Barangay / Manoc-Manoc is the first part of Boracay that tourists see. It lies opposite the mainland on the
southernmost end of this resort island. While Manoc-Manoc doesn't have the commercial appeal of White Beach, it does
offer plenty of seclusion, a few highly affordable guesthouses and access to the best dive sites on Boracay.
Monoc-Manoc Beach is where most visitors end up. It can be reached from White Beach by taking the main road south
and then east until it ends. The easternmost part has a pier that receives cargo shipments for local hotels, while
the western portion is usually quiet and deserted. Hotels in Barangay / Manoc-Manoc Beach are excellent value,
especially considering how secluded this area is in the evening.
Off Manoc-Manoc Beach is Crocodile
Island, which is a common stop for scuba-diving groups. The seawall drops to 25 meters here. Crocodile Island is
also popular for picnics and daytrips, and bancas (outrigger boats) can be chartered from Cagban Pier.
On the way to Boracay, tourists always connect through the little harbor town of Caticlan on the mainland, where Caticlan Airport is
located. Bancas depart here on a regular basis, and they reach Cagban in just a few minutes. Most tourists continue
on to the boat stations at White Sand Beach, but those who have booked one of the resorts near Manoc-Manoc Beach can
disembark here and be done with the boat ride.