Boracay, rapidly developing into the ultimate tourist destination in the Philippines, has postcard-worthy beauty; it is this same beauty that has fueled its rise to the top. Boracay hotels provide fantastic vistas of turquoise waters lapping against white sand beaches, where beach bums by day partake in electric nightlife by night. Despite its influx of tourists in recent years, Boracay does something few other attractions can manage—it balances luxurious amenities with traditional authenticity. Curious for a taste? Boracay will welcome you with open arms; you'll emerge rejuvenated—that is, if you can convince yourself to leave this veritable paradise after booking Boracay vacation packages.
Out and About in Boracay
Sunbathers flock to White Beach, whose eerily calm waters are sheltered from the wind; Puka Beach has rougher waters and much fewer crowds. If you want to try windsurfing or kiteboarding, follow the wind to Bulabog Beach. You can also parasail and enjoy one of the best places in Asia for snorkeling and diving. Even swimming is an unforgettable experience; shops along the beach path provide an excellent opportunity to purchase souvenirs, often made from shells. Spas are abundant, and a massage is the perfect complement to Boracay's relaxing environment.
Eating and Drinking
While Boracay has an excellent spread of international cuisines, local gastronomy is unbeatable and largely centered around freshly caught seafood, soups and stews, and roasted chicken. Fresh fruit is unparalleled in Boracay, which is known particularly for its mangoes. Nightlife—and the drinks that come with it—is everywhere on the island, but the most bustling bars are near boat stations one and two, while smaller, more laid-back bars favored by locals are near boat station three.
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