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History & Location

In the northwest off coast of Panay Island in the Western Visayas Region is a paradise of powdery white-sand beaches. Boracay was pre-colonially home to the Ati people, a Negrito ethnic group in Visayas. The origin of its name is said to be from the local word “borac” meaning white cotton following the color and texture of Boracay’s powdery white sand.

Once your foot sets in these fine white-sands, you’ll never run out of things to do in the island. Have your pick among activities including parasailing, mermaid swimming, cliff diving, stand up paddling, and many more! At night the island turns into a jungle of parties where one can witness fire dancing among many others.

Nearby places include the provinces of Capiz, Antique and Iloilo where a lot more interesting and unique activities await. Take for one the ‘kawa bath’ in Tibiao Antique.

User comments

Day or night, its beauty leaves you speechless! Me and my American fiancee will always go back to this beautiful island called Boracay. We #choosePhilippines - Anna Rosa Maria Castro

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