Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kalibo - Caticlan - Boracay


So who cares if I've never been to Boracay?! Well... no one. But come to think of it, it won't be the 4th best island in the world for nothing. So one boring day at work, I asked some of my co-teachers if they would like to go to (drum rolls please!) - Boracay. Two of them nodded so I booked a Manila-Kalibo-Manila flight on the spot. Only then I realized that the 3 of us were all Boracay-virgins. Ok, no pressure. We'll just enjoy the sun, beach, sand and the hot men! 

wala pa tayo sa Boracay.. relaaks
Kalibo to Caticlan

Our entry point was the Kalibo International airport. We arrived there at around 6:00 a.m. From there, we took a van to Caticlan Jetty Port. Those vans are parked just a few meters away from the arrival area of the airport. You have two options; pay 250 pesos for the van + boat fare to Boracay or 225 pesos for the van only. It took us almost an hour and a half to reach Caticlan (check here for discounted tours, transportation and activities in Boracay)

Caticlan Jetty port
our boat to Boracay. woot!
Caticlan Jetty port to Cagban port

Upon arrival at the Caticlan Jetty port you need to ride a boat to get to Boracay. Look out for the three windows for the payments. The standard boat fare is 25 pesos-30 pesos each person. Next window will be the environmental fee of 75 pesos each person (60 pesos for students and senior citizens). The third and last window will be for the terminal fee of 100 pesos each person. 

There are available boats up to 10 p.m. Should you wish to arrange for later trips don't hesitate to ask the officials inside the terminal beforehand for a special arrangement at a certain cost of course. 

**updated November 18, 2013**

Tabon port to Tambisaan port


Apparently, there's this Tabon port in Caticlan that is just a tricycle ride away from the more famous Caticlan Jetty port (30 pesos each person). It's just a small port that usually serves as the alternative port and the endpoint is at Tambisaan port in Boracay island. We tried getting to Boracay on this port during my August 2013 trip and found out that it was a cheaper option.

We shelled out 30 pesos each for the boat fare, 75 pesos each for the environmental fee and 25 pesos each for the terminal fee. That's 70 pesos cheaper than in Caticlan Jetty port.


Tambisaan port in Boracay
Cagban port/Tambisaan port to White Beach - Station 1, 2 and 3 (or anywhere in that area)

After a boat ride of around 10 minutes, you will reach the Cagban port or Tambisaan port of Boracay. If you are traveling alone it's better to ride a tricycle and wait for other passengers to fill it up. Each passenger will have to pay 20 pesos and you will be dropped off at the station of your choice (the main highway/Angol Road) and you need to walk a few meters on the designated alleys to reach the White beach. 

But if you're in a group you can occupy the whole tricycle (up to 5 persons) and pay 100 pesos for the "special trip" - which covers everyone in the group. The tricycle driver should drop you off a few meters away from the White beach.

Cagban Jetty port
the 7-seater trike (plus the driver )
may komunidad pala talaga (?!)
And then we reached the White Beach in Boracay! After almost 4 hours from Manila and countless fees we have to endure we were now in Boracay baby!  

Whew!
White Beach to Cagban port/Tambisaan port

There are some tricycle terminals near the beach. These are for "special trip" rides. You have to pay 100 pesos for the whole tricycle and the driver won't be getting passengers anymore. If you choose to pay only 20 pesos per person, you have to walk up to the main road (Angol Road) and wait for tricycles there. You need to be specific that you are paying for a single seat only and not for the whole ride. Also, be specific on your chosen port.

Cagban port to Caticlan Jetty port

Be ready to spare a few bucks upon arrival at the Cagban port. The boat fare is about 25 pesos to 30 pesos each person. Then you need to pay a terminal fee of 100 pesos each person. 

Again, there are available boats up to 10 p.m. Should you wish to arrange for later trips don't hesitate to ask the officials inside the terminal beforehand for a special arrangement at a certain cost.



**updated November 18, 2013**

Tambisaan port to Tabon port

Tambisaan port is an alternative port in Boracay island with boats going to Caticlan at 30 pesos each person. No terminal fee was collected from us (9 p.m.) so I'm not that sure if it's because it was late already or because there are really no terminal fees from this port. Endpoint was the Tabon port in Caticlan. 

Caticlan Jetty port to Kalibo airport

We paid 250 pesos for the aircon ferry boat with van transfer going to Kalibo airport. The last trip for the boats is at 9:00 p.m. while the last van going to Kalibo is at 8:00 p.m. They also offer special trips for both boat and van for your own convenience. Double check if the van is heading to the airport or the town proper. It was a 2-hour drive because of some road repairs along the main highway. 

be guided

Bagobos Resto Grill

We were starving when we reached the Kalibo airport and when we spotted the Bagobos Resto Grill in front of the Kalibo airport, we stopped by and ordered grilled pork and chicken with pinakbet. Aside from the great meal (we had 3 cups of rice each), they also have free wi-fi access which was a great time-killer (we've got 9 hours to spare). 





**updated November 18, 2013**

Taunan Refreshment

Another option that I discovered on my August 2013 trip was the Taunan Refreshment. We had some lugaw (rice porridge) with egg for 20 pesos that energized our tired and weary bodies. They're open 24 hours and their usual diners were airport staff, pilots and flight attendants.




Kalibo airport

It was around 8:30 p.m. (and we were way too early for our scheduled 4 a.m. flight) when we asked the staff if we could sleep on the restaurant. The staff thought that we were bluffing but when we said that we were serious they asked the manager about it. Of course she said no, so we went on to the airport and asked if we could stay inside even if our flight will be after 7 hours. They declined. Their airport is not sleeper-friendly (is there such a word?). 

So we were there outside with a bunch of backpackers and slept on the cold floor. We didn't care much about sleeping on the floor but mosquitoes were everywhere and we had to cover ourselves with our malongs. I did sleep well and even dreamt of something weird. 


'Pag tayo pinaalis tapos sila hindi gulo 'to.
Pakilatag na ang banig. Maglagay na rin ng off lotion.
With 100 pesos terminal fee, the airport is nice (in spite of its being not sleeper-friendly). The flight was on-time and we didn't encounter any inconvenience (except for the mosquitoes).

**updated November 18, 2013**

During my August 2013 trip, the current terminal fee for domestic flights from the Kalibo airport is 100 pesos and for international flights is 500 pesos.




If you have any question regarding the ins and outs of Boracay/Kalibo just give me a buzz :)





109 comments:

  1. Hahaha, derecho pasok na agad walang pahinga?

    Ganyan din ako derecho office from the airport. Hahaha!

    Gusto ko din maranasan matulog sa airport, and sana sa Changi Airport. Hahaha, choosy! ;)

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    1. sayang ang absent... walang leave sa public school dahil 2 months leave with pay kami pag summer :)

      ang sushal! kailangan talaga Changi airport?!

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  2. tagal ko din bago nakapunta ng boracay. iba talaga yung beach pero ang dami kasi transfer so nakakapagod. =)

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  3. ive never seen kalibo airport. ok pala no? maayos siya infernes.

    im really looking forward sa sexy legs shots mo. ^_^

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    1. ok talaga ang kalibo tapos 40 pesos ang terminal fee... bongga!

      masu-surprise ka sa legs..hihihi

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  4. Galing! im looking forward to check the place. now i know that the Kalibo airport is not that backpacker friendly hehehe. :)

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    1. hi estranghero! oh yes! it's either chumeck-in sa hhotel in kalibo para antayin ang wild na 4 a.m. flight or matulog sa labas ng airport with the mosquitoes :)

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    2. hahaha! panalo rin nmn sa options :)

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  5. A well written blog with jsut the right photos. I could visualise your experience, and almost felt liek I was goign thrugh it.

    I was looking for information on how to get from Kalibo to Catliclan and thence to Boracay, and this is the most informative pae I have seen so far. Just one question - what time is the last ferry from Caticlan to Boracay? I mean, if I arrive by Zest at 19:40 hrs at Kalibo, can I still reach Boracay the same night?

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    1. thanks david!

      the problem here is, it takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours from kalibo to caticlan and the last trip of the boats is up to 9 p.m. you can hire a special boat trip the same night but it will be expensive.

      i can ask our guide in boracay for assistance should you wish to hire a special boat :)

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    2. cud u do that, please? or can u send me your guide's cell number? It is real difficult to get out of Manila earlier, without taking half a day off from my office.

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    3. here's the number of ate rose - 0908.567.4335. she can help you with almost about anything, from hotels to van and boat transfers and beach activities such as island hopping and helmet diving (i will feature that next.

      enjoy boracay david! :)

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  6. Hi! magkano po terminal fee sa kalibo airport pabalik ng manila?

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    1. hi there! it's 40 pesos po:) ang mura noh?

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  7. Why are passengers waiting for their flight not allowed to sleep/wait at the airport? The "not sleeper-friendly" reason is hard to buy. Btw, your 5 a.m. look tells the world you are ready and eager to go to work at 12 LOL. Just kidding.

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    1. Hi bertN. It's not naman na they told us that it's not "sleeper friendly" but we just assumed :)

      Their terminal is kinda small and it can only fit in the next flight available so you cannot stay longer than usual inside so people tend to hang out and sleep outside specially if your flight is during the wee hours.

      We don't wanna go home and go straight to work hence the photo. And I also have this tendency to "not-pose" while there's a camera :)

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  8. Hi, yung la carmela they offer 850/person ang RTT kalibo-hotel-kalibo, ok na ba yun since yung nagastos mo is more than P400 one way. Kasi 9adults and 2 kids age 4 and 11. NAsa 9k magagastos namin if we avail their RTT.

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    1. hi there sai! bale ang total (per person) ay 280 pesos one-way (excluding the terminal fee and environmental fee which is 125 pesos na im not sure if kayo mag-shoulder or try asking the resort about that din)...

      so ang RT nun eh 560 pesos.. pero nakakapagod ang mga transfers para sa inyo na may mga kids pa...kaya medyo ok na din ang 850 pesos kung kaya nyo naman...

      it's totally up to you, pero kaya naman talaga i-DIY yun eh... sayang din ang almost 300 each di ba?

      enjoy boracay sai!

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  9. ate do you know how to show the labels on the post? hindi kasi malagay ung akin :( BTW, your kalibo trip super cool. boracay virgin din po ako.

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    1. hi there vash, i'll email you about it...

      go virgins-no more!

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  10. Hello Carla!!!

    Great job on your post abt boracay!! grabe prang gusto qn pumunta jan s bora..magkanu ngastos nio sa bora trip nio??? kc prang feeling q mura lng dhil s galing m tumwad..

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    1. hi michelle! di ako naglilista ng expenses pero email ko sayo ang details... :)

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  11. hi sexy mam =)
    'Pag tayo pinaalis tapos sila hindi gulo 'to. >>> natawa ko dito..

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    1. wow!salamat naman abeng sa mga "sexy" chorva na yan..haha..

      tamaaa... dapat patas lahat di ba?!

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  12. hi there! how 'bout affordable hotels or guests house in station 2? do u know any? thanks..

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    1. hi there, please send me your e-mail address... i'll give you contact numbers of some hotels along station 2 :)

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  13. Very Nice blog you have here. veeeeery helpful! thank you! im kuripot too! hahaha!
    we can call ourselves "frugal" nalang mas sosyal

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    1. ang sushal ng frugal...chika na ko sa kuripot..hihi..

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    2. hi there.. can you help us about affordable hotels or guest house in station 2? wer planning to have a vacation nxt yr.. so as early as now im looking/finding if there's any.. thankies!

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  14. hi,
    i like your blog very entertaining and informative. I will contact ate rose on the island hopping as we will go there as a group din baka maka discount

    how about massage, did u not try it? how much do they charge nowadays?

    cheers!

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    1. hi there! yes. mas makaka-discount kay ate rose pag madami.

      massage? too bad we didn't try it when we were in boracay. but the cheapest i saw was 250-300. sa may shore na yun. sayang nga eh. i will try that on my next trip there.

      hope you'll have a great time in boracay and with ate rose! :)

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  15. Hi,

    We'll be in Boracay tomorrow until Wed. Do u have any idea kung magkano ung helmet diving per person?

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    1. hi marvin! try to contact ate rose about the helemet diving rates: 0908.567.4335
      0916.265.4901
      0923.253.4359

      enjoy boracay!

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  16. Hello po. I hope you can receive this even if your trip was Months ago. My friends and I are going to Boracay next year. Nasa California po kasi ako and ako pa nagpaplano para sa group namin so I want to make our experience good.

    Yung 250 pesos po na van fare from Kalibo to Port is per person? or for the entire Van? How long did it take you to get to the port? May traffic na ba sa lagay na yon? 2pm kasi Checkin time namin sa hotel and we will probably be late kasi 1:15 arrival namin sa Kalibo aiport.

    Thanks for all the info here though. Very helpful. I'm still undecided if gagawin namin ung ginawa nyo na walang specific plans, or getting the 1,000 pesos per person Rountrip Kalibo-Port-Hotel & Hotel-Port-Kalibo transfers. Not sure if it's worth it for the price. Bayad na daw sa 1000 lahat ng fees etc eh..

    Would love to know what you think po. :)

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  17. hi steph! yes po. as of feb 2012 eh 250 per passenger ang van to caticlan. walang traffic eh. tamang malayo lang talaga ang distance pero maganda naman ang view. pwede naman siguro kayo mag late check-in, sabihan nyo lang siguro yung hotel na male-late kayo para alam din nila. about the offer ng hotel, ilan ba kayo sa group. if per person ganito ang breakdown; van 250 pesos, 150 pesos for all the fees and the boat fare and 100 pesos for the trike ride (not individual fare). and do the same computation pagbalik sa kalibo airport. so roughly mga 850 per person two-way. so i think ok na yung offer ng hotel, less hassle pa. what do you think?

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  18. Hello, nice trip. very informative...
    Last trip there was 2009 so going there this coming 2013 i think would be different...
    We booked from Manila to Kalibo and will arrive around 7:45PM with my wife.
    Question, Stay in Kalibo for the night and find a hotel there? and party in Kalibo.
    Or Push through to Caticlan and find a hotel there and go to boracay the next morning?
    What do you think?
    What is the earlist time the bus leaves in Kalibo to Caticlan?

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    1. i think it would be better if you find a nice hotel in kalibo. i think it would be hard for you to travel to caticlan at night. you wouldn't know what will happen on the road for the two-hour trip. with regard to the bus/van i think they are stationed outside the airport as early as 5:00 a.m. you can always ask the people at the kalibo airport for the earliest ride to caticlan :)

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  19. HI !

    KUDOS to you !! i love your blog.... so informative... :)) this would really help me with our plan to go to bora next week with my husband...

    BTW, with regard to the bus/van that you mentioned outside the airport... are you sure ?? so hindi na ba kailangang pumunta ng bus terminal (CERES BUS LINE) to go to CaTICLAN jETTY PORT?

    AND also how much did you pay for a tour guide (ate rose) ??

    P.S: napuntahan nyo ba lahat i mean from station 3 to station 1?

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    1. hi ching! yes indeed. you need not to go to ceres terminal. just right outside the kalibo airport you can find vans and buses going to caticlan.

      ate rose is affiliated with one of the tour operators/water activities so all her quoted fares are inclusive of everything. no need to pay her extra.

      you can walk your way from station 3 to 1 and vice versa. it's actually a common thing for tourists to walk :)

      enjoy boracay ching and balitaan mo ko :)

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    2. hi again..:)

      tanong ko din po kung meron kang mga contact number ng ilang mga affordable INNs or hotel or any room lang... kasi biyahe namin papuntang Kalibo airport is at 4 pm pa ..so probably 6 pm na kami makakarating ng Caticlan..so we don't have much time para maghanap pa ng matutulugan...

      can u help us out??.... :)

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    3. i don't have any contact number with the inns but you can always contact ate rose from my island hopping post in boracay. she can help you with anything you need for she is a local of boracay. just tell her you saw her in my blog :)

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  20. Love your blog! What a nice but challenging trip..But it is still worthwhile. Nice photos, thanks for posting. I really hope that you enjoyed your stay in Boracay.

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  21. Hello,
    I am Ali , from Indonesia.

    Can you help me ? I wanna ask What time first early boat from boracay to Caticlan port? or the best time early i can leave bora. I want to reserve plane to Cebu from Kalibo airport.

    Thanks

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    1. hi ali. i think they start as early as 6 am. kalibo airport is almost 2 hours away from boracay so if you leave your hotel in boracay at 7 a.m., you could probably arrive at around 9:30 in kalibo airport (including turn around time). so booking an 11:30 a.m. flight from kalibo to cebu is the safest time.

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  22. I like your blog mam very informative for backpackers. keep writing. I will be in kalibo March.

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  23. u can be like ate rose based on your blog hehe. .same parin ba cell no. ni ate rose ngayon ?para kung maligaw kami may makakatulong samin. very detailed i like it.it really help me to make a plan on our future bora trip this coming march.thanks

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    1. hi kerovin. the last time i checked, she still uses the same number. wow sa march na ang trip nyo. enjoy boaracay! :)

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  24. hi! 7:50 am flight ko via kalibo-manila and i really have no idea paano ko makakapunta ng kalibo airport from bora. please help! thanks ng maraming marami.

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    1. hi leeboi. yan ang di ko sigurado. hmmm. you wanna try to contact ate rose (my ever reliable point person in boracay) for help?

      0908.567.4335
      0916.265.4901
      0923.253.4359

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  25. hi! do you have any idea if there are other options aside from taking a trike from cagban port to our hotel destination in boracay? and if there is such option, can you tell the current price rate? thank you so much!

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  26. hi! i'm the anonymous requesting option for trike from cagban port to hotel in boracay.

    thanks!

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    1. hi there! i saw a multicab pero di ko sure kung bumabiyahe talaga yun or for big groups. if you don't want to hire the whole trike you may opt to pay 20-30 per pax and alight at the main highway. pero kung marami naman kayo mas ok na rin ang mag rent ng trike for 100 pesos tapos ibababa pa kayo malapit sa resort nyo :)

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    2. thanks for your reply. we are a group of 5 plus 2 kids. so we hope to get a much bigger transport service other than a trike.

      again thanks for your help...

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    3. just try the multicab anjeros :)

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  27. hi ms blissfulguro. thanks sa blog mo. ano kaya maganda kong gwin. kc dec p nagbook family ko bale manila-caticlan ng april12 friday.dting nila ay 7am. ako naman ay ngyn araw lng nagbook pero nagzest n ko (manila-kalibo) kc mahal sa cebu pacific. kso kinuha ko ay april 11 thursday kc mahal na yun april 12 gabi dtin ko ng kalibo. ano kya magstay ako sa kalibo at sa umaga na lang ako pacatcilan pra masunod ko family ko or pagkalapag ko ng thursday 7pm ay diretso n ko caticlan at dun na ko magstay? meron b mga INNS or motel na pwedeng 2lugan dun? thanks

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    1. gaano ka gabi ang dating mo? there are inns near kalibo airport para makapagpahinga ka naman. mahirap na rin kasi bumyahe pa-caticlan ng ganung oras eh. pero kung ako yan malamang matulog ako sa airport. haha

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  28. Hi blissfulguro, can you still remember whats the name of the ferryboat or where did you get the transfers na pabalik ng Kalibo airport which is 250 lang airconditioned ferry boat and van transfers to kalibo airport. pls send me an email ernestoarjayong@yahoo.com Thanks! :D

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    1. im sorry mr.sunshine pero i can't recall it na po eh. marami namang nag-ooffer dun for sure :)

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  29. Hi i love your blog... I'm planning a trip to bora with my husband and his uncle via kalibo so 3 adults 2 teens and a baby around the first week of june. Mahirap ba gawin yung transfer na gnawa nyo? Our return flight leaves at 9:25 pm what time should we leave bora? Also have you been to the wind surfing area part ng bora? Is it nice? Sorry sa dami ng questions ha boracay virgin kami lahat and my husband is Irish so pinagmamalaki ko yung beaches natin lol! Thanks again hopefully madami ka pang blogs na gawin :-)

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    1. thanks gracey! madali lang yung transfer from kalibo to caticlan kasi paglabas pa lang ng airport may vans and bus na. you can leave boracay at around 5 pm kasi 2 hours ang travel time from caticlan to kalibo eh. yung bulabog beach (sa kabilang side ng white beach) eh usually for kite surfers siya and hindi "swimmable" yung beach.

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  30. Follow up question where do you think is the best place to go at night for drinks... Also how much roughly yung expenses nyo for the whole trip? Does ate rose know places we can rent in short notice? Thanks again :-)

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    1. for drinks, there are so many bars there. depende na lang if you want loud partying or chill drinking there are loads there. yung expenses kasi mahirap mag set kasi eh. ang major considerations lang naman diyan eh ang transfers, accommodation and food (and/or pasalubong). just text ate rose coz she's a local there so may mga places siyang alam na for rent :)

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  31. Loving your website. Currently going through all the posts to better prepare myself for my second trip to your beautiful country. I'm coming all the way from India and I plan to visit Boracay on May 20 for three nights. Any idea how long the journey from Boracay to Kalibo airport is by ferry/boat?

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    1. hi there! i only know of the land trip from caticlan to kalibo. it usually takes approximately 2 hours via van or bus. these transportation are readily available right outside the port and the airport. enjoy your boracay trip! :)

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  32. Hi girl. We already have plane tikets t boracay vua cebu pac to kalibo this july 10-13, 2013. I super like the details of ur travel,.lahat ng tanong ko nasagot ng blog mo. Very helpful. U said my terminal fee ang katiclan bound to manila eh ung manila to caticlan my terminal fee din sa airport?? Sa july pa ung flight wen is d best time to call are rose?? And san kau nagstay?? 3 kc kmi for 3 nyts. Advisable b magdala ng cooked food like adobo para mkamura?? Nagbblak kc kming magdala ng rice cooker. Thank you sa help..

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    1. hi clarissa. terminal fees from manila are included in the tickets so no need to pay for it. pero from kalibo to manila 30 pesos - that was a year ago pa and i dunno if tumaas na. ang caticlan to manila eh whopping 200 pesos each ang terminal fee.

      as early as now you can contact ate rose na. and you can ask her anything about boracay kasi andun siya everyday and local talaga siya.

      we stayed here: http://www.blissfulguro.com/2012/12/taking-it-slow-in-boracay-hakuna-matata.html

      and here: http://www.blissfulguro.com/2012/03/boracay-cheap-accommodation.html

      there are cheaper options and lean season naman ang dating nyo so you can scout there nalang. or if segurista kayo magpa book kayo earlier. or try to contact ate rose. she'd do it at no cost for sure.

      and also, wag na siguro kayo magdala ng food kasi may mga carinderia style eateries sa mga alleys leading to white beach. and malapit lang ang palengke (nasa main road) from white beach so you could buy there nalang and if may kitchen yung inn nyo eh you could cook there nalang :)

      enjoy boracay!

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    2. Wow. Thank you so much girl very helpful.. excited na nga kmi. Go boracay virgins.. super thank you

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  33. Follow up po. Bakit po cagban to boracay ang way nyo?? Db po my derecho caticlan to boracay island??

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    1. hi clarissa, caticlan to "white beach" in boracay is not possible so you need to go boaracay's port (there are two - cagban being the easiest) and from the port you need to ride a tricycle or multicab to get to the white beach :)

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  34. hi,

    do you know how much the tricycle fare from bora port to a station 1 hotel?

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    1. it's 25 pesos each person if you choose to share the tricycle with others and this will only reach up to the main highway, you have to walk a few meters to get to the station 1. but if you opt to rent the whole tricycle it would cost you 100 pesos up to the resort or near it :)

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  35. hi blissfulguro ask q lng po if what time yung pinaka early n boat and bus ride from caticlan to kalibo..and what time kami aalis s hotel s bora if ang flight nmin is 6:55am s kalibo airport.. tnx :)

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    1. sa boat mga 6 am daw pero you can arrange a special ride with special fare of course. sa bus hindi ko sure eh. i heard kasi mga 9-10 pm ang last boat trip to caticlan. di ko lang sure yung bus to kalibo :(

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    2. you can arrange for a van service at night. i have a contact for that if you want :)

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  36. Hi I'm Belinda! finally i got some information from your blog about latest operating hours of the van from caticlan to kalibo :D
    my flight back from kalibo to manila will be at 6am. is it possible for me to leave boracay after sunset then take the boat and van at 7pm to kalibo?
    im thinking to stay a night at kalibo an heading to the airport at 4am (wondering is there any tricycle available that early?)

    thanks a bunch for your info!

    like your blog :)

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    1. hi belinda! you can do that instead of doing what we did na sa labas ng airport natulog. there are many inns na malapit sa kalibo airport. you can arrange an early morning pick up sa kahit na kaninong trike driver papunta sa airport or hanap ka ng walking distance na inn :)

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  37. Hi! Ques po..6:55am po flyt namen from kalibo to manila, may transpo na po kaya nun from bora? Thanks.

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    1. hi there! the boats start to operate at around 5 or 6 in the morning and the travel time from caticlan to kalibo is 2 hours so i think you have to be at the kalibo airport the night before your trip back home :)

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  38. Wow thank you n I love ur blog, super helpful for all vigins to bora Lol :) I will try to contact ate rose, as im looking for family friendly n budget friendly place to stay during holy week.

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  39. If you have suggestion, pls let me know n I will really appreciate :)

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  40. If you have suggestion, pls let me know n I will really appreciate :)

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  41. If you have suggestion, pls let me know n I will really appreciate :)

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  42. May discounts po kaya sila sa casa pilar for family of 7 pax?

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    1. di ko po sure eh. try to contact them thru email :)

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  43. hi ma'am! just want to ask po kung ano.2 po ung napuntahan niyo sa bora with an affordable price. :) me and my co-teachers po kc pupunta sa bora ds coming summer. thanks po in advance!

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    1. try white diver's inn. dun ako nag stay last august. 600 for 2 persons with TV na pero shared bath :)

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  44. hi, any recommendation for cheap accommodation in boracay? i will be staying for 10 days so im looking for cheap but nice place and with free wifi. thanks :)

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    1. hi there! check my recent blog post on a cheap beachfront accommodation in boracay! enjoy :)

      http://www.blissfulguro.com/2013/11/boracays-cheapest-beachfront.html

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  45. Hi! Ask ko lang po if madami ng van from Caticlan Jetty Port going to Kalibo Airport? Or should we need to make a reservation ahead? Thank you!

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    1. Maraming vans na nag-aantay pagbaba sa port. marami namang barkers. 10 pm yung latest na nasakyan ko to kalibo :)

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  46. Hi tanong lang po maam kasi Were going to bora this june 18 to 20 arrival nmin 9:40am Sa Kalibo At Pabalik ng Manila 9:25Pm. Anong Magandang Gawin Para Makatipid Ng Rt Fare Kalibo airport To Station 2? So Far Magkano Cheapest Fare Rt? mahal Kc Terminal Fee Sa Caticlan Port e. At What Time Kmi Dapat Umalis kung Ang Flight Namin Ay 9:25 Pm?

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    1. Tambisaan port in Boracay and Tabon port in Caticlan collects cheaper terminal fees. you can ask around to where it is located. you should be in Kalibo airport roughly 1 1/2 hours before your flight. you can leave boaracy around 5pm :)

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  47. Hello ma'am. Thank you sa informative na blog going to Bora. May question lang po ako, kasi po last last week ata yun, I availed yung promo fair ng Air Asia going to Kalibo, August din yung flight namin. So eto po yung question ko.

    1. I read na August din po kayo nag Bora, kami po alis kami ng 28Aug to 02 Sept, question is, hindi po ba kayo inulan?

    2. From what terminal po kayo? Terminal 4 din po ba? How much po yung terminal fee sa NAIA Terminal 4? Hindi po ba nadelayed flight nyo?

    3. And ang arrival po namin sa Kalibo is 7:05pm (kung hindi madedelayed yung flight) haha, aabot pa po ba kami sa boat kapag ganung oras dating namin sa Kalibo?

    Waah. Sorry po ang dami kong tanong, first time po kasi, tapos ako yung nag oorganize so I have to plan and know everything. I've been reading tons of blogs na po, until nakita ko tong sa inyo. Hoping you can help me.

    Salamat po ng Marami!!! ^_^

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    1. hi there clynne! august 2013 yung last ko sa boracay and yes, inulan kami ng bongga pero ang saya kasi wala masiyadong mga turista. solo namin ang beach :)

      ang alam ko kasi included na ang terminal fee from manila, sa kalibo/caticlan lang ang may bayad pauwi.

      ang last boat to and from boracay na alam ko eh mga 10 pm. try nyo na rin humabol. may mga lodge naman sa caticlan pier if ever wala ng boat :)

      enjoy boracay!

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    2. Thank you po. :) waahh. sana wag kaming ulanin. haha. at sana wag madelayed/cancel yung flight namin. **crossfingers!! hahaha...:D

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  48. hi gud day po! I just wanna know "about affordable hotels/guest house in boracay... I already booked flight april 2015.. planning for this vacation with my family... and i need to save money for these. If you can help me finding the cheapest but a good one.. Thank you!

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    1. hi there jha. Station 3 hotels/inns are affordable. you can just go there and check out the rooms. I have stayed at White Diver's Inn, do check out my post about it :)

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  49. Hello. The vans outside the airport, did they leave at 6:00 AM? We arrive at Kalibo at night then I plan to take the first van/bus out of Kalibo to Caticlan. Was planning to reserve Southwest tours sana pero they don't leave until 9AM e. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hi there She, I'm not really sure pero sa tingin ko may mga earlier trips pa than 9:00 a.m. going to Caticlan. Kasi ang dating namin dati 7:00 a.m. tapos may mga buses and vans na sa labas ng airport :)

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  50. Hi,

    If you need affordable hotels in Boracay or any places in the Philippines. I highly recommend Travel On a Shoe String. They have a Facebook page You may inquire there. Search for it there. I hope this helps. =)

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  51. napakacomprehensive!!! sakto kelangan ko to!

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  52. Hi mam, very imformative blog...

    We wud just like to ask your expert opinion as to how to go about our trip, we are from cebu city ang our flight to kalibo is at 8pm. Is there a way we can have a van that will take us directly to caticlan and reach boracay at that hour then?

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  53. Hi mam, very imformative blog...

    We wud just like to ask your expert opinion as to how to go about our trip, we are from cebu city ang our flight to kalibo is at 8pm. Is there a way we can have a van that will take us directly to caticlan and reach boracay at that hour then?

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    1. Yes Maridyll. Vans and ferries do operate until midnight (or after that during summer). Expect to pay higher fares in ferries nga lang :)

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