Willy's Rock is a landmark around the White Beach Station 1. As devout Catholics, the local people built a statue of the Virgin Mary and turned the rock into a shrine. During high tide, it is a jagged islet, but at low tide, one can walk up to it from the sandy beach.
We just found out that if you visit Boracay during the BER months, you would be able to see Willy's rock without the sea weeds and you can see its rock bottom. You have to go there early morning though. Atleast you can take good pictures and it's not crowded and it's nice. sort of serene.
Willy's Rock is the Landmark Attraction in Station 1, at low tide you can go here and just hang around and see the view. At High tide, you need a snorkel to go here. At the rock is a Marian Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the most photographed part of Boracay and you will se Willy's Rock in most Boracay Post Cards and Brochures.
The most photographed landmark in Boracay, this volcanic formation is the only rock formation along White beach and is like a black dot along the white stretch of Boracay shoreline. It becomes an islet during high tide and it has an image of the Virgin Mary on top of it.
For most Filipinos, it is quite expensive to go to Boracay. That is why if you have the chance to come here, don’t waste it. Get your camera and shoot to your heart’s desire. The scenic Boracay shore line is must in photographs. The different water sports is sure to fill your memory cards with images. And don’t forget Willy’s Rock.
It's one of Boracay Island's most important and famous landmarks. Located in front of the Willy's Rock Resort in White Beach (in the old Boat Station 1 area), they made a grotto with a statuette of the Virgin Mary of Lourdes.
Certainly for a humanist like me, the statuette is not my best interest, but the rock itself is quite interesting for picture-taking.
Willy's Rock looks like a small island protruding from the sea during high tide. It provides an accent to an otherwise wide, calm sea. Being the religous people the Filipinos are, a small altar of the Virgin Mary was built on top of the rock. During low tide, sand bars appear and one can easily mount the steps leading to the altar.
Having a photo of Willy's Rock or having photo taken with the rock on the background is a MUST. Its like Eiffel Tower for Paris or Golden Gate of San Francisco. Willy's Rock is a distinct landmark of Boracay.
It is located near Station 1, infront of Willy's Resort Hotel. There is a stair going to the top of the rock where you would see a grotto of Mama Mary. Its also a great site to take photo of the long stretch of White Beach.
A lot of people troop there just before sunset, its a stunning background of the famed Boracay sunset.
Some trivia for showbiz oriented Filipino: the grotto of Mama Mary was donated when the wife (she is a local of Boracay) of Andrew E, won the Miss town fiesta contest.
You won't miss this rock formation up north of White Beach....
It will beckon to you until you have taken your fill of pictures...