|BORACAY ISLAND, PHILIPPINES
The world-famous island of Boracay is located in Aklan province 345 kms. South of Manila. The island is accessible by air from Manila or Cebu through two principal gateways: Caticlan airport or Kalibo airport.
has also been voted in 1990 as one of the best beaches in
the world by the BMW Tropical Beach Handbook. The British
Publication TV Quick in its issue of� December 21,
1996 gave the latest accolade for Boracay as the number
one tropical beach in the world.�
island roughly shaped like a dumb-bell, is 7 kilometers
long and the narrowest spot is nearly 1 kilometer wide.
Boracay Island, one hour flight time south of Manila, has more than 30 beaches and coves, among them the famous White Beach: Four kilometers of pure white sand beach, and rated among the world's best beaches by international publications.
The water is shallow here, and its sand brighter and finer than most beaches in the
archipelago. There are about 350 beach resorts with more
than 2000 rooms to suit virtually everyone's taste. There
is accommodation of all types and price categories.
from a bevy of resorts, Boracay boasts of a diverse selection
of restaurants, ranging from the native fast-food stalls
to establishments that would satisfy even a gourmet. One
can find bars, beer joints as well as discos with amazing
light and sound equipments open until the late morning hours.
White Beach may be the main attraction of Boracay, but there's
much more, including watersports, beach volleyball, diving,
snorkeling, motorbiking, mountainbiking, hiking, trekking,
and even plain lazing around.
Boracay is also well known for its now very rare gleaming white puka shells, said to be the best in the world. For years puka shells were dug out of the beach at Yapak and then sold. It's already a fait accompli that large masses of land are soon going to be moved in the north of the island. The most important Philippine property developers, Ayala Land, FiI-Estate and Primetown Property Group have bought up 205 hectares of land. There they intend to build resorts and housing for the better off; construction on the obligatory golf course is already well under way. Not surprisingly, the culinary fare at Boracay is as diverse as the nationalities of its visitors. French, Australian, Belgian, German, Spanish and Thai--they're all here side by side the native cuisine. Lending ample support to this virtual rainbow of fruit shakes: from sweet yellow mango, green tart mango, to pineapple, coconut milk, cantaloupe and banana. Don't go home without a sip.
Boracay Related Books
Boracay, Siquijor, and Camiguin: The Philippines' enchanted islands
Dirk J Barreveld
A wonderful book about the philippines best kept secret islands.