Getting Around in Boracay, Philippines

The island is so small that we can walk around on foot and see close up nature. It takes only one hour and half or so for come and go of 4 Km White Beach from one end to another. However you have to be tough to go around Yapak on foot, as it is hilly and you may seldom find shade trees. Direct sun light is especially strong from noon to around two p.m.

Tricycles are motorcycles with sidecars for passengers. They are one of the most popular transports in the Philippines. The fare is from ₱5 to ₱20 per person. They can not enter White Beach. It costs approximately ₱150 per hour to charter a tricycle.

Other means of transportation include mountain bikes, quadbikes and motorbikes, all of which can be rented.

Many resorts rent out bicycles. They cost about ₱50 per hour. Check up breaks and pedals first when you borrow a bicycle. Bicycles should run on the right. Beware of tricycles on roads.

If you want to lend motorcycles, ask your resort staying. Road conditions and driving manners might be different from your country's, so they are not recommendable for tourists. International drivers licence is required. It costs approximately ₱150 per hour to charter a motorcycle.


Distance unit
Metric (km/h)
Traffic system
Right-hand drive



Tricycle is the classic mode of transportation in Boracay. The daytime fare per passenger is around ₱7 for any trip in the flat area between Boat Stations 1 and 3. Fares are higher, and often negotiable, for trips beyond station 1 and 3. Pedicabs are available on the southern part of White beach path. Daytime per person range for ₱20 to ₱40, depending on the distance and your negotiating skills. Nightime fares for both motorcycles (tricycles) and pedicabs are higher the later the hour. Prices are supposed to be posted in the trycicles so have a look if you are unsure of the right fare.

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