Boracay Accessibility Review

  • Boracay Accessibility Review

    Posted by carln1 on February 5, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Alright, lt’s been awhile since I was last active on TabiFolk. Lots of things happened but good news is that I was able to travel locally once despite the pandemic. Anyhow, here’s a quick review of my recent travel to Boracay in terms of accessibility. Also sharing here some of my shots 🙂

    First of all, it takes quite a bit to travel and ‘hop in and out’ of different kinds of transportation to Boracay. Starting from Manila, we flew with Philippine Airlines (PAL). Although the plane is not parked near the jet bridge thus we have to climb up the stairs to the entrance. Fortunately, PAL got a great solution to accessibility which is to have me and my wheelchair (plus a companion) to board via a scissor lift (normally used for loading supplies to the cabin). It was a breeze and smooth boarding procedure by PAL overall. See video below:

    When we arrived at Caticlan Airport, there’s no scissor lift. Fortunately, there are the awesome ground crew who are ready to assist. Now of course, the travel does not end there.

    Boracay is actually an island away so you’ll have to ride a shuttle to the port, ride a boat, then ride another shuttle to the hotel. This may looks like a lot of work but if you have arrangements already with the hotel, they’re kind enough to help out with the accessibility.

    Now, in terms of moving around the beaches of Boracay, well you’ll need a more specialized wheels for your wheelchair that’s able to survive the sandy terrain. Unfortunately for me and my travel wheelchair, it didn’t worked as I don’t have any of those. Lesson learned anyway.

    So to sum it up, Boracay is a great place! I had lots of fun. The beach is great, swimming in the ocean is also amazing. Accessibility’s quite limited but with the right gear and the right people, your trip to one of the best beaches in the world maybe one of the best one.

    That’s all for now!

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