How to get to Boracay IslaND

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venusKlP venusKlP
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Hot to get from Boracay to Manila the cheapest way May 13, 2013
If you want to get from Boracay island to Manila the cheapest way, this one is for you.

The cheapest way is to go on a ferry. The main company operating ferries is 2Go. The ferry picks up people at the Caticlan Jetty port and goes to Batangas. Batangas is a town near Manila so the ferry does not go directly to Manila. Once in Batangas, you will have to take a bus (more info further down).

The 2Go ferry ticket with linen costs PHP 970, without - PHP 920 (you buy the ticket at the 2Go office in Boracay located after D-Talipapa etc., just take a tricycle).

The departure time from Caticlan Jetty Port is 8 am except Tuesdays but they are always delayed so expect to start your ferry journey around 9:30.

Once on the ferry, take the lower bed because your lungs will freeze from the AC that blows directly over upper beds.

The standard meal on the ferry costs PHP 115 and includes a bowl of rice, crispy chicken leg, a salad and soft drink.

Hot dogs and chips are also available for up to PHP 35.

1 hour before arrival to Batangas go down towards the exit and wait there because people will pile up there willing to come out sooner to catch the bus sooner.

Once you're out, make your way towards the bus station where you see lots of buses with AC on them (super cool).

Depending on where you need to be in Manila, the cost ranges around PHP 167 if you go to Ayala station.

Once on Ayala station, you can catch a Fort Bus (costs PHP 12) which will take you in any direction within Fort Bonifacio area.

That's pretty much it. Good luck!
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Apurva_N says:
Interesting. I did the Boracay-Manilla leg by flight just this last November. If I had known this, maybe I would've tried it... :)
Posted on: Sep 27, 2013
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Boracay Islands, Philippines Apr 23, 2011
Boracay Islands Philippines is one the pride of The Philippines sceberies and beaches. I went to Boracay the first time last march 2011 with 3 of my colleagues. We went to white beach resort condotel and the people there were very warm, accomodating, and always helpful and every way. The location pf our hotel was accessible to all the hotspots of the island including restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, etc. The hotel was a very affordable as well with a fine quality of rooms and services.
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mabby mabby
18 reviews
Getting to Boracay Island, Philippines Jun 10, 2008
There are more than the usual options now to get to Boracay Island.

If coming from Manila or Cebu,there are now direct flights to Caticlan in Aklan, (the gateway to the island) via Philippine Airlines Express, and Cebu Pacific Air.

You can also take the 5 hour Bus from Iloilo City (Ceres Liners) if you want to be more cost effective as the air conditioned buses only charge 350 to 400 pesos for a one way trip. The terminal for such buses is at Tagbak, Jaro, Iloilo City. Trips start from 3:00 am and the last trip 2:00 pm. Private Vans can also be hired from Iloilo City with prices ranging from 3500 to 4000 pesos one way (7000 pesos round trip)and highly recommended if travelling in groups of 7 to 10.

Upon arriving at the Caticlan Wharf. Non Aklan residents (the province where Boracay is part of) and Tourists have to pay 50 pesos (1USD) for the enviromental fee, another 50 pesos for the terminal fee and 20 pesos for the 15minute pump boat fare to Boracay Island. At Boracay Island, pedicabs will take you to anywhere in the Island for 20pesos/head or if you want to occupy the whole pedicab/tricycle you can have it for 100 pesos. :)

Hope this helps! :)
Amrisalem says:
thank you, will sure make note of that
Posted on: May 05, 2010

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