Boracay Island Off The Beaten Path

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    Candle-lit sand castle

    by asianbelle Updated Feb 7, 2006

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    Building a sand castle is an "enterprising hobby" of young locals. They build elaborate sand castle during the day and at night place lighted candles to create a romantic effect.

    On my first day, I noticed a sand castle just a few steps from our hotel. I took a picture of it and moved on. But it was on my second night that I came across a well-lighted sand castle and was mesmerized by it. We had our pictures taken on top and at the bottom of the castle.

    Taking pictures of the sand castle is allowed, but if you want to have your picture taken with the castle (like us!), a minimal donation is given to the builders.

    Sand Castle
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    Dawn of night

    by asianbelle Updated Feb 7, 2006

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    White Beach faces the West and with the wide expanse of the sea before it, one can have a front seat view of the setting sun. Watching the sun goes down at the end of the day is truly an enchanting, soothing experience. No wonder Boracay's sunset is as famous now as the Manila Bay sunset.

    Thus, aside from swimming and people watching, another activity I look forward to while in the island is "sunset" watching. At around 6pm, we were already down at the beach trying to catch the sunset and capture its image through our camera. Everything happened fast and since I am a "slow photographer", I barely managed to get this sunset photo :-)

    Boracay Sunset
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    Carabao Island (Isla de Carabao)

    by francis0927 Written Nov 23, 2005

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    Somebody earlier posted a picture of a beach facing Carabao Island. So why not go to Carabao Island? The beach is as beautiful as Boracay's and sand as fine minus the crowd. They say this is how Boracay looks several decades ago when it was still under developed.

    Though you might find some debris on the beach (since it is not maintained unlike Boracay) it is still as beautiful.

    Beach at Carabao Island Picture with the town Mayor (standing second from

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  • Rent a "Bangka"!

    by mathildag Written Nov 16, 2005

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    One of the best way to feel like a local is rent a "bangka" or fishing boat. Get a small one (ask your hotel or make friends with the kids that go fishing everyday). We managed to befriend a nice 10-year-old who rented the boat to us for 250 pesos for the entire afternoon. We paddled our way through the beach. At one point, we even asked the boy to take us to the areas where he goes fishing. The boy's an expert with a fishing spear! It was quite an experience!

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Fishing

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    Boracay offers 32 beaches and little coves

    by boracayinformation Written Nov 14, 2005

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    Discover the beaches and secluded coves around Boracay Island: There are 32 of them !
    Even " White Beach" is the number one for most visitors it worth to discover the other beaches. Some can be reached by trekking or mountain bike, on the back of and horse or by tricycles other can be reached only by boat and the best thing to do so is by boat tour around the Island.

    Boracay - Ilig Iligan beach Boracay - Tambisaan beach Boracay - Tambissan beach - North end Boracay - Pukka Shell beach Boracay - Ilig Iligan - South end
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    Travel by bike!

    by bek_estanislao Written Nov 10, 2005

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    Try biking! Mountain bikes can be rented for US$1.5 per hour. It's a nice way to explore the whole island of boracay. Just make sure that you have company or if you are alone, bring a phone, just in case problems may come along. When going north, make sure that you go inside Fairways & blue water. They have a nice beach there and a butterfly farm.

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    • Cycling

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    Native Style Beach Bars

    by sirenna Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    This little place is almost at the end of the White Beach. This part of the beach is much less crowded than the rest of the White Beach, and there is a good snorkeling area. Don't expect to be served cocktails though - their drinks menu is quite limited!
    There are also native style beach-front cottages for rent (P500 per night).
    ..............UPDATE! This place, along with several neighbouring properties, is the latest of Boracay's beauty spots to fall victim to the relentless developers. The land has just been sold to a Korean corporation, who are planning to build another concrete carbuncle on it. Phil's Bar and Sababi have been torn down and a barbed wire fence now stands in their place. If you are planning to visit Boracay, better make it soon..............12/10/15

    Kiwi Phil's Bar Sababi Bar / Cottages
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    Dead Forest

    by sirenna Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    The Dead Forest was originally a mangrove swamp on the eastern side of the island. It was created when a dam that kept off the saltwater broke down, destroying the swamp and killing off the mangroves that grew in it (mangroves thrive in brackish water). The Dead Forest is surrounded by old folk tales about ghosts and spirits. Locals believe that supernatural occurrences take place here, particularly on full moon nights.
    It's surprisingly atmospheric, so be sure to bring a camera.

    Dead Forest
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    Caves

    by sirenna Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    Swim in this lovely cave at Punta Bunga beach, towards the northern end of the island. Rent a sailing boat to take you there. It's usually peaceful on this beach, especially later in the afternoon.

    Cave
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    Secluded Beaches in Boracay 5

    by jgbrillantes Updated May 17, 2005

    The third beach is better for skindiving than on the Beach Front (where all the resorts are), but not better for skindiving near the Crocodile Island. It has a small beach with a little overhang so one can get away from the sun when one is tired of swimming.

    At the bottom of the cliff

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    Secluded Beaches in Boracay 1

    by jgbrillantes Updated May 17, 2005

    Swimming on the Beach Front was very irritating for me. I had to be careful not to bump to other swimmers and not to be run over by a boat! I certainly want a secluded beach!
    A subordinate of my father, who is currently assigned in Boracay, brought us to Brgy. Manoc-Manoc. To get there, we hired a tricycle. It cost us PHP60.00 one way. We hiked past the AFP R&R center for about 15 minutes. We followed a path to three secluded beaches.

    The first beach is covered with Puka Shells . . .

    First secluded beach covered with Puka shells

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    Only in the Philippines 1

    by maple_air Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    Holy cow! what is that??!!!.... that was our first reaction as well. Is it just an illusion created by the waves and the glaring sun?.....I love surprises, and this will probably make into the book of surprises that life has jump up on me. Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, if you take a closer look, right in the middle of the water, is not another holy miracle, like what Jesus did, when he walked into the water, its a multicab, on a bamboo-raft being transported from one island to another. They must have done this before to know that this works, otherwise they wouldn't dare do this, as i always say....A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

    wicked!
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    Only in the Philippines 3

    by maple_air Written Apr 22, 2005

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    Ah, ok, you had your buko juice already, but, you still feel really dry and thirsty, after all , its in the middle of the day, and your are out in the sea, it couldn't get hotter than this!...so you want something colder than a buko juice. Fret not again!.....the ice-cream man is here!....yes, indeed....he goes paddling from one boat to another, selling that yummy ice-cream or ice-drop that we all like....what more could we ask for...ahhhh

    ice cream man
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    Only in the Philippines 2

    by maple_air Written Apr 22, 2005

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    Feelin thirsty after all the diving and snorkelin you've been doing? Fancy a thirst quenching coconut or what we call "buko" juice?...but you thought, "how could i buy one in the middle of the ocean?".....fret not, the Buko man is here!....yes, ever ready to quench your thirst with his fresh buko juice, he paddles from one boat to another selling his specialty!

    The buko man
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    • Sailing and Boating
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    Highest Point in the Island

    by ORoldan Written Mar 24, 2005

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    Get up to Mount Luho early morning or late afternoon for a different view of Boracay. Also great for getting a proper geographical orientation of the island.
    Bring change for an entrance fee, though.
    Moderate hike from White Beach possible with proper footwear.
    Also reachable by motorcycle or on horseback (check out the Boracay Horsebackriding Stables) or tricycle -- but the latter 2 options would usually require going around the island.

    Mount Luho View Deck
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    • Mountain Climbing

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