Boracay, Philippines

 

Where to go in boracay to avoid the tourists?


If there's anywhere I wanted to be in the world, it would be along a white sand beach, sipping some milk shake, reading a book, and watching the sun sets.

I'm an island girl, after all-- as I am from one of the 7,100 islands in the Philippines.

Speaking of my home country, let me introduce to you---BORACAY. This is undoubtedly, one of the most famous, most touristy, and most commercialized island in the country. 


It is also one of the most beautiful!


Boracay island is separated from Panay island by a narrow strait. The island is located opposite the barangay of Caticlan in the municipality of Malay, Aklan. Transportation across the strait is provided by boats operating from the Caticlan jetty port.

Boracay is served by two airports in Aklan: the Kalibo International Airport and Godofredo P. Ramos Airport commonly referred to as the Caticlan airport.

My last reunion with the island was six years ago.

So many things have changed. I noticed more resorts and first class hotels are popping out just about anywhere you go. I think somehow, at some point SM Group of Companies were thinking to build one of their malls in your area. 

Despite all of that changes, Boracay continues to show it's charm to the world through its most beautiful sunsets, each and every day.

The island also offers leisure activities available on or near Boracay include horseback riding, scuba diving, helmet diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, cliff diving, parasailing, and of course, beach relaxation. 

On my last visit, we discovered a less touristy, somewhat private, white beach on the east side of the island. It was worth the walk. 

I may have been to some parts of the country and some parts of the world where there are serene beaches, but nothing compares to the beauty of Boracay and its infamous sunset beauty.

And it will continue to be one of my favorite places in the Philippines and in the world. 


For more Boracay travel guides, check out www.tripadvisor.com