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Aug 7, 2011 - Boracay    No Comments

Boracay: More than a Tropical Island Paradise

Wake up a morning beside white sand beach and a view of the low tide and sky: as if the sea and blue expanse merge from a view beside a swimming pool on one of the exceptional hotel resorts in this planet. That crack of dawn from the east is about to tell of a relaxing sunbath ahead and the gust signals a day vista of Paraws sailing through distant spaces speeding to the deeper waters. No wonder the beaches of Boracay are world famous and always will be a hotspot for foreign and local tourists when Philippines is talked about. That’s why when Boracay is your top list in a travel itinerary, you need some birds eye view to enjoy some of the cheap Boracay accommodations.

Sunset in Boracay

Beautiful sunset in Boracay—Photo courtesy of dEyv on Flickr

Getting to Boracay via air can be easy with daily flights from Manila to Caticlan, where the nearest airstrip is situated. From Caticlan, a short boat ride will take you to Boracay. Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific, and Zest Airways hold daily trips to Kalibo, Aklan. Kalibo is two-hour long bus ride to Caticlan. Prices may vary per season and can be available for reservation or inquiry on the Internet. If air travel is inconvenient, a ferry ride from Manila to Caticlan is available twice a week, which takes fifteen hours to get you to the ten square miles island located just in the middle of the famous tropical Philippine archipelago. Read more »

Jul 24, 2011 - Boracay    No Comments

Be Captivated by the Beauty of Boracay

Boracay Island remains popular when foreign and local tourists talk about vacation places in the Philippines. Its beaches are super, hotels and resorts comprise a wide selection of accommodation packages, fun activities, delicious culinary treats, and nightlife.

A white sand beach in Boracay Island

A white sand beach in Boracay Island—Photo courtesy of bee_tee_double_you on Flickr

The next time you realize after that plane ride is a wish comes true of your Boracay escapade— leaving the hectic urban life to this world class island paradise retreat. The best time to visit Boracay is from November to April. Temperatures these times are between 25 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius. Although from June to October is known to be rainy season, there can be days for saltwater dip or tropical pool dive. The hottest time in a year in Boracay is from May to mid-July, temperatures can reach up to 38 degrees Celsius, a lovely sun for your leisure activities. And when sundown comes to a close, another face of Boracay surfaces. Read more »

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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