Boracay Island is the premier resort island in the Philippines. Only 35 minutes flight from Metro Manila,
the island is located on the northwestern tip of Panay Island in Aklan Province, some 66 kilometers
from the capital town of Kalibo and 214 kilometers northwest of Iloilo City, the biggest urban center in Panay Island.
The island is politically subdivided into 3 barangays under the municipality of Malay.
Its terrain is fairly low level with some hilly elevations of up to 100 meters in the north and south. Trails link parts of the island with some leading to
lush tropical forests. It is a veritable tropical heaven with its crystal blue waters, kilometers of powder white sand,
and diverse marine life. Its forests contains tropical trees, palms, and flowering plants.
Due to the diverse nationalities of residents and visitors in the island, Boracay's culinary fare span
the entire gamut of international cuisine. Native Filipino dishes, spicy Thai curries, Iranian caviar, Italian pizza, and
Mongolian barbecue are just a few of the foods serve in this island.
What to do
Relax in one of the several beaches especially in the famous stretch of White Beach. Go swimming, kayaking, or
wind surfing. If you are not yet familiar with sailing, you can get help from the locals. Explore the bat caves of
Yapak in the northern part of the island. If you are culturally inclined, there's the Kartir seashell museum that
features seashells, woodcarvings, hand-woven
articles, pottery and Filipino traditional costumes. Watch the sunset in the afternoon. At night, the island's bars and
discos come alive. Join the beer-guzzling denizens and dance the way you want or sing to your hearts content in
one of the videokes. Bored? Take a stroll on the beach under a romantic moonlight.
Stunning Boracay beach
photo from http://agiledeals.com
Where to Stay in Boracay? See List of Hotels and Resorts in Boracay