Times are changing around Puka Beach with nearby developments in the works. Visit sooner than later.
8. It is one of the key destinations for boat tours from White Beach.
Most basic boat tours offered on White Beach offer Puka Shell Beach as one of their stops. This is the perfect option if your time on Boracay Island is limited as the day tour allows you to visit top attractions within 4 hours.
This boat tour is NOT the best option if you want to spend a longer time and relax on Puka Beach.
A boat tour stop at Puka Beach will give you just enough time to walk the stretch, take photos, and swim a bit.
9. Sunset here is magnificent.
Stay on Puka Shell Beach right before the evening sets in, and you will be treated to an undisrupted view of the sunset. It is definitely worth the wait!
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Accommodation Information – Boracay
Where did we stay in Boracay?
There is obviously a massive selection of properties to choose from on Boracay due to its popularity. Our strategy before we made it to the island was to find a room that was close enough to White Beach so that we could access the nice restaurants and services in the area, while still being far enough away from the pulsating disco sounds at night.
Eventually, we decided to stay at Hannah Hotel. We have no affiliation with the hotel, so our unbiased review of the place is quite positive. It’s a clean, family-owned, mid-range property that’s only about 200 meters from White Beach.
We would recommend it, but if you’re a big eater you might find their breakfasts a bit small. At the time of writing it had a very respectable score of 8.3/10 based on 461 verified guest reviews.
How to find the best room deals on Boracay?
Technically, since there are so many different accommodation choices to select from on Boracay it ultimately comes down to what type of place you want to stay at.
They’ve got everything from super luxurious to budget-savvy hostels. Therefore, we suggest booking a room on a beach that suits your preferences using a large room provider that offers an adequate selection and enough verified guest reviews.
Three examples include: www.booking.com, www.agoda.com and www.hotelscombined.com. All three websites are very reputable and offer good prices and wide selections, whereas www.hotelscombined.com is a price comparison site that simultaneously compares prices from the world’s top providers. To save you time, here are the:
Top Rated Properties on Boracay Based on Verified Guest Reviews
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- Properties rated based on ‘overall’ review scores from each respective website’s verified guests.
- Minimum of 50 verified guest reviews required to be considered eligible for comparison.
- All star ratings and verified guest review scores are tallied at the time of writing, and therefore, are subject to change.
Flying To/From Boracay
What airport should you fly into to reach Boracay?
This depends on a few things. Technically, there are two airports that visitors to Boracay can choose to fly into: Kalibo (airport code KLO) and Caticlan (airport code MPH). Kalibo, is an ‘international airport’ and it has a longer runway than Caticlan.
Subsequently, larger planes and more tourists fly into Kalibo. Kalibo, however, is roughly 1.5 to 2 hours away from Boracay Island.
There are some airlines that fly directly to Boracay. They offer convenience as the airport being only a few minutes away from Boracay’s ferry terminal.
We have created a very detailed and popular article on how to fly from Manila to Boracay if you want additional information regarding flights to/from Boracay. Overall, Caticlan is more expensive to fly into, but it’s more convenient.
What’s the best way to get the cheapest flights to Boracay?
We have flown to Boracay on various occasions. There are a bunch of airlines that fly into both Kalibo and Caticlan and their prices tend to be quite comparable to one another with the exception if a sale is on.
It’s probably best that you use a price comparison site that will find you the cheapest flight price while saving you the time searching various websites. We used two excellent sites for our trips to Boracay: Momondo and BookingBuddy for our trips to Boracay.
Of these two we had the best results with Momondo. To save you some time have, I included links to their price comparison pages:
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO BORACAY: Momondo
COMPARE FLIGHT PRICES TO BORACAY: BookingBuddy
Post updated in December 2019.