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Where to go when Boracay flights sold out?

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Where to go when Boracay flights sold out?

I planned to go to Boracay for 3 nights and then 11 days in Palawan. It looks like all the convenient connections to Boracay and then to El nido are booked over New Years. I've checked Philippine airlines, SEAIR, Cebu Pacific, Airphil express, and Zest. I'm looking for the next best beach vacation to Boracay (not in Palawan) for a 3 day trip. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Where to go when Boracay flights sold out?

bohol

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2. Re: Where to go when Boracay flights sold out?

Cebu then go to Bohol and Panglao,

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3. Re: Where to go when Boracay flights sold out?

Bohol may be full as well...did you check Kalibo and Caticlan flights, we landed in Ilioilo in the past when this happened. ..but in translates into a 6 hour bus ride...

What dates do you want to arrive and leave BoraCAY?

Edited: 27 October 2011, 13:50
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I checked both airports, and I really don't want a long bus ride. This leg of the trip was going to be our relaxing on the beach part, so I we're trying to avoid long bus rides. We need an early morning flight to manila on January 2nd so we can connect to our flight to El Nido which departs at 11AM.

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so u mean the flight to Boracay is okay..but the flight back is the problem...what day to u fly there..or want..

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6. Re: Where to go when Boracay flights sold out?

I echo the suggestion of Bohol.

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7. Re: Where to go when Boracay flights sold out?

Some agencies may still have flights available to Boracay. Try www.boracaytravelers.com

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8. Re: Where to go when Boracay flights sold out?

Kalibo airport is only a 90 minute drive away. The drive is scenic and relaxing.

Other beach destination suggestions are listed under the FAQs right hand side;

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294245-i3256-k381…

Another place to consider is Siquijor which is a short ferry ride from Dumugette and in easy reach from Cebu or Bohol.

Tommo

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I could fly into Kalibo but the return to Manila is too early (have to catch a flight from Manila at 11AM). Any ideas how much time is required to connect to domestic flights in Manila?

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10. Re: Where to go when Boracay flights sold out?

That's subjective Tommo. I don't particularly like that drive from Kalibo when you are crammed into an L300 van with a speeding driver who only stops to try and stuff yet more passengers into an already full vehicle. On those windy mountain roads with sheer drops down the cliffside!

I have tried the Ceres bus option which is OK when the driver is sensible and doesn't play porn/slasher movies on the DVD player (true!). Some people find this option a bit claustrophobic as the windows don't open and it feels like the oxygen levels inside the bus get a bit low at times.