- On April 20, 2016
- In Transportation
Boracay Island is a seven kilometer stretch of tropical paradise in Malay Aklan Philippines. Known for its pristine, white sand home to the best kite boarding beach in Asia, this once remote island attracts millions of visitors from all over the globe every year. Receiving these visitors are two airports in the mainland of Aklan, one is located in Kalibo and the other in Caticlan.
Boracay Airport to Boracay Island
The island is not accessible by plane. The nearest airport, the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan (also known as the Boracay Airport), is a quick ten-minute boat ride away and caters to flights to and from Manila and Cebu. It is the easiest, most accessible point of landing. Thus, the flights are more expensive than the alternative, Kalibo Airport. Presently, there are only two airlines that fly in and out of this airport, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. Both airlines allow only a maximum of 10 kilos of check-in baggage.
Boracay Airport Terminal Fee – PHP 200.00
Kalibo Airport to Boracay Island
Kalibo Airport offers domestic and international flights and is approximately 90 minutes away from Caticlan by land trip. Vans and buses are on standby and ready to take flocks of incoming tourists coming in to the Caticlan Jetty Port at fairly priced rates. The roads from Kalibo to Caticlan are well maintained so the 90 minute drive is not at all bad, and perhaps because of its distance from Boracay Island, the flights are usually cheaper at Kalibo Airport compared to the Boracay Airport. These airlines fly to and from Kalibo daily:
Domestic Flight Airport Terminal Fee: 150.00
International Flight Airport Terminal Fee PHP 500.00
Kalibo Airport now accommodates direct flights to and from Korea and Taiwan daily via Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air. Tiger Airways fly visitors from Singapore and back on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays while Air Asia flights in and out of Kuala Lumpur are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
For a hassle free airport to hotel transfer, MyBoracayGuide’s logistics team is happy to take you to Boracay from Caticlan or Kalibo! Click on this link for options and online booking: