Saturday, November 15, 2008

boracay island - its vastness

the Philippines being an archipelago located just above the equator, one will definitely expect that it has the best islands. i believe, exploring intricately each of the 7,107islands will require a lifetime. yet people seem to have already found the best beach in one its islands. Boracay.

what makes Boracay’s white beach different from the other beautiful beaches in the Philippines is its long and wide stretch of fine powdery white sand on one shoreline. the central Boracay beach front or sometimes called white beach stretches to about 4kilometers.the central beach area is divided into three stations. people who've been to the island will definitely agree that the widest part of shoreline is station one. it can reach to about hundred meters during low tide. making it a perfect venue for large beach activities.

from the many beaches that i’ve visited, i believe that Boracay has the finest sands in the archipelago. walking barefoot along the shoreline will tell you how fine the sand is.

people flock in thousands during weekends making the beach look smaller. by night, this part of the island transforms into a party beach. bars and restaurants of different sorts are filled with people.

palm trees growing through time still dominates its beach front view. these trees are witnesses to the changes that this side of the island has undergone. from a backpackers getaway to a world renowned beach haven.

hundreds of thousands of tourists visits Boracay every year and it was noted that approximately 35% are foreign tourists.

more posts about Boracay in the coming days.

54 comments:

aiLee920 said...

wow... i've never been to boracay yet... hopefully someday i'll have the chance to step my feet on it's white sand....

Skippyheart said...

ay, I deleted my first comment he! he! oh well--

I miss the beach. the nearest one from our place is about 25miles away, and it does not even compare to beauty of boracay...

SandyCarlson said...

I wish your posts came with airfare!

alicesg said...

Lovely beach. Did you find any couples running slow motion on the beach just like in the movie...lol.

boracayecowatch said...

the beach is not 1 km wide at low tide. maybe 100m. it used to be more but the rising sea level, the missing protection from destroyed coral reefs and the increased intensity and frequency of typhoons are eating quickly on this beach.

the donG said...

>hi ailee, you'll definitely have your chance if you really want to see it.

>hi rebecca, no problem. boracay is indeed world class.

>hi sandy, hahaha... good idea!

>hi alicesg, you made me laugh. i believe it doesnt really happen.

>hi ecowatch, thank you for clearing some things here. i already edited the post. i learned a lot from your blog when i checked it just today. thanks for dropping by. i hope you'll keep in touch.

Pietro said...

Yes, from your photos the sand looks splendid. What a wonderful beach!

Sidney said...

How did you do? I don't see anybody on the beach?

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

How beautiful! I think I've only ever been to one beach in my whole life that has such white sand.

Karen of the MomDot Street Team
www.MomDot.com

JoShMaRie said...

waaah! nakakatakam ang mga pics mo kuya :)

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nawindang ako sa word verification. LOSER. hahaha. ampf! galit ata sakin blog mo. haha.

eunice said...

Another post of this pretty island again, really nice! I think everyone will look handsome and pretty in the photo with such beautiful backdrop!

Hey, Singapore is an island, is separated from Malaysia! I read wikipedia and I thought it's Indonesia that is the southernmost point of continent Asia. Hmm , maybe I should email Sentosa to ask about it hahaha. Thanks!

the donG said...

>pietro, wonderful boracay island it is.

>sidney, maybe because it was off peak season when i was there and it was not in a weekend. hehehe... i believe that i was quite lucky to have seen it that way. i took these shots around 2pm and people usually go to the beach around 4pm.

>hi karen, i wonder what that beach is.

>hi josh, hehehe... abusado pala ang word verification na yan.

>hi eunice, you're right! everyone will definitely look really good with that backdrop.

then i think you really need to email sentosa on that. hehehe...

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Share my point of view... said...

Beautiful beach. Can you mail me a bottle of the powdery white sands? LOL! ;)

beero said...

boracay has it all. napakadaming pwedeng gawing activities dun day in and day out. hope i could get there soon. kuya dong may pics ka dun at night? maganda rin daw kasi dun pag gabi.

Joy said...

Who would not want to spend precious moments in Boracay? The sand is pristine. The water is just like you see it on postcards.

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Borneo Falcon said...

Really wish I can visit that island. Looking forward for your future post

JM said...

I've seen lots of photos of Boracay on travel magazines, but they never showed the vast white sand beaches like you do. Great work!

bwzone said...

wow... napakaganda ng white sand ! Lovely pic :)

the donG said...

>hi satya, thanks for adding me in your blogroll. ill be passing by your blog.

>hi share, you'll be accused of minimal robbery case for that. just kidding.

>beero, ganda talaga. isa yan sa irerecommend ko na dapat mong puntahan. just keep in touch for some tips in the coming posts.

meron din akong mga kuha sa gabi pero hindi ganun ka dami. hopefully it will be posted.

>hi joy, almost perfect!

>hi borneo falcon, you'll have that chance once you visit the philippines.

>jm, thanks a lot. truth is you'll even be impressed when you see it yourself. the pictures that we see in postcards and magazines can only describe a bit of its beauty.

>bw, ganda talaga.

jericho said...

walang picture ng nagsu-swimming at sunbathing? hehe. hay, plano sana naming pumunta sa boracay this april. kaso back uout mga pinsan ko. kainis. hehe

Nanaybelen said...

sana makapunta rin kami dyan balang araw ... kaming mag-iina

alicesg said...

Hey Dong, I just posted a ghost story in my travel blog. I hope you have the courage to read it..lol.
http://alicetravelogue.blogspot.com/2005/12/taiwan-1984.html

REDLAN said...

Nakakapagod maglakad sa buhangin. malawak na area talaga ang station one tas sosy siya. lol. may inuuwi akong bora sand ng pumunta ako dun. Nakakasawa rin ang bora kapag you stay long. Same scenario makikita mo lalo na sa gabi. Pero maganda talaga siya kapag nature ang pag uusapan. maaapreciate mo talaga.

mimi said...

wow.. walang lumot! ganda ng shots... ^_^

Panaderos said...

I fell in love with its white sandy beaches the very moment I set my eyes on them. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to come back. I'd love to do so again someday.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

What a beach my God! Fantastic!

JayAshKal said...

Definitely one of our finest beaches. Unfortunately on a recent visit several years ago I found Boracay to be over developed and exploited na! Sayang and gone are the days when it was pristine...

Shawie said...

wow! boracay definitely is the best beach in the world, the very fine, white sand and it felt like you're walking in a carpet:) hope to hear more of your experience in the island:)

Photo Cache said...

wow, four km of white sand, that's a "walk in the beach".

Hilda said...

That 4 km is impressive alright. My husband and I have never been to Boracay, unfortunately. If we ever go, it'll definitely not be during peak days — we hate crowds. I think that's why we really prefer Palawan. Though I would like to experience Boracay's partying even just once — no matter how old fogy the kids think I am :D

Napaboaniya said...

Each time I see pictures of Boracay beach I'm amazed with the clear waters and extremely cleanliness of it. It's gotta be on the top list of beaches around the world.

Layrayski said...

it would be a nice momentary escape from life.

Victor Kiu said...

Cool, any resorts on boracay island??

the donG said...

>jericho, sana matuloy ka pa rin. imibitahin mo ibang mga barkada mo. sayang din.

>nanay belen, sana nga. ganda po talaga doon.

>hi alicesg, ill definitely check it.

>redlan, ganda nga sa station one dahil sa lawak ng patag na buhangin. kakapagod nga ang maglakad mula station 3 hanggang 1. para hindi magsawa dapat explore mo rin ang ibang side ng boracay. meron na ding carabao island.

>hi mimi, wala nga nung nandun kami. we're happy!

>panaderos, maybe next year will be the year for you to visit.

>philip, one of the best definitely.

>jayashkal, naniniwala pa rin ako na maayos din. kung hindi man ma recover yung bandang gitna nito, siguradong yung beach maibabalik pa rin ang kagandahan nito.

>hi shawie, it definitely is and we hope that it will soon be refurbished to bring its best in its totality.

>photo cache, exactly!

>hi hilda, the island of boracay has other beaches which still retained a semi-private mood like the puka beach. you just really need to explore the island. but you'll still be amazed by the white beaches white sand beach stretch. it's good to know that you're still planning to go there.

>hi napaboaniya, we'll welcome you with arms wide open!

>hi layrayski, yes it is.

>victor, there's a lot. from luxurious hotels to cheap ones.

luna miranda said...

this looks like the scene from my own MTV...where i was being chased by gorgeous guys in swimsuits (hahaha). hayyy, walang kamatayang boracay.:D

salingPUSA said...

nature really has a great way of healing itself. the island might have been battered by a couple of typhoons this year and certainly thousands in it's lifespan, but it is really a wonder how it could retain it's heavenly beauty......BORA is an island of wonder....

Blue Rose said...

wow! wala pa ring kupas ang ganda ng boracay. pero nakakasawa nga kapag medyo nagstay ka ng matagal sa place. 2004 ng magstay kami ng 2weeks jan. grabe! parang umay na kami.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

daan ako dito sarap maglakad sa puting buhangin,dito sa kuwait brown naman ang buhangin..he he he

My Bug Life said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my blog. I like the sandy white beach in your photos..:)

Anna said...

nice pictures. !

carlotta said...

napakasarap magpunta ng boracay pag off-peak! so peaceful talaga :D namiss ko tuloy ang boracay!

off-topic: salamat sa comment! hehehe

the donG said...

>hi luna, i think it's my fault to have brought you to that imagination. LOL

>salingpusa, i simply agree with you. no matter the many issues (both nature and human) about boracay it is still beautiful. but let's hope that things will even get better after some resolutions and agreements are clarified.

>hi blue rose, wow! two weeks at any place will definitely make you feel bored. but maybe next time you can explore the other islands, try every water activity or just drop by the nearby carabao island.

>ever, oo nga. pwede na rin basta buhangin. hehehe...

>hi bug life, thanks too for dropping by my blog.

>hi anna, nice beach!

>hi carlotta, tama ka dyan. medyo unstable nga lang ang panahon. pwedeng bumagyo pero sulit na rin kasi konti ang tao.

ALiNe said...

Made me miss bora more... hayyy sarap!

Helena de TrĂ³ia said...

hi my friend! I challenge you to visit my blog today! I post a photo with a beach where the sea is almost so clear and beautiful as the sea in your country!!! :-)))). tell me what you think...

Vanessa said...

nothing compares to the white sand of bora talaga dom. sarap maglakad at magpagulong-gulong jan. parang miss ko na agad bora ah.

Allan Barredo said...

ganda ng photos mo bro. buti wala masyadong tao

Rio said...

buhangin palang ng bora pero dumadami na talaga ang na eenganyo mo dong na pumunta ng boracay...
haayyyy....nakakainngit ka talaga..

The Islander said...

napaka picturisque talaga ng beach ng boracay. very enticing! kakagigil. kahit di ako beach bum, nakakaakit talaga ang appeal ng beach.

the donG said...

>hi aline, it's not yet too late to book for the holiday season. hehehe...

>hi helena, wow! extremely beautiful. it looks very much like the ones in palawan. i like those stone walls.

>hi vanessa, tama ka. sarap nga maglakad ng nakapaa sa beach side. sarap balik balikan.

>allan, off peak kasi nung time na yon kaya hindi ganun ka dami. may mga oras na talagang konti lang yung tao pero pagdating ng hapon dumadami na rin.

>hi doc rio, ganda ng buhangin doon. sana nga makatulong din ako sa pag imbita ng mga dayuhan sa ating bansa.

>islander, oo kakaiba din kasi talaga ng buhangin. at yung lawak ng beach maeenganyo ka talaga maglakad at maligo.

Aisha said...

Amazingly beautiful! I love how beautiful Boracay is. I wish I could go there someday.

tikno said...

My city far from the beach. Nice to see this photo.

Heart of Rachel said...

Boracay will always have a special place in my heart.

Boracay Hotels said...

Lovely photos. There a good atmosphere there, mostly at nightlife. Where did you stay in boracay, is it good facilities there???



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