Boracay Island Essay
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The scent of the ocean assaulted my nostrils as I had walked passed it. The palm
trees blew in the mist of the cool sudden gust of the tropical, morning air, like smooth feahers
swaying side to side.
As the majestic giant Philippine eagle swoops past my shoulder I suddenly found myself
in my most favorite place to visit on the face of this planet; the island paradise of Boracay in the
Philippines. Boracay Island combines crystal clear waters, sugary beaches that squeak, and lush
hilly landscapes into an idyllic tourist haven, that's guaranteed to fascinate anyone into tranquil
harmony with its simplistic beauty. Boracay is a breath-taking, unbelievably magical Island. A
spectacular paradise…show more content…
the summer season, White Beach results in calm, turquoise seas, ideal for leisure and frolics in
its warm water to cool off from the summer's tropical heat. The eastern shore contains numerous
shelters and picturesque bays, rewarding the impassioned walker with many great scenic views.
The main beaches are dotted with water sports outlets, offering the latest equipment for
rental of sailboats and wind surfers. Boracay is becoming Asia's most popular dive school
location with good shallow coral dives and drop-offs to depths of twenty meters being within
In that great experience we had hired one of the many local fishermen to give us an all-
day around the island trips by a "bangka" (small boat), with stop-offs at the northern caves, near
Yapak, home of Boracay's giant fruit bats. Cool breezes of air blows over me as the sun dips
lower on the horizon. At sunset, we had a two hour or so walk along the
length of White Beach, before the serenity of the ocean views that are over-taken by the
awakening of Boracay's night life, offering numerous economically priced gourmet restaurants
and hotels that add an international twist to the evening.
As we entered the Kamayan Restaurant that evening, I could not help but feel its
Boracay Philippines, One Visit is Just Not Enough!Boracay Philippines is a jewel in the Visayas. In fact to many, it is more than a jewel, it is the ultimate place to go to relax and unwind or to experience culture and a tropical island like no other in the world.
It is a big statement I know, but Boracay Philippines will captivate you and entice you into it’s secrets so that you will never be able to let go. The day you leave Boracay, you will vow to come back and like so many before you, coming back is exactly what you will do.
Where is Boracay Island?
Boracay is an island in the Western Visayas Region or Region 6. It is the most western island in the Western Visayas and can be found in the province of Aklan. It has borders to the north with the island province of Romblon and Mindoro to the North West. Boracay island itself lies off the north west tip of the island of Panay.
The island is shaped like a large dogs bone and is only seven kilometres long and in the middle of the island you will find it’s narrowest point, only one kilometre. The ends of Boracay Philippines, have rolling hills that meet cliffs that have been battered by the ocean for years on end, between these cliffs are quiet secluded beaches and coves, inviting visitors to relax and enjoy.
Boracay Communities or Barangays
A Barangay is the smallest administration unit in the Philippines.
Boracay Philippines has three Barangay’s:
1. Barangay Yapak is in the northern portion of Boracay Island, it is hilly and in some places 100 metres above sea level.
2. Barangay Balabag
is in the lower lying middle section of Boracay Philippines. White beach with all its resorts are part of Yapak Barangay. This would be the hub of Boracay.
3. Barangay Manoc-Manoc is located, you guessed it, in the southern end of Boracay. Manoc-Manoc is not as commercialised as the other Barangay’s. It is a peaceful and quiet area and for those who are keen to take photos, you can catch some great images across to Caticlan on Panay.
How do I get to Boracay Philippines
Have a look here for information on getting to the island paradise of Boracay.
Boracay Philippines Beaches
For information on Boracay beaches have a look here.What do I do in Boracay?
Boracay has numerous activities, with the majority geared around the ocean and water sports. The western coastline is sheltered from the prevailing winds during most of the year, so it is nice and calm. It is also shallow and warm as a tepid bath. Extremely inviting. The eastern coastline is hit with some great winds that prove inviting for windsurfers, it is a windsurfers Mecca.
Some activities to do on Boracay Philippines:
1. Lazing around under a beach umbrella reading a book.
2. Discover and explore the numerous white beaches Boracay has to offer.
3. Scuba Diving
4. Windsurfing and Kite surfing
7. Horse Riding
8. Boracay Golf.
9. Happy Hour(s).
10. Fabulous Restaurants
12. Massage and Spa
Boracay Philippines has everything you need, first class luxury accommodation through to backpacker style dormitory lodgings. Boracay caters for all, there is something here for everyone.
This will be a holiday to remember for life. It will be etched into your memory and will come and taunt you at your weakest moment. You will reflect on your photos and video footage and jump straight onto the internet and book your next trip.
The allure is all powerful, that is Boracay Philippines.
What Do You Think About Boracay?
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