by Emily Garcia
White Beach on Boracay Island, Philippines
When talking about beaches in the Philippines, Boracay Island’s White Beach is most certainly at the top of the list. It is even considered one of the best in the world!.
Why shouldn’t it be, when its powder-fine sand and gentle waves can easily relax anybody who is neck-deep in the everyday stresses of city life?.
Boracay is found within the Philippine province of Aklan, located in the center of the country. To get there by plane, it will take you less than an hour if you plan to arrive via Caticlan Airport.
However, as only small planes can land there, the bigger planes will have to land at Kalibo Airport because of its longer air strip. Land travel to Boracay is around an hour and a half to Caticlan, then a 15-minute boat ride from Caticlan to Boracay.
White Beach is located on the west coast of the island and is also where most of the resorts and restaurants are. The extra fine white sand and calm waters of this beach attract visitors both locally and from all over the world.
Whether you are looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind or to party hard by the beach, you will certainly find something to enjoy during your stay.
There are actually 11 other beaches on Boracay Island. Right along from White Beach, Bulabog Beach and Puka Shell Beach are the most popular ones. The other beaches are more remote,deserted or privately owned.
When you don’t feel like sitting idly during your Boracay holiday, there are numerous activities that you can engage in. Water sports like diving, kite boarding, sailing, parasailing and skimboarding activities offered everywhere.
You can also opt to ride speedboats or jet skis. You can even walk underwater with a special helmet and feed wild fish. If you feel like getting a massage, there are numerous spas around the island, or lady might approach you on the beach and give you a massage right then and there.
Boracay is visited by tourists all year round, but it is generally quieter between May to October, as there is more rain during this time.
Visitor numbers start picking up around the end of October until May, when the weather is a lot drier and the waters are calmer.
If you prefer a quiet holiday, then avoid coming to Boracay Island during Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year or Holy Week, as these are the times when the island is at its busiest and the beach will be very crowded!.