Boracay Airport (MPH) isn’t actually on Boracay, but it remains the main gateway to the island. It’s actually at the northern tip of Panay Island and it takes less than an hour, including a boat ride, to get to Boracay Island once you're out of the airport.
Also known as Godofredo P. Ramos Airport and sometimes by its old name of Caticlan Airport, it’s a relatively modest place. However, thanks to the huge popularity of the nearby island, it has the facilities to receive medium-sized jet aircraft flying to and from international destinations. The good thing about its small size is that the whole process of immigration and baggage collection is usually quick and easy.
Getting to Boracay from Boracay Airport
To get from Boracay Airport to Boracay Island, you first have to take a moto tricycle to get to Caticlan Port, about a 5-minute ride away. In fact, the pier is just 1 block away from the airport’s terminal – you could probably walk it, if you’re travelling light. From there, take the regular boat that operates daily from 5am to 10.30pm. It’s only about 2 km from Panay Island to Boracay Island, which takes about 10 minutes to cover. Once at Boracay Port, you have to take another moto tricycle to reach your hotel. The whole transfer should cost you less than 200 pesos per adult, including the 75-peso environmental fee.
Boracay Airport is just next to Caticlan Town and port, so you can find a choice of bars, restaurants and stores if you want to replenish yourself while waiting for the boat to Boracay Island or before checking in for your flight home.
Godofredo P. Ramos Airport
- Location: Aklan West Road, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines