before buying a promo flight from group buying sites make sure to check the flight times applicable for the promo 1st. If you land in Kalibo you still have to take a 2 hour bus/van ride to Caticlan Boat Dock plus 20mins boat ride to Boracay Island and minivan or tricycle ride to your hotel. Pls take note that if you buy a flight that leaves at 11pm you will arrive in kalibo at 12-1am .During these times there will be no more available bus (2 hour) and boat ride to Boracay so you will have to sleep in Kalibo for 1 night and leave the next morning which will end up costing you more money. If you get an early flight coming back there will be no transfers available because the boat dock doesnt open until 5 or 6am so you will need to leave boracay a day before and sleep in Kalibo again which will end up costing you more money again. Here the list of advisable flight times to match the land and sea transfers availability.
Manila to Kalibo : Choose any flight between 7am to 5pm
Kalibo to Manila : Choose any flight from 1pm onwards but pls take note that last hotel pick up is 3pm no matter how late your flight is .
However Public transportation is available if you prefer a to leave late.
If you get good flights the transfer is only 425 via kalibo per way or 325 via caticlan per way but if you get a terrible flight you can take the public transportation or sleep in Kalibo for the night.
Public Van is available anytime but will cost around 1500-3k per way. Make sure to check if Aircon is working before getting in because some public van drivers may tell you they have Aircon but its not working 🙂
Public Boat is only available between 5/6am to 8/9pm only . Public Boat is not advisable for tourist because the boat is crowded, old, dirty and some passengers may be carrying animals like chickens, dogs etc 🙂
Pls take note that TravelOnline promo flights (Php 1999 per way) only offer good flight times http://cheapestboracaypackages.com/cheap-boracay-flights/