Cocooned in the heart of the Philippines, Boracay is a famous resort town dotted with bars and restaurants. The blue waters, green trees and white sand make Boracay a picture-perfect island.
The bone-shaped island of Boracay is a fine spot if you enjoy the warmth of the sun and the salty breeze of the sea. White Beach, peppered with restaurants, bars and shopping areas, is the most famous beach of this island. From this beach, you'll get to see Willy's Rock, a gigantic volcanic rock with people climbing over it. If you wish to experience kite surfing, then Bulabog Beach is a great choice. Halt at the handicraft stores along this beach for souvenirs like paintings and refrigerator magnets. For a chance to relax away from crowds, head to Puka Shell beach, a comparatively quiet spot. At this place, you can choose a sunbed overlooking the emerald-blue waters, or go for a rejuvenating swim.
While there are no direct routes to Boracay, you can stop at Manila airport, from where you can take a domestic flight to smaller airports near the island. A boat ride from these local airports will take you straight to the island. Another way is via sea. For that, you’ll need to take a bus from Manila airport to the Batangas Port. After a ferry ride to Calapan, you'll need to take another bus to Roxas Port. From this location, you'll get a ferry to Boracay island.
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|Most popular time to visit||October–December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||₱ 100 = £1.45|
|Average weekend price||£69 per night|
|Average weekday price||£67 per night|
|Typical stay||3 nights|
Food was hit or miss, the touters are annoying you won't go more than 5 minutes without being offered a tour, massage, weed, or other activities. The seafood was incredibly disappointing, everything was way overcooked. The cost and time of activities is ridiculous compared to other similar destinations. Anything past 2 days feels redundant.
I've lived on Boracay now for a year and a half. It's a great place to live and vacation. The island is loaded with great restaurants, great accommodations from fine hotels, condos, to private residences. And of course the beautiful beaches all over the island. Lots of activities, snorkeling, diving, kite surfing, boating and partying. D'mall is the most popular place for restaurants and I'm sure I've eaten at 90% with never a bad meal. All the restaurants along white beach have good food and are great places for people watching along the beach. Getting around Boracay is easy there are hundreds of tricycles available and a cheap price to get you around the island. Or you can ride the back of a motorcycle all over the island as well. There's also a hop off hop on bus to take you up and down the main road.
If you really want to enjoy Boracay, check the weather forecast first, and book hotels near the beach. Make time for around 1 week to enjoy the place. If you want to travel around the island it takes 1 day to have an island tour. Stretch your feet for walking on the long white sand beach can make you tired looking for yummy restaurants. Go check tiktok videos for food recommendations.
Unbeatable blue waters and sunsets! Island hopping with snorkelling also very fun. Too many people in Station 2 but Station 1 and 3 are good, island also has unlimited options of restaurants and bars. Guiseppe's in Station 3 best pizza on the island that I've had, amazing burrata :) I recommend going to a bar/restaurant with a live singer and a view of the water to watch the sunset in with some cocktails, unforgettable experience!
Boracay is a piece of heaven on earth - crystal clear sea water, fine white sand, amazing sunsets, friendly locals, lots of places to wine and dine, mingle and have the best time of your life. Boracay should be on everyone’s bucket list. It is definitely worth visiting more than once!
The place is a private loft with a mountain view. I’ve stayed for five days and my brothers family joined us on the third day. The bathroom had towels but it’s not new and there’s a caretaker named Ms. Gigi who took care of our family for the rest of our stay. There was a damage deposit of 2,500 pesos upon check-in and we were met by Ms. Gigi . On the third day of our stay, the pipes in the toilet was broken and the water filled the bathroom but it was fixed the next day as the caretaker called maintenance crew to fix it. There’s a free shuttle daily to and from Alta vista to Jollibee where the beachfront is located. Overall, our stay is very good and my family had a great time during those five days. Ms. Gigi didn’t come on time to return the damage deposit when we’re leaving because as she claimed that one of the towels were missing when it’s not. I suggest that next time the landlord of the property should check the place from time to time. Anyways, thanks for the lovely stay. We all had an excellent vacation in Boracay.
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