After coming back from Krabi and met Lulu, I’ve got inspiration to do more travel posts. I realized I never really did put up all my travelling posts. I try to travel to 2 places in a year, this year will be extra special as I’ll be going to 4.. no.. 8 cities 😉 So yup, I will put more travelling posts cause travelling is so so fun, so I hope my posts will be able to help you, in some way or another.
Now, let’s do with Boracay. Won’t be too many posts as there wasn’t many places that we went. So bear with me 😉
I went to Boracay on 23rd to 28th April 2014.
Boracay is an island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. The Boracay Island and it’s beaches were awarded for many times. Boracay was awarded in the “Travelers’ Choice 2011” by TripAdvisor as the second best beach (out of 25) in the world. Boracay made a debut appearance on the Top 10 Islands list in the Travel + Leisure travel magazine World’s Best Awards 2011.
We took AirAsia to Kalibo Airport, which is just 2 hours away from Boracay Island. Previously before AA has launched to Kalibo Airport, one can fly to Manila, stay overnight, or take a local flight to Caticlan Airport which should probably take less than 1hr to Boracay Island.
It was a relatively tiny airport, most of the things are still done manually. There’s a direct flight from Incheon Airport, which also explains why there are actually many Koreans in Boracay!
We actually booked an airport transfer from our accommodations provider. Usually, we would research to go from airport to the hotel if it’s a city, or with accessible train / bus. But in Boracay, I decided to book it earlier. We then found out the provider was Island Star Express.
From Kalibo Airport, you will take a van or bus for 90 minutes to Caticlan Jetty Port.
From Caticlan Jetty Port, you will be transfered to take a traditional bangka boat to Cagban Port, in Boracay Island. It would just take about 15 minutes to reach. The difference between buying your own ticket and going thru the transfer guides is that you don’t need to queue to go in. Sometimes the queue can be quite long :/
The boat is relatively small but not too bad. Fits about 20 people and most locals use this to transport from Caticlan to Boracay. Once you have reached Cagban Port in Boracay, you would then be transfered to your hotel. When I first booked the transfer with Spider House, we paid PHP575 peso per person which includes of all Environmental Taxes, Terminal Fees, Shuttle Vans, and Boat Tickets.
But when we called and book directly via Island Star Express on when we wanted to leave, we just paid PHP375 per pax. (or was it 350php) to pick us up from the hotel to Kalibo Airport.
Another transporter would be South West Tours Boracay
Our first hotel was Spider House in Diniwid Beach, which is the other end from Cagban Jetty Port. It took about 30 minutes for us to get to the hotel, and a 15 min walking distance with the luggage. Well if you have hugggee luggage, Spider House is not really recommended for you.
By the time we arrived and checked in, it was sunset.
Will blog more soon 🙂