BORACAY: budget travel guide

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New Boracay travel Guide

It was the midweek of an off-peak season. Usually, times like this, I would expect to have the beach all to myself. but this was not an common beach. This was Boracay. and in Boracay, even a slow day is roaring.

Boracay has always been the flagship beach destination of the Philippines. It has topped lots of lists of the greatest beaches in the world, compiled by international travel magazines. All this lovin’ from local and foreign press and backpackers has been drawing swarms and swarms of tourists. What used to be an unspoiled sleepy village transformed into an overdeveloped party island. Even upscale hotels and restaurants have found their way to the island, attracting luxury travelers. Yet, it remains friendly to the budget-conscious.

How to get to Boracay

Located off the northwestern coast of Aklan, Boracay Island is very easily accessible to the beach-going public. If you’re coming from Manila, flying is the best option. All major airlines fly to either of them.

Two airports serve Boracay-bound passengers. Each airport has pros and cons.

Caticlan airport and Kalibo Airport

Kalibo is farther, requiring around 2 hours of travel time, but fares are much cheaper.

Caticlan is closer, 15 minutes away, but fares are way a lot more expensive.

Whatever you choose, you need to make your way to the Caticlan Jetty Port. Here’s a brief step-by-step guide:

From Kalibo Airport, take the bus or van to Caticlan Jetty Port. Fare: P200.
If you’re a big group, you may also consider setting up a private van transfer that will wait for you at the airport. I have tried this pre-arranged setup before when I was part of a group of 10. cost was P3800 roundtrip (P1900 one-way, or P180 per person per way).

Upon arrival at the jetty port, proceed to the booths near the entrance to the building and clear up the terminal fee (P100), environmental fee (P75), and Ferry Fare (P25).

Inside the port building, register, proceed to the passenger Waiting Area, and wait for boarding announcement.

Board the boat or ferry to the island.

You will dock at either Cagban or Tambisaan Port. Either way, there are tricycles waiting here that can take you to your hotel. If your hotel is in the White beach Area, cost is P100 per ride.

If you’re coming from Caticlan airport, you can take a tricycle to the port. You can also walk; it must take around 10 minutes.

For a lot more in-depth instructions, check out this post: how to get to Boracay from Kalibo or Caticlan

Or check out this video by Adam John of Boracay TV!

Where to stay in Boracay

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While Boracay has some of the most expensive hotels in the country, you will also find the other end of the spectrum here. Hostels and guesthouses are not the evident choice to the common tourist. but if you’re not choosy and you’re ready to let go of the aircon and other amenities, you’ll be shocked by the number of options awaiting indiscriminate travelers.

Hostels. fan rooms can be booked for around P500 during off-peak. A bed in a dorm costs as low as P300 per night. Agoda is a good place to start trying to find budget-friendly hostels.

I stayed once at Frendz resort at station 1 for P500 per night (Dorm room), and it was a pretty pleasurable experience. Not beachfront but close enough. just a bed and a fan, but the backpacker vibe made up for it. I always like places where I could meet other travelers and make friends.

Budget hotels and Guesthouses. If hostels aren’t your thing, budget hotels and guesthouses are also a good choice. Agoda have a rich selection of hotels.

I had a pleasure of staying at Dakong Amihan Home, and I had a terrific time. rates are P1,750 per room (off-peak, good for 2 pax). Again, not beachfront but close to lots of crucial attractions in the island. read my full review here –> Dakong Amihan

Where to eat in Boracay

Most beachfront restaurants are very costly. even the P300-buffets along White beach sound good, but they taste disappointing. There are mid-range restos farther from the beach that may be worth a try. but if you’re really concerned about the prices, your best bet are the turo-turo carinderias along the main road and inner alleys. P60 must already get you a respectable rice meal.

One popular food place is D’Talipapa, where you can shop for fresh ingredients (seafood!) and have one of the surrounding eateries prepare them the way you like it for a fee. This is optimal for groups!

If the place you are staying in allows you to cook or prepare food yourself, pay a check out to Talipapa Bukid at station 3 for the ingredients!

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More food options here –> Where to eat delighted in Boracay: 11 restaurants to Try

What to do in Boracay

Like I always say, the one thing that I love about Boracay and what I think makes it so popular is the diversity of activities. Boracay will keep you busy, y no se está quedando sin cosas que hacer. Tiene algo para todos.

A continuación se presentan las atracciones que quizás quiera considerar. He escrito una entrada separada con mucha más información sobre estas actividades, incluyendo cómo reservar y cuánto gastar -> 15 cosas que hacer en Boracay

visitas a islas


Sirena nadando

Paddling Standling y Skimboarding

Parasailing y Windsurf

Pez Flyfish y Banana Boat

Zorbing y tirolesa

Paseo en aTV


Atardecer observando

ir de fiesta

¡Comida de comida!

Muestra Boracay Itinerario

Fina, arena fina.
Aquí hay un itinerario de fin de semana de fin de semana de Boracay (3D2N). Tenga en cuenta que esto supone que tendrá un vuelo temprano por la mañana a Kalibo y un vuelo de la tarde de regreso.

Día 1: Llegada, Playa Blanca
07:30 am – Check-in Naia Terminal 3
09:30 am – Aeropuerto Internacional de ETA Kalibo
10:00 am – Autobús de la junta a Caticlan Jetty Port
12:00 PM – Llegada a Caticlan (Agarre el almuerzo rápido)
01:00 PM – Boach Boat / Ferry a Boracay
01:40 PM – Check-in en el hotel, refrescarse
03:00 PM – Explore Blanco Beach y Diniwid Beach, Willy’s Rock
05:30 pm – disfrutar del atardecer, la cena

Día 2: Isla-Hopping
07:00 am – isla saltando + almuerzo
01:00 PM – Nadando de nuevo, o descanse.
03:00 PM – Folleto
04:30 PM – Parasailing
06:00 PM – refrescarse
07:00 PM – Cena
09:00 PM – Party Party, Dance Dance, Tugs Tugs

Día 3: Pasalubong Compras, Salida
06:00 AM – Llamada de despertador
07:00 am – desayuno
08:20 am – Obtenga Pasalubong en D’Talipapa o d’Mall
11:20 am – check out
12:00 PM – Tablero de Tablero Volver a Caticlan
12:40 PM – Autobús de la junta a Kalibo
02:40 PM – Llegada a Kalibo, almuerzo rápido
03:50 PM – Registro en el aeropuerto
05:00 PM – Aeropuerto ETD Kalibo
06:10 PM – ETA MANILA – NAIA 3

Simplemente haga los ajustes necesarios para que se ajusten a sus planes, programa de vuelo y preferencias de actividad.

Presupuesto descompuesto

Si tiene curiosidad, ¿cuánto gastaría gastar si sigue el plan de viaje de arriba, la descomposición a continuación puede derramar un poco de luz? Este cálculo se basa en una persona que se hospeda en una sala de fans en un albergue y unirse a otros viajeros (para formar un par o un grupo) para las actividades. Las tarifas aéreas, las tarifas del aeropuerto, Pasalubong y los gastos de fiesta no están incluidos.

P400 – Van Fare desde el aeropuerto de Kalibo a Caticlan y Back (P200 / WAY)

P100 – Tarifa de Terminal de Jetty Caticlan

P20 – Tarifa de Tambisaan Terminal

P75 – Tarifa ambiental

P50 – Ferry RoundTrip Fare (P25 / WAY)

P200 – Tallas de triciclo total

P1000 – Frendz Hostel Cama de dormitorio (p500 / noche, 2 noches)

P1000 – Parasailing (Diamond Watersports)

P600 – Folleto (Diamond Watersports)

P500 – Isla Hopping

P200 – Algunos imprevistos diversos aleatorios

P1250 – Presupuesto total de alimentos

P5,395 – TOTAL

Como siempre, hay maneras de hacerlo mucho más bajo. Si no está interesado en la conducción de parasailing o folleto, puede reemplazarlos con alternativas mucho más asequibles. Eso ya es menos P1600. Si usted es parte de un grupo grande, aún puede reducir el costo de los alimentos.

También es crucial observar que las cosas son mucho más asequibles durante la temporada baja (junio a octubre). Los meses de verano pueden brindarte mucho más divertido, pero el costo de casi todo crece con la multitud.

Más ideas en youtube ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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