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Boracay, Province of Antique, Philippines

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How much money will you need for your trip to Boracay? You should plan to spend around ₱2,520 ($44) per day on your vacation in Boracay, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₱645 ($11) on meals for one day and ₱1,257 ($22) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Boracay for a couple is ₱2,083 ($37). So, a trip to Boracay for two people for one week costs on average ₱35,281 ($622). 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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A vacation to Boracay for one week usually costs around ₱17,641 for one person. So, a trip to Boracay for two people costs around ₱35,281 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₱70,562 in Boracay. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Boracay? How much money do I need for Boracay?

How much does a trip to Boracay cost? Is Boracay expensive? The average Boracay trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Boracay prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Boracay
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Boracay is ₱1,042. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Boracay is ₱2,083.

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

Hotels in Boracay

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Transportation Budget in Boracay
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Boracay is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₱1,257 per person, per day, on local transportation in Boracay.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Boracay
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Rental Cars in Boracay
The price of renting a car in Boracay will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

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 ₱645 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Boracay should cost around ₱258 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
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  • Entertainment and activities in Boracay typically cost an average of ₱694 per person, per day. 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
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  • The average person spends about ₱727 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.

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