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Boracay, Province of Antique, Philippines

How much does it cost to travel to Boracay?

You should plan to spend around $57 (₱3,150) per day on your vacation in Boracay. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $15 (₱807) on meals
  • $28 (₱1,572) on local transportation
  • $47 (₱2,604) on hotels

A one week trip to Boracay for two people costs, on average, $796 (₱44,101). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Boracay cost?

A one week trip to Boracay usually costs around $398 (₱22,051) for one person and $796 (₱44,101) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Boracay on average costs around $796 (₱44,101) for one person and $1,592 (₱88,203) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Boracay will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Boracay on average costs around $1,706 (₱94,503) for one person and $3,412 (₱189,006) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Boracay has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Boracay expensive to visit?

Boracay is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in the Philippines, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Boracay is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) or Krabi.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Boracay Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Boracay?

The average Boracay trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Boracay travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 2,604 ($47)
Local Transportation 1 1,572 ($28)
Food 2 807 ($15)
Entertainment 1 868 ($16)
Alcohol 2 454 - 1,363 ($8 - 25)
Accommodation Budget in Boracay
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Boracay is $24 (₱1,302). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Boracay is $47 (₱2,604). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Boracay

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Transportation Budget in Boracay
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Boracay is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $28 (₱1,572) per person, per day, on local transportation in Boracay.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Boracay
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Rental Cars in Boracay
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Food Budget in Boracay
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Boracay can vary, the average cost of food in Boracay is $15 (₱807) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Boracay should cost around $5.83 (₱323) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Boracay is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Boracay
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Boracay typically cost an average of $16 (₱868) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Boracay
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $16 (₱909) on alcoholic beverages in Boracay per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Boracay On a Budget
Boracay Boracay, Philippines
A small island in the Philippines known for its resorts and beaches, Boracay is a little escape. Each beach has its own unique character, each with new treasures waiting to be discovered.
Most people flock to Boracay each year to experience the hub at White Beach - not only a stretch of powdery white sands and blue waters, but also the island's commercial center. The length of the beach is divided into three sections: Section 1 on the northern end with the widest beachfront as well as the prime hotels and resorts, Section 2 at the center with plenty to offer in shopping, dining, and drinking, and Section 3 to the south with the least developed beachfront and lowest priced amenities.

While White Beach runs along the island's western shore, Yapak or Puka Beach offers another quieter option running along the northern tip. The waters are a little rougher and there are fewer amenities than White Beach, but it is a nice escape from the bustle of the tourism hub. This beach gets its name from the puka shells which many locals collect her to make some of the jewelry that is sold on the island. Another peaceful beach good for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing is Baling Hai Beach, while a location like Bulabog Beach is characterized by winds perfect for kitesurfing.

Other popular attractions include a number of lookout points, a few other beaches, and several unique caves like the Bat Cave on the western end of the island.
As mentioned earlier, White Beach is the island's main commercial center. Along the beach path, there is a wide variety of souvenir gift shops and charming boutiques. In addition to the bustling market stalls, there are also a number of high-end stores which sell clothing, art, and household items. Some places will permit people to haggle (likely the crowded stalls), while others (high-end stores) have a fixed pricing system with price tags. In addition to shopping, the White Beach area is a prime location for dining and nightlife. Other beach areas on Boracay are fairly quiet without the crowds and bustle of nearby amenities. Each has its own unique charm and a sense of escape right by the sparkling waters of the Western Pacific Ocean.

The beaches are the main draw to the island of Boracay. This being said, most vacations consist of sunbathing, swimming, relaxing, and other seaside activities. Snorkeling and scuba diving are fairly common, as is kitesurfing especially at Bulabog Beach which is known as one of the best kitesurf destinations in Asia. For all of these reasons, Boracay is on the list of must-see places in a 6-day itinerary of the Philippines.

Another great way to see the island is to board a boat tour and hop from beach to beach. Other activities include things like a massage and spa, skimboarding, parasailing, cliff diving, motor biking, horseback riding, and local cooking lessons.
Food and Dining
As an international destination, Boracay has a diverse array of dining options for all tastes and budgets. It is especially noted for its bakeries and some of the best mangos in the world.

The main airport serving Boracay is Caticlan or Godofredo P. Ramos Airport. Airlines with flights to and from the airport include Cebu Pacific Air from Manila and Cebu, as well as Philippine Airlines and SkyJet from Manila only. Once arrived, visitors can either take a motorized tricycle (the island's taxi) or walk to Caticlan Jetty Port where outrigger boats or "bancas" provide transportation to the island of Boracay.

Another option is to fly into Kalibo International Airport, which is able to land larger planes but is further away from the Jetty Port (about 80 minutes). Cebu Pacific Air, Air Asia, and Philippine Airlines connect Kalibo to Manila, Taipei, Shanghai, and Seoul. Philippines AirAsia connects from Clark/Angeles City in central Luzon to Kalibo with daily return flights, and Tigerair Philippines connects Kalibo to Clark, Manila, and Singapore.
In late 2018 until early 2019, the entire island was closed by the government. The reasons given were extreme tourism numbers, overpopulation, and environmental damage. The government then made sure that the island and the economic situation were cleaned up before re-opening the island to visitors. Now, businesses must have licences to operate, and this includes hotels. They are asking all tourists to only stay at official hotels. The full list of accredited Boracay hotels can be found here. Also, our recommended best party hostels in Boracay can be found here.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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