The high season is from December to April.
Christmas is popular - but you may have trouble finding
May to June is ideal but rather hot.
July to November is the low season and therefore the
cheapest time to go.
October and November have the best sunsets.
For many certified sun-worshippers the world over, paradise
goes by the name Boracay. For indeed, many visitors
have come back to Boracay year after tear. Some have
even chosen to live in this paradise island.
Sheltered from the fierce easterly typhoons, Boracay
can be found at the northwestern tip of Panay, in the
west Visayas region, off the Sibuyan Sea. Boracay has
managed to pack its thousand-hectare area with all the
elements of a tropical paradise--crystal blue waters,
powder white sand, liberal doses of tropical palms and
flowering plants, and a healthy marine life underneath
Boracay is made up of three little communities: Yap
in the north, Balabag in the middle, and Manoc- manoc
in the south. Hilly elevations up to 100 meters above
sea level characterize Yapak and Manoc-manoc. Intertwining
trails link the small villages together but may sometimes
lead to lush tropical jungles. Electricity and public
transportation remain relatively scare.
Boracay would have remained a national secret if not
far a few foreign travelers whom accidentally stumbled
upon the place. Some say it was a movie crew, which
spread word about Boracay to other sun worshippers.
Other swear it was German traveler Jens Peters' book,
which included rare reviews about Boracay, that sent
tourists on their way. Whichever tale is true, Boracay
has become a melting pot for beach loceers. At any point
in the islands, visitors can hear English, German and
French spoken fluently. More importantly, visitors respect
the serene quality of the place, and pay tribute to
native Boracaynons by behaving according to local behavioral
codes-which means no nudity, no fighting, and no loud
Not surprisingly, the culinary fare at Boracay is as
diverse as the nationalities of its visitors. French,
Australian, Belgian, German, Spanish and Thai-they're
all here side by side the native cuisine. Lending ample
support to this virtual rainbow of fruit shakes: from
sweet yellow mango, greens tart.