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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    Sunrise on Bolabog Beach

    by ORoldan Written Mar 24, 2005

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    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.

    Sunrise on Bolabog
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    beach on my own

    by Rastarigo Written Jan 19, 2005

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    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?

    deserted, windy Puka Beach

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    Bike your way along the hiway and more

    by roselle_t Written Oct 18, 2004

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    I went to Boracay during the Atiatihan festival season (3rdweek of Jan) so there were many people populating the beach. I decided to discover other places by bike.

    I rented a bike and started from Station 3 to the hiway. I took a right turn at a path on Pearl of the Pacific resort where I was led to a small Marian chapel, located way past the resort and a very serene place to visit. I went back to the hiway and continued my northward biking all the way to the barangay plaza and the first church that i saw. Then I made a uturn and headed back to the direction of station 3 again, but this time stopping first at Jona's for a dose of banana peanut shake. Off I went again toward a path that would bring me out to Laguna de Boracay resort (southern part of Bulabog beach). This time the path was pure rugged and uneven terrain.

    Then I biked along the beach northward, until I reached Road 1-A was that would lead me back to the main hiway. Once I got back to the main hiway, I took a turn toward D'Mall and went out into the promenade. From there, I was now on a southward direction toward Station 3. Biking on sand is no easy matter either. It gets more difficult to balance when the sand on certain parts are loose.

    Biking gives you a different perspective of the island as you can see the town life. The locals, the plaza, the church, the houses that you pass are as much a part of the island as the beaches, the resorts and the parties. And being a tiring exercise it gives you reason to relax on the beach sipping your favorite mixed drink esp. at happy hour.

    NOTE: You can attempt to bike your way to Mt. Luho viewdeck, the highest point. Just before you reach Fairways and Bluewater along the hiway, take a right turn where you see the sign to the viewdeck. It's a steep climb but its worth it to be able to overlook Bulabog beach and the nearby islands of Romblon.

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    walk at night

    by crazywabbit Written Aug 27, 2004

    Walk the stretch of the white beach area. Not near the shores but just near the shops/resto....Then stop infront of the Boracay Regency...Seat anywhere near the trees and enjoy the live acoustic guitar music. That way it won't cost you anything.

    white beach at night
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    Henna Tattoos

    by iclee Written Jul 14, 2004

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    Showing you a sample of how artistic these Boracay guys can be. You'll choose from at least 5 albums of pictures ranging from simple flowers to devilish creatures. A small creation (about two inches) can cost you PHP80-100. While those large and elaborate ones cost as high as PHP200. Painting time range from 5 - 10 minutes. These guys are really fast! Henna ink can last about two weeks. My daughters chose to have theirs done on their legs. Mighty cool stuff. Its advisable to have this done at night when its cooler. Sweating with wet henne ink smudges the design. Its dries in about 30 minutes so endure to be cool!!!! You'll fnd these dudes everywhere along the White Beach stretch.

    Henna Tattooing along White Beach
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    • Arts and Culture
    • School Holidays

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    Go to the other side of the island

    by thomyorke Written Apr 5, 2004

    We used the path of D'Mall going to the other side of the island. No people aside from few locals who live nearby. There's one resort that we passed by though with few guests. There is a piece of island connected to it. We went there and on the tip of this small island gives you a very good view of the sea,

    Other side of Boracay Island

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    On the other side of the island

    by syllybabe Written Mar 6, 2003

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    The boat that you hire will take you around the island and from the other side you'll see the clubhouse of Fairways and Bluewater.
    You can ask your boatmen to stop anytime to take a dip in the clear blue.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Beaches

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    Waking up to beautiful views of the water

    by syllybabe Written Feb 25, 2003

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    We were in search for the perfect spot up in the hills and cliffs overlooking the water and stumbled into this property for sale above Diniwid beach.
    We spent the day with the owners, an Aussie and his Filipina wife, and ended up having a barbecue up at their place.

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    Other parts of the island

    by VTShounen Written Feb 25, 2003

    Though most people stick to the west side of the island with the incredible beach, there are lots to do in other parts of the island. Good diving can be had in the north, a quieter beach on the east, horseback riding in the middle, not to mention the village and the people who actually live there permanently.

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  • syllybabe's Profile Photo

    View from the hills

    by syllybabe Updated Feb 10, 2006

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    The island isn't all about swimming and walking in the sand. Take the time to explore other parts for different views.

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    Nature at it's BEST

    by cendz_santos Written Dec 6, 2005

    We went to Crystal Cove and it was worth the boat ride and the Php75 entrance! It is in an island with 2 caves where you swim or just take pictures.

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    Archway

    by sirenna Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    Here's a good spot for a photo opportunity. You can visit this archway on the eastern side of the island, on the beach below the golf course.

    Ocen View

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    It's a simple life for the locals.

    by jvsabas Updated Oct 26, 2003

    My daughter and I were walking towards the horse stable just inland from Friday's resort, right off the main road we saw these three playing in their yard. They happily posed for the picture.

    Boracay Locals

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    Boat station from Panay Island to Boracay

    by kylian74 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Here we took the passenger boat to Boracay, this is a well develop small boat station compared to many places in Philippines.

    Boat station, Caticlan
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    discover some other area....

    by kylian74 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I have seen that the more you stroll going around Balabag area are nice and more calm than in Yapak, Boracay.

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