How Much it Cost to Travel to Boracay Island: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Remote even by Philippines standards, Boracay Island rewards those who seek it out with gorgeous beaches and an old-school charm that is getting harder to find in Asia. The western side of the island is basically one huge beach that is lined with small hotels and guesthouses. The other side of the island is a short walk away and home to some of Asia’s best windsurfing.

Is Boracay Island Expensive or Cheap?

Boracay (pronounced bora-KYE) Island is the Philippines’ most popular beach destination and once you are there it’s still quite cheap by international standards. White Beach along the west coast is home to about 90% of Boracay’s hotels and it’s a lovely place although quite crowded in season.

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Travel Costs to Boracay Island

Population 12,000
Area 12,000
Timezone UTC+8
Currency Philippine peso
Airports Caticlan Airport (MPH), Kalibo International Airport (KLO)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$39.47
1 USD = 58.5800 PHP
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Boracay Island?

Boracay Island Hotel Seasons

Boracay Island Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar15.00 - 30.00
starstarstarstarstar19.00 - 76.00
starstarstarstarstar21.00 - 96.00
starstarstarstarstar60.00 - 123.00
starstarstarstarstar300.00 - 390.00

Boracay Island Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed9.00 - 15.00

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Boracay Island?

Best tours in Boracay Island

Location Description Type Price(USD)
1-hour massage on the beachThere are massage stations almost the entire length of White Beach and most are quite cheap and very popular.
Cheap
Mid-range
4.27
9.39
2-hour boat tripDozens of tour companies offer snorkeling, fishing, and island hopping trips from their boats.
Cheap
Mid-range
6.83
12.80

What’s the average price of food and drink in Boracay Island?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMost restaurants on the beach charge more than this, but fast-food places and those inland are cheap.2.39 - 3.76
Budget lunchThose on a budget should stick to local food at local restaurants, but some cheap lunch options are available on the beach.3.58 - 5.80
Budget dinnerSitting down at beach restaurants can still be cheap if you are careful. Most buffets are within this price range.5.97 - 8.54
Beer (.33liter bottle)San Miguel Pale Lager is everywhere and quite cheap if you look around.1.19 - 2.22
Rum and coke or gin and sodaCocktails using the local cheap rum or gin can be very cheap but of course imports cost much, much more. 1.11 - 2.22

What are the costs of transportation in Boracay Island?

Type Price(USD)
Caticlan Port to Station 10.43
Caticlan to Boracay ferry (foreigners)2.56
Tuk-tuk around town0.41 - 1.02

Getting to Boracay Island

Getting around Boracay Island

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When to visit Boracay Island

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January82733.7
February82741.8
March86761.8
April88772.4
May90774.0
June88778.4
July86769.9
August86778.6
September867510.0
October867512.8
November84758.9
December82757.1

Boracay Island Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:58am6:09pm
21 Jun5:30am6:26pm
21 Sep5:47am5:51pm
21 Dec6:13am5:35pm

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