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Boracay, a tropical paradise

Monday 9 February 2004, by catseye

Among all destinations in the Philippines, Boracay obviously is the most visited and the most popular. This butterfly-shaped island off the northwest coast of Panay have moved the island’s image from innocent to one of the most known islands in the world. A small island surrounded with white powdery sand, similar to that of icing sugar, uniquely made its way to worldwide recognition. Along with Boracay’s white-sand beaches, dramatic sunset showering the whole island with golden silhouettes, crystal clear water, and serene coves are as well bars, restaurants and hotels which tropical and international ideas blended together to satisfy the necessities of all tourists.

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The kept promises of Boracay

Considering over a hundred side by side gatherings of hotels, resorts and cottages all over the island, resorts range from plush airconditioned rooms to simple thatched huts cooled only by electric fans. There are banks equipped with automated teller machines for instant cash needs, and credit cards are accepted in almost all restaurants and resorts.

A wide range of sports activities, nightlife and social affairs regularly happens from December to May. Regatta- a sailing competition, Bikini Open, a competition of sexy bodies, and other fun-gearing activities famed Boracay holiday an addictive tropical delight.

For water activities, Boracay’s western coast is ideal for windsurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing and diving. Every establishment in the island has diving gears for rent. In Boracay, locals alternate source of living as tourist guides leaves you no worries for touring around. Bancas or pump-boats are visibly lined up along the stretching coast of most tourist-packed areas. Snorkeling and fishing to quiet coves at the other side of the island are their best offered activities. Other than that, discovering the interiors of the island by motorbike, horseback riding or simply walking barefoot around the sandy streets of the coast are daily routines most tourists pass their Boracay holidays. For little necessities, although small, and somewhat far from the industrialized metropolis, Boracay provides its visitors every little necessities within few meters away.

If your energy is still up for the night, Boracay is a trendy island filled with discos and loud bars ideal for dancing, drinking and to dropping your head at the beach. No one leaves Boracay without trying the famous shooters of cocomangas bar or dancing barefoot at open discos by the beach. These are the hypes not a single tourist failed to do when in Boracay. "So much to do for such limited time." Visitors of Boracay taste the fun and get addicted to it. They come back and explore more but most of the time they choose to stay...

To get there, most airlines have routes to either Kalibo or Caticlan. There are boats operating from Manila to Caticlan and if coming from Cebu, boats have regular routes to Kalibo. Jump-off point is primarily Caticlan. in which a 20 minute boatride is estimated from there to finally get to the island.

Panay Map

Activities:

Swimming, dining, bar hopping at night, motorbiking around the island

Water-skiing, island hopping, fishing, diving, snorkeling

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