Boracay Tourist Places to Visit in Boracay, Philippines, Asia
Boracay is an island in Western Visayas region of the Philippines located about 320 kms south of Manila, the capital of Philippines. Boracay comes under Aklan province along with three other municipalities Malay Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak.
Boracay is governed by Aklan province government and Philippine Tourism Authority. Boracay was awarded by international travel magazine Travel + Leisure in the year 2012 as the best island in the world and also received many awards from several travel publications and agencies.
Geography of Boracay:
Boracay is situated between latitude 11°58′10″ in the north and longitude 121°55′38″ in the east and covers an area of 10.32 sq. km.
Etymology and History of Boracay:
There are several theories about the origin of the name Boracay. One theory states that, Boracay got its name from the local word ‘borac’ which means ‘white cotton’. Another theory states that the name Boracay is derived from two local language words ‘bora’ means ‘bubbles’ and ‘bocay’ means ‘white’. According to history, Ati tribes were the first settlers of Boracay.
Connectivity to Boracay:
Caticlan Airport and Kalibo International Airport are two airports near Boracay served by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Air, Air Philippines, and Seair.
Strong Republic Nautical Highway is the major highway that passes through Boracay connects it with Manila and other major cities of Philippines.
Boracay is accessible with several general and luxury buses and motor-tricycles, mountain bikes, quadbikes and motorbikes are other modes of transportations.
Things to do in Boracay:
- Scuba diving
Culture, Food and Shopping in Boracay:
The natives of Boracay celebrate Ati-Atihan Festival on every January. Visayan language is very generally spoken language in Boracay and Filipino, Aklanon and English are also common.
The shops like Shell Jewelry and Paulo Collection Body Wear have ability to fulfill the cloth and jewelry requirements of tourists. Boracay hosts 8 ATMs all around the city.
The best food corners in Boracay are as follows:
- Arwana Coffee Shop
- A1 Boracay
- A Loja Delicatessen
- Bamboo Lounge
- Blue Mango
- Blue Jade Cafe
Places to see near Boracay:
Baling Hai Beach:
Baling Hai Beach is located in the vicinity of Diniwid Beach, tourist can swim, snorkel and dining here. It is well surrounded by numerous restaurants and resorts.
White Beach is a worth visit tourists site in Boracay. Station 1, Station 2 and Station 3 are 3 sections of this beautiful beach. Willy’s Rock at White Beach is must see.
Puka Beach is a best weekend picnic spot in Boracay. Once visited tourists surely again visits this beach for its marvelous stunning natural beauty.
Bulabog Beach is best suited for high jumps and crazy tricks activities.
The Bat Cave:
The Bat Cave is located near Punta Bunga Beach and in proximity with crystal cave. The entrance fee to visit both caves is ₱50.
Best time to visit Boracay:
From November to May is the ideal time to visit Boracay.
Accommodation Options near Boracay:
The facilities available in the luxury hotels of Boracay include clubhouse, golf course on site, restaurant, swimming pool, room service, spa, parking, full service health spa and complimentary area shuttle. The prominent hotels and resorts in Boracay are as follows:
- Dave’s Straw Hat Inn
- Austrian Pension House
- Little Corner of Italy
- Orchids Resort
- Villa Romero Boracay
- Trafalgar Cottages
- Blue Lagoon
- Alta Vista De Boracay
- Swiper’s Inn
- Villa Sunset Resort
- Boracay Cottage Island Resort
- Sundown Resort Boracay
- Artista Boracay Resort
- Baling Hai Beach Resort
- Blue Coral Resort Boracay