Boracay Sunset, Philippines
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Boracay, Philippines is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Every year, thousands of local tourists and foreigners go to Boracay to enjoy the stretch of beaches covered with white sands and coral reefs. Boracay is 345 kilometers away from the south of Manila. It is an island located in the province of Aklan that is 7 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide.

Three communities make up Boracay: Yapak, Balabag and Manoc-manoc. Both Yapak and Manoc-manoc are characterized by hills that are elevated up to a hundred meters above sea level. What link these three communities are tropical jungles that boast the most colorful greens.

If you want to get to the island, all that you have to do is fly from the Caticlan or Kalibo Airport. There are direct flights from Manila and Cebu to these air gateways. The small island still experiences scarcity of electricity and public transportation, but the nights in Boracay make you forget this lack.

Getting around the island of Boracay is simple and easy. For you to go from a place to another, you can use any one of the three transportation means: tricycles and Pedi cabs; motorbikes and bicycles; and shuttle services from your hotels. There are hardly any taxi cabs in the island because everything can be done by means of walking. You are going to see almost every visitor walking barefoot around this magnificent island.

Your stay in Boracay, Philippines can never be complete if you do not come to the Long Beach. The Long Beach is a four-kilometer beach covered in glittering white sand. It can be found in the west coast of the island, between Angol and Balabag. Many of the people who have seen the white sand beach can tell that it is the finest beach that you can find in Asia. Water in this beach is shallow and the sand is shinier and brighter than in any other beach in Asia. There are at least 350 hotels that can serve your every need while you are enjoying your stay in the beautiful and stunning island of Boracay. You are going to agree that a summer getaway in Boracay is second to none.

One response to “Boracay”

  1. James Hornet says:

    Boracay and Bohol have the best beaches I have found so far in the Philippines.

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