About Boracay Philippines

Boracay is a small type of an island that is situated in the country of Philippines, quite near to Manila at about 350 kilometers south of it. This island is actually located 2 kilometers off the northwestern tip of the island of Panay. This further brings it to the Western Visaya region in the area of the Philippines. Due to the great sceneries, location specialists and so many tourist destinations, Boracay has received a lot of awards. This has been done for various travel agencies as well as tourism associations.

This island consists of quite a few Barangays. These are Manoc-Manoc, the region of Balabag as well as the municipality of Yapak in Malay, situated in the region of Aklan. This island also comprises of a highly strict governing body of the Philippines Tourism Authority. It is also further administered by the provincial category government of Aklan.

Boracay consists of a lot of sandy white beaches that are a great tourist spot for people of many countries in the world. However, besides the tourist spots, Boracay is also famous for being a highly famous and a great destination where you can actually unfold and relax. It was already famous for a long time ago, but in the year of 2012 it became more famous when it got awarded as the best island in the entire world by the prestigious Travel + Leisure magazine.


Like most of the islands in the world, this one was also originally home to the tribes. The tribe that reigned here is known as the Ati tribe. Although Boracay is located in the Philippines, it is actually a part of the Aklan Province in reality.

It was not always independent but it became so in the year of 1996. There is a brief story behind the lush green vegetation and the highly omnipresent flora and fauna on this island. Many years earlier, Sofia Gonzalez Tirol and her husband known as Lamberto Hontiveros Tirol took ownership of a lot of property in this island. He was a town judge and he planted about 1900 trees including coconut, fruit trees and much other green vegetation.

The beginning of a wonderful era

After this, many other began to follow the family of the Tirols and they also started visiting this place and planting various trees and orchards, etc. Like many other islands the main source of cash in this place is the tourism. It began in the early 1970s in this island, even when it was not well known and also not independent.

In fact, it became so famous that many movies were also done here in particular. In the early 1980s, it became highly famous among the people who really preferred the idea of backpacking and hitchhiking. The beaches in Boracay are undoubtedly the best in the world with world class looks and aesthetic comforts. In fact, after the famous Providenciales beach in the region of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the beaches in Boracay were considered to be the second best.


The complete weather in the region of Boracay is divided into two very seasonal patterns of weather. These are mainly the Amihan as well as the Habagat seasons. In the language of the Visaya, these two words have their own different meanings. The cool northeast wind is known as the Amihan and the Habagat is known as the warm or also known as the southwest wind here. It is mainly a part of the southwest monsoon. When the season is the Amihan season, it is mainly characterized by temperatures that are highly moderate and also very scanty rainfall included with a wind that prevails from the North Eastern direction. When the season is the Habagat season, then the weather primarily consists of heavy rainfall that is highly frequent along with a humid heat signature in the entire region. At this time, a wind prevails from the western region.

When you need an indicator of the change of weather and then notice that there will be a switch in the wind patterns. This is actually an indication that there has been a change in the Amihan and the Habagat seasons. In almost all the years, this sort of transition in the weather occurs abruptly and also quite overnight.

Weather Pattern Change

However, in some years, if the weather is lucky then the change in the wind patterns will take a time that is more or less about a week and this will further influence the change into an entirely new season.

The main months that are a witness of the Amihan weather patterns are mainly the September and the October months along with the May or June months. The rest of the time of the time of the year, the weather will be mostly and completed in the Habagat weather pattern. However, these records will primarily vary in various years with various dates and beginnings.

When the Amihan season begins, the weather is mostly in the temperature range of 25-30 degrees Celsius or a range of 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. This mainly continues till well into the month of February and March. The onset of the Habagat season shows a marked increase in the temperature to about 28-30 degrees Celsius. However, when it is the time of the period of the Tropical Storms, the weather is characterized by mainly temperatures below that of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. That is actually quite mild and below 20 degrees Celsius. 

Places to Stay

There are many places that can be sued for staying when you are in the region of Boracay. These hotels are really very different from each other and some are also characterized by traveler’s choice awards in them. The Dave’s Straw Hat inn and the Argonauta Boracay are quite famous along with the Island Jewel Inn as well as the Discovery Shoes Boracay. There are also many villas in this region, especially the Artista Beach Villas and there are also many hotels with luxurious stuff and suites in them. These are the Monaco Suites the Boracay and also many others. However, the rent in such hotels may be more than 250 dollars per day.


There are many special attractions in this place with many aquatic sport activities and also many beach activities in the wonderful beaches of Boracay. 

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