There are several facilities available for different activities to suit different levels of needs for any age levels and experiences. Water sports facilities such jet skiing, snorkeling, diving, wind surfing and paragliding are also widely available. Lounging chairs from beach front hotels are prominently set-up just a few steps from hotel entrances. Nightlife in Boracay is also vibrant until the wee hours with many bars and restaurants serving native and international cuisine and famous drinks concoctions.
Although Boracay island is relatively small, it has 13 white sand beaches foremost of which are the two famous beaches, the Bulabog Beach and the White Sand Beach located on opposite sides of the island’s central area. The main tourism beach, White Sand Beach is located about 4 kilometers (2.48 miles) westward, is lined with resorts, lodging houses, hotels, and bar & restaurants and other amenities for tourists while the Bulabog Beach located eastward of the island and is known for windsurfing and kite boarding. There are now 275 hotels and around 200 restaurants, several shops and numerous boutiques you will surely enjoy while on vacation there.
Generally, weather in Boracay Island is divided into 2 seasonal weather patterns, the cool southeast wind and the southwest wind or the so-called south west monsoon. The cool south east is predominantly moderate temperatures with little or no rainfall coupled with a prevailing north-east wind. The southwest monsoon is often characterized by hot and humid temperatures with regular heavy rain and a prevailing wind from the west.
Currently there are two airports serving Boracay Island, namely;
1. Caticlan or Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (IATA: MPH) (ICAO: RPVE)
Only small bodied aircrafts could land in this airport. Flights serving on these airports to and from Caticlan are the South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR), Cebu Pacific Air and Air Philippines from Manila, Cebu and Clark. Upon arriving at the Caticlan airport, you can either take a tricycle (a three-wheeled mode of transportation) at P40.00 pesos per person or just walk for 10 minutes to Caticlan Jetty Port. Luggage is limited to only 15 kg when flying in here.
2. Kalibo International Airport (IATA: KLO) (ICAO: RPVK)
This airport can hold larger aircrafts such as Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 but it is a little bit farther from the Caticlan’s jetty port which is 90 minutes away. Flights from Kalibo to Manila, Taipei, Seoul and Shanghai are served by China Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Zest Airways and Philippine Airline. Upon arriving at Kalibo International airport you can take vans, minivans, buses and coasters to Caticlan jetty port. A ride from the airport usually cost ₱200 pesos for a van ride and ferry boat ride to Boracay Island. A more comfortable bus ride costs around ₱300 pesos. As a reminder, be sure to ask if your ticket includes a ferry boat ride to Boracay Island. Airport tax excluded.
Tourism activities usually peak during the cool months of southeastern season.