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| Extremely bad experience after leaving Boracay. 4 International Flights leaving at around about the same time creating utter chaos. First you pay 550-650 peso to make your way to Kalibo Airport which involves van to the pier, 15 min ferry ride to the mainland and a 1.5-2hour bus ride to the airport via a company called Southwest. At this point you queue to get into the airport showing you boarding pass and going through medal detectors / x-ray bags. You enter a small room which involves 3 processes which no one explains and you can't even see where lines end or start. You need to 1st queue to get your boarding pass (15-30mins) then queue to pay the "Airport Tax" 700 peso per person (a lot of people didn't have the peso left as most are leaving the Philippines at this point and had to go outside to arrivals to exchange currency and then re-queue to get scanned back in). The last stage is the longest at which you need to clear immigration which is a spiralling queue within the middle of both other queues (check-in counters and airport tax). The immigration line is 5 or six wide of everyone pushing in which funnels into one queue of people getting upset. Got to the airport 3 hours before my flight and boarded the flight 30 mins after the gate opened and 10 mins before the flight was due to leave. I only had carry on thankfully. 6 hour journey in total. Highly recommend flying out of Caticlan which is 5 mins away from the Jetty port to Boracay. Ticket costs can be double than leaving from Kalibo and you need to fly to either Manila or Cebu to exit the country first, however cost factor is not worth the sour taste Kalibo leaves in your mouth after an amazing holiday in Boracay. Total journey time in Caticlan would be 2-2.5 hours. Arrival was fine as I did not have luggage to pick up and could organize my ticket to Boracay from Kalibo while everyone else was still waiting for luggage costing 600 peso in total (Bus, Ferry, Pier Terminal fee, Environmental fee and small van to your hotel). You wait about 30-45 mins before the bus fills up and leaves for the Pier in Caticlan but it allows you to grab some snacks or a fast bite with many stalls and shops outside the airport. I hear the airport has free wifi and shops however I did not get to experience anything other then queuing chaos, needing to board as soon as I cleared immigration. Signage was minimal to none. Arrival was fine, departure was a nightmare.