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Boracay Island, Philippines


Every day is a holiday in Boracay.

It is a typical pacific island paradise with superb long white sand beaches and an hour’s flight faraway from Manila – the capital city of the Philippines. An island may be an excellent spot for just lazing around.

Boracay was awarded as the 2012 Best Island in the World from the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure. In 2014, the resort island was at the highest of the simplest Islands within the World list published by the international magazine Conde Nast Traveler. And in 2016, Boracay headed the magazine’s list of Top 10 destinations to observe.

The name Boracay is attributed to different origins. One story says that it’s derived from the local word “borac” which suggests, “white cotton” as its characteristics compared to the color and texture of the island’s white sugary and powdery sands. In another story, “Bora” means “bubbles” or “bocay” meaning “white”.

Boracay’s beaches are being acclaimed because the best in the world.

Boracay Island during sunset. Image by Jah Cordova


During the dry season (Oct-May), known as Amihan, the White beach is calm and very suitable for swimming and other activities. The other side of the island has large winds and waves making it suitable for windsurfing, wave running and etc. During the rainy season (Jun-Sept), also known as Habagat, this is reversed, with a risk of typhoons.

Daytime temperatures on Boracay generally range from 77–90 °F (25–32 °C) from the beginning of the Amihan season into February or March and increase to the 82–100 °F (28–38 °C) range with the onset of the Habagat season. During Tropical Storm periods, temperatures can fall below 68 °F (20 °C). Tropical Storms can impact Boracay at any time of year but are most likely to be seen during the Habagat season.

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