Boracay Island

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Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies.

South-facing Cagban Beach is located across a small strait from the jetty port at Caticlan on Pana ...

y island, and the Cagban jetty port serves as Boracay's main entry and exit point during most of the year. When wind and sea conditions dictate, east-facing Tambisaan Beach serves as an alternative entry and exit point.

Boracay's two primary tourism beaches, White Beach and Bulabog Beach, are located on opposite sides of the island's narrow central area. White Beach faces westward and Bulabog Beach faces eastward. The island also has several other beaches.

White Beach, the main tourism beach, is about four kilometers long and is lined with resorts, hotels, lodging houses, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses. In the central portion, for about two kilometers, there is a footpath known as the Beachfront Path separating the beach itself from the establishments located along it.

Bulabog Beach, across the island from White Beach, is the second most popular tourism beach on the island and Boracay's main windsurfing and kiteboarding area.  Wiki

Boracay Island News

  • Whale Shark Spotted In Boracay Waters

    Whale Shark Spotted In Boracay Waters

    A whale shark was spotted in the waters of Boracay island, Saturday.

    According to Joy Ferolino, a tour guide and a local in the area, although rare whale sharks are not an unusual visitor, their visits have not been frequent due to watersports activities in the area.

    The sighting came two months into Boracay's six-month closure to tourists, meant to give way to rehabilitation of the popular beach destination.

    The whale shark population has declined globally. It is among the endangered species under the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  • Boracay, Cebu, Palawan Are Worlds Top Best Islands Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards

    Boracay, Cebu, Palawan Are Worlds Top Best Islands Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards

    Three Philippine islands Boracay, Cebu, and Palawan were ranked as the top three best islands in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2017.

    Boracay was ranked first in the survey, while Cebu and Palawan placed second and third, respectively.

    "More than 300,000 travelers took part in our 30th annual Readers' Choice Awards survey - setting yet another new record - submitting millions of ratings and more than 100,000 comments to help us create a list of winning favorites," the travel website said.

    The three Philippine islands bested some popular destinatio ...

  • Best Philippines Beaches The Ultimate Guide

    Best Philippines Beaches The Ultimate Guide

    Crystal clear waters, powder white sand, and the lushest set of islands imaginable. A trip to the Philippines to see its many beaches is nothing short of spectacular. With over 7,107 islands to choose from, and which only 2000 of those are inhabited, finding a stunning beach to visit while in the Philippines is not hard to do. Boasting of turquoise blue waters, palm fringed islands, and sandy beaches, hopping from one tropical beach destination is one of the best things to do while in the Philippines. With my previous profession being a so-called professional beach bum, here are my top picks o ...

  • Best Places To Visit In The Philippines

    Best Places To Visit In The Philippines

    Let's start this 2017 with a round-up of the best places to visit in the Philippines. This list features every must-see attractions in the Philippines, from the islands in Palawan to recent highlights such as Kalanggaman Island in Leyte ??" as recommended by local and international travel influencers.

    This list of best places to visit in the Philippines is useful as a checklist for local travelers ("Have you visited them all?") or as a guide for foreign travelers spending a few weeks in the country.



    Tagaytay is definitely a must-see in the Philippines. When you visi ...

  • I Left My Heart In Boracay

    I Left My Heart In Boracay

    If I didn't know better, I would say I was a mermaid, or a starfish, or perhaps a seaweed in my past life. Growing up close to the beach (approx. just ten minutes away from home), I know my heart belongs to the water that I just couldn't say no to the sea even if it almost took my life quite a number of times.

    Hence, here's another beach escapade. And this time, it's the famous Boracay baby! :)

    Although honestly, having been told a million times that Boracay is too crowded and overdeveloped, I kept on skipping and intentionally ignoring it to be added on my "To-go" list. But I was wrong. ...

  • Surprise We Actually Like Boracay

    Surprise We Actually Like Boracay

    Even though we'd been to several provinces in the Philippines ??" in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao ??" Boracay was never on our plans. If you're a local, you'll know why.

    Over the years, Boracay has been the subject of various criticisms. It's commonly referred to as a prime example of over commercialization. It was once a virginal beach, home to indigenous communities. Over the years, resorts and commercial establishments in Boracay grew in numbers, its local culture replaced by restaurants catering to Western palate. I remember that there was also a controversial issue years ago about Aetas ...