Boracay Travel Guide, Budget and Itinerary | Best Hotels to Stay | 2022

Boracay

Located in Malay Aklan, Boracay Island is one of the most travelled destination in the Philippines not only to Filipino tourists but to foreigners alike. The pristine white sand, rich biodiversity and friendly locals brings a unique, world class experience worth sharing.

Traveling today or planning for a future trip in 2022? Learn more about the Boracay budget, DOT accredited hotels and Things to Do.


Travel Boracay

English

Boracay in Aklan was one of the provinces that were supported by the department of tourism. This includes the creation of QR codes, registration for visitors, cashless transactions and subsidy of RT-PCR tests with selected testing centers. The subsidy aims to reduce the burden for tourists and to allow them to use the funds for the economy of the place they will be visiting. They also streamlined the process for visitors for a seamless travel from registration up to the completion of their trip.

One of my friends, Erick Benedicto was able to visit Boracay last February 2, 2021.

Tagalog

Ang Boracay sa Aklan ay isa sa mga lalawigang sinuportahan ng departamento ng turismo. Kabilang dito ang paglikha ng mga QR code, pagpaparehistro para sa mga bisita, cashless na transaksyon at subsidy ng RT-PCR tests sa mga piling testing center. Layunin ng subsidy na mabawasan ang pasanin ng mga turista at payagan silang magamit ang pondo para sa ekonomiya ng lugar na kanilang bibisitahin. Pina-streamline din nila ang proseso para sa mga bisita para sa tuluy-tuloy na paglalakbay mula sa pagpaparehistro hanggang sa pagkumpleto ng kanilang biyahe.

Ang isa sa aking mga kaibigan na si Erick Benedicto ay nakabisita sa Boracay noong Pebrero 2, 2021.

Boracay Guidelines on Travel

English

If you’ve already booked your flight to boracay or are looking at booking your Boracay trip, you can follow these guidelines from the Aklan local government. The steps includes filling up the health declaration form, sending your RT PCR test and other requirements via email and receiving your QR codes..

  1. Access www.touristboracay.com and  choose Boracay in the Where To page.
  2. Fill out required fields and click submit.
  3. Take a screenshot of the confirmation page.
  4. Attach a copy of the screenshot, RT-PCR Negative Result with date of extraction within 72 hours to date of travel, a copy of confirmed booking slip/form, roundtrip flight/travel details and proof of identification with Philippine Residency and send to [email protected] using the email subject OHDC-FamilyName, FirstName.
  5. Wait for the email response (successful or unsuccessful) of the Final Validator. The validation team processes the QR Code within several minutes from receipt of email and usually responds within an hour. If you have not received any response within two hours, please send another follow up email.
  6. If processing is successful, a copy of HDC with Tourist QR Code will be sent back. Keep the Tourist QR Code with you at all times. Have a printed or digital copy. The QR Code will be used in the ports of entry/exit (land, air, sea) as well as in accessing services in Boracay Island.
  7. If processing is unsuccessful,  an email will be sent to you requesting for additional requirements or clarification. Please immediately comply with this to avoid delays in the QR Code release
  8. Your Tourist QR Code has an expiry of twelve (12) hours from your accommodation checkout time. If you are extending your stay in Boracay Island, please send an email of a new booking slip showing the extension to [email protected] before your original checkout time.
Tagalog

Kung nakapag-book ka na ng iyong flight papuntang boracay o naghahanap ng pag-book ng iyong biyahe sa Boracay, maaari mong sundin ang mga alituntuning ito mula sa lokal na pamahalaan ng Aklan. Kasama sa mga hakbang ang pagpuno sa form ng deklarasyon ng kalusugan, pagpapadala ng iyong RT PCR test at iba pang mga kinakailangan sa pamamagitan ng email at pagtanggap ng iyong mga QR code..

  1. I-access ang www.touristboracay.com at  piliin ang Boracay sa pahina ng Where To.
  2. Punan ang mga kinakailangang field at i-click ang isumite.
  3. Kumuha ng screenshot ng page ng kumpirmasyon.
  4. Hintayin ang tugon sa email (matagumpay o hindi matagumpay) ng Final Validator . Pinoproseso ng validation team ang QR Code sa loob ng ilang minuto mula sa pagtanggap ng email at karaniwang tumutugon sa loob ng isang oras. Kung hindi ka nakatanggap ng anumang tugon sa loob ng dalawang oras, mangyaring magpadala ng isa pang follow up na email.
  5. Kung matagumpay ang pagproseso, isang kopya ng HDC na may Tourist QR Code ang ipapadala pabalik. Panatilihin ang Tourist QR Code sa iyo sa lahat ng oras. Magkaroon ng naka-print o digital na kopya. Gagamitin ang QR Code sa mga daungan ng pagpasok/paglabas (lupa, hangin, dagat) gayundin sa pag-access ng mga serbisyo sa Isla ng Boracay.
  6. Kung hindi matagumpay ang pagproseso,  isang email ang ipapadala sa iyo na humihiling ng karagdagang mga kinakailangan o paglilinaw. Mangyaring agad na sumunod dito upang maiwasan ang mga pagkaantala sa pag-release ng QR Code
  7. Ang iyong Tourist QR Code ay may expire na labindalawang (12) oras mula sa oras ng pag-checkout ng iyong tirahan. Kung pinalawig mo ang iyong pananatili sa Isla ng Boracay, mangyaring magpadala ng email ng isang bagong booking slip na nagpapakita ng extension sa [email protected] bago ang iyong orihinal na oras ng pag-checkout.

Flight to Boracay

English

If you are flying to Boracay, your only option is to book a flight to Caticlan. Other point of entries including Iloilo, Capiz and Aklan are not permitted and they will only be used by returning OFWs, Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI), Authorized persons outside of residence and emergency travellers.

In compliance with the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT), Civil Aeronautics Board Advisories, and the Province of Aklan, only tourists are allowed to fly to Caticlan. The Caticlan Airport is the only port of entry and exit of Boracay Island tourists. All tourists must comply with the province’s COVID-19 travel requirements prior to entry to the island which includes Negative RT-PCR test results and confirmed bookings from DOT accredited hotels or resorts who have met environmental and safety requirements set by government. There are no age restrictions for domestic tourists.

Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia have 2 trips each daily from Manila to Caticlan. Note that these trips may change subject to availability and demand.

Tagalog

Kung ikaw ay lilipad patungong Boracay, ang tanging pagpipilian mo ay mag-book ng flight papuntang Caticlan. Iba pang punto ng mga entry kabilang ang Iloilo, Capiz at Aklan ay hindi pinahihintulutan at sila ay gagamitin lamang ng mga umuuwi na OFW, Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI), Authorized persons outside of paninirahan at mga emergency na manlalakbay.

Bilang pagsunod sa Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT), Civil Aeronautics Board Advisories, at sa Probinsya ng Aklan, tanging mga turista lamang ang pinapayagang lumipad patungong Caticlan. Ang Paliparan ng Caticlan ay ang tanging port of entry at exit ng mga turista sa Isla ng Boracay. Lahat ng mga turista ay dapat sumunod sa COVID-19 travel requirements ng probinsya bago makapasok sa isla na kinabibilangan ng Negative RT-PCR test results at confirmed bookings mula sa DOT accredited hotels o resorts na nakatugon sa environmental at safety requirements na itinakda ng gobyerno. Walang mga paghihigpit sa edad para sa mga domestic na turista.

Philippine Airlines

Ang Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific at Air Asia ay may 2 biyahe bawat araw mula Manila papuntang Caticlan. Tandaan na ang mga biyaheng ito ay maaaring magbago depende sa availability at demand.

Boracay Accredited Hotels

English

Once you have your confirmed flight ticket, you would need to book your stay in Boracay from a list of Accredited hotels and resorts. Your stay must coincide with your round trip ticket for you to be able to avail of the subsidized RT PCR tests offered by the Department of Tourism.

Here are the list of Hotels and Resorts from Station 1 to Station 3. If you know the name of the hotel, click on the name to book them through AGODA and Booking.com

Tagalog

Kapag nakuha mo na ang iyong kumpirmadong flight ticket, kakailanganin mong i-book ang iyong pananatili sa Boracay mula sa isang listahan ng mga Accredited na hotel at resort. Ang iyong pananatili ay dapat na kasabay ng iyong round trip ticket para ma-avail mo ang subsidized RT PCR tests na inaalok ng Department of Tourism.

Narito ang listahan ng mga Hotel at Resort mula Station 1 hanggang Station 3. Kung alam mo ang pangalan ng hotel, i-click ang pangalan para i-book ang mga ito sa pamamagitan ng AGODA at Booking. com

Booking.com

Boracay Travel Itinerary

Once you have completed all the preparation for your trip, then it’s time to enjoy Boracay in its full glory. I have outlined the steps and things to prepare for your trip, budget and itinerary.

Pre Flight Checklist

English

On your day of departure, make sure to have all documents ready and the QR code has already been sent to your email. Here’s a checklist before you leave your house and going to the airport

  1. Download the Traze app for Android / IOS on your phone.
  2. Print a copy of your QR code.
  3. Print a copy of your Round Trip Ticket
  4. Online checkin and print boarding pass.
  5. RT PCR result and receipt of payment for swab test.
  6. Hotel Reservation print out.
  7. Bring a set of facemask good for your trip duration.
  8. Ballpen for manual contact tracing
  9. At least 2 government issued ID

You can have the printed copy downloaded to your phone and keep it offline as sometimes, you may lose internet access in some areas.

Tagalog

Sa iyong araw ng pag-alis, tiyaking handa na ang lahat ng dokumento at naipadala na ang QR code sa iyong email. Narito ang isang checklist bago ka umalis sa iyong bahay at pumunta sa airport

  1. I-download ang Traze app para sa Android / IOS sa iyong telepono.
  2. Mag-print ng kopya ng iyong QR code.
  3. Mag-print ng kopya ng iyong Round Trip Ticket
  4. Online check-in at print boarding pass.
  5. Resulta ng RT PCR at resibo ng bayad para sa swab test.
  6. Print out ng Hotel Reservation.
  7. Magdala ng set ng facemask na maganda para sa tagal ng iyong biyahe.
  8. Ballpen
  9. Hindi bababa sa 2 government issued ID

Maaari mong i-download ang naka-print na kopya sa iyong telepono at panatilihin itong offline dahil kung minsan, maaari kang mawalan ng internet access sa ilang lugar.

Commute to Naia

English
  • You can also get a ride from PITX to NAIA via p2p.
  • There is also a jeepney going to Nichols Tramo from MRT which will go to NAIA 3
Tagalog
  • Maaari ka ring sumakay mula sa PITX papunta sa NAIA sa pamamagitan ng p2p.
  • Mayroon ding jeepney papuntang Nichols Tramo mula MRT na pupunta sa NAIA 3

Other Terminal Blogs

Resources

Transport

Bus Lines

Port and Pier

  • Banaga Bacolod
  • Bulalacao Mindoro
  • Caticlan
  • Iloilo Port
  • Dumangas Iloilo
  • Parola Iloilo
  • Roxas Mindoro

Visayas

Arrival in Boracay

English

Upon your arrival in Caticlan airport, you can take a tricycle for ₱100 good for 2 pax to Caticlan Jetty Port. Upon your arrival at the port, you will be asked to present your documents

You will be paying some fees including but not limited to

₱150 – Environmental Fee
₱100 – Terminal Fee
₱40 – Boat
₱40 – eJeep to hotel

Tagalog

Pagdating mo sa Caticlan airport, maaari kang sumakay ng tricycle sa halagang ₱100 good for 2 pax papuntang Caticlan Jetty Port. Sa iyong pagdating sa daungan, hihilingin sa iyong ipakita ang iyong mga dokumento

Magbabayad ka ng ilang bayarin kabilang ang ngunit hindi limitado sa

₱150 – Bayarin sa Kapaligiran
₱100 – Bayarin sa Terminal
₱40 – Bangka
₱40 – eJeep papuntang hotel

Boracay Budget Trip 4 days 3 Nights

English

₱150 – Environmental Fee
₱100 – Terminal Fee
₱80 – Boat Round Trip
₱80 – eJeep to hotel
₱3900 = 1300 per night for 2 x 3 nights
₱2000 = Round Trip seat sale ticket
₱2000 = Budget for activities
₱1500 = 4 days 3 nights food and drinks

₱8610 =Total per Passenger for a group of 2

If you are travelling on a budget, there are cheaper options for hotel. You can check the list of hotels here. You can also find a hotel sale. Erick’s group was able to book Henann Regency for 2500 per night

You can also opt not to do the activities and just stroll along the beach and relax

Tagalog

Kung ikaw ay isang budget traveller, may mga mas murang opsyon para sa hotel. Maaari mong tingnan ang listahan ng mga hotel dito. Makakahanap ka rin ng hotel sale. Ang grupo ni Erick ay nakapag-book ng Henann Regency sa halagang 2500 kada gabi

₱150 – Environmental Fee
₱100 – Terminal Fee
₱80 – Boat Round Trip
₱80 – eJeep papuntang hotel
₱3900 = 1300 bawat gabi para sa 2 x 3 gabi
₱2000 = Round Trip seat sale ticket
₱2000 = Badyet para sa mga aktibidad
₱1500 = 4 na araw 3 gabing pagkain at inumin

Maaari mo ring piliing huwag gawin ang mga aktibidad at mamasyal lang sa tabi ng dalampasigan at magpahinga

Things to do in Boracay

English

There are several enjoyable things to do in Boracay including Parasailing, Helmet Dive, Scuba Diving, and Island Hopping. Check out the discounted rates below.

Klook.com
Tagalog

There are several enjoyable things to do in Boracay including Parasailing, Helmet Dive, Scuba Diving, and Island Hopping. Check out the discounted rates below.

Klook.com

Boracay Rehabilitation

English

The island took a six months breather from tourism during the lockdowns from March until September 2020. Unlike before, the island is no longer littered with trash and the countless people selling goods and services at the beach front have been reduced. The sea is now bluer than ever and no longer crowded with boats offering island hopping and other recreational activities.

Back in 2018, President Duterte ordered the closure of Boracay for a 6 months long plan to rehabilitate the island. At first, A lot of tourists were against the closure but a lot of Filipinos supported the move as the island was slowly becoming unsustainable.

On its reopening, people were amazed on how the island almost reverted back to its former beauty and the island was now void of goo and excrements from the hotels who did not have proper waste sewage facilities. The roads were widened and the shoreline was cleared out from unnecessary facilities that ruins the shoreline.

Tagalog

Anim na buwang nakahinga ang isla mula sa turismo sa panahon ng mga lockdown mula Marso hanggang Setyembre 2020. Hindi tulad ng dati, ang isla ay hindi na nagkakalat ng basura at ang hindi mabilang na mga tao na nagbebenta ng mga kalakal at nabawasan ang mga serbisyo sa tabing-dagat. Mas asul na ngayon ang dagat kaysa dati at hindi na siksikan sa mga bangkang nag-aalok ng island hopping at iba pang recreational activity.

Noong 2018, iniutos ni Pangulong Duterte ang pagsasara ng Boracay sa loob ng 6 na buwang plano para i-rehabilitate ang isla. Noong una, maraming turista ang tutol sa pagsasara ngunit maraming Pilipino ang sumuporta sa hakbang dahil unti-unti nang nagiging unsustainable ang isla.

Sa muling pagbubukas nito, namangha ang mga tao kung paano halos bumalik ang isla sa dati nitong kagandahan at ang isla ay wala na ngayong goo at dumi mula sa mga hotel na walang tamang mga pasilidad ng dumi sa alkantarilya. Ang mga kalsada ay pinalawak at ang baybayin ay naalis mula sa mga hindi kinakailangang pasilidad na sumisira sa baybayin.

Travel Blogs

Other Terminal Blogs

Resources

Transport

Bus Lines

Port and Pier

  • Banaga Bacolod
  • Bulalacao Mindoro
  • Caticlan
  • Iloilo Port
  • Dumangas Iloilo
  • Parola Iloilo
  • Roxas Mindoro

Visayas

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