Boracay — A Mecca For Tourists

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Condé Nast Traveler the world’s leading luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, describes Boracay as “This itty-bitty island (just under four square miles) in the Western Philippines is as close to a tropical idyll as you’ll find in Southeast Asia, with gentle coastlines and transporting sunsets. Add in a thriving nightlife scene, and you have one of the top tourist spots in the region.”

This is indeed one instance where size does not matter — this tiny island has two primary tourism beaches, White Beach and Bulabog Beach, located on opposite sides of the island.

White Beach faces westward and Bulabog Beach faces eastward along with several other beaches.

This small island is no light weight; it punches above its size in tourist travel destinations.

White Beach is where the action is, a major playground for tourists.

The four-kilometer long beach is dotted with resorts, hotels, lodging houses, restaurants, among other touristy stuff.

In the central portion, for about two kilometers, there is a footpath referred to as the Beachfront Path. It provides a line of demarcation between the beach and the various establishments found on the island.

On the other hand, established developments on the north and south side of the Beachfront Path, act as a front along the beach itself.

Several roads and paths connect the Beachfront Path with Boracay’s Main Road — a vehicular road runs the length of the island.

At the extreme northern end of White Beach, a footpath runs around the headland and connects White Beach with Diniwid Beach.

Bulabog Beach, sited across the island from White Beach, is the second most popular tourist beach on the island. It is where one goes to enjoy the solitude and serenity of the island.

It’s a perfect spot for kite surfing, windsurfing, among other watersports activities.

Nigel Belle, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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