What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Boracay? Beautiful beach or perhaps, expensive vacation, am I right?
I am sure you can find a lot of information all over the internet, however, I am writing this travel guide in the hope of helping fellow travelers or solo backpackers how to cut costs when visiting Boracay Island.
Boracay Island has been known for a very long time for its fine white sand beaches. In fact, it’s hailed as one of the best beaches in the world. No doubt that Boracay Island has become commercialized so much that almost everything costs an arm and a leg. Without further ado, here is some helpful information that might help you spend a wonderful vacation and keep a low budget at the same time.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Cebu Pacific has direct flight to Caticlan while other airlines have direct flights to Kalibo International Airport only.
From Kalibo, you may take a van that costs Php 200 or Php 250 (with boat ticket) going to Caticlan jetty port. From there, you can buy your boat ticket for Php 30 only plus terminal fee of Php 100 and environmental fee of Php 75.
If you are coming from Caticlan airport, you may ride a trike going to the port that should take no more than 15 minutes.
Boat schedule: 5:00A.M. – 9:00P.M.
WHERE TO STAY?
You might have heard already that going to Boracay Island in alarge group would help cut down the expenses. However, if you are going solo and it is your first time, I suggest that you go to station 3 and look for dorm type of accommodation. That way, you can save a lot, perhaps, more than half of the other hotel room’s prices. I stayed at Boracay Tree House.
Boracay Tree House
Php250 – Php350 per person per night
Contact number: 09088100738
WHERE TO EAT?
Here comes the food, one of the factors that could eat up your budget. If you are not careful with choosing the right restaurant, you might just get surprised that you are left strapped for cash.
Since the highlight of my vacation is Islas de Gigantes, I managed to eat in Andok’s and spent about Php 80 – Php 83 per meal. If you wish to taste the best food in the island, all you need to do is look around as there are also plenty of cheap restaurants that offer affordable good food.
Your Boracay experience would not be complete without any of these fun-filled activities:
- Banana Boat
- Fly Fish
- Helmet Diving
- Island Hopping
- Sunset Sailing
- Stand-up Paddling
- Jet Ski
- Reverse Bungee (GMAX)
You may contact Ms. Alma if you wish to take advantage of the package or at least one of the activities listed above at 09092058015.