“Beach Capital of the Philippines”

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies.The island comprises the barangays of Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak in the municipality of Malay, in Aklan Province. The island is administered by thePhilippine Tourism Authority and the provincial government of Aklan. Apart from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world's top destinations for relaxation. It is also emerging among the top destinations for tranquility and nightlife.

Boracay was named ‘Best Beach island’ in 2012 by Travel + Leisure magazine. Work on your tan on the island’s seven-kilometer powdery white sand. Or go kiteboarding or windsurfing on Bulabog Beach-listed as a top destination in the international circuit.

 

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GETTING THERE
By Air
The fastest way to Boracay is to fly from Manila to Caticlan Airport in Panay island.
There are also many flights to Kalibo, one may also take the Manila-Kalibo flight however, travel time is is 1 1/2 hours by bus from Caticlan.Flight time from Manila to Caticlan is approximatelyt 50 minutes.
From Cebu City, flying time is also about 50 minutes and 30 minutes from Tablas, Romblon.

By Sea
An adventurous but more leisurely and romantic way to travel to Boracay is by ferry from Manila to Caticlan or Dumaguit, near Kalibo.Travel time is about 17 hours.

 

GETTING AROUND
Most visitors opt for motorized tricycles, which act as the island's taxis and make up most of its traffic. As the tricycle seats are (in)conveniently located right above the vehicle exhausts, there can be a little pollution however - bring a handkerchief if you tend to be easily bothered by this sort of thing.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
  • Aklanon
  • Visaya
  • Tagalog
  • English

 

 

MUST SEES!

  • Boracay-The Paradise Island 
  • Puka Beach- Northern tip of the island
LET’S GO TRY
  • Lobster
  • Boracay Pinakbet
  • Boracay Adobo
  • Lumpia
  • Boracay Halo-Halo
  • Fresh Lumpiang Ubod

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Water Fun
  • Star Gazing
  • Beach Combing
  • Saddle Up
  • Night Life

LET'S GO TO FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • Ati-Atihan Festival (Kalibo) (held every 3rd week of January - Scene of yearly celebration in honor of Sto. Nino.)

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • Out of all the islands in the world, Travel+Leisure Magazine chose to name Boracay as its Best Overall Island of 2012. 
  • In late 1940s, Boracay was included in the list of places considered as potential capital of the Philippines.
  • Boracay was then called “Land of the Atis” because the first settlers of the island are the Negritos or Atis.
  • When a German writer published a book about the Philippines in 1978, describing Boracay history and the beautiful island in details, the island was introduced to the world. This mark the beginning of tourist “boom” with tourist.
  • It is said that among apart from planting coconuts and first class tobacco, the woman known as the person behind the greening of Boracay, Dona Sofing, also planted marijuana.

 

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL 
The high season is from December to Apirl. Chirstmas is popular - but you may have trouble finding accommodation. May to June is ideal but rather hot. July to November is the low season and therefore the cheapest time to go. October and November have the best sunsets.


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