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Jul 9, 2011 - Boracay    No Comments

Getting to Know More About Boracay Island

Over the years, the beaches in Boracay continue to surprise vacationers from the places and resorts to the latest (invented) fun and leisure activities happening in the island paradise. It earned the reputation of the “tourist capital of the Philippines” because of the wide variety of accommodation that it offers starting from class A resorts with world class service to the budget ones for those who are wanted to spend less for their escapade. Truly, now that it has proven to be a gem of the tourism industry of the country, let us look into the sights and sound of the beaches in Boracay.

Boracay Beach

A white sand beach in Boracay—Photo courtesy of Frances Billano on Flickr

The island is seven kilometers long, one to four kilometers wide and is divided into three Barangays (communities)—Yapak in the north, Balabag in the center and Manoc Manoc in the south. Its world famous beaches start with fine white sand that inspires a crystal clear saltwater. It has been voted as the most beautiful beach in the world last 2007 by Yahoo Travel. The two main and largest beaches in Boracay are White Beach in the west and Bulabog Beach in the east of the island. There are approximately eight thousand local residents in the island, majority speaks Filipino and are fluent in English. People in Boracay live primarily on tourism as their main source of income since 1980′s.
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