Boracay, a tropical, butterfly-shaped island in Aklan is located approximately 315 km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of the island of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. It is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Well known for its white powdery sand, crystal clear water and dramatic sunset. Seven-kilometer long Boracay is rated as one of the best beaches of the world. Only one kilometer across at its narrowest point, its legendary white sand stretches can be found in several beaches.

    White Beach, Boracay
    Boracay Sunset

    White Beach, the main tourism beach, is four kilometers long and is lined with resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses. Bulabog Beach, across the island from White Beach, is a secondary tourism beach and the island's main windsurfing and kiteboarding area. Other beaches include Yapak, Manoc-Manoc, Diniwid and Puka Shell. Other island attractions include the famous Rock along White Beach, the so-called Bat Caves, and Crocodile Island.

    Bulabog Beach, Boracay
    Bulabog Beach, Boracay

    Boracay’s numerous accommodations range from the most luxurious to the most basic. If you want to be in the middle of all the fun at night then you can stay at Le Soleil de Boracay Hotel. For a back to nature and tranquil place then you can stay at Laguna de Boracay Resort Village.

    Laguna de Boracay Resort Village
    Laguna de Boracay Resort Village

    Le Soleil de Boracay Hotel
    Al Fresco Dinner, White Beach, Boracay

    A wide range of sports activities, nightlife and social affairs regularly happens from December to May. Sailboating and kayaking, are popular sporting activities. Boracay plays host to the annual Paraw Regatta, an international sailboat race that makes use of the native outrigger. For water activities, Boracay’s western coast is ideal for windsurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing and diving. Dive sites surround the island and are learning venues to both novice and professional divers, guided by competent instructors of the many dive shops that operate in the area.

    Boracay Boatmen
    Diving at Boracay

    Boracay Plazoleta
    D'Talipapa Boracay

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