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"Go to Boracay!!!" Day Trip - Boracay Tip by machomikemd

Day Trip - Boracay, Manila: 4 reviews and 8 photos

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ON A budget? Looking to clean out the bank? Need a full body tan in a hurry? Like to leave your footprints on a genuine picture postcard beach? In Boracay anything goes. The hottest, crispest, best white sand beach in the Philippines (possibly not only in Asia but in the World! it is better than Pattaya or Phuket or Waikiki or North Shore, please see my thailand pages and hawaii pages) – a Disneyland for grownups – is home to wall-to-wall pampering, down-the-hatch cocktails and all-night partying. Chill out on the beach all afternoon then hit the clubs, bars and discos until dawn. Wake up at noon and do it all over again. In between, eat whatever takes your fancy, swim, surf, dive, snorkel or simply unwind at your Boracay resort or spa.

The island resort of Boracay is roughly a one-hour flight from Manila. Most visitors prefer to fly to Caticlan because of the much shorter travel time to Boracay itself: the land transfer from Kalibo takes up to three hours, while it could be as short as 40 minutes from Caticlan including the brief banca (catamaran) ride. Even if you are nervous about flying in small aircraft, the shorter travel time may be a clincher. Flight fares range from 5,000 to 6,000 Philippine pesos (US$1=P45).

White Beach, with its blindingly white and powdery sand, is the main tourism beach. It is a bit over four kilometers long and is lined with resorts, hotels, lodging houses, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses. In the central portion, for about two kilometers, there is a footpath known as the Beachfront Path separating the beach itself from the establishments located along it. North and south of the Beachfront Path, beachfront establishments do literally front along the beach itself. Several roads and paths connect the Beachfront Path with Boracay's Main Road, a vehicular road which runs the length of the island. At the extreme northern end of White Beach, a footpath runs around the headland there and connects White Beach with Diniwid Beach.

Address: Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan Province, philippines
Directions: Boracay Island, Malay Town, Aklan Province, Western Visayas Region, philippines
othercontact: fax:(632)365-4686;Mobile: (+6392
Phone: (632)324-1091;324-1131;364-7586

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  • Written Sep 11, 2007
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