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Destination Guide >> Boracay

Boracay


EXPLORING BORACAY

Boracay is one of the Philippines' most visited holiday islands and known for its long stretches of soft sand, crystalline waters and well preserved forested interiors. Multiple inshore reef provide natural barriers making the seas perfect for a wide range of water sports, including snorkelling, diving, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Cliff diving is on offer for those looking for an adrenaline rush to contrast with days relaxing on the beach and Boracay is also home to an internationally acclaimed 8-hole par 72 golf course. A buzzing nightlife scene appeals to the younger crowd with bars and clubs catering to the party crowd.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

Considering a villa holiday in Boracay?  Here's some useful information to get you started on your vacation planning.

Location:

  • Island located just off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas, approximately 300km south of Manila. Water borders:  Sibuyan Sea.

Passport and Visa Information

  • Citizens of US, UK, and EU countries may enter Philippines without a visa for a period of 21 days. For updates and visa requirement information for other countries, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs (www.dfa.gov.ph)

Currency

  • Philippine Peso (PHP)
  • USD1:PHP43.4
    EUR1: PHP61.4
    GBP1:PHP70.3
    (for exchange rate updates check on www.xe.com)

Official Language(s)

  • Filipino, English

Climate:

  • Rainy, humid, and hot during Habagat season (mid-June to mid-September); Dry with moderate temperature during Amihan season lasting the remainder of the year.

Quick Facts:

  • International Tourist Arrivals: 305,569 (2010 est.)
  • Country / Area Calling Code(s): +63 / (0)36
  • Electricity: 220V, 60 Hz
  • Type(s) of plug / socket:  mainly A

Destination Information

 

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Now that you've decided on your destination, here are some pointers on how you can get to your Boracay villa.

Airport Info

  • Kalibo International Airport (KLO), approximately 1.5hr from Caticlan Jetty Port to board a ferry to Boracay. Depending on your point of origin, may include a connection in Manila.

Approximate (Scheduled Flight) Travel Time from:

  • Los Angeles:  20hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • New York:  23hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • London:  17hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • Moscow:  16hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • Shanghai:  8hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • Sydney:  13hr+ depending on connecting layover

 

 

 

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