Boracay | Philippines

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WHEN TO GO

Peak Season: November – March
Avg Air Temp: 28 – 31°C / 82 – 88°F
Avg Water Temp:  26°C / 80°F

AVERAGE COSTS

Beer: PHP50
Restaurant Meal: PHP350 – 650
Accommodation: PHP1,100 – 19,000 per night

USEFUL CONTACTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays

PLANET KITESURF

www.planetkitesurfholidays.com

+44 (0)1273 921 001

info@planettravelholidays.com

OCEAN REPUBLIC
www.ocean-republic.com
info@ocean-republic.com

REEF RETREAT RESORT
www.reefretreatboracay.com
info@reefretreatboracay.com

THE LURE

Boracay, Asia’s premier kitesurfing destination, is a jaw- dropping tropical island. Kitesurfing within yards of your hotel; you can literally get out of bed and straight onto your board in just your boardies and harness! And you’ll never not find a party at the other end of the day. reef_retreat_boracay_benji3_kiteworld_travel

THE SET-UP

Bulabog Beach is a shallow, tropical lagoon offering flat low tide rides thanks to the protective reef that encircles it, with bump ‘n’ jump conditions at high tide. The wind is predominantly cross-onshore and, if flat water isn’t your thing, then a short trip over the protective reef gets you out to a small but playful reef break. Off the water, the main town of Boracay is only a kilometre’s walk away with everything you could want to make the most out of your time on the island.

WIND, WEATHER AND WATER

Boracay’s main season runs from November through to March with November to February being the peak months. Reliable and predominantly cross-onshore, bring 7 – 14m kites to maximise your riding, though only November and March onwards do bigger riders need the big sizes. December, January and February are best months for 7 - 10m, peaking at 25 knots, but can reach 30 - 35. The weather is typically pleasant throughout the whole year with average air temps of 28 – 31°C / 82 - 88°F and the water isn’t too bad either at 26°C / 80°F throughout the year. Leave the neoprene and extra layers at home!

ACCOMMODATION

Wide array of options to suit all tastes and budgets, from luxury hotels to the multitude of self-catering apartments. Pay anywhere between $25 and $450 per night depending on your preferences. Reef Retreat Resort (awarded Tripadvisor’s ‘Certificate of Excellence’ 2011, 2013 and 2014) can be found right on the main kiting beach. Set in lush tropical gardens, there are 15 deluxe rooms and suites all with large private balconies/verandas and garden or sea views, free in-room WiFi, A/C, cable TV and mini bar. Ocean Republic Kite school is located within the hotel grounds. reef_retreat_boracay_grounds2_kiteworld_travel reef_retreat_boracay_accommodation_kiteworld_travel REEF RETREAT RESORT www.reefretreatboracay.com info@reefretreatboracay.com +63 9173 493060

TRAVEL AGENTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000. www.planetkitesurfholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001 / info@planettravelholidays.com

SCHOOLS

OCEAN REPUBLIC teach all year with a typical max ratio of 2:1. Find them at the Reef Retreat Resort with a well-stocked shop and regularly updated Slingshot and Nobile rental / school gear. They also run kite surfaris around the island to other spots during high season. ocean_republic_boracay_teaching_kiteworld_travel Languages spoken by instructors: English, French, Russian and Polish. www.ocean-republic.com info@ocean-republic.com

TRAVEL AGENTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000. www.planetkitesurfholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001 / info@planettravelholidays.com

NO WIND

The wind’s reliable in-season but if it stops blowing there’s still plenty to keep you busy. From scuba diving and snorkelling out of glass bottom boats to more sedate sailing trips, beach massages and there’s even golf. On top of that there’s zorbing, a fair ground, a zip line, ATVs, yoga, spas as well as wakeboarding, cliff diving, mountain biking and more. You’ll have no excuse for simply whiling away your days gloomily looking at Windguru if it’s not blowing!

GET AROUND

Boracay is compact so you won’t need a car to get around. Just nine kilometres long and one kilometre wide you can walk to most day-to-day places and there are small tricycle style-taxis available. You can also rent motorbikes or push bikes.

CURRENCY

Philippine Peso (PHP) - £1 = PHP67 / €1 = PHP50 / US$1 = PHP44 Some restaurants and hotels accept credit cards and there are ATMs in the town.

FOOD AND DRINK

Eating out and getting on the nightlife tip is all too easy and, as with the accommodation, there’s something for all tastes (and wallets) in the centre of Boracay which is just a kilometre from the main kite spot. If you want to stay out partying all night you can, but likewise, a quiet couple of beers (or 2 for 1 cocktails) before bed is totally doable and the nightclubs aren’t so loud that they’ll keep you awake if you’re having an early night. The local dishes are delicious and the locally caught seafood is amazing. Get all your essentials from the small supermarkets in town.

AIRPORT

There isn’t an actual airport on Boracay. The closest one is MPH Caticlan. Kalibo is the larger regional airport. Most hotels offer a transit service from MPH Caticlan to Boracay with the final part of your journey via a quick boat ride.

TRAVEL AGENTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000. www.planetkitesurfholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001 / info@planettravelholidays.com
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