Boracay Island

June 4, 2011 | Travel

Beach Capital of the Philippines

Boracay—the most beautiful, breathtaking place the Philippines is always proud of. Boracay Island, located off the northwest corner of Panay Island, maintains its credibility as one of the most wonderful tourist spots in the world. Its beauteous seashore, splashing beaches, unlimited adventure in the caves – Boracay is just too hard to resist. It’s known for its magnificent fame as the island of lifetime, fun, adventure and leisure.

Best months to visit:

October to December is a great time to be in Boracay. But if you want to be alone and just want to enjoy the solitary part of Boracay with your special someone, January and February may not be suitable as it is the time for the celebration of Chinese New Year and Easter Week. Nonetheless, you can enjoy most of your day in night life and fun, be with the celebration moments of the world famous Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival of January. These are peak hours, however, so you might want to book your accommodation in advance.

You might also want to visit Boracay June to September during the off-peak season and enjoy the affordable rates if you’re on a budget. Tourists who are budget conscious can take advantage of their world class yet affordable accommodations offered by Boracay.

Best things to do:

Spend all day adventure-hopping around the island through their boat trips, sailing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, horseback riding and mountain biking with all facilities at your fingertips. The fun doesn’t end at sunset Boracay. Nightly entertainments like fire dancing, boat ridings at sun set and all of the amenities catering services like many bars, restaurants are open till evening. Suit yourself with the choice of international cuisine of Thai, Chinese, Korean, German, Indian, Italian, Spanish and more served daily in their finest restaurants.

Best things to see:

But perhaps the most exciting Boracay experience, and most-loved by tourists and visitors, is the famous White Beach. With its fine-white sand shore in its azure blue, clear sea water, White Beach has been the center of all the Boracay’s commercials. Station 1 in the northernmost part of the island is the widest beachfront facing the principal location of luxurious hotels and resorts where all the facilities and services are of the highest quality standards and with the most hospitable attendants. Meanwhile, Station 2 is the commercial and geographical points of the white beach. Here you’ll find shopping malls, eateries, facilities and a lot of partying.

The spectacular Bat Cave above Punta Bunga Beach admired by adventure lovers, is home of various bat species nestling in the cave’s ceiling. Travelers are always thrilled by the cave’s mysterious beauty starting from the mouth’s naturally sculptured boulders of rocks. Caution, requisition, and safety tips are given before going to the inside of the cave because of the pitch dark – indeed an extremely adventurous journey. A flashlight will come in handy when you get there. Just nearby Bat Cave, you can see the wonderful Crystal Cave where stalactites are there in front of the entrance.

You might also want to visit other beautiful places in Boracay such as the Ariel’ Point, Angol Point and Yapak, known for deep diving due to the high currents. Here you’ll have a chance to see a number of sharks and stingrays. Another is the Bulabog Beach, the center of kite surfing of Boracay also known as the best kite surf in Asia.

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