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Travel in Boracay: A charming Pilipino island

Boracay is a charming Pilipino island positioned about 345 kilometres away from Manila. It is one of the most popular and attractive tourist destinations in the country. This spectacular island features the three barangays namely Manoc-Manoc, Yapak and Balabag. It is administered by the Philippine Tourism Authority and the Provincial Government of Aklan.

Boracay is an area of Aklan Province that became an independent territory in 1956. However it was only during the 1970s that Boracay became famous as a tourism destination. A once quiet and secluded paradise island soon became immensely popular among travellers and was eventually voted as the world’s best beach. Within a period of about ten years this breathtaking island came to be known by literally the entire world and the once peaceful and private Boracay turned out to be one of the most exciting leisure spots visited by many upmarket tourists.

The most prominent feature of this recreational haven is its magical blue sea and white sandy beaches ideal for relaxing as well as having endless fun. Many tourists head to Boracay just for sunbathing and to enjoy a peaceful stroll in order to get away from the everyday stress. Sailing is one of the most popular activities in Boracay Island. Boats are readily available for rent at various locations on White Beach. Other much loved activities here include Banana-Boat Riding, mountain biking and hiking, motor biking, wall climbing, snorkelling, windsurfing, kite boarding, beach volleyball, beach football, tennis, golf and even horse riding.

The main tourism based beaches in Boracay are Bulabog Beach and White Beach. The island is also home to the beautiful and world class Graham Marsh designed 18-hole golf course. There are also many different types of restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and night clubs located throughout the island. It also plays host for many international events such as Boracay International Funboard Cup, Asian Windsurfing Tour and much more.

The island is easily accessible by air and sea and once arrived in the island tourists can rent motor-tricycles, mountain bicycles, motor bikes and quad bikes. Boracay Island is best explored by staying at a conveniently located hotel such as Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa. This Boracay luxury resort provides maximum comfort along with some of the most up to date amenities for a pleasant and memorable stay.