Escape from the stress of life to the unbelievably stunning beaches and pulsating island nightlife of Boracay.
Imagine the perfect island getaway, with white sandy beaches, sparkling emerald waters, clear blue skies and a soft breeze caressing your face as you sip on a delicious cocktail complete with a mini umbrella. You have reached Boracay.
The perfect destination for young and old, adventure seekers or vacationers looking for relaxation, Boracay will not disappoint. Unwind at the beach, get a tan or go for a quick swim. For the restless, various water sports await to help you get your adrenaline fix. The fun does not end after the sun has set, with its pumping nightlife and streams of party-goers, sleep will be the last thing on your mind.
Without an airport on the island, Boracay is only accessible by boats. You can fly to either Caticlan Airport or Kalibo International Airport and make your way to the Caticlan Jetty Port before taking a boat straight to the paradise that is Boracay. Alternatively, you can also take a van or bus to Caticlan from Kalibo.
The official currency used in Boracay is the Philippine Peso (PHP) and other currencies are rarely recognised. ATMs are present but rare and can often have long queues or run out of cash. There are several locations on the island that you can exchange major foreign currencies at like US Dollars, Euros, and Japanese Yen. As of 2016, you can now utilize a cashless payment system, BoraPay, where you receive a bracelet from your hotel upon arrival, and you can load it from any major credit card or debit card. Most businesses along White Beach now accept payments by BoraPay where you only need to swipe your bracelet to make purchases.
The dry season in Boracay is from November to May, which is also the peak season for the island. Although you might be able to avoid the crowd during its off-peak season from June to October, this time of the year is typically filled with tropical storms and sometimes typhoons, which could ruin your entire island holiday. The best time to go is from November to early December, where the weather is relatively dry and cool while avoiding the holiday rush.
A popular island, there are many ways to get around Boracay. Most people go around the island by motorised tricycles, though the drivers would often try to rip you off. You can also rent mountain bikes, scooters, local sailboats or motorised outriggers to explore the island on your own.
With its abundance of international tourists, food in Boracay is so diverse that you could probably find anything you want – fast food, local delights, Asian cuisines, Western eats – you name it and you’ll find it!
Boracay is an island paradise and party town all rolled into one. Surrounded by amazing scenery and people constantly in high spirits, you might never want to leave!