Island is off the northwestern tip
of Panay Island in the Visayan Region, Boracay is
about 300kms south of the Capitol of Manila. Travelers
from all over the globe come to see the world's
most beautiful beach-"White Sands Beach".
Boracay is shaped like a dumb-bell, it is 7.25 km.
long and the narrowest spot is nearly 1 km. wide.
Land area is approximately 1, 098 hectares with
about 6,085 locals. The island belongs to the municipality
of Malay in Aklan province and consists of three
communities locally called "barangay".
Yapak in the northern barangay, Balabag in the central
barangay and Manoc-Manoc in the southern barangay.
There is 30+ beaches and coves, but the king of
them all is White Beach, a 3.7km ribbon of powder
white sand and gentle, warm water. The water is
shallow and its sand brighter and finer than most
beaches in the archipelago.
would have remained a national secret if not far a
few foreign travelers whom accidentally stumbled upon
the place. Some say it was a movie crew, which spread
word about Boracay to other sun worshippers. Other
swear it was German traveler Jens Peters' book, which
included rare reviews about Boracay, that sent tourists
on their way. Whichever tale is true, Boracay has
become a melting pot for beach loceers. At any point
in the islands, visitors can hear English, German
and French spoken fluently. More importantly, visitors
respect the serene quality of the place, and pay tribute
to native Boracaynons by behaving according to local
behavioral codes-which means no nudity, no fighting,
and no loud commotion's.
surprisingly, the culinary fare at Boracay is as diverse
as the nationalities of its visitors. French, Australian,
Belgian, German, Spanish and Thai-they're all here
side by side the native cuisine. Lending ample support
to this virtual rainbow of fruit shakes: from sweet
yellow mango, greens tart.