Boracay Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
The President of the Philippines has approved the 6-month closure of Boracay Island to make way for its rehabilitation, thereby officially closing the destination to foreign and local visitors for approximately 6 months effective 26 April 2018.
Boracay is a tropical island in the Philippines, situated 2 kms off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Visayas archipelago. Stretching 7 kilometres (4 miles) in length, the island features white sandy beaches, a hilly terrain, and crystal clear waters, and is small enough to navigate by bicycle or motorbike on a Philippines vacation.
Once home to the Ati tribe, Boracay started development in 1900, when a Panay Island couple started buying substantial properties on the island, planting fruit trees, coconuts, and greenery. As development of Boracay continued, tourism was introduced in the 1970s. Known as a budget tourist hotspot for backpackers in the 1980s, Boracay soon became an acclaimed destination, offering gorgeous beaches, numerous beach resorts, an 18-hole golf course, restaurants, and nightlife on Philippines vacation packages.
White Beach is the most popular tourist beach, as it spans a substantial length of Boracay’s west coast. Lined with various resorts, White Beach’s central section is the commercial hub of Boracay, featuring various shops, pubs, and restaurants.
On Boracay’s east coast, Bulabog Beach is ideal for windsurfing and kiteboarding. It plays host to the annual Boracay International Funboard Cup, bringing competitors from all over the world.
For adventure seekers of another kind, Boracay features the Bat Cave. Located on the northwest end of the island, the cave houses many small insectivorous bats, while fruit bats reside on the hillside above Punta Bunga Beach.
An hour’s flight away from Manila to the north and Cebu to the south, Boracay’s renowned beaches have earned awards by numerous travel publications. Whether relaxing on the beach, partaking in various water sports such as snorkeling or scuba diving, or enjoying an avid nightlife on a Philippines vacation, Boracay is truly an island paradise!
Philippines Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Philippines vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of the Philippines, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about the Philippines nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Philippines for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Philippines tours today!
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