Getting to Boracay, Philippines

Visa not Needed

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Generally, foreign nationals who wish to enter the Philippines require a visa unless:

You are a citizen of a member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

You are a citizen of a non-ASEAN member state whose nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines visa-free

You are a balikbayan and is only returning to the Philippines temporarily

The Philippine Immigration Act prescribes fourteen different visas grouped into two broad categories

Section 9 visas (non-immigrant visas), for temporary visits such as those for tourism, business, transit, study or employment

Section 13 visas (immigrant visas), for foreign nationals who wish to become permanent residents in the Philippines

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    Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

    To get to Boracay by land, you first get a bus from Manila to Caticlan. There are some bus companies in Cubao/Pasay which serves the Manila-Caticlan route. There is the Philtranco.

    Then you have to take a series of Roll-on/Roll-off ferries. The trip is 16-20 hours with stopovers and dependant on sea conditions. It's locally known as the RORO Boracay route. (A/C bus ₱1500). Public transport also operates on this same route and is the most cost-effective way of traveling between Manila and Boracay.

    The RORO boracay bus trip is a four-part travel. First, the two-hour bus ride from Cubao-Batangas Port. Then the 2-3 hours RORO to Calapan, Mindoro. Third stretch is another 2-3 hours land travel to Roxas Port, Mindoro. Last part is the 4-5 hours RORO to Caticlan Port. From there, you are just a 15-minute ferry-ride away from Boracay.


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    Aklan West Rd, Banwa it Malay 5608, Philippines

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    Also known as Caticlan Airport and recently, Boracay Airport by its developer Transaire, is an airport serving the general area of the town of Malay, located in the province of Aklan in the Philippines. It is one of the two gateways to Boracay, one of the Philippines' best-known tourist destinations. The airport is classified as a Class 2 Principal airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

    The airport is the seventh busiest airport in the Philippines and the third-busiest in the Western Visayas region, serving 761,961 passengers in 2008.

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    Kalibo International Airport Access Road Kalibo 5600, Philippines

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    Kalibo International Airport (KLO) is an airport that serves the general area of Kalibo, the capital of the province of Aklan in the Philippines, and is one of two airports serving Boracay. Kalibo airport that has some international flights, and accommodates larger jet airplanes. There are vans and busses outside the airport. Prices fluctuate.

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