Island Facts: Boracay
The Philippines is known for its spectacular islands and stunning stretch of beaches. Among these renowned destinations is the Boracay Island.
The 7-km long Boracay Island has long been in the limelight hailed one of the world’s best islands. Located in the Visayan Region, in the outskirts of Aklan province where stunning white-sand beaches are found, this award-winning island has secured its spot in the world of travel and has been recognized as one of the most-visited beaches in the Philippines by both international and local travelers. Beaches, forests, hills and partially urbanized areas make up the 10.32-square kilometer land area of Boracay, giving visitors much variety when it comes to fun and exploration.
Reaching this world-renowned destination is as easy as air and sea or land travel. Fly from Manila to the new Caticlan Airport. From the airport, a quick 5-minute water taxi ride takes you to the island. One can also fly from Cebu where daily flights are also available.
Dotting the island’s well-known strip, Station 1, are restaurants, shops, resorts and many interesting things every traveler should include in the Boracay Bucket List. Among the reasons why tourists continue to coming back (aside from its amazing beaches) are many endless adventures it offers - the non-stop day and night activities.
Bulabog Beach - regarded as a leading destination for kiteboarding in Asia
Other beaches: Diniwid, Ilig-Iligan, Lugutan, Tulubhan, Sugod, Tambisaan, Manoc-Manoc, Cagban, Punta Bunga, Banyugan, Calijaron
- Summer season (March-June)
- Laboracay (May 1)
- Holy Week (days falling between months of March and April)
- Super peak season (holidays: Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, etc.)
While beach and water activities such sand-castle building and swimming to snorkeling, skim boarding, and kayaking are suitable perfect for the young ones, adventure-seekers are sure to get a blast from cliff diving, deep-sea diving, parasailing, windsurfing, and jet skiing.
Hopping from one beautiful island to another on boat tours will definitely sweep anyone off their feet. What’s an island holiday without great food? Get a taste of the irresistibly mouth watering tropical feast! And even as the sun sets, there is still a lot in store for its tourists and enjoying the sunset while sailing on a paraw is just a starter for the exciting night to come.
Finally, after all the wonders of the day have been explored, the nights in Boracay Island are bursts of dynamic lights, party music, and fire dancing where beach bums, adventurers, nature-lovers and all kinds of tourist come together for an evening of excitement.
2011 No.41 World’s Best Beaches - Puka Beach, CNNGO.com
2012 World’s Best Island, Travel + Leisure Magazine
2012 Asia’s Top Island, Travel + Leisure Magazine
2013 No. 5 World’s Most Romantic Islands, Travel + Leisure Magazine
2013 No. 2, Best Island, Travel + Leisure Magazine
2013 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice, No.1 Top 25 Beaches in Asia: Boracay’s White Beach
2014 No. 12, Top 30 Islands in the World, Conde Nast Travel Readers’ Choice Awards
2016 Best Island in the World, Conde Nast Traveler
2016 No. 12, Top 20 Islands in the World, Conde Nast Traveler