Sand Castles, Boracay Island
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
the famous powdery sand castles of boracay!
But a warning, you will be charged a 30 peso fee by the makers of the Sand Castles per shot that you take beside or at front of the Sand Castles! if you are a cheapskate, then pose a selfie a few meters in front of the Sand Castles using your monopod (which is in the rage nowadays) to that the sand makers would not charge you as you are located further away from the sand castles he he he.
Enterprising Persons always build magnificent Sand castles of different shapes and Sizes along the entire length of white beach for what else? but to induce tourists (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 20 pesos per person for one shot minimum and up to 50 pesos for 3 shots.
if you are a cheapskate, then pose a selfie a few meters in front of the Sand Castles using your monopod (which is in the rage nowadays) to that the sand makers would not charge you.
Sand castles made by locals. You can take pictures for souvenir. Just donate atleast 5 pesos after taking your pictures.
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.
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...