Boracay

Boracay, Philippines

Boracay is famous for its pristine white beaches and clear blue waters, and is one of Philippines' top tourist destinations. The island has seen an explosive growth in tourism in recent years (expect crowded beaches), and you can find hotels, restaurants, bars, kitsurfing shops, tourist shops and dive shops lining White Beach, the famous 4km stretch of white sand. If you are looking for a more local immersion and be further away from the tourist masses, head north to Diniwid Beach or east to Bulabog Beach.

Boracay is generally safe. Women travelers are unlikely to encounter any safety issues, however use common sense: avoid getting drunk in public and leave your valuables in your hotel's safe. Expect to pay more in Boracay than in other parts of Phillippines; low budget accomodation options can be hard to find online. Most of the accomodations online are hotels, resorts or small apartments.

Wifi in Boracay has been reported to be slow. If you require fast internet speed for work, you will be hard pressed to find a cafe or accommodation with fast internet.

Boracay's peak season is from November to May, when the weather is dry and ranges from 25 degrees celcius to 32 degrees celcius. Mid-May to Mid-July is the hottest time of the year, when temperatures rise to as high as 38 degrees celcius. Middle of July to November is the rainy season, and occasional showers are not uncommon. It is also the typhoon season and that means stormy weather and some heavy rain, sometimes over several days.

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Where to stay in Boracay

Budget:
W Hostel Boracay


If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Boracay Island, look no further than W Hostel Boracay.

Mid-range:
Anahaw Studio Suites


Studio apartments available, with kitchenette. Close to the city centre.

Splurge:
Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel


This hotel has the best location on the most quiet and private part of White Beach.

Cafes with wifi

Check out these cafes with wifi.

Places to exercise

Running

Running along the beach

Take in the fresh air while being surrounded by a magnificent backdrop. The firm sand is also perfect for running.

Windsurfing

Windsurf or Kitesurf

Learn how to windsurf or kitesurf in Boracay, one of Asia's premier spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Yoga

Yoga

Teaches different styles of yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa Flow as well as custom yoga for windsurfers and kitesurfers.