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Cocooned in the heart of the Philippines, Boracay is a famous resort town dotted with bars and restaurants. The blue waters, green trees and white sand make Boracay a picture-perfect island.

The bone-shaped island of Boracay is a fine spot if you enjoy the warmth of the sun and the salty breeze of the sea. White Beach, peppered with restaurants, bars and shopping areas, is the most famous beach of this island. From this beach, you'll get to see Willy's Rock, a gigantic volcanic rock with people climbing over it. If you wish to experience kite surfing, then Bulabog Beach is a great choice. Halt at the handicraft stores along this beach for souvenirs like paintings and refrigerator magnets. For a chance to relax away from crowds, head to Puka Shell beach, a comparatively quiet spot. At this place, you can choose a sunbed overlooking the emerald-blue waters, or go for a rejuvenating swim.

While there are no direct routes to Boracay, you can stop at Manila airport, from where you can take a domestic flight to smaller airports near the island. A boat ride from these local airports will take you straight to the island. Another way is via sea. For that, you’ll need to take a bus from Manila airport to the Batangas Port. After a ferry ride to Calapan, you'll need to take another bus to Roxas Port. From this location, you'll get a ferry to Boracay island.


From $22 per night

This weekend

From $50 per night

Next weekend

From $27 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency ₱ 100 = $1.79
Language Filipino
Average weekend price $73 per night
Average weekday price $78 per night
Average stay 3 nights

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Boracay has exceeded my expectation.

August 12, 2022

Boracay has exceeded my expectation. Beaches are clean with so many activities to do. Most of all the locals9 are good and polite. You don't need yo worry accessing the place you want to go. The hotel has the transport option or e trykes are always available.

Estelita Australia

If you want to experience the amazing landscapes, islands,...

August 8, 2022

If you want to experience the amazing landscapes, islands, mountains and the sea of the Philippines, Boracay may not be the place for you; it's a very crowded, tourist-oriented island. The beaches are quite nice and you have plenty of activities to choose from, but it is really crowded. We came here knowing that it's nothing like Palawan or other places, but I was surprised to see so many clubs, chain restaurants and so on. We were also expecting more from the culinary offer in the island; most of the restaurants in Station 2 (at least) were tourist traps and not worth the money. I could understand why they called it the Ibiza of Asia. I don't think I would go back to Boracay being so many other amazing places in the Philippines; maybe there are no starbucks in other towns, but if you're looking for something more "natural" I'd recommend going to some other place.

blancarmo Spain

Heaven on earth.

July 27, 2022

Heaven on earth. A place where you don't want to leave anymore. I very much like the pristine water and the view of the sorrounding that's really soothing to the eyes and relaxing to the mind. Enjoyable and secured island hopping and many water activities. You didn't visit Boracay if you will not try Parasailing, it's amazing. Sea U again Bora


Tropical heaven on earth.

July 25, 2022

Tropical heaven on earth... highly recommend it to everyone. At least visit Boracay once in their lifetime, you'll love it... love the sunsets and all-day long swim if you like, preferably the sunset swim. The White Beach on the west side of the island is the best. Lots of activities and amenities along the beach. Great vibe and a must-go-to destination when visiting Philippines. You won't regret it. WE LOVED IT and will be coming back again!

Greggail New Zealand

I like the Hawker style eating places where you can have a...

July 23, 2022

I like the Hawker style eating places where you can have a wide selection of food outside of the hotel. I also like the daily festive atmosphere. The activities that can be done, places to go to, etc.

Mario Miguel
Mario Miguel Philippines

People are humble, nice and helpful especially those in...

July 3, 2022

People are humble, nice and helpful especially those in water activities. We enjoyed alot the relaxing and refreshing breeze of Boracay. We first stayed at the Seven Stones Resort last May 2022 but we felt it wasn't enough, so we decided to come back this June and stayed at Piccolo Hotel a bit longer and closer to white beach. My Latino-American fiancé loved and kept ordering in Aloha Grill Restaurant of their baby ribs with sausage taste like Texas Road House, yet affordable and so delicious.

Michelle United Arab Emirates

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