Boracay Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Puka beach.
    Puka beach.
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  • Puka beach.
    Puka beach.
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  • Puka beach.
    Puka beach.
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    Puka beach.

    by cachaseiro Written Mar 28, 2012

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    Puka beach is a little out of the way and therefor not very visited compared to the other beaches in Boracay.
    The beach is located on the northern part of the island and is best reached by boat from the main beach in Boracay if you decide to take one of the popular boat trips from there.
    This is in many ways your classical bounty beach with white sand and plenty of space to roam around so go there if that is what you are looking for.

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    Boracay: Day off - a day trip to Panay

    by boracayinformation Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Staying on Boracay for a while and looking for an day off: A day trip to Panay is an promissing thing to do. Even it`s just across Boracay Island it`s definitely off the beaten path: Your day trip brings you from Caticlan to Laserna, only 18 km by good road. You can use any bus, mini bus or jeepney with the direction Kalibo / Nabas. Laserna or Horum Horum is an small valley with still existing rain forest. Big trees, large ferns, rare wild orchids, one of the clearest rivers in the region, really ice cold fresh water pool to swim in, a several kilometer long cave, called Basang cave, small trails to sleeping mountain villages. The perfect place for trekking or mountain biking. There is even an small family run Eco resort , called " Hidden Garden Paraiso" with only two nice cottages and one romantic tree house next to the large swimming pool. It´s nice to spent a night or two. Wake up early, enjoy the cold fresh air, clouds hanging in the mountains and start your own trekking tour. Visit an small water fall with natural pool or the nearby mountain village where the local women are weaving there mats. Watch out for birds, rare colourful butterflies and tropical plants.

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    Coast line Buruanga - visit an secluded beach

    by boracayinformation Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This day trip is done best by an boat trip from Boracay. You even can ask around in Boracay`s dive shops, since Buruanga is one of Boracay`s favorite dive spots - may be you can ride with there boat even your are not planning to dive.
    You will sail along the coast line of Buruanga, unspoiled beaches, high cliffs, small fishing villages, tropical forests - there are still wild monkeys - the landscape reminds me to the area around Krabi in Thailand and it is very beautiful there. To your surprise, even it`s so closed to Boracay, by banka not more than 40 minutes, there is no touristic development at all. It`s like Boracay 30 years ago. Stop at Tuburan Beach, a small romantic unspoiled White Beach. There is even an fresh water spring near the cliff at the end of the beach. From here you can visit Batasong Point. An old man build some ways around this cliff leading you through an cave to the Blue Lagoon. You can walk for hours along the White Beaches there, passing some sleeping fisher villages with friendly locals. You will find caves, water falls and may be get the chance to watch some wild monkeys. Tuburan Beach has it`s own house riff - perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Find your place under an large tree, just relax or read a book, make a beach BBQ or camp fire but please: Leave nothing back but your foot prints in the sand. Other travelers like to enjoy this Eco paradise too.
    The friendly fisher man on Tuburan Beach, Raul, can bring you to the nearby small town of Buruanga - Alegria where buses and jeepneys bring you back to Caticlan. It`s only 18 km by road and you will have an beautiful panorama view over Boracay.

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    Bulagog Beach, Boracay

    by dorzlei Written Sep 26, 2009
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    Most who visit boracay go to the white beach, puka beach, cystal cove... 'forgeting' to see what's in Bulabog, just a short walking distance from the White beach. This other side of the island is known to be "the Windsurfing And Kiteboarding Capital of Asia", might be a little unconventional for some but still a must-see!

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    Carabao

    by sirenna Updated Jul 30, 2008

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    The carabao (Asian Water Buffalo) is supposed to be the national animal of the Philippines, and if you or hiking or biking around the island you may come across one wallowing around in a muddy field.
    They are commonly used in farming - as draught animals in rice fields - and are sometimes eaten.

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    Visit Mount Luho

    by sirenna Updated Jul 30, 2008

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    View from the Top

    Supposedly the highest point on the island, Mount Luho affords some excellent views of Boracay and the surrounding area. Buy a map from the tourist centre, and you can hike or mountain bike to the site, or ask a motorbike driver to take you there (in which case you won't need the map). Refreshments are served at the top.

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    Panoly Beach

    by sirenna Updated Jul 30, 2008

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    Endangered Area!

    Who said Boracay is spoilt?! Could this be the next White Beach? So far there is only one hotel on this beautiful stretch of sand, and not too many people around. Take a sailboat trip and bring a picnic. You can buy drinks at the hotel bar but the prices are absolutely ridiculous. Bring your own, and ask the boatman to stop off at the far end of the beach.


    UPDATE!
    This beach (and neighbouring Punta Bunga beach) is currently being utterly destroyed by the Shangri-La hotel development. What a shame. (5/18/2005)

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    Barazula Beach

    by sirenna Updated Jul 30, 2008

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    Escape the Crowds
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    This is a tiny little beach at the South end of the island. Not usually frequented by daytrippers, it's a nice place to go for a picnic. There are no bars, restaurants or facilities there - even the little hut in the picture doesn't exist any more. Bring everything you need, and be sure to take all your trash home with you. There is some pretty good snorkeling in this area too.
    UPDATE - this area has sadly (and some would say illegally) been privatised.

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    Secluded Beach

    by sirenna Updated Jul 30, 2008

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    We sailed with the Red Pirates paraw (native sailing boat) to Baling Hai Beach, a quiet little private beach far removed from the busy White Beach. There are 4 or 5 little cottages on the hillside, and a small restaurant at the top of the cliff serving lunches and fruit shakes. If you don't fancy taking on all those steps (there are a lot) your food and drinks will be lowered down the cliff-side in a basket. This little beach is very peaceful, and lovely for swimming and snorkeling. You won't be bothered by vendors here as it's a fair way from the main road and hard to access on foot. It's a great place to spend an afternoon - you won't want to leave - but better not to bring the kids as its a haven for people who need quiet relaxation.

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    Crystal Cove

    by sirenna Updated Jul 30, 2008

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    Cave 1, Crystal Cove

    Hire a boat to take you to Crystal Cove, an island at the southern end of Boracay. The main attraction is the caves (there are two), but there is also a picnic spot, a nice walking trail around the island and some good look-out spots (bring a camera). For some reason, someone has seen fit to construct possibly the ugliest concrete animal statues you'll ever see at various intervals along the trail. They are quite surreal.
    They don't serve food, so you'll need a picnic and some cold drinks. Bring your own, or ask your boatman to arrange it for you.

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    Massages on the beach

    by seoulgirl Written Jun 4, 2008

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    You can get a massage on the beach around boat station 3. One lady just approached my husband and she was very good. I don't what he paid, very very reasonable. The pic is of our friend getting a massage in that same area. You can see in the background where he is. The rooms are cheaper in this area. It's a very low key area and the beaches (were) pretty deserted the farther along you go.

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    Cheapest Tequila Drink!

    by cruelsan Written Jan 16, 2008

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    If you're out to find cheap drinks, don't miss Shenna's in station 2. They serve very cheap tequila -- about PhP60.00 (US$1.50) per order. The tequila comes in a small wine glass, so it's actually equivalent to about 2-2.5 shots! You'll get wasted in no time ;)

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    Beat the 50+20 pesos Environmental & Terminal Fee

    by edwinic Updated Jul 2, 2007

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    It seems to me that the entire Boracay manager wish to do is to drain us of our hard-earned money. From environmental fee, to terminal fee down to the snorkeling fee, hundred of thousands of pesos are trickling to their ‘pocket’

    Well last May 2007 I run around the island and ended up not paying the environmental and terminal fee, and here’s how;

    From Caticlan Port I took a motorized banca to Hambil, Carabao Island. It was a 45 minute ride and cost 60 pesos. I went to Carabao Island for a Nostalgia visit. In the past, I was able to go there from Tablas Island of Romblon.

    With the popularity of Boracay, Carabao Island is now very accessible as many of its resident work in Boracay.

    I stayed there for a day and the next morning took the same boat that will take some people to Boracay.

    It feels good to enter Boracay without the usual hassle of paying the 90 pesos fee – and I keep sneering at the direction of Caticlan port.

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    A Parasailer's Showoff!

    by pres_16 Updated Jun 28, 2007

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    On our journey back to Manila on board a ferry boat, I saw two speed boats coming from afar. As they come nearer and nearer, I guess the crews of the two speed boats were so adventurous to bravely cross just a little distant in front of us, not minding whether the boat would hit them or not. It got me worried a bit, including our boat's crew, they coudn't help but honk their horn and warn the two speed boats.....beep, beep, beep.....! But they managed to cross safely, though. After that heart thumping scene, suddenly I saw the two parasails open up, to the delight of the many passengers who were watching them.

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    Crazy Monkeys at the Mt. Luho

    by pres_16 Written Jun 24, 2007

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    I saw three monkeys at the Mt. Luho, watch out for them if you go there. On my first attempt to take pictures of those monkeys, two of them jumped to my body, one of them scratched my head....it scared me a lot, I couldn't move.

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