DOT announced that only the accredited hotels, resorts, hostels or whatever are allowed to accommodate tourists in Boracay. In line with this, they check bookings.
How they enforce it?
In Caticlan port, there are peeps who assist and check tourists’ bookings.
Based on my observation, they just glanced at the email confirmation on my phone, then they stamped something on me.
To get the list of accredited hotels and hostels in Boracay, visit the official Twitter account of the Department of Tourism.
☝🏾 Don’t just book without verifying!