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Aklan - How I got to Boracay from Roxas City


After a quick visit to Roxas City and Panay, Capiz, I took a passenger van bound for Kalibo, Aklan. Since I didn't have much sleep the previous night, I was quickly brought into slumber the moment our van left Roxas City. It took us almost 2 hours to reach Kalibo and fare is 100 pesos.


Upon arriving in Kalibo town proper, I took a tricycle (PHP 10) to the van terminal bound for Caticlan. Fare is at 90 pesos and travel time is also almost 2 hours.


It was already past 9:00 PM when we arrived at the Caticlan jetty port. Since I don't have a reservation at any hotel in Boracay, I decided to just stay for a night here in Caticlan.

There are a few hostels and lodging houses around the area, you'll find them several meters away from the port. I checked-in at Candice Hotel. They have very nice and spacious rooms with aircon, private toilet and bath and a television set. A night costs 400 pesos. For inquiries, you may call (036)2887529 or 0930-1284670 and look for Dhang.


I went back to the jetty port on my 2nd day in Caticlan, I'm now bound for the island of Boracay. I'm just a few minutes away from the world's famous beach of Boracay. Woohoo!


At the port, you have to pay several fees. Terminal fee is 50 pesos, Environmental fee is 75 and Boat ticket is 25 pesos. Ang daming gastos! Hehehe!


Travel time from Caticlan to the island of Boracay is just about 10-15 minutes. From the moment I arrived in the island, I looked for the tricycle terminal. I waited for other passengers to arrive so I won't "hire" the whole tricycle.


Since it's my first time here, I just told the driver to drop me at Station 2, from where I will start my quest to find an accommodation that will fit my budget. Fare is 25 pesos and travel time is about 15 minutes.

These are my first sight of the beach. Welcome to Boracay!








So, if you find airfares to Boracay (via Caticlan or Kalibo) is expensive, you may try this route. Take a flight from Manila to Roxas City and travel by land to Caticlan. This way, you'll be able to save on airfare and visit Roxas City as well.



This is part of my trip to Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan that happened last February 9-11, 2012. Aklan is the 51st province on my list and these activities happend on days 2, 3 and 4 of my "5-day Panay Island adventure". Join me as I explore the world-renowned island of Boracay!
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23 comments :

killerfillers said...

Ayos! 4 hours lang pala from Roxas to Boracay

ardee sean said...

wow.. sarap naman ng bakasyon na to.. pwede ako sa gantong route.. hehhe :P

adventurousfeet said...

for 2 na yung Php400? nice! naghahanap ako ng pwede pagstayan sa caticlan :) thank you :)

Tina | Viva Trips & Tips said...

Thanks for this awesome tips..

Anonymous said...

didn't know that this route is possible. awesome help to budget travelers! keep on sharing useful stuffs! I'm your fan! -Anne

Untied Escape said...

Uy, di ko alam na pwede pala toh... thanks sa tip! the best ka tlga! hehe!

Edmaration etc said...

O really! If there's a will there's a way nga naman :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

yup, sobrang lapit lang nya...

Pinoy Adventurista said...

yup, try mo din Ardee para makapasyal ka din sa Roxas... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

di ko natanong... pero malaki naman yung bed, i think pang 2 persons na yan... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

you're welcome Tina... Thanks for dropping by... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

you're welcome Anne... Thanks din for dropping by... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

oh yes, pwede cya... hehehe! thanks po... :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

ahhahaha! tama... sa ganitong route, mas madami kang mapupuntahan... hehehe! :)

-palos- said...

galing talaga ni mervin!
idol sa paggawa ng itinerary..

KakiBerdaki said...

minsan po, may murang fare fr0m manila-kalibo, try u lang po ang onliwme b0oking... Mganda po ang trip ni admin. ΓΌ kung gusto nyo p0ng mag adventure, mag RoRo po, c0mmute lang style lang, dpat backpack lang dala para d po sgabal.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

thanks po sa suggestions... i'm just trying to give an option... salamat po...

Anonymous said...

Wow! Galing mo. Ikaw na bagong idol ko. Sana makasama kmi sa mga next adventure mo..
Patrick/bulacan

Anonymous said...

Thank you sir! We have a confirmed flight to Roxas. We'll try this route this coming May. Sana same pa dn ang fares. Wish us luck! Thank you so much for posting. :)

Neng Mendoza said...

how about from Roxas City direct to Tibiao? how do i get there

Anonymous said...

Yeah. we're planning a trip there too. Any ideas?

Lei De Guzman said...

Hi! What is the earliest schedule of vans going to Kalibo from Roxas? Thanks!

Aarika said...

thank you so much!!! I'll be in roxas city next friday!!! I'll go straight to bora then.

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