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Boracay Philippines

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It is seven km long and one km width at its narrowest point, is situated off the northwest corner of the island of Panay, and lies in the Western Visayas island-group, or Region 6, of the Philippines. In Boracay, there are three villages or barangays, Yapak, Balabag and Manoc-Manoc.Yapak is generally hilly but there are roughly beautiful beaches such as Ilig-Iligan, Pukashell and Balinhai beach.Balabag is the central part of the island and the virtually popular place is White Beach. Half of the residents live in a quiet place Manoc-Manoc.

Boracay is a beautiful small island surrounded by coral reefs and located one km north-west of Panay island in Visayas of the Philippines. It is the most popular beach in the country as the most visited tourist spot in the Philippines. Before the middle of 1980s, it was a famous hidden resort but known to limited numbers of sea lovers. Now many tourists visit there from all over the world, America, Europe, korea, Taiwan and so on. The climate from March to June are the summer months in Boracay, with temperatures ranging from 28 to 38 degrees Celsius. November to February bring enjoyable winds, cooler temperatures, and occasional rain showers. July to October are the rainy months.

High season is from November to the end of May and low season from June to October. Acommodation fee depends on the seasons and facilities of hotels. Boracay is windy in whole seasons and especially in the low season. There is no coral off White Beach, though plenty of dive boats will take you to good dive sites. Windsurfing months are Nov-April, best Dec-Feb. The best months are Jan-May, OK June- Sept [with some rain], but April and May are Philippine school holidays and the place gets noisy and crowded then. Don't consider Oct-Nov because it is windy, possibly grey and wet.Languages used other than Tagalog/Filipino and other local dialects, English is generally spoken in Boracay. Aklanon is mostly spoken in Aklan Province (island of Panay), wherein Boracay is part.

They report 160,000 tourists visited or stayed in Boracay in 1997 and Koreans are major in numbers. In Visayas there are many marine sport spots with coral reefs and white beach. Among them four km long white beach of Boracay is beyond contrast. There are a lot of restaurants and hotels along the white beach though they are hidden behind coconut trees planted.

A peaceful atmosphere - though' fairly busy - and friendly locals. The sand is remarkably white, soft, in no way gets hot and extends for 3 miles. There is a massive diversity of small hotels, restaurants and bars offering international cuisine just off the beach, comparatively cheap and relaxed. Although rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world, current tourism expansion has lead to some environmental concerns.The code in Boracay is precisely casual. Walking barefoot than shoes is the law rather than the exclusion. Wavering discos have the beach for a floor, giving dance a new twist. From sundown to sunrise, the island turns into one big party place where everyone is welcome to join in.Boracay is the ideal site for golf, tennis, bowling, even beach volleyball. Top-of-class facilities for these activities are available in the island. For golf bugs, Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Countryclub has an 18-hole championship course.


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