People enjoying a spectacular sunset at Boracay’s White Beach.
Boracay Island’s White Beach is the most famous beach in the Philippines. The premier destination for the ultimate paradise experience, White Beach is about four kilometers long and its coast is dotted with hotels, restaurants, resorts, shops, and other businesses associated with tourism.
White Beach is known worldwide for its long stretch of powdery white sand and pristine water. Almost everyone who travels to Boracay for leisure stay in this area. White Beach is divided into three boat stations – Station 1 where the sand is the finest and where most luxury resorts are located, Station 2 the busiest and most crowded due to concentration of restaurants, resorts, bars and shops, and the more laidback and less crowded Station 3 where cheaper accommodation can be found. Take note that there is no physical barrier of some sort to separate the stations. Anyone can explore any station any time of the day.
This attraction is located on Boracay Island near Kalibo.
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How to Get to Boracay’s White Beach?
Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and AirAsia have multiple flights a day from Manila direct to Caticlan Airport and the bigger Kalibo Airport.
Tourists from Cebu and Clark can also fly directly to Caticlan through Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and AirAsia but not as often as when coming from Manila.
Kalibo Airport services both local and international flights particularly from Taiwan, China, South Korea, and Singapore.
For South Korean tourists, commercial airlines to consider include Air Seoul, Cebu Pacific, Jin Air, Philippine Airlines, and Philippines AirAsia. Air Busan can also be chartered from Busan to Kalibo.
Tourists flying from China may take Cebu Pacific, Juneyao Airlines, Okay Airways, Philippine Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, and XiamenAir. China Airlines also flies from Taipei, but only seasonal.
For tourists from Singapore, the only airline flying direct to Kalibo is Scoot.
Caticlan Airport to Caticlan Jetty Port
Caticlan Airport is less than one kilometer away from Caticlan Jetty Port, the jumpoff point to Boracay Island. From the airport, the cheapest way to get to the port is via tricycle. Travel time from the airport to the port is less than 15 minutes and fare ranges from P50 to P100 ($1 to $2 USD).
Kalibo Airport to Caticlan Jetty Port
When arriving in Kalibo Airport, there are vans, coasters, buses available in the airport that can take you to Caticlan Jetty Port. Fare should be around P200 for adults and P120 ($2.4 USD) for children. Another option is to take a tricycle to Ceres bus station in Kalibo town proper where you can catch a bus straight to Caticlan Jetty Port. Fare is a little more than P100 ($2 USD) for air-conditioned buses and P90 ($1.8 USD) for ordinary buses. When you are with a big group, you may want to consider renting a van. One way transfer is around P2,000 ($40 USD). Travel time from Kalibo Airport to Caticlan Jetty Port is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Upon arrival at Caticlan Jetty Port, you need to pay P100 (%2 USD) terminal fee, P75 ($1.5 USD) environmental fee, and the ferry of your choice (P50 to P75 | $1 to $1.5 USD). The motorized outrigger boat is the popular choice among tourists with its first trip leaving Caticlan at 5:00 AM and the last trip at 9:00 PM. At the terminal, you will also be required to register at their tourism desk for monitoring purposes. Travel time from Caticlan to Cagban is approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Once you arrive at Cagban Jetty Port, you can take a tricycle, van or multicab to your resort. Tricycle is P120 ($2.4 USD) to P200 ($4 USD) to any resort in White Beach (Station 1, 2 or 3).
To those who prefer to travel by sea from Manila, your best option is the Batangas-Caticlan route. 2Go Travel sails from Batangas to Caticlan everyday. The ferry leaves Batangas Port at 9:00 PM and arrives at Caticlan Port at 8:00 AM. Travel time is therefore 11 hours. Regular fare is between P1,572 ($32 USD) and P2,018 ($41 USD).
When you arrive at Caticlan Port, there are directions on how to get to the area where you can pay your terminal fee, environmental fee, and boat transfer to Cagban Port or Tambisaan Port (see above).
From Ceres Northbound Terminal in Jaro, Iloilo City, you can take a bus straight to Caticlan Jetty Port. Travel time is between 6 to 7 hours with 1 stop for lunch or dinner. There are three types of buses you can choose from – regular bus, air-conditioned bus or air-conditioned bus with toilet. Fare ranges from P400 ($8 USD) to P600 ($12 USD). Buses depart the terminal every 30 minutes from 3:30 AM until 3:00 or 4:00 PM. Ceres buses drop passengers right in front of Caticlan Jetty Port.
See above for directions on how to get to Boracay from Caticlan Jetty Port.
The airport closest to Boracay’s White Beach
Godofredo P. Ramos (IATA: MPH), also known as Caticlan Airport, is the airport closest to White Beach. It is one of the two major gateways to Boracay Island, the other being Kalibo International Airport.
Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 8:00 AM.
This attraction is always open.
No fees required.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks are not allowed at this attraction.
Pets are not allowed at this attraction.
Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.
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WHERE TO STAY
Hotels and resorts near White Beach:
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The following are other points of interest nearby:
- Balinghai Beach
- Puka Shell Beach
- Bulabog Beach
- Ilig-Iligan Beach
- Ariel’s Point
READ MORE: Boracay Island Guide