Willy's Rock Revisited 2020 - Aklan

Located on the north-western side of the world-famous White Beach of Boracay Island in the province of Aklan, Willy's Rock is a unique-looking rock formation that in itself is a well-known landmark of the island.

Willy's Rock

Willy's Rock details

Willy's Rock remains to be the most recognizable natural landmark in the 4-kilometer stretch of White Beach. Some would actually say that from a distance, Willy's Rock looks like a large ragged boat docked on the beach. 

Willy's Rock - Boracay Island, Aklan

Marian grotto on Willy's Rock

The image of the Virgin Mary

However, Willy's Rock actually serves as a Marian shrine with a grotto containing the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on top of the formation nearest the beach. To get to the grotto, visitors can simply walk from the beach up to it via the man-made steps. From the grotto, visitors would have another vantage point to view the picturesque White Beach

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My family and I first visited Willy's Rock way back in 2012 during our annual out-of-town family trip. We revisited it last 2020 during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd days of our 2020 Boracay Trip. 

Willy's Rock Entrance Fee

It's FREE to visit and explore Willy's Rock.

Willy's Rock Operating Hours

Willy's Rock is open 24/7.

Why visit Willy's Rock?

Although there is nothing much to do and see on Willy's Rock, it's still worth visiting if you are in Boracay Island. Keep in mind that it's the most famous natural landmark on the island. 

Getting to Willy's Rock

There are flights directly to the airports in Caticlan or Kalibo from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. 

Via Caticlan: 

From Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, most famously called Caticlan Airport, walk to the tricycle terminal and ride a tricycle to Caticlan Jetty Port. From there, ride a jetty to Boracay Island. Once on the island, ride another tricycle to White Beach. From there, you can reach Willy's Rock on foot.

Travel time from Caticlan Airport to Boracay Island:

Caticlan Airport -Jetty Port: 10 minutes (75PHp solo; 50PHp pax for 2)
Jetty Port - Boracay Island: (75PHp Environmental Fee + 100PHp Terminal Fee+ 30PHp boat fare)
Boracay Island tricycle: (150PHp fare for locals and 200PHp fare for foreigners)

Via Kalibo:

From Kalibo International Airport, ride a van heading to Caticlan Jetty Port. From there, ride a jetty to Boracay Island. Once on the island, ride another tricycle to White Beach. From there, you can reach Willy's Rock on foot.

Travel time from Kalibo International Airport to Boracay Island:

Kalibo International Airport -Jetty Port: 2 hours (200PHp)
Jetty Port - Boracay Island: (75PHp Environmental Fee + 100PHp Terminal Fee+ 30PHp boat fare)
Boracay Island tricycle: (150PHp fare for locals and 200PHp fare for foreigners)

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Comments

  1. That's one fine beach and one interesting looking rock. I hope to visit Boracay in the future. Thanks for sharing this.

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