Boracay Island Off The Beaten Path

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    Carabao Island (Isla de Carabao)

    by francis0927 Written Nov 23, 2005

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    Beach at Carabao Island
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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.

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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
    • Beaches
    • Fishing

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    Boracay offers 32 beaches and little coves

    by boracayinformation Written Nov 14, 2005

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    Boracay - Ilig Iligan beach
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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.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Hiking and Walking

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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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    • Beaches

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    Native Style Beach Bars

    by sirenna Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    Kiwi Phil's Bar
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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

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    Dead Forest

    by sirenna Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    Dead Forest

    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.

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    Caves

    by sirenna Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    Cave

    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.

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    Secluded Beaches in Boracay 5

    by jgbrillantes Updated May 17, 2005
    At the bottom of the cliff

    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.

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    Secluded Beaches in Boracay 1

    by jgbrillantes Updated May 17, 2005
    First secluded beach covered with Puka shells

    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 . . .

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    Only in the Philippines 1

    by maple_air Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    wicked!
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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!!!

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    Only in the Philippines 3

    by maple_air Written Apr 22, 2005

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    ice cream man

    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

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    Only in the Philippines 2

    by maple_air Written Apr 22, 2005

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    The buko man

    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!

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Beaches

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    Highest Point in the Island

    by ORoldan Written Mar 24, 2005

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    Mount Luho View Deck

    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.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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    Sunrise on Bolabog Beach

    by ORoldan Written Mar 24, 2005

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    Sunrise on Bolabog

    While Boracay's west-facing White Beach offers a spectacular sunset, few people realize that the east-facing side is a hike away in this bone-shaped island.
    Take a dawn-time hike to Bolabog Beach or take a tricycle.
    You'll have the beach practically all to yourself since the throng of tourist are probably still recovering from last night's alcoholic stupor.
    Rare chance at peace, quiet and tranquility in this island that's getting more and more popular.

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    beach on my own

    by Rastarigo Written Jan 19, 2005

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    deserted, windy Puka Beach

    The beach is facing Carabao Island. The place reminds me of a poignant scene in Deep Impact. Remember the girl and her dad preferred to stay on the beach and wait for the tsunami to engulf them with arms holding each other?

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