- It’s hard to get to (especially if you’re coming from the island pier).
As mentioned, one of the reasons why Ilig-Iligan Beach is visited by fewer tourists is due to its location. Located on the northeast coast of Boracay island, Ilig-Iligan is one of the farthest beaches from Boracay’s pier.
From White Beach, you need to take a tricycle to reach Ilig-Iligan, and the fare is not “Third-World level” cheap at all. Some tricycle drivers may charge a group of tourists 8 USD equivalent to get there, which I think is not a fair price at all. Some tourists access Ilig-Iligan via a boat tour. But accessing the beach in this way greatly depends on the weather and the tide.
During our visit to Boracay Island, we wanted to see Ilig-Iligan without paying a lot. So our strategy was to take a tricycle to Puka Beach. After hanging out on Puka for about an hour, we walked to Ilig-Iligan via the Boracay Highway Central and Boracay Beach Road. The walk took us about 20 minutes and the distance is approximately 1.6 kilometers.
If you don’t feel like walking from Puka Beach to Ilig-Iligan Beach, you can take a tricycle or motorcycle. But make sure that you haggle the price as the drivers tend to overcharge.