Boracay is a small island so getting around is fun and
easy. Most places can be visited on foot. There is primarily
one main road on Boracay that stretches across virtually the
whole length of the island. Almost anything you need will be
just off this road. To travel along the main road is very
simple. There are three modes of public transport, motor
tricycles, electric buggies and motorbikes.
"Boracay Tricycles" by Anthony Alger
Motorised tricycles are the most common vehicles on the road.
They are motorbikes with an attached and raised side car that
can sit up to six persons. A seventh passenger can be
accommodated by sitting side saddle on the motorbike behind the
driver. Tricycles are very frequent and very cheap. Most
journeys cost 10 or 15 peso. There are no particular stops to
wait at, you simply stand on the side of the road and hail the
first tricycle that comes along. They will drop you off
wherever you want on the main road. There is no need to
negotiate a price as it’s a fixed rate. If you want to, when a
tricycle is empty you can negotiate a price so that it doesn’t
stop for other passengers. The odd tricycle that tries to cheat
tourists is usually parked by the entrance to D Mall and is
waiting for foreigners unaware of the system. Walk a few metres
away and hail one.
Electric buggies are a little more comfortable than
tricycles but are less frequent. They charge the same price as
the motorised tricycles.
Motor bikes are fairly common and faster than tricycles
and electric buggies, but charge a little more.
All these modes of transport can be hired for private
tours around the island. Hotel pick up and drop off can be
arranged. The hotel staff will be happy to arrange it for you.