It is seven km long and one km width at its narrowest point, is situated off the northwest corner of the island of Panay, and lies in the Western Visayas island-group, or Region 6, of the Philippines. In Boracay, there are three villages or barangays, Yapak, Balabag and Manoc-Manoc.Yapak is generally hilly but there are roughly beautiful beaches such as Ilig-Iligan, Pukashell and Balinhai beach.Balabag is the central part of the island and the virtually popular place is White Beach. Half of the residents live in a quiet place Manoc-Manoc.
Boracay is a beautiful small island surrounded by coral reefs and located one km north-west of Panay island in Visayas of the Philippines. It is the most popular beach in the country as the most visited tourist spot in the Philippines. Before the middle of 1980s, it was a famous hidden resort but known to limited numbers of sea lovers. Now many tourists visit there from all over the world, America, Europe, korea, Taiwan and so on. The climate from March to June are the summer months in Boracay, with temperatures ranging from 28 to 38 degrees Celsius. November to February bring enjoyable winds, cooler temperatures, and occasional rain showers. July to October are the rainy months.
season is from November to the end of May and
low season from June to October. Acommodation
fee depends on the seasons and facilities of
hotels. Boracay is windy in whole seasons and
especially in the low season. There is no
coral off White Beach, though plenty of dive
boats will take you to good dive sites.
Windsurfing months are Nov-April, best
Dec-Feb. The best months are Jan-May, OK
June- Sept [with some rain], but April and
May are Philippine school holidays and the
place gets noisy and crowded then. Don't
consider Oct-Nov because it is windy,
possibly grey and wet.
A peaceful atmosphere - though' fairly busy - and friendly locals. The sand is remarkably white, soft, in no way gets hot and extends for 3 miles. There is a massive diversity of small hotels, restaurants and bars offering international cuisine just off the beach, comparatively cheap and relaxed. Although rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world, current tourism expansion has lead to some environmental concerns.
The code in Boracay is precisely casual. Walking barefoot than shoes is the law rather than the exclusion. Wavering discos have the beach for a floor, giving dance a new twist. From sundown to sunrise, the island turns into one big party place where everyone is welcome to join in.
Boracay is the ideal site for golf, tennis, bowling, even beach volleyball. Top-of-class facilities for these activities are available in the island. For golf bugs, Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Countryclub has an 18-hole championship course.
How to go to
Itching now to go to Boracay White Beach? Pack your bags and take off to the Philippines’ greatest tourist destination. The country’s major airlines like the Philippine Airlines fly regularly to Kalibo where the world’s well-known Ati-atihan fiesta is in custody yearly, Aklan. From there, you can take an air-conditioned bus to Caticlan, the jump-off point from where you will get a boat to Boracay. Asian Spirit and SeaAir, however, have direct flights from Manila to Caticlan airport three times a week. If you’re coming from Cebu, you can also take a direct flight to Caticlan. For those traveling by sea, there are shipping lines that ply the Manila-Caticlan route or Manila-Dumaguete which is only half hour east of Kalibo.
If you want to go to Boracay by plane, from Manila’s domestic airport, get flights to Boracay either via Kalibo (1 hour and 45 minutes away) or via Caticlan (10-20 minutes by boat). From Kalibo airport, air-conditioned vans and buses for hire will take you to the Caticlan Jetty Port, where boats are stationed to carry you to the island. Motorized tricyles bring will take you from Caticlan airport to the jetty port, 3 minutes away.
Carriers from Manila to Caticlan:
• Asian Spirit
• Corporate Air
• Interisland Airlines
• South East Asian Airlines (SEAir)
Carriers from Manila to Kalibo:
• Cebu Pacific
• Philippine Airlines
• Air Philippines
• Asian Spirit
From Iloilo, there are air-conditioned vans and buses going to Kalibo or directly to Caticlan, where boats going to Boracay are stationed.
From Cebu, Asian Spirit and Sea Air fly to Kalibo two times weekly.
If you want a stress-free transfer from the airports to landing stage port to Boracay, book your accommodations prior to coming to Boracay. You may be approached by some people at the Kalibo and Caticlan airports trying to sell rooms to travelers without bookings. The best recommendation is to look elsewhere. If you have a prior booking, do not be influenced by people offering "cheaper" or "better" housing.
If you want to take a boat going to Boracay, Several ferries sail between Manila and Caticlan. The journey takes between 12 and 16 hours.
Ferries from Manila to Caticlan:
• Negros Navigation
• Super Ferry
• MBRS Lines
Buses and cars run from Manila to the Southern provinces by means of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway. A nautical system conceptualized under the term of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Buses leave from the Philtranco terminal in Cubao and Pasay city throughout the day. The journey by bus takes approx. 12 hours. Caticlan is the 4th port that the highway runs through.
So what are you waiting for? No matter what your heart’s craving is, Boracay Island can satisfy it beyond your wildest imaginations. Upon arriving there, all you have to do is prepare yourself for the next greatest days of your life.