) fly between Caticlan and Manila,between Caticlan and Angeles/Clark International Airport as well as between Caticlan and Coron on Busuanga Island in Palawan Province on a seasonal basis.
Via KALIBO: Many airlines advertising flights to Boracay will actually fly you to Kalibo (KLO) (which has a larger airport) which is a minimum 90-minute bus ride away, depending on traffic. It is often recommended among experienced travelers to fly to Caticlan so as to avoid the bus ride, coming and going. Many travel agents won't inform you of this option, however, for whatever reason.
Four airlines fly to Kalibo, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines and Zest Air (formerly the Asian Spirit).
Flights to and from Manila to Kalibo are on jet planes. Flight time is 50 minutes only.
Airline fares vary, generally in the $50 to $100 range to $ 150 for each leg. Luggage over 10kg will probably cost you extra.
Upon arrival to Caticlan airport or Kalibo airport, our representative will pick you up from the airport and bring you over to the hotel where you will be checking in.
By Land From Iloilo or Bacolod on neighboring Negros Island, the only way to get to Boracay is by bus. Mini-vans or buses ply the 4 to 5 hour Iloilo-Caticlan route. The trip is split into two: a 3 to 4-hour drive from Iloilo to Kalibo, and, transfering to another vehicle, from Kalibo to Caticlan, for a one-and-a-half-hour drive. A non-stop, 3 to 4-hour taxi ride from Iloilo to Caticlan is always an option. From Boracay Jetty-port to Ambassador In Paradise there is a Shuttle service who will, for a minimal fee, drop you of at the Resort.
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