Beach, Boracay Island
When some of the local children get out of school for the day they come to White Beach. They start making huge sand castles and different displays on the beach front. As the White Beach turns into a huge restaurant in the evening as they start setting up tables right before sundown. As the sun goes down the children light up thieir creation with bottles of oil with rags in them. So the art has a beautiful glow to it. Its a nice stroll in the evening after dinner to see what the new days creations are. And its expected you pay them a few pesos if you take photos.
The Philippines beer scene is dominated by their domestic beers, San Miguel, (BLAH) San Miguel light (BLAH) and Red Horse (actually, pretty good) It's hard to find, but if you special order it in advance, and pay a premium price, you can get real Guinness. As proof that my wife is a living angel, she arranged to have several Guinness waiting for me and my friends.
A special warning, you will sometimes see cans of Guinness with the words "Foreign Extra" on the label. Steer clear. This is not true Guinness, it is a horrible, retched potion the will leave you shivering in a corner at the slightest sip.
I don’t know about you, but for me, having breakfast in a place which is a couple of steps away from a world-class beach is a perfect way to start your day! As Willy’s Beach Club Hotel is absolutely beach front, our breakfast table is but a few feet from the world famous shoreline. As you munch away at your bacon and egg meal, you’ll experience the calming sound of the waves, the inviting smell of the sea, and the ambiance which makes you both relaxed and excited at the same time.
Ah, how I love to do this everyday, for the rest of my life….
White powdery sand, calm water, serene ambiance, beautiful sunrise, relaxing sunset you can't ask for more but to enjoy these one of the best beaches in the world.
Photos in this tip are taken at 6:00 AM before sunrise. I just love the beauty of beach before sunrise.
Most of the guest here party at night even up until 4am in the morning and they fail to wake up in the morning to see this great scenery. So I suggest you to have 1 morning to wake up so early to see this.
You can see them mostly in Station 2, built by locals, these castles are nicer in the evening because they put lamps for some effects. You can have a picture or two, no payment but be nice enough to give some donation for the effort of the person/s who made them. If its your birthday, you can even ask the builder to put your name on the space for birthday greetings! its like hallmark cards you know.
On station 2, which was where I stayed for a few days, there is a bar called "Slinky" and is very popular for nightclubbing on the beach on Fridays and Saturday nights. Lots of people partying , and the music was electronica / techno / trance when I partied there on the Saturday night. Admission on a good Saturday night will be about 500 pesos. Make sure you have enough pesos beforehand because the bar inside the club perimeter doesnt really accept dollars (I am American) and not many currency exchange places open at 4 or 5am (party goes until 8am).
Its a li'l an hour boat ride from the the shores of Boracay to the Puka Beach.
The area is so serene.
the water is so calm.
the sand is so fine.
the mountains, the trees and the coconuts are just so perfectly set for a perfect paradise set up.
we went there in the afternoon and we watched the sun as it sets in the west.
i think i fell in love with this beach. perfect than the boracay beach.
> you can have picnic here
> so convenient coz there is a refreshment store there
Boracay was an untouched island without electrisity and roads in the beginning of 1990's. 15 years later the situation was totally changed. The small island was developed heavily with large resorts and paved roads, shopping markeds and international restaurants. The longtail boats does not arrive at the beach anymore, so all arrivals is on the islands own harbour.
Speed boats, parachuting and banana boats have replaced the small local fishing boats. Boracay is more expensive than the rest of the Philippines. Expect to pay 100 USD a night for a bungalow close to the beach.
When I think of Boracay, the first two things that come to my mind are the crystal clear blue water and the super fine white sand. That's why when we were there, we really swim to our hearts' content!
If "mr. sun" is not your friend, I suggest you swim early in the morning and night. But if getting golden tan skin is not an issue to you, then go out swim and play with "mr. sun". ;o)
If, for any reason, you don't feel like swimming, don't stay in your resort room... put on your best beach attire, go out, take a long walk and just enjoy the majestic view. (don't forget to apply sunblock!)
Boracay has a stretch of about 3 km of white sand beaches. Walking leisurely along this stretch in the early morning or late afternoon is therapeutic activity for the mind, body and soul. You can also jog or take an energy releasing sprint.
This is probably the most popular activity in Boracay. There is so much choice in restaurants and bars along the main beachfront, that one is impelled to walk up and down the 4.5 kms of sand. No motor vehicles are allowed on the promenade, so this is definitely quite a pleasant activity, however, it can get crowded around station 2!
Boracay is not just a beach, it's also a venue of your choice of occasion whether you're a party bum or having a romantic date with someone or just simply wanted a good conversation over a bottle of beer and a loud music.. =)
Boracay has so many beautiful white sand beaches. It's such a pleasure to swim in these beaches. No sudden depths. Ideal and not dangerous for children. Fine white sand that you can walk barefooted. Clear and pristine blue waters. Palm lined beaches with colourful sailboats dotting the shoreline. The blue sky against the azure sea with the mountain as backdrop creating a picture perfect scenery where everything around you is cool and green. What more can you ask for?
Please refer to my travelogues for more Boracay beaches photos.
My friend's 17 yr old sister drowned last July 29 on Boracay.They said there is redflag but not everyone knew that redflag means swimming is prohibited. No proper information dissemination. No lifeguards on call.
They were a total of 5 teenagers,their aunt kept calling for help but no one from the resort came,
the only help they got were from other tourists, a Korean and Caucasian male struggled to help them.. they were able to save 4 of them but one was lost forever.
The family is very thankful for the tourists,they even kept on coming to the hospital to check on the other victims,on the other hand NO ONE from the resort faced them,NO HELP WAS GIVEN WHATSOEVER!!! The resortl didnt even have the decency to face the family or give help!
There was no news from the media,it was as like it was no big deal to them,like a regular occurance.
Everyone please travel at your own risk.Travel safe everyone!
Came across this couple having their wedding at Friday's. It was almost sunset so I guess the most romantic time of the day :)