Good to know about Boracay Island
Boracay Island is located about 315km (196 miles) south of Manila as well as about 2km (1.2 miles) off the northwest tip of Panay. It is part of the Western Visayas region. Manoc-Manoc, Balabag and Yapak are the three barangays Boracay comprises which are all part of the municipality of Malay. In 2010 the island counted 28,369 inhabitants.

The once sleepy fishing village today is one of the major tourist destinations known as “the beach capital of the Philippines”. Boracay Island is probably the best known place on the Philippines and that has got a reason. The beaches are just amazing: white powder sand, crystal clear water – nothing more to say than: welcome to paradise.

Also divers love it here. Dive sites in Boracay offer lots of fish, beautiful corals as well as a 30 meter long cargo wreck. Unfortunately the island is getting more touristy every year. On the beach you can already find one restaurant or bar next to the other, shops are being built everywhere and plenty of locals are trying to sell you jewelry or want you to go for a boat trip. In the high season the island is crowded. Even if it still keeps its original charm and rhythm it might be too much for some tourists. Especially in the evening the beaches are full of people, bars have happy hours and bucket drinking and there is a lot of party going on.

If you want to have it a bit quieter but still want to enjoy the amazing beaches and beauty of the island just come here during the off season starting in June. Unfortunately during this time you also have to reckon with some rain but room rates are much cheaper than in the peak season and the beaches are there almost only for you so it`s definitely worth a try!