With it being a tiny island, getting around Boracay is pretty easy. Here, I share the various types of transportation: land and water.
Land Transport in Boracay
Tricycles in Boracay
Tricycles are also affordable, at 20-30PHP per ride. The best is to flag down one that’s driving on the way, and share cabs with people around! Hiring a stationary cab would cost a little more, and remember to negotiate.
Walking is possible, as we walked to the most west of the beach on foot. Since it is a small island, you can spend a day walking around the explore the island. The best time is to walk along White Beach during sunset, as you get to bask in the sunlight and soak in the beautiful atmosphere.
If you can ride, rent a motorbike. The petrol prices are affordable, and going around the island would be a lot more fun. Do note that you are only allowed to ride the bikes on the road, and not on the beaches.
This is perhaps one of the favourite modes of transports! You can rent the ATV to drive along the rocky parts of the islands (near Ariel’s Cliff) or simply just to feel like a badass on the streets. Do note that the prices can get much steeper during peak periods.
There might be shuttle buses, depending on the hotels you stay in. Do remember to check it before choosing your accommodations. The shuttle bus usually pick the passengers up at D’Mall at station 2.
Water Transport in Boracay
You have motorised boats in Boracay, that takes you around. We went on an island hopping day trip in one of them. They are safe to ride in, although you wonder how much damage is done to the environment via pollution.
If pollution is your main concern, opt for the sail boats instead. These boats are solely powered by wind and human strength. You will have a guide with you, of course, so you don’t have to worry about not being able to sail.
Another method of sea transport is the catamaran. Spend lazy sunny days tanning on the catamaran and float on the beautiful sea. Watch the sunset on White Beach on the catamaran for the best experience! I recommend you to get down to the boats and speak to the locals directly. Getting a local tour is actually really expensive. I spent US$80 for a “sunset tour” and it was truly horrible.
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