|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$473.98|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$2.96|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$284.72|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.20|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$1.82|
Kalibo used to be a sleepy fishing village until it became the International gateway of the Western parts of Visayas Region mainly because of Boracay Island. It was during the 1980's when Boracay Island was developed to become the beach hub not only for local but also for international tourists.
Boracay is the pride of Kalibo. With its almost white and pure sand, it is recognized as one of the world's beautiful beaches. It became more famous when the Hollywood movie "TROY" starring Brad Pitt was shot here showcasing its pristine water, pure white sand and blue skies.
With Kalibo airport serving all domestic flights from Manila, Cebu and Subic airports; it is easy to find cheap flights to Kalibo. Tours agencies offer discounted packages especially for groups. However, taking the "Piso Fare" will allow you to avail big savings but in order to avail of the discount, you have to book in advance.
The rapid development of the city and Boracay expansion resulted to the constructions of many hotels in Kalibo catering to the growing needs of Boracay Beach regulars. Some of these hotels have tie-up arrangements with airlines offering cheap flights to Kalibo. Once you book, airfare and airport transfer services are part of the package.
Boracay is divided into station 1, 2, and 3 and each station has beaches that offer different levels of Boracay experience. The Puca beach located on the Northern Station (station 1) is a high end beach resort offering the best view of the beach and beach activities. It is mostly not crowded as it caters to high-end travelers. Station 2 beaches are moderately crowded while station 3 is where the crowds are.
Kalibo's Ati-Atihan, a feast dedicated to the Senyor Sto. Nino is another great attraction of the city. The feast is held during the second week of January with Ati-Atihan dancers as its main attraction. Young men and women with body painted in Black and wearing grass outfits entertain guests with choreographed steps and sways holding spears and the image of Senyor Santo Nino. Guests are invited to join the dancing and the parade as it goes around the town until the mid-afternoon. The festivities end in sumptuous lunch shared with the merrymakers.