Sand Castles, Boracay Island

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    Boracay Famed Sand Castles

    by arni_ph075 Updated Feb 1, 2006

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    The Boracay locals showcase their creativity by creating DAILY, wonderful sand castles, all made from the white sand of the island.

    By 7am they would start building the castles, ready for the picture happy tourists by noon time. Then by late afternoon they would light it using bottles of San Miguel beer as holder of light, placed strategically all around the sand castles for maximum photo opportunity. By midnight they will destroy the sand castles, and just create a new one by morning time.

    Having a photo taken on the sand castle is a must for Boracay first time tourist, "its only in boracay" thing. There is no fee but you are highly encouraged to donate, any amount will suffice. Just to show gratitude to the locals that work whole day to create the sand castles.

    The locals will be all too happy to take your photos, they know the best angle for best shots with the sand castles.

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    Enchanting Sandcastles

    by bike_packer Written Jun 5, 2006

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    Warm Glow of Sandcastles.

    Local artists having the skills of sculpting 6-ft high sandcastles have a way of showcasing their talents by the White Beach. The sandcastles take hours to built and are painstakingly curved and kept intact daylong by continuously spraying water into them, otherwise they easily crumble to the drying heat of the sun.

    As night sets in, gas lamps light the sandcastles giving that warm glow exposing the well-defined contours of the work making them more delightful and enchanting. Daytime or nightime, tourists would find it irresistible to have a picture-op with these amazing works-of-art at the background. A few peso dropped in a nearby donation box would make everybody happy.

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    Picture Taking at the Sandcastles

    by pres_16 Written May 15, 2007

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    The builders of the sandcastles in Bora must genius and very creative. The sandcastles have long been a popular landmark at the White Beach, attracting visitors who are taking a stroll alongg the beach. Visitors can't help but stop for awhile to take a souvenir shot with that landmark as backdrop. The sandcastles make for a spectacular background, day and night.

    Dropping some coins would make the builders and caretakers happy.

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    Sand Castle

    by namiewa Written Aug 29, 2005

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    March 2005

    How talented this guy is. Make a sand castle for every one. Its not easy to do that...I was talking with that girl beside of the guy who's making a sand castle, if how long it takes to finish that? She said it takes half day to finish that kind of castle. Well, you can see how great he made. At night they'll going to put some light on and so if you have any coins you can donate some for the guy who made this.

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    Take photos of their artictic Sand castles

    by kemisteryoso Updated Jul 8, 2010

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    Having a photo with their very artistic sand castle as back ground is a normal thing to do when visitors visit Boracay. The sand castles are usually located in front of beachfront accommodations. This is a good memoir because of the date and the name of the resort or hotel you are staying engraved on the sand castles.

    Just don't forget a little donation for their labor. Hmm 20 pesos will do for 4 shots. :)

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    Build a sandcastle

    by gypsysoul73 Written Jun 29, 2005

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    One of the castles built for the reception

    or have the native kids build it for you. They make the most gorgeous castles, and decorate them with candles that illuminate the windows, seashells, petals... The picture I have here though does not show the decorations, just the basic structure.

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  • Work of art.

    by Dreks Updated Jul 1, 2004

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    Sand carvings like this photo can be found in a strategic area along the beach where there are lots of passersby. Young children do this hoping for a small donation from appreciative onlookers. Some build big sand castles adorned with several gas lamps to attract more attention and photo enthusiasts. 1 peso - 5 pesos is good enough to show your appreciation!

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    Sand Castles

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Feb 3, 2007

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    The Sand Castle built by the locals is one attraction in Boracay. It looks so magnificent esp at night when its all lighted up.

    Take a photo as a memorabilia.

    A donation of any amount is highly appreciated.

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    Have fun in the sand

    by dcmanicad Written Dec 19, 2007

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    Create sand arts, bathe in them, bury your cheating boyfriend, there are a lot of things to do to enjoy this super fine, super white sand of Boracay.

    In Station 1, you may walk barefooted all you want.

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    Picture taking with the sand castles

    by dcmanicad Updated Dec 7, 2007

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    Now these are sand CASTLES! Everyday, locals build these structures along White beach. It has become a landmark that it would seem incomplete if you do not have a picture with one of these sand arts. Just drop a few pesos after.

    I tried building one, but they look like...well sand crap, compared to these creations. I’ll just leave it to the experts, then.

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    Pose at Sand Castles

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 15, 2008

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    Enterprising Persons always build magnificent Sand castles of different shapes and Sizes along the length white beach for what else? but to induce tourist (both local and foreign) to have snap shots and pictures beside it (for a fee off course, which are negotiable) so when you see a sand castle, be ready to take a shot with your friends or family. The sand castle makers charge 30 pesos per person for 3 shots minimum.

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    Sand Castles

    by MiZgHee Written Feb 23, 2009

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    Sand castles made by locals. You can take pictures for souvenir. Just donate atleast 5 pesos after taking your pictures.

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    sand castles

    by rochellevm Written May 13, 2006

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    Take a picture pretending to be creating the sand castles. :) Don't forget however to give some tips to the kids who actually created the castles after your picture has been taken.

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    Sandcastles

    by dave&jen Written Mar 13, 2005
    Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines

    Big sandcastles are a common sight in White Beach...
    Have pictures taken with the beautiful sand-made castles...
    The powder-fine sand makes it possible for these structures...

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