Boracay Island


Boracay Island is located in the center of the Philippines. This tropical beach paradise has an area of only 10.32 square kilometers. Boracay has a population of only 12,000 people.

Boracay Island is under the province of Aklan and sits at the north western tip of Panay Island. The island is seven kilometers long and is shaped like a dog bone. Click here for more Boracay Maps.

Weather

In the Philippines, the sun is always out, with the exception of rainy days. Unlike most countries which have four seasons, Boracay has only two seasons, rainy and sunny. The sunny season which is also referred to as “Amihan” is characterized by hot and humid weather with little or no rainfall and a prevailing northeast wind. The rainy season is referred to as “Habagat” and is characterized by frequent heavy rainfall and a prevailing southwest wind.

No matter what season, every day of the year is the best day to go to Boracay. Some would prefer a crowded Boracay and pumping nightlife during March to June, while others a more serene atmosphere during August to October. Whatever month you come, the water is always warm, and so are the people.

Geography

Boracay Island is divided into three Barangays. Barangay Yapak, Barangay Balabag, and Barangay Manoc-Manoc. These 3 barangays, and therefore Boracay, is under the municipality of Malay. Malay, in turn is under the Provincial Government of Aklan. The two main beaches are White Beach and Bulabog Beach.

White Beach

White Beach, or 长滩岛 in chinese, is what put Boracay Island on the world map. This 4 kilometer long stretch of pristine, powdery, fine white sand is lined with Boracay’s most trafficked hotels, resorts, inns, lodging houses, bed and breakfast and restaurants.

Because White Beach is so long, it is divided into three areas, namely, Boat Station 1, Boat Station 2 and Boat Station 3.

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