Thursday, November 13, 2008

island of boracay - introduction

among the 7,107 islands of the Philippines, the island of Boracay is definitely the most famous. it is located at the heart of the country, Southeast of Manila.it is popularly claimed to have the finest powdery white sand in the archipelago. voted as the most popular beach in the world by Yahoo! users in 2007 (here) and world's best beaches positioning at number seven (here). plus of course, it gained the number one spot of Eskapo's readers choice (here).the island in the 70s was an isolated beach paradise not until the 80s when more people came in to explore what Jens Peters, a German traveller, wrote about in his book.in the 90s the island was continuously developed as bigger hotels and resorts sprouted along the main beach shores. the island became more accessible thru three major ways all of which leads to Boracay's gateway, the barangay of Caticlan in the Panay island.the island of Boracay belongs to the municipality of Malay in the Panay group of islands. it has three barangay divisions Manoc-Manoc, Balabag and Yapak. the Central Boracay area or the main beach area is partly under Balabag and Manoc-Manoc.in the coming posts we'll explore the greater Boracay island. from tips to special features of what the island offers.

65 comments:

Chyng said...

SUPER TEASER!!!

Webradio said...

Great trip !

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I will definitely plan for my trip going to Boracay. It is a must. :)
Thanks for the info.

Hilda said...

Galing ng intro ah! :D

merce h:) said...

Sana makabakasyon ako dyan nextyear.thanks talaga dong!

the donG said...

>hi chyng, salamat sa laging pagbisita.

>webradio, thanks.

>hi grace, yes. it's a must-see beach.

>hi hilda, salamat. salamat.

>hi merce, oo. ganda talaga doon. ill try to give you more reasons to be in boracay.

alicesg said...

Yes, love the beautiful beach of Boracay. Would love to see the photos of the beach again.

Dakilang Islander said...

wow...parang travel magazine pagka present! definitely nasa top list ko na 'to na pupuntahan pag-uwi ko..

Sidney said...

You did your homework !
Nice beach shot !

Borneo Falcon said...

The water is crystal clear. Waiting for the follow up post

mimi said...

excited nako sa next post..hehe kahit sa picture lang naririnig ko na ang dagat.. ^_^

Victor Kiu said...

ouch.. you made feel like going for holiday!!

the donG said...

>hi alicesg, more photos coming. thanks for keeping in touch.

>dakilang islander, ito din ang mga dapat mong bisitahin.

>sidney, thanks!

>borneo falcon, more photos coming. thanks for keeping in touch.

>hi mimi, hehehe... salamat sa laging pag abang.

>victor, weekend is coming. perfect timing right?

EastCoastLife said...

You're in Boracay! OMG!!
*anticipates*

Luke Wiley said...

I love those white sand beaches!

SandyCarlson said...

That sand looks wonderfully soft! What a place. You are a SUPER TEASER,to be sure.

r-yo said...

everybody's going to Boracay these days. i'll make sure i'll have have my own adventure one of these days!

eunice said...

wow the water is very clear!!! really an excellent getaway for people in the cold countries now! I know where to visit now if I go to the Philippines for island hopping! Surely Boracay.

luna miranda said...

your low tide photos are inviting...sarap magtampisaw.:D

the donG said...

>hi eastcoastlife, i know you love boracay!

>hi sandy, the sand is really really soft. thats something boracay offers. you must try it.

>r-yo, holiday season is coming! you're just in time.

>hi eunice, make sure that boracay is on your must visit list.

>hi luna, tama ka dyan. ok talaga magtampisaw doon.

the spool artist said...

haaay boracay! it's been more than 6 years since last akong napadpad sa isla na yan... and to think we go there almost every other weekend when i still lived in iloilo.... sobrang nakaka miss!

will look forward to your full post on how boracay is now!

Napaboaniya said...

The water is crystal clear and very inviting!!

KRIS JASPER said...

A prequel for (Im sure) what would be a wonderful series of photographs.

Photo Cache said...

What a great intro to this series. I can't wait.

salingPUSA said...

I miss the sands of BORA---the island is just amazing......bant

salingPUSA said...

the donG --- I will take note of the changes in my next post. Ayoko consider naman na travel blog na tong sakin e kung anu lang naisipan ko post yun na. wl akong identity, coz I wanna have my take on everything that cathes my imagination...........

dede said...

i wish if i can go for holiday some day?..Boracay is look like a great place to have a beach holiday...

Rio said...

umpisa palang ng boracay series pero nakaka engganyo nang pumunta.
malamang na pagtapos ng series na ito ay puno na ng tao sa boracay at ikaw ang dahilan dong...lagot ka..lols

atticus said...

naiinis akong tingnan ang mapa o kahit anong litrato ng boracay.

kasi nasa manila ako. huwaaaaah!!!

Nanaybelen said...

sobrang ganda- ang tubig at buhangin. yan ang gusto ko' makita kasi may nagsabi sa akin na napakapino daw ang buhangin. kitang kita na sa photos mo.

siguradong marami ka pang ipapakita photos - babalik ako

Lawstude said...

dom, i could still feel the white sand tickle the soles of my feet. sarap talaga jan sa bora.

the donG said...

>the spool artist, astig! lapit nyo lang pala doon. malamang sa pagbalik mo ay makakapunta ka talaga doon.

>hi napaboaniya, you'll be in love with the island.

>jasper, sana nga magugustuhan nyo ang series na to.

>photo cache, thank you very much for always keeping in touch.

>salingpusa, kakamiss talaga lalo na pag medyo matagal ka ng hindi nakakabisita.

oo nga. travel series ngayon feature mo dahil bumabyahe ka pero personal blog pa rin dahil marami karing ibang pinopost na hindi related sa travel.

ganda nga rin yung ganun.

>dede, i can guarantee you that you'll definitely enjoy there.

>hi doc rio, hahaha... kakatuwa ka talaga doc. salamat lagi sa mga kulitan.

>atticus, hehehe... tingin ko panahon na para pumunta ka.

>hi nanaybelen, siguradong pinong pino ang buhangin doon. punta po kayo. salamat din sa pag abang. marami pa pong pictures.

>oman, oo nga. sarap balik balikan kung malapit lang talaga.

JoShMaRie said...

gusto ko jang pumunta sa bakasyon ko... yey! ;) salamat sa laging pagdaan sa blog ko kuya. mabuhay ka!

Blue Rose said...

wow! intro palang ulam na este bongga na. hehehe

miss ko na boracay. hay, kelan kaya ako ulit makakapunta doon.

Heart of Rachel said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited to see more photos of Boracay. I miss the place.

Joy said...

The water and sands of Boracay are really among the best in the world. Miami Beach? No contest! Boracay is way more beautiful than Miami.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. Enjoy the weekend!

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aquamarine said...

intro pa lang yan and the next posts is absolutely inviting..can't wait to see/read the next chapter!!!

feed our mind!(^-^)

chubskulit said...

Proudly Pinoy's best. Di pa ako nakakapunta dyan hopefully i will sometime in the near future heheh/..

Can we pls exlink? or follow each other's blogs? Please let me know..

Thanks for the comment and visit ngapala..

taymepers said...

wow kuya sikat ka a talaga, di na kita mareach.... pero tenkyu pa rin kasi kahit unreachable ka na napapadaan ka pa rin sa site ko. hehehe...tenk yu.anyway ingat sa mga biyahe!

JM said...

Spectacular photos of the amazing white sand beaches of Borocay! Great information too!

Abaniko said...

Ganda talaga ng buhangin!

Tink *~*~* said...

Thanks for the foundational information. The sand looks like sugar! But where are the shells? ;)

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Helena de TrĂ³ia said...

Dong: this is PARADISE!!!!

lalaine said...

wow... bora!!! kelan kaya ako makakapunta dyan? libre mo naman kami ni rio... hehehe

dodong flores said...

Hi, dong Ho. This is an interesting information about Boracay. I'll wait for the continuation of this post ;)

the donG said...

>hi joshmarie, ayos talaga pag doon ang bakasyon mo. siguradong enjoy.

>hi blue rose, hehehe... nagutom ka tuloy. salamat din sa laging pag abang.

>hi rachel, thanks a lot for always dropping by.

>hi joy, that makes us even prouder! thanks.

>aquamarine, intro pa nga lang ito. salamat sa pag abang.

>hi chubskulit, sure. im adding you on my blogroll. dapat talaga mapuntahan mo ang boracay dahil atin ito.

>mhar, hindi naman. maraming salamat din sa pagdaan dito.

>jm, thanks!

>abaniko, tama ka dyan.

>hi tink, shells can be found near the shoreline as they are driven by the waves. the sands in the photos was actually taken during low tide. sands are really powdery there.

>hi helena, yes it is but take note that hotels and resorts already occupy most of area. you'll need to go to other side of the island to appreciate paradise.

>hi lalaine, kung marami lang talagang pera bakit hindi. hehehe...

>dodong, maraming salamat sa pag abang.

REDLAN said...

lalong nakaka excite ang mga sumusunod na posts. am looking forward always.

friendz said...

nice and interesting information about Boracay

niar said...

philiphine is really beautiful,
nice to know island of Boracay,
nice to meet you

Raft3r said...

waaah
si dong nang-iinggit
haha

bora is your next destination?
pasama naman dyan
hehe

happy weekend!

Bryan Anthony the First said...

am not a beach person kc e
but surely ganda ang boracay

Hi! I'm Grace said...

dong, may issue ka ba about surigao city?

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

intro palang,interesting na..:)

BlogusVox said...

What can I say? Even if IMO, it became too commercialize, I'm still thankful for its popularity as a tourist destination. That island helps a lot in my province's economy.

Carver said...

The white sand is amazing. It looks so perfect in that shot. Interesting post.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

happy "i love to write day" :)

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

mom's been there, she said it's a realyy must see talaga..

maraming island dito na dapat at magandang puntahan. di ko pa narating ang part ng vismin... pero nasa lists ko na yan bago sa ibang bansa...;)

palaboy ka pala ha.. add kits sa links ko ha.. ok ba?


cheers!

K.C. said...

Cool blog! keep it up!

beero said...

i really feel sorry for myself kasi di pa ko nakapunta ng boracay. hehe. mas lalo akong nai-entice na pumunta dun dahil sa pics nyo ni kuya oman. ganda ng pagkacapture mo sa sand dunes kuya dong.

bwzone said...

great info on Boracay's geography bro. ! Now the next step is to get there :)

tikno said...

I like the picture of the beach. Feel clear and peace.

chubskulit said...

Is it okay to go in Boracay anytime of the year?

joops said...

My wife wants us to go to Boracay but I prefer Bohol because I heard a lot good things about the place..

misty said...

Is Boracay free from stingray or jelly fish?

Boracay Hotels said...

Wow ang ganda talaga sa boracay. Kitang kita ang yaman ng pilipinas. Sana makapunta din ako dyan, thanks for sharing



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