The beaches of Boracay Island is world-known for their fine white sand, crystal clear waters and spectacular sunsets. The tranquil waters makes Boracay the perfect venue for a bevy of beach activities such as swimming, sailing, fishing and sunbathing.
Boracay Island is located at the northwest tip of Panay, in the west Visayas region, off the Sibuyan Sea. The island is comprised of three communities, namely: Yapak in the north, Balabag in the middle, and Manocmanoc in the south. Hilly elevations up to 100 meters above sea level characterize Yapak and Manocmanoc. Intertwining trails link the small villages together but many sometimes lead to lush tropical jungles.
Peak season falls during Lent and Christmas season when masses of people from all parts of the Philippines and the world, troop to the island for some rest and recreation.
The island is also known for its vibrant night life with numerous clubs and bars spanning the whole stretch of the beach. Some of the most popular hangouts at the central portion of Boracay strip are: Friday’s, Cocomangas, Pier 1 and Hay Jude.
There is an 18 hole, par 72 golf course at Filinvest’s Fairways & Blue Waters for the golf enthusiast. It is a first class club and hotel located a short distance from the beach.
Other interesting Boracay spots is the Crocodile Island which is a great location for a family picnics as well as diving or snorkelling. For the adventurous the Bat Caves are perfect venuew to explore on the northeast coast of Yapak. The Sunken Forest at the southern end of Bulabug Beach is also worth a visit.
How to get to Boracay
You can get to Boracay either by plane or boat (RORO). Either way, the only port of entry for Boracay Island is the small town of Caticlan on the mainland. Outrigger boats or "bancas" leave every few minutes from Caticlan's jetty port. The short boat trip to Boracay's jetty port at Cagban costs 20 Pesos. Tourists have to pay a terminal fee of 50 Pesos and an environmental fee of 75 pesos. Tricycles are available at Cagban to bring passengers to their hotels. Tricycle fare is from P20 per pax up to P150 per trip depending where your resort is.