Boracay Newcoast lies on the premier side of Boracay, one of more than 7.000 islands in the Philippine archipelago. Located in Aklan province, off the northwest tip of Panay island in the western Visayas region, Boracay is every inch a tropical paradise. The island is surrounded by the sparkling azure waters of Sibuyan Sea in the east and Sulu Sea in the west. And blessed with sunshine, sandy shores and ocean breezes, it’s a destination that echoes with its own unique siren song.
How to get to Boracay Newcoast?
There are two main types of transport that will get you to Boracay; in fact you really need a combination of the two. You can either fly or take a ferry. You cannot fly directly to Boracay, as Boracay does not have an airport.
• Manila to Boracay
The quickest way to travel to Boracay Island is to take the plane from Manila domestic terminal and fly to the island of Panay in the Visayas. The two flight options you have, is to fly directly to either the cities of Kalibo or Caticlan in Panay Island. The flight time to either city is approximately 1 hour. The airlines that travel to either Kalibo or Caticlan are Philippines Airlines, Asian Spirit, Cebu Pacific and Air Phil Express.The best flight is via Caticlan, and then you have a 20 minute banca trip to Boracay Island from Caticlan Jetty Port.
• Cebu to Boracay
The airport in Cebu, Mactan International Airport has flights departing to Kalibo, Caticlan and Iloilo City on Panay Island daily. Once at Iloilo City, which is in the south of Panay Island, you will need to catch an air-conditioned bus approximately 5-6 hours to Caticlan.
• Palawan to Boracay
Boracay travel from Palawan is by plane from Puerto Princesa to Iloilo City. Philippine Airlines (PAL) have flight twice a week. Once in Iloilo City you will need to catch an air-conditioned bus to Kalibo and then on to Caticlan.
Travel to Boracay can also be made by ferry. For those on a budget and with a bit of time to spare the Manila to Dumaguit voyage is ideal. Dumaguit is the north side of Panay Island just south of Kalibo. The voyage is an overnight trip from Manila. The Ferries depart Manila at North Harbor. From Dumaguit you will have to get yourself to Caticlan. You do this by riding an air-conditioned bus or to the adventurous try taking a jeepney.
Another way to get from Manila to Boracay is to take an air-conditioned bus from Manila to Batangas (Calabarzon Region or Region IV, south of Manila). From Batangas you can catch an overnight ferry to the island of Tablas in Romblon Province. This ferry will drop you off in the small part of Odiongan. From here it is a jeepney trip across the hills to the port of Looc or Santa Fe, where you can catch a banca boat to Boracay Island.
For travel to Boracay from Mindoro, large banca boats from Roxas in Mindoro and Tablas is called the Tablas Straights, the stretch of water can become extremely rough with high winds whipping up the waters to be quite dangerous. This route to Boracay is not recommended, ensure you know what the weather conditions are like prior to your departure.