By Shaina Amienyi
Boracay
Philippines
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Boracay Island in the Philippines provides all of the elements of a tropical paradise—palm trees and flowering plants, powder white sand, crystal blue waters, and a diverse marine life.

Tourists can enter the Philippines with a valid passport but will not need a tourist visa if staying for under 21 days. Vacationers can fly into Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (MPH) in Caticlan, and take a 10-20 minute ferry ride from the jetty port at Caticlan to Boracay Island. Click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to book your flight with EscapeWizard.com. There are accommodations all throughout the island—everything from resorts and hotels to cottages and bungalows. Follow the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to see our selection of top accommodations and to book your hotel through EscapeWizard.com.

There are dozens of beaches all over the island, beckoning for vacationers to relax, go for a swim, or enjoy a massage. One of the best beaches on the island is White Beach, with its fine sand and shallow waters; this west coast beach is located between the villages of Angol and Balabay. This beach has everything from resorts and restaurants to bars and nightclubs. We at EscapeWizard.com recommend visiting during off-peak season, which is from about April to October, if you want to experience the beach when it is less crowded.

Boracay offers just about every water sport you can think of, but it is becoming more and more popular as a destination for board sports, such as kite boarding. If you are looking for an adventure, try this sport where you ride the waves while tethered to a large kite. Boracay also hosts the country’s largest windsurfing competition, the Boracay International Fun Board Cup. EscapeWizard.com also recommends kayaking on the sea, which is a completely different experience from kayaking down a river or lake. Kayaking into the open ocean is a great way to connect with nature. Another great way to explore the ocean is to do so underwater. If you are not a certified diver, do not worry. You can become certified at a PADI center on the island.

When the sun sets and the sky darkens, you do not need to leave the beach to have a good time. Enjoy the evening at any of Boracay’s bars and clubs on the beach. The island’s laid-back atmosphere makes it a fun place to party. Drink in hand; vacationers can dance under the stars with their feet moving in the sand. For a more relaxed nighttime activity, EscapeWizard.com suggests walking along the beach under the glow of the moon.

When you are ready to take a break from the beach, we at EscapeWizard.com recommend visiting one of the island’s one-of-a-kind attractions and events. Head to the village of Ilig-iligan where you will find the Kar-Tir Seashell Museum. The museum showcases collections of seashells, woodcarvings, pottery, hand-woven clothing, and traditional Filipino costumes. The next fascinating location to visit is Yapak, which has bat caves that you can explore (preferably with an experienced guide). You can even take photos of the bars. When it comes to events, Boracay has exciting ones such as the International Dragonboat Festival in April.

The tourist center is your one-stop shopping and service destination. It has as an internet café, money transfer services, postal services, and more. EscapeWizard.com mainly recommends it for shopping; it provides a mini-mart, photo shop, souvenir shop, and boutique with native crafts.

Boracay Island in the Philippines is easy to navigate by bike or on food (no cars allowed) Vacationers will be stunned by the exotic plants and wildlife delighted by the warm weather and sandy beaches, and entertained by the water sports, land activities, attractions, and parties. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to book your next vacation to this amazing island. Simply click on the above link.