Travel Budget for Boracay

Province of Antique, Philippines

How much does it cost to travel to Boracay?

How much money will you need in Boracay? ₱2,520 ($48) is the average daily price for traveling in Boracay. The average price of meals in Boracay for one day is ₱645 ($12). The average price of a hotel in Boracay for a couple is ₱2,083 ($40). Additional pricing is in the table below. 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

How expensive is 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.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - Learn more about these numbers.
Flights to Boracay

How much does it cost to go to Boracay? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

Typical tour prices for Boracay

How much do tours to Boracay cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    9 days
    $ 1650
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    9 days
    $ 1325
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    11 days
    $ 2000
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    11 days
    $ 1700
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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. 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.

For shorter routes to and from Boracay, it is recommended to book ahead. The best prices for buses and trains in Philippines can be found on 12Go. They let you search across all bus, train, and airline routes throughout Asia.

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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