With its pristine blue waters and beautiful white sandy beaches, it’s no wonder that Boracay is one of the hottest beach destinations in the Philippines, if not the world. Part of the Malay municipality in Aklan Province, Boracay is situated just off the North-West coast of Panay Island.
Boracay’s popularity began to rise at the start of the 80s, attracting backpackers on a budget holiday. Now, this tiny island is considered to be one of the most popular vacation spots in the world, and has been awarded numerous accolades by leading travel publications.
Boracay’s tropical climate is pretty consistent throughout the year, with only two seasonal weather patterns to take note of. The first is Amihan (cool North-East wind); which is usually November to June with minimal rainfall, and the rainy season Habagat (South-West monsoon); which typically occurs from July to October.
Generally, the weather in Boracay is hot and humid with an average temperature of 30ºc. The hottest months are from April and May with temperatures reaching highs of 39ºc, while the coolest month is December.
- November – February – Perfect time to go. Sunny skies, cool breezes and tranquil waters. The tourist season peaks in December.
- March – June – Weather gets hotter during this period
- July – October – Start of Habagat. Expect plenty of rain and humidity.
Getting there and away
As Boracay has no airport, all incoming travellers will either stop at Caticlan Airport (also known as Godofredo P. Ramos Airport) or Kalibo International Airport.