How to Reach Boracay From Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental Via Land Trip

Last July 16, we went to Boracay to attend a convention. My students, sister, husband and my daughter was with me during the trip, we’re 20 in total. Below are the directions on how to reach Boracay from Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental via land trip.

From Kabankalan City, we traveled around 2.5 hours going to Bacolod City through Ceres bus. We left Kabankalan City around 6PM and arrived in Bacolod around 8:30 in the evening. Then we took a taxi going to Bacolod’s Reclamation Area, where RoRo vessels are located. Every hour, RoRo vessels sail from Bacolod City to Dumangas, Iloilo and vice versa. Our group left Bacolod City around 12midnight and we reached Dumangas Port around 2:30 in the morning.

At Dumangas Port, the van we rented was already there waiting for us. We paid P420.00 each for one way (P840.00 round trip). We then left the port and around 4 in the morning, we had our stop over at Pengee’s Kandingan (Dumarao, Capiz) to have our breakfast or coffee. We left around 5AM and reach Caticlan, Aklan around 8 in the morning. We were dropped off at Tambisaan Jetty Port the other port is at Cagban)and paid P75 for terminal fee, 25 for environmental fee (if you’re a tourist because natives are free) and another P25 for boat fare (total of P125 each one way).

After about 15 minutes we set our feet at the white sand of Boracay, Station 3, and took two multicabs (10 persons for each cab) for P250/each multicab and we were brought to La Carmela de Boracay located in Station 2.

For one way, we spent P130 for Ceres Bus from Kabankalan City to Bacolod City, P100 for taxi from Ceres Terminal (Bacolod) to Reclamation Area, P60 fare to RoRo Vessel, P420 for van, P125 from Caticlan to Boracay, Malay, Aklan and P23 for multicab (P20 when you ride the tricycle). Just take note that from Boracay to Caticlan, you only have to pay the terminal fee of P100 and P25 boat fare (no environmental fee).

On the other hand, if you are from Bacolod City and you took the fast craft (Weesam, Ocean Jet, etc) it’s around P550- P650 (round trip), then ride the Jaro Liko via Tagbak Jeep for only P10-15 then take a Ceres Bus, which is around P300-400 going to Caticlan.

That’s it! I hope this post will help you have a better plan before going to Boracay on which route to take. Please stay tuned for my next post where I will post about the do’s and don’ts in Boracay as well as some other useful tips.

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Praning5254 is an insomniac who started blogging since 2008. She is an educator and a Clinical Instructor offline, who has the passion for gadgets and other technology-related stuffs. Online, she maintains several blogs of various niches, which depicts her passion for technology, health, food, movies, books and other interesting stuffs.

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