Boracay Island, Philippines is considered as one of the most beautiful resort in the world that can rival beach resorts in the carribean, South Pacific, and neighboring beaches in Malaysia and even Thailand. It is lined with fine white sand beach, and crystal clear waters.
Complimented with breath taking scenery and the warmth and hospitality of the Filipinos, most visitors would agree that this is indeed a dream paradise.
The case in the claim of Boracay land by the Boracay residents as private titled lands has been finally decided upon by the Supreme Court to be that of a public domain, meaning it cannot be owned by private entities. As per the Inquirer reports which quotes:
“The Supreme Court has dismissed Boracay residents’ motions for reconsideration of the high tribunal’s earlier decision declaring a big portion of the resort island – except those already covered by titles – as public land.
In an en banc resolution dated Dec. 2, the SC also denied a motion to set the issue of titling pieces of property in Boracay for oral argument.
“We deny the motions. We note that the bulk of the issues raised and the arguments aired are merely repetitive of those already passed upon by the Court,” the SC resolution read”.
This new development has made a big blow for the residents, business owners and developers in the beautify island of Boracay. the scuffle for the ownership still continues and the locals are running out of options.
BORACAY ISLAND, PHILIPPINES: VACATION DREAM DESTINATION
Boracay Island, Philippines boasts as one of the top ten beautiful beaches in world. Boracay beach is a stretch of fine, powdery white sand, heralded as one of the finest beach in the world. Boracay island’s white sand beach stretches for 4 kilometers with shallow crystal clear water that sparkles under the tropical sun. Boracay island is a dream destination to be enjoyed with loved ones, friends and even the family.
WHERE IS BORACAY ISLAND?
Boracay Island is an island in the Philippines, a country in the South East Asia. Boracay Island is located off the northwest corner of the island of Panay, and belongs to the Western Visayas island-group in the Philippines. Boracay Island is approximately seven kilometers long, dog-bone shaped with the narrowest spot being less than one kilometer wide. Boracay Island has a total land area of 10.32 square kilometers with about 6,000 local residents. Boracay Island is about 300km south of Capitol Manila and is accessible by sea, air and land travel from Manila or Cebu.
WHAT IS THE CLIMATE AT BORACAY ISLAND?
Weather in Boracay Island is generally divided into two seasonal weather patterns, Boracay Island climate is dictated by the wind direction, the cool northeast wind, and southwest wind. While the northeast wind prevails, Boracay Island has moderate temperature, little or no rainfall. During the southwest wind season, Boracay Island has hot and humid weather, frequent rainfall and prevailing wind from the west. The northeast wind usually blows from September until June, while the southwest wind blows for the rest of the year.
Boracay Island daytime temperature
September to May
77-90º F (25-32º C)
June to August
82-100º F(28-38º C)
Hot and Humid
Tropical storms occasionally impacts the Boracay Island during the months of July to September.
Boracay Island’s seasonal changes has an effect on the tourism industry. Most Boracay resorts and Boracay hotels have Low and High Season price levels. Boracay resorts peg High Season prices during September to June. Some Boracay resorts have additional “Super” Peak Period pricing during periods of heavy tourism (Christmas / New Year, Easter / Holy Week, and Chinese New Yea).
HOW TO GET TO BORACAY ISLAND, PHILIPPINES
Boracay Island by Air Travel
The Philippines have two international airports, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and the Mactan Cebu International Airport. These two airports cater local flights to Boracay Island via Kalibo (45 minutes away) or via Caticlan (30-40 minutes away).
Airline fares vary from $50 to $100 range for each leg. Luggage over 10kg will probably cost extra.
Manila to Boracay Island 1: Manila to Kalibo flights take about 45 minutes. At Kalibo airport, take a 3 minute shuttle ride going to Caticlan Jetty Port. At the Caticlan Jetty Port, take a boat ride of about 20 minutes to Boracay Island.
- Manila to Kalibo
- Air Philippines
- Asian Spirit
- Cebu Pacific
- Philippine Airlines
- Cebu to Kalibo
- Cebu Pacific
Manila to Boracay Island 2: Manila to Caticlan flights take about 40 minutes. At Caticlan airport, take a motorized tricycle ride to Caticlan Jetty Port (about 3 minutes away). Then take a boat ride of about 20 minutes to Boracay Island.
- Manila to Caticlan
- Asian Spirit
- Corporate Air
- Interisland Airlines
- Cebu to Kalibo
- Asian Spirit
Boracay Island by boat
Several ferries sail between Manila and Caticlan. The journey takes between 12 and 16 hours.
Ferries from Manila to Caticlan:
- MBRS Lines
- Negros Navigation
Boracay Island by road
Buses and cars run from Manila to the southern provinces by means of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway. Buses leave from the Philtranco terminal in Cubao and Pasay City throughout the day. The journey by bus takes approximately 12 hours. Caticlan is the fourth seaport encountered along the SRNH while traveling south from Manila.
(Note: Sea and air carriers may provide only seasonal service click here for details)
THINGS TO DO AT BORACAY ISLAND
Boracay Island boasts of glorious sugary white sand beach and azure crystal clear blue waters.Boracay beach is known to be the “finest beach in the world.” Boracay beach water is shallow and the sand is so fine as if you are walking on miles of baby powder. A variety of Boracay resorts offers luxurious yet afordable prices for the discerning visitor. Boracay resorts and Boracay Hotels provides modern day amenities to maximize the comfort of your stay while maintaining the dream escape to paradise away from the bustling and demanding world of the metropolis.
Boracay Island is a perfect place for watersports. Here, you can partake in a smorgasbord of exhilirating aqua action. Boracay Island with its crystal clear water is best for swimming and snorkeling, Boracay Island is also rich in marine life which makes it perfect for scuba diving. The refreshing wind blowing through Boracay Island makes it ideal for windsurfing, sailboating, kayaking, boardsailing, and boating. There are a number of aquasports facilities that offers affordable packages along Boracay beach.
Boracay Nature Tripping / Eco-Adventure
World-renowned Boracay Island is not only a place to enjoy the scenic white sand beach. Boracay Island is also an adventure island ideal for island hopping, hiking, trekking, caving, mountain climbing, biking, and horseback riding. Boracay Island’s quaint interior villages brings wonderful eco-adventure. Boracay Island is dotted by rich flora and fauna, and worth the adventure of finding hidden coves, scenic rocky cliffs and isolated beaches that is far away from the tourist crowd. Experience the awesome wonder of nature’s beauty in Boracay sunset and Boracay sunrise and partake of serenety it brings to the soul.
Boardsailing at Bulabog Beach
On the eastern side of Boracay Island is Boracay’s Bulabog beach. Bulabog beach is known as the best kitesurf destination in Asia. Boracay’s Bulabog beach is a boardsailor’s mecca that draws enthusiasts from all over the world, especially during the peak season from November to Marchwith onshore winds varying between 18-30 knots.
Boracay Island’s Bulabog beach has been a prime kite-and windsurfing destination for 20 years, the last two of its 18 years have seen the inclusion of freestyle, speed trial and “hang time” events for kiting, with plans to expand in future.
Diving in Boracay Island
The diversity of marine life in the surrounding area of Boracay Island provides wonderful diving experience both for novice and professional divers. Boracay Island have different dive sites around the island and, and one of the best is in Yapak, Boracay a trueblue great deep sea dive. There are many competent instructors operating in many dive shops in Boracay Island who are can assist for a paradise diving experience.
Recreational Sports in Boracay Island
There are recreation sports facilities for the laid-back in Boracay Island. Boracay Island has a world class 18-hole championship golf course inside Fairways and Bluewater Boracay Resort and Countryclub. Boracay Island is also the perfect venue for tennis, bowling, even beach volleyball and frisbee throwing.
Partyhopping in Boracay Island
From dusk till dawn, the island turns into one big party place where everyone is very welcome to join. The code in Boracay is informal. You can party on through the night barefoot or in your swim suits while enjoying the company of your friends and fellow tourists.
Shopping at Boracay Island
Boracay Island is also a place for bargain shopping. It offers a joy of a diverse selection of souvenir pieces, from trinkets and native accessories made of shells and semi-precious stones to exotic or contemporary beach wear and fashion artworks.
Along Boracay White Beach, you will find lines of gift shops and boutiques. You may also visit D*Mall that has several high-end stores including clothing, art and household items. Some stores may permit you to haggle for prices , others have a fixed pricing system with price tags. Shop around as prices vary. Outside of White Beach, the shopping becomes sparse or non-existent.
There are also a plenty of ambulant vendors that may approach you to buy their wares at a bargain price while walking or laying on the sand, anywhere on Boracay.
Dining at Boracay Island
Dining is no problem in Boracay Island. Most Boracay resorts have their own restaurants that serve both Filipino and international cuisines. Small snack bars also lined Boracay Island.The taste of the 6th Region, to which Boracay belongs, is quite simple. Charbroiled chicken is common fare. Another favorite dish is raw fish marinated in spicy vinegar.