Boracay Island, Philippines

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Boracay Island is located approximately 350 kilometers south of Manila. Boracay is about 7 kilometers long and at its narrowest point barely 1 kilometer wide, comprising an area of 1,083 hectares.

 

 

The center of the Island, where the population of about 16, 000 people is concentrated, is flat and narrow. Both southern and northern ends of the Island are wider and hilly, with the highest point ( Mt. Luho, 100 meters) located in the Northeast.


You will find lots of Hotels along the Bay area. Boracay beach is divided by 3 Stations. Station 1,2 and 3. You may refer on the map above or download it to have your own copy. The best place to stay is in Station 2 where you can find lots of restaurants and food outlets and ATM Machines. You’re also in the middle part of the beach where it would not take you too far to get to each station. If you want affordable Souvenir Item’s of Boracay, go to Station 3.

You would really love the powdery white sand beach with crystal clear water. The shore is very clean. You can just walk barefoot all the time.

Boracay is also know for there beautiful sand castles. You will find lots of sand castles along the beach usually created by kids. They are very much creative with there designs.

Most of the Dinner Buffet are serve along the Beach. Dinner Buffet cost Php 295 to 400++.

They have display of fresh Seafoods and it’s up to you how you want it to be cooked.

Never miss fire dancing in Boracay. They just perform  along the Beach front of Station 1 and 2. They dance with fire to appreciate the beauty of Nature.

If you run out of cash, there’s a lot of BPI ATM Machine along the Beach front Area. This picture above is located in D’Mall. You will also find, Metrobank and Allied Bank. You can also find lots of Money changer for International Tourist.

TOP 10 Things to do in Boracay:

1. ATV & Buggy Ride
2. Party at Club Paraw
3. Have your hair braided
4. Henna Tattoo
5. Jetski
5. Banana Boat
6. Island Hopping
7. Helmet Diving
8. Swimming on the Beach and experience sunset
9. Fly Fish
10.  Boat Sailing

There are variety of events for your enjoyment all year round. Not surprisingly, most occur during the high season. During the peaks of high season, it is party time on Boracay, so if you want to party and enjoy live music, plan your visit for Christmas and New Year, during Holy Week (Easter) or during school holidays in May.

  • January, 3rd Sunday: Ati-Atihan Festival
  • January, 2nd half: Boracay International Funboard Cup.
  • April 30/May1 : Malay Minucipal Fiesta
  • May 24/25: Manoc-Manoc Fiesta
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve

Emergency phone numbers in Boracay:

Area Code in Boracay is 036.

  • Police : 135, 166, 288-3066
  • PCGA Rescue: 288-3486
  • Philippine Coast Guard: 288-6150
  • Balabag Barangay Hall: 194
  • Aklan Baptist Hospital: 288-7063
  • Boracay Island Hospital: 141, 288-6150
  • Fire Department: 198

Getting to Boracay:

By Plane. The fastest way to Boracay is to fly from Manila to Caticlan Airport on Panay Island. There are also many flights to Kalibo, which is 1 ½ hours by Bus from Caticlan. Flight time from Manila to Caticlan ranges from 35-50 minutes; to Kalibo, it takes 50 minutes. From Cebu City, the flight takes about the same time and from Tablas, it takes about 30 minutes. Since flight schedules change frequently, consult the domestic airline companies.

By Ship. An Adventurous but more leisurely and romantic way to travel to Boracay is by ferry from Manila to Caticlan or Dumaguete, near Kalibo. The takes about 17 hours.

Once you arrive at Caticlan Airport, you still need to pay Php 75 for Environmental Fee, Php 50 Terminal Fee and Php 25 for Boat.

Transportation:

Public transportation on Boracay is still by “tricycle” (motorcycle with side car). The daytime fare per passenger is 7 pesos between Boat Station 1 and 3. Fares are higher, and often negotiable, for trips beyond Station 1 and3. Pedicabs are available on southern part of the White Beach path. Daytime fares per person is 20 to 40 pesos, depending on the distance and your negotiating skills. Nightime fares for both motorcycles (tricycles) and pedicabs are higher the later the hour. Prices are supposed to be posted in the tricycles.

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