The most popular tourist destination in the Philippines is by far Boracay, and consistently ranked as one of the top 10 best beaches in the world. Boracay is beach party central and a must visit stop on your holiday hit list IF you don’t mind that there are no girly bars here and only freelancers. If you are into lady boys then you will love it here and probably wont want to leave, as well if you are into the paradise beach vacation that has an element of beach activities in the day time as well as plenty of action at night then you will also love it here.
One down point about Boracay is that in the past few years it has become increasingly commercialized and is nowhere near as pristine and beautiful as it was 10 years ago. However, if you want all your creature comforts and don’t mind the presence of Starbucks, 7/11, McDo and Jollibee then you wont even notice what we’re talking about. If these kind of developments in a beach paradise disturb you then better go to Puerto Galera, Cebu (the visayas islands) or Palawan as you’ll have a much better time.
Boracay is basically the Philippines answer to Phuket in Thailand or Bali in Indonesia with scores of tourists from all nationalities visiting the island all year round. Many Philippine tourists also come here from Manila or Cebu as well, especially the girls but we’ll get to that later.
Boracay is located not far south from Batangas and to the east of southern Mindoro, you can get here by ferry from Batangas Pier or fly from Manila or Cebu. The Ferry can be fun but it takes 12hrs overnight, so if you’re pressed for time best option is to fly from Manila or Cebu. Looking for a flight to Caticlan? Check out available options here at Jet Radar
Nightlife in Boracay
Almost all the nightlife is located along ‘White Sand Beach’, and the entire beach is divided into 3 ‘stations’ to make it easy to navigate and get around. Station 1 and 2 are where most of the bars, clubs, massage parlours and restaurants are and if all you want to do is party then look nowhere else other than station 2 as you will be in the thick of the action.
As previously stated Boracay has no girly bars like Sabang or Subic Bay, however it has a thriving freelancer scene, and as a famous beer brand says; ‘it’s probably the best freelancer scene in the Philippines’! That’s right most of the bars you’ll find in Boracay are jammed packed with freelancer girls and again ‘probably the best ladyboy scene in the Philippines’. You can find a bar here to suit your taste and a lot of the times the parties get so packed that they spill out from the bar and onto the beach. Also Boracay is the best place in the Philippines if you want to party with ‘normal girls’, particularly other foreign girls and girls from Manila who come here to let their hair down. Remember when the cat’s away the mice will play…
One of the best tools for meeting girls in Boracay are definitely WeChat and Tinder as almost all of the foreign girls and girls from Manila and Cebu use these apps if they are single. Pretty much the easiest way to set up a harem of girls whilst you are there is to use these apps throughout your stay, especially in the day time because they tend to be sitting on the beach getting a tan with nothing else to do. We famously met a younger British tourist here once who had been in Boracay for 2 weeks and regularly was meeting up to 3 different girls each day by the time we met him, according to him it was easier than staying at a backpackers hostel!
Boracay Key Summary
|Girls Ratings: 9/10||Accommodation options: 9/10||Price range beer: P50-P120|
|Girls Quantity: 10/10||Food options: 8/10||Price range spirits: P70-P450|
|Competition for girls: 8/10||Things to do in the daytime: 9/10||Price range lady drinks: N/A|
|Number of bars: High||Price range bar-fine: P2,000||WeChat/Tinder Rating: 10/10|
|Quality of bars: Medium-High||Price range freelancer: P1,000-P2,000||Overall rating: 9/10|
Get your WeChat and Tinder profile into order for when you go to Boracay as this is the sure fire way to meet the foreign girls as well as the
girls on holiday from Manila and Cebu. You will struggle to keep up with the quantity of potential matches during the summer time and overall this can help your budget as you can usually sleep with most of these girls after meeting them for a few drinks or dinner etc. so long as your chat game is up to speed and they like you.
There are no actual girly bars in Boracay but all the bars have freelancer girls.
Stay at one of the hostels at first and get the numbers of the girls there if you don’t want to use the dating apps. Also, if you stay at a hostel make sure you book your own private room with Aircon, that way you are the golden goose at the hostel bar because countless girls staying there will no doubt want to share your bed an aircon, well this has been our experiences anyway!
Best Hotels in Boracay
This property is a 1-minute walk from the beach. Steps from the white sands of , Resort and Spa enjoys a prime , a 5-minute walk from D’Mall. It features 3 outdoor and 4 dining options.
Henann Regency Beach Resort and Spa is a 45-minute flight from Manila. Airport pick-up transfer service can be arranged upon request at additional charges.
Air-conditioned rooms at Henann Regency Beach Resort and Spa are spacious with ample seating area. They are fitted with cable TV, a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms have a private balcony overlooking the resort’s pools.
Guests can visit the Kai Regency Spa for a soothing massage at an extra cost, or work out at the fitness centre. Other facilities include a mini mart and business centre. The resort also has a tour desk which organises excursions.
Enjoy fine dining at Christina’s Restaurant, which serves Italian and Filipino specialties as well as steak and seafood dishes. Sample an extensiveat Café while admiring the ocean view, or swim up to the for a refreshing beverage.
This property is a 1-minute walk from the beach. Set in the island of Boracay, along the shores of Station 1, Ambassador In Paradise is a 5-star property featuring an outdoor swimming pool with beach views, a restaurant on-site, and free WiFi throughout the property. The resort is within 1.5 km from D’Mall and 5.9 km from Puka Shell Beach.
All rooms at the Ambassador In Paradise are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, and a seating area. Other in-room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a safety deposit box. The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with shower while other come with a spa bath.
A continental, asian, and halal breakfast is served daily at the property, while international dishes are also available at Al Fresco Bar and Restaurant that is located on the beach. Special diet menu and in-room breakfast may also be arranged.
Guests can relax by the pool or enjoy relaxing massages on the beach. Other recreation options include a fitness centre. Windsurfing, diving, and golf may be arranged at an additional cost.
The hotel also offers shuttle service and tour assistance. There is also a business centre at the property while airport transfer may be arranged at an extra cost.
Willy’s Rock Formation is 400 m from the resort while Bulabog Beach is 9-minute drive from the away. The nearest airport is Caticlan Airport, an hour land and boat transfers from Ambassador In Paradise.
This property is a 9-minute walk from the beach. A luxurious retreat with views of Bulabog Beach and Mt Luho, Monaco Suites, stretches over acres of landscaped tropical gardens. It boasts a private lagoon and a dolphin-shaped outdoor infinity .
Monaco Suites de Boracay enjoys a prime location on the southeast coast of Boracay Island. It is anfor snorkelling, wind surfing and other water activities.
Suites are spacious with private balconies that offer spectacular views and let the fresh ocean breeze in. They offer all the comforts of home with large living spaces, a dining area, kitchenette and large bathrooms.
Recreational activities are endless at Monaco Suites, with a well-equipped gym, a large infinity pool and a variety of water sports. There is also a health spa which provides relaxing massages and body treatments.
The stylish Monaco Suites SeaRestaurant offers international cuisine within an elegant setting. Enjoy a selection of wines and champagnes while overlooking the stunning blue ocean. Alternatively, meals can be served in the privacy of your room.
Manoc-Manoc is a great choice for travellers interested in diving, sandy beachesand relaxation.
This property is a 3-minute walk from the beach. Featuring 3-star accommodation, Indila Boracay is situated in Boracay, 700 m from D’Mall Boracay and 3.2 km from Willy’s Rock. The property is also 3.9 km away from Caticlan Jetty Port. Local points of interest like Bulabog Beach and Diniwid Beach are reachable within a 16-minute walk and 2.4 km, respectively.
The units come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, fridge, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a desk. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom, all rooms at the resort are fitted with air conditioning, and some rooms include a terrace. The rooms at Indila Boracay are equipped with a seating area.
The accommodation offers a terrace.
This property is a 4-minute walk from the beach. Located at Station 3, Hue Hotels and Resorts Boracay Managed by HII offers accommodation in Boracay. It features an outdoor swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.
It is 27 m to Station X. Boracay White Beach is 1.1 km from Hue Hotels and Resorts Boracay Managed by HII, while Willy’s Rock is 3.4 km away. The nearest airport is Godofredo P. Ramos (Caticlan) Airport, 4 km from the property. Airport transfers are available at additional charges.
All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bidet. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for tour arrangements, luggage storage and concierge services.
This property is a 2-minute walk from the beach. Set in the island of Boracay, just a few steps from the famous White Beach and 2.1 km from Willy’s Rock Formation, Blue Marina Boracay is a 3-star property that features a garden and terrace for guests private lounging. Free WiFi is also available throughout the property.
The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, an electric kettle, and a refrigerator. The units also include a safety deposit box, a wardrobe, and a seating area. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries.
Guests may enjoy daily American, Asian, or Continental breakfast at the property while other dining options are also available nearby the property.
Staff at the 24-hour front desk may assist guests with island activities. Diving, snorkelling, and hiking may be arranged at an additional charge. Guests may also simply choose to relax by the beach and enjoy the sunset.
If you are planning a trip to Boracay and don’t know where to start, or you’d love some help or even a wingman for when you get there get in contact with us and we can help you make it the trip of a lifetime!
Boracay location map
Bars and Clubs in Boracay
Whilst there may be no traditional ‘girly bars’ in Boracay ‘Cocomangas’ is the closest you will find to an out and out similarity i.e. allmost all of the girls here are looking to score with you for the night for monetary compensation. Cocomangas is located in Station 1 and is pretty much the longest running bar and considered an institution amonst the islands faithful.
Happy hour here last until 9:30pm with buy one take one drinks for 100 Pesos, after that it’s about P70 for a beer, 160 Pesos for spirits, 170 Pesos for cocktails and 370 Pesos for several buckets including 12 shots. Girls here will want about P2,500 for a short time ‘boom-boom’, however with a bit of charm offensive and a few drinks to lubricate the proceedings you can easily get them down to P1,500 especially as the night gets later. But if your goal is to simply walk in and walk out with a girl don’t expect to get much of a discount.
So if Boracay is your first stop and you’ve never encountered the ‘freelancer’ scene you’re probably asking ‘how do I make this work?’. It’s pretty easy and you’ll understand why as soon as you walk into one of the bars, basically any filipina who is looking at you like your her next meal is a freelancer, any filipinas which are sat in a large group are most likely not and it would be very awkward to approach this situation anyway so stick to the girls in pairs or at the bar as your best bet.
Basically walk up to the girl and introduce yourself ask her where she is from and if she is ‘fishing’ tonight. That way if she’s not a freelancer she will probably say ‘what is fishing?’, if she is a freelancer she will either say ‘yes’ or something funny like ‘depends what kind of fish are in the ocean’ i.e. they make it pretty obvious for you to proceed. After that clarification you’re clear to buy her a drink and get to talking. Ok so yes this sounds like a lot more work than girly bars where you’re pretty much home free as soon as you walk in, however freelancers are usually a lot more fun to party with than bar girls, especially in Boracay.
Most of the Filipinas will enter the bars around 10pm, before that is your best chance to meet the other foreign tourist girls as they tend to hang out at the bars a lot earlier. If you are into Korean girls then you will love Boracay as it seems like this is one of Koreas favourite places to party outside of Seoul. However, in our experience a lot of the Korean girls come here with their boyfriends or in groups and the language barrier can be difficult, but don’t let that deter you we’ve had great experiences and heard countless stories of why Boracay and Korean girls is a match made in heaven.
Exit bar and Coco bar are other good options to party at and they are right next to each other. However the best thing to do is just perch up at one of the bars when you feel like it and then walk along the beach later and see which bar takes your fancy as each night can and will draw a different crowd.
Beers are generally around P70-P80 and spirits about double that. Freelancer girls can go from between P1,000 to P2,000 again all dependent on how you get along with them and your negotiating skills, whilst all the other foreign and filipina girls here are FREE so long as you can bring your A game skills.
Nightclubs in Boracay
Nightclubs is a loose term in Boracay as pretty much every bar and even restaurant transforms once the sun goes down into pumping music and lights show attracting people like moths to the flame to come and drink and party with each other.
Epic and Summer Place could probably be considered to be the most traditional form of nightclubs in Boracay, however even if you don’t pay the cover charge you can still party outside on the beach as many people seem to do. Club Paraw is also in Boracay however its away from the other bars probably because they fancy themselves a little more exclusive than all the others, check it out if you want but stations 1 and 2 can keep you entertained every night for weeks if that’s what you want to do.
Pretty much there’s a revolving door policy in Boracay and if you stay for longer than 2 weeks you wont see the same people very often as they come and go frequently. This means that there is ALWAYS a new batch of girls coming through pretty much every day, so if gaming is your goal and you don’t care about the girly bars and just want to pick up 2-3 times a day then Boracay is the best place in the Philippines to do this.
The normal Filipinas in Boracay will all speak good English and probably wont mind paying for their own drinks as they have enough money to be partying in Boracay so they probably have a decent job in Manila or Cebu. If you struggled with the local girls in Manila or Cebu then you should have much more luck in Boracay as these local girls are here to party and they away from their family and all the spying eyes i.e. Go for it, but make sure you’re not overly aggressive as you’ll scare them off, if you want more advice on picking up or dating local Filipinas then have a look at our dating section for more advice.
A lot of the freelancers here are also just normal Filipinas who might think that scoring P2,000 from you for the night is a pretty decent way to recoup some of the money thew spent on their holiday! In fact we have experienced this all over the Philippines as foreigners i.e. Filipinas will actually fancy sleeping with you and hey why not try and get some money out of you in the morning…
Again the foreign contingent of girls in Boracay is strong and most of them are single and ready to mingle, so if you fancy a break from the Filipinas and want to chance your hand on some other nationalities then Boracay is the best place to do this.
There is no cover charge at the clubs except at Epic which is 300 Pesos including 2 drinks and Summer Place which is 300 Pesos with no drinks included. Local beers P80-P90, international beers P220, Whiskey about P160-P180, Bottles of Whiskey start at about 1,700 Pesos up too P4,500.
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This property is a 1-minute walk from the beach. Situated on the beachfront of White Beach Station 1, The Lind Boracay features an outdoor pool, a spa and a complimentary return shuttle between the property and Caticlan Airport. WiFi access is also free.
Each room, studio or suite features a flat-screen TV, a personal safe and a minibar. The balcony offers sea, pool or garden views, while the bathroom offers shower facilities, toiletries and a hairdryer.
Guests can have international delights at the restaurant, or have a drink at the bar. There is also a fitness centre, and a gift shop. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with laundry and room service.
The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from D’Mall Boracay and 900 m from Willy’s Rock. It is within an 8-minute drive to Cagban Port and a 2-hour drive from Kalibo International Airport.
Lady boys in Boracay
There are plenty of Lady boys in Boracay and usually the most attractive ones come here for a vacation away from Manila or Cebu. Most can be found at Coco Bar, the casa or at the beach near the holy Maria statue as this is where they tend to congregate on the beach.
WeChat and Tinder are also a good bet to meet a lot of Boracay lady boys.
P1,000-P2,000 should get the job done.
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This property is a 5-minute walk from the beach. Set in the Diniwid area in the region of Boracay, CHILLAX Flashpackers Boracay is located just 188 m from Diniwid Beach. CHILLAX Flashpackers Boracay features free WiFi throughout the property.
The rooms are made using upcycled shipping containers. All units include a terrace or balcony where you can relax. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom.
Massages in Boracay
Pretty much don’t expect to get a happy ending in Boracay unless you find a willing freelancer or WeChat girl who knows how to do a massage with lingam. There are countless numbers of legitimate massage ladies scattered all over the beach who can help you fix that lower back pain for about P250-P350 for an hour depending on how busy the beach is.
Brothels in Boracay
Surprisingly there is a small area of brothels in Boracay or ‘Casa’s’ as they are known to the locals. If you find a small alley that connects the beach walk in Station 2 you will find these ‘Casa’s’, or if you are struggling just go to station 2 and ask some local bartenders ‘where are the Casa’s?’ and most of them should be able to help you, or some of the male waiters but definitely don’t ask the women as that could lead to trouble and embarrassment. P300 is the room charge for the ‘massage’ she’ll ask if you want and then tip her P1,000.
There’s also a bunch of street girls and lady boys along the beach walk after around 10pm that suddenly appear. They’ll ask you if you want ‘massage sir’, or ‘special massage sir?’. About P1,000-P2,000 is all you should expect to pay these girls.
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This property is a 4-minute walk from the beach. Located on a hill and steps from the main road in Station 2, Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds features a rooftop sun deck offering views of White Beach and Bulabog Beach. It has well-appointed rooms and free WiFi in public areas.
A 5-minute stroll to White Beach, D’Mall and D’Talipapa, Agos, Boracay is a 15-minute drive to Caticlan Jetty Port and a 2-hour drive to Kalibo International Airport. 2-way airport shuttle services are available at a surcharge.
Air-conditioned rooms at Agos Boracay are furnished with a seating area and a TV with cable channels. The en suite bathroom comes with a shower and free bath amenities.
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