Getting Thereupdated on June 24,1999
Flying to Manila
Boracay is located in the Philippines and the international gateway is Ninoy Aquino International Airport(NAIA). NAIA is still sometimes called MIA (Manila International Airport), the former name of the airport.
(Photo: Caticlan Airport, Panay island)

(1) from Manila to Boracay via Caticlan
Quickest but most expensive route (A round-trip ticket is approx.US$150)
Manila (Domestic Airport)- Caticlan Airport, Panay1 hour
Caticlan- Wharf (by tricycle)5 minutes
Wharf- Boracay10 to 30 minutes

Flight is about 1 hour but you need almost a half day including waiting time.
Aircraft is small and passengers are limited in 4 to 42 persons.Flight companies are Pacific Airways, Asian Spirit and etc.
Flight schedule of Manila to Caticlan/ Caticlan to Manila is available at Boracay flight information provided by schedules may be changed without prior notice.
They weight your luggages and you before boarding a aircraft.Hand carry luggage may be limited in one small bag. You should rearrange your luggage before weighting.
Manila Domestic Airport is located about 2Km north of NAIA.
You may have to spend a night in Manila on your way to Boracay because onward flights are limited.

(2) from Manila to Boracay via Kalibo
PAL flight is available to Kalibo (A rouund-trip ticket is approx.US$100)
Manila (Domestic Airport)- Kalibo Airport, Panay1 hour
Kalobo Airport - Wharf (by bus or Jeep)90 minutes
Wharf- Boracay10 to 30 minutes
Flight schedule of Manila to Kalibo/ Klibo to Manila is available at Boracay flight information provided by schedules may be changed without prior notice.
Manila Domestic Airport is located about 2Km north of NAIA.

(3) from Manila to Boracay via Caticlan by ferry
M/V Mary the Queen of MBRS Lines is only the ferry to Caticlan from Manila at this time.It takes about 13 hours from Manila to Caticlan via Odiongan of Tablas island.The ferry anchors off Caticlan and passengers must disembark to waiting banca boats to head to Caticlan port.This route is inexpensive but not recommendable for tourists because cruises are limited, and because of some other reasons.See [Important] notice below.

Manila to Caticlan at Pier 8(North Harbor) in Tondo
Departure: 5:00pm every Mondays and Fridays
Arrival : 8:00am every Tuesdays and Saturdays
Caticlan to Manila
Departure: 1:00pm every Wednesdays and Sundays
Arrival : 4:00am every Thursdays and Mondays, passangers may stay in the ferry up to 8am.
Rates: Economy - P380.00, Deluxe - P580.00, Cabin - P680.00(as of June 23,1999)
Rates, times and a place to board the ferry may be changed without prior notice.Please contact MBRS Lines for futher information.
Manila ofiice phone number is (0632) 921-6716 and Aklan office in Ibajay, (06336)268-2072 or 268-2044.

[ Important ] Regarding Pier 8, the area is not quite safe, even for Filipinos. Tourists should take a lot of precaution or be accompanied by a guide if they are serious in considering to take the ferry.
Acknowledgement:We are grateful to Camilo Bolinas, Ichiro of Seagaia Diving Resort and Taka of Red Coconut Resort for their informatin about the ferry.

From Caticlan to Boracay, an outrigger boat so called banca is available transportation.
All the passengers have to wade through the water to get to the boat.You should wear something suitable.

Travel agents in Manila
Suite No.12,Manila Midtown Arcade,
M. Adriatico Street,Ermita,Manila
(632) 523 87 20 to 23
Fax:(632) 522 4795
Fax:Boracay Branch (63 36) 288 37 70
Mezzanine Floor
Dusit Hotel-Nikko
Makati,Metro Manila (Manager:Mr.R.Ejima)
Asia Travel (Asia Internet Online Corporation)
(Online reservation only)
Unit 124 Legaspi Suites #178
Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village
Makati,Metro Manila
Tel: (63-02) 893-8280, 894-5715
Fax: (63-02) 894-5725
Travel Smart (Infophil Inc.)
(Online reservation only) Hotels, Airport Taxi, Rent-a-car
Infophil Inc. Phone: +63-2-896-6043
Infophil Inc. Fax: +63-2-895-5567
Dusit Hotel-Nikko was formerly called Nikko Hotel, Manila Garden.
Telephone system in Manila has digitalized around 1996 and telephone numbers in some areas has changed.If you have old phone numbers of your friends or sweetheart(s) in Manila, some of them may be out of use.

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