Photo narrative of our visit to Caticlan, Aklan Philippines; information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, local festivals, accommodations and dining. Caticlan is the gateway to Boracay Island. Information on ferries (including RORO), parking and travel from Iloilo through Antique Province.
You can travel to and from Caticlan via these ferries. The ferry from Caticlan lands you in Roxas, Oriental Mindoro. You can take your own vehicle or use one of the buses plying this route. Here’s a link to Montenegro Shipping Lines I found this site a bit buggy but finally got it to work. From Roxas you can drive to Calapan, Mindoro and take another RORO ferry to Batangas on Luzon, opening up a host of further travel opportunities. Or you can drive from Calapan to Puerto Galera. We’re not sure about the condition of the Calapan to Puerto Galera so if you you are, please leave a comment. Further information on the Nautical Highway System here.
These two parking areas are just a short distance to the Caticlan (Boracay) jetty port parking lot. We used the Salido lot, show on the right in the above photo. Most of Salido’s parking is under cover (but not ours), an advantage. They charged us P100 per day for parking. There are also newer lots on the main highway, some of which offer direct walking access to the jetty port to Boracay.
We were quite spoiled. We arranged to stay at the Tirol and Tirol Resort in Boracay. The resort had a helpful employee waiting for us at Caticlan. He handled our luggage, paid our fees, obtained a tricycle for us when we got to Boracay. Even if you’re on your own, this relatively new jetty port makes transport to Boracay Island quite painless. You’ll pay your “environment fee”, port fee and fare and get on the next pumpboat to Boracay Island. Once you get to the Cagban jetty on Boracay Island, you can take a tricycle anywhere on the island. We’ll continue the Boracay part of our narrative here.
Note: this post is a section of a longer narrative about a trip from Iloilo City to Boracay. The full narrative can be found at: /iloilo-city-to-boracay-via-antique-province/
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