Travel Expenses: Boracay 2009

Four weeks after posting my Boracay budget from our trip last December, I’m once again posting another entry about how much I spent in Boracay last weekend.

I spent double of what I spent last December on this trip. That’s owing to the cost of the room, which I have to shoulder all on my own, meal expenses that could have been shared, the day trip to Kalibo and the extra day spent. Other than the trip to Kalibo for the Ati-atihan, I pretty much did nothing in Boracay — no island hopping nor water sports. I already did those things when I first went there in 2005. Besides, it’s no fun doing that all by myself :(

January 2009
Cost Per Person
Air Transfers

Seair PHP 0.00 PHP 0.00 1
Manila Domestic Terminal Fee PHP 200.00 PHP 200.00
Caticlan Terminal Fee PHP 20.00 PHP 20.00

Airport/Ferry Port Transfers
Manila (Two way) PHP 420.00 PHP 420.00
Boracay (Two way) PHP 40.00 PHP 40.00
Kalibo (Two way) PHP 200.00 PHP 200.00 2

Ferry Transfers
Montenegro Fastcraft PHP 30.00 PHP 30.00 3

Tans Boracay
Php 1,000 per night PHP 3,000.00 PHP 3,000.00 4

Food Expenses
All meals and drinks PHP 2,411.50 PHP 2,411.50 5

Environmental Fees PHP 50.00 PHP 50.00
Ferry Port Terminal Fee PHP 100.00 PHP 100.00
Internet PHP 162.00 PHP 162.00 6
Chori Burger pasalubong PHP 150.00 PHP 150.00 7
Batteries, tissue PHP 82.75 PHP 82.75
Total Php 6,866.25

1 Thank you Seair!
2 I went to Kalibo for the Ati-atihan Festival.
3 As a Seair passenger, I get comlimentary transfers from Caticlan airport to Boracay. This includes the shuttle from the airport to the ferry port, and the boat ride from Caticlan to Boracay. Since I went to Kalibo, I just rode the shuttle to the port, then went to ride the van to Kalibo. So when I went back to Caticlan, I had to buy my own ticket. I unknowingly bought tickets to the fastcraft, instead of the usual outrigger boat.
4 For Php1,000 per night, I get an airconditioned room that can comfortably accommodate two with cable TV, ensuite toilet and bath (with hot and cold shower), a closet, a personal refrigerator and a small safe. This also includes daily breakfast, a welcome drink and a cocktail.
5 I actually only ate three meals a day, with an occasaional junk food. This includes a really expensive lunch.
6 I can actually connect via wi-fi in my room, but nooo, I still needed to go online in the Internet cafe -_-
7 My friend’s only request is that I bring him back not one, but three chori burgers.
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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 13 Comments
  1. lelila says:

    hi sis, just curious, why laging libre ang fare mo to boracay via seair hehe.

    lelila here of GT.

  2. dyanie says:

    naunahan ako sa pagtanung kay leila aheheh ;P

    mga how much ba ang transfer from caticlan to bora itself? sa march kami punta eh. tska kailangan ba talaga bayaran lahat ng fees na yun? dami naman hihihi :P

    thanks nina! i know u can help me :)

  3. chelle says:

    very helpful mga reviews mo sis! parang gusto ko mag stay here or sa taj, parang mas maganda room nila or same lang? sa taj ba may breakfast na din? and san pala yung chori burger? hehe thanks!!

  4. ken says:

    Hi. Would also like to ask why was your airfare free? My friends and i are planning to go there around April. But we’re still looking for a cheap airline.

  5. Chia says:

    Hi, how much yung van from kalibo airport? thanks!

  6. nina says:

    Hi Chia, the van would probably cost Php 150 from the airport to the Caticlan jetty port. I’m not really sure, pero di naman siguro lalagpas ng Php200 per person :)

  7. Chia says:

    Thanks! How about your featured accommodations in boracay. Where can I find the cheapest aircon room? good for 2 pax only. cos I’ll be staying there for a week, so I need to budget everything.. thanks!

  8. nina says:

    Chia: Tans Guesthouse and Taj Guesthouse are two places that I personally recommend. I have a list of cheap Boracay hotels, all within the same area as Tans and Taj. The cheapest room would be around Php 1,000 per night for one person with daily breakfast (Php 1,600 for two). If you want to go cheaper, you can try the guesthouses over at Station 3. I hear there are rooms there that go as low as Php 500 per night.

  9. Chia says:

    Thanks nina! I’ll check on those sites. I dont wanna stay at station 3 cos its too far from the HAPPENINGS lol. I prefer staying at station 2. As much as possible, I want a php1000 aircon room even without a free breakfast.

  10. Mae says:

    Maraming salamat Nina sa mga very informative posts that you have provided. I was looking into vacationing in Boracay with my family and I’m glad I found your site. Thanks talaga!

  11. Jaq says:

    Hi! Would you recommend that I just go there and book for a room impromptu? I’m planning on staying there for a week e. Thanks in advance.

  12. Emery says:

    Hi, may I ask po, bakit libre airfare mo?

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