Boracay Island is located off the northwest corner of Panay Island, and belongs to the Western Visayas or Region VI of the Philippines. The island is approximately seven kilometers long, dog-bone shaped with the narrowest spot being less than one kilometer wide, and has a total land area of 10.32 square kilometers.
South-facing Cagban Beach is located across a small strait from the jetty port at Caticlan on Panay island, and the Cagban jetty port serves as Boracay’s main entry and exit point during most of the year. When wind and sea conditions dictate, east-facing Tambisaan Beach serves as an alternative entry and exit point. Boracay’s two primary tourism beaches, White Beach and Bulabog Beach, are located on opposite sides of the island’s narrow central area. White Beach faces westward and Bulabog Beach faces eastward. The island also has several other beaches.
White Beach, the main tourism beach, is about four kilometers long and is lined with resorts, hotels, lodging houses, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses. In the central portion, for about two kilometers, there is a footpath known as the Beachfront Path separating the beach itself from the establishments located along it. North and south of the Beachfront Path, beachfront establishments do literally front along the beach itself. Several roads and paths connect the Beachfront Path with Boracay’s Main Road, a vehicular road which runs the length of the island. At the extreme northern end of White Beach, a footpath runs around the headland there and connects White Beach with Diniwid Beach. Bulabog Beach, across the island from White Beach, is the second most popular tourism beach on the island and Boracay’s main windsurfing and kiteboarding area.
Boracay Island received numerous awards from different travel publications and agencies world wide as a 24/7 destination for relaxation, tranquility & nightlife. The island was awarded by Travel Advisor as the best beaches in Asia from 2011 – 2015. It was also rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world by Yahoo Travel. The Government of the Philippines are doing as much to boast the travel industry in the Philippines especially; Boracay Island. Is indeed more fun in the Philippines especially in Boracay Island with a record high of 1.5 million tourists entering Boracay Island for 2015.
Boracay Island is the no. 1 most visited island in the Philippines, not just the Filipinos taking a break in this island but a growth of travelers from Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Countries from Asia. There is also an increase of travelers from America & Europe especially the Russians.
There are 4 airlines that fly directly to Caticlan Airport and which airlines provide at least 8 schedules of flights a day. There are even more flights heading to Kalibo Airport, about 2hours away from Boracay Island. There are many connecting flight from different Domestic Airport in Philippines such as Manila, Clark, Cebu & Davao to Kalibo Airport. Since 2008, Kalibo Airport has turned into an International Airport with direct flights from Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and different major cities in China.
The 4km White Beach known to be the “Finest beach in the world” with the surrounding water shallow and the sand is finer and brighter than most of the beaches in the archipelago. It feels like treading on miles of baby powders and enjoying the sunset of Boracay.
There are more than 300 resorts to be chosen in the Island of Boracay. The World most well known Hotels & Resorts Chain; Shangri-La is situated at the northern part of the island with over 400 rooms. There are also numerous Triple AAA Resorts in the Island that are accredited by The Philippines Department of Tourism. There are also cheap accommodations to accommodate budget travelers. There are close to 8000 rooms in the island of Boracay.
Bargain shopping is a joy of a diversion while in Boracay Island. There are numerous souvenir shops in the island providing endless possibilities from trinkets and native accessories made of semi-precious stones to exotic or contemporary beach wear and fashion artworks. Dining is no problem in Boracay with most resorts having their own restaurants that serve both Filipino and International cuisines. There are also numerous restaurants at d’Mall and small snack bars line in the island. There are numerous Sea Sports Activities in the island, don’t have time to feel bored. In the evening, there are many bars to be visited.
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