Boracay Tips and Info

Boracay is famous for being one of the Philippines’ most internationally recognized vacation hotspots. It’s long stretches of white sand beaches and a multitude of amazing islands ready to be hopped on, like Puka beach. The island is separated into stations numbered from 1 to 3, with an extra station, zero, being an exclusive and private section in of itself. It’s definitely earned its spot as a tourist spot well-known across the world.
But due to excessive tourist activity and lack of eco-friendly care and rules, the island had grown overdeveloped and polluted. With buildings being built anywhere and garbage being irresponsibly disposed of, it’s no surprise Boracay slowly became a cesspool instead of the beautiful paradise it had once been.
It was soon decided that on April 2018, Boracay would close for rehabilitation. It wasn’t until October 2018 that the island opened its gates once more. The island was now much cleaner and less cluttered after the waters and sewage were cleaned while some buildings without permits were demolished to help Boracay’s natural features breathe once more.
Some of the changes that happened include:
  • Cleaner shores with whiter sand
  • Road rehabilitation
  • Reopened 243 accredited hotels
  • Patrollers now oversee the sewage systems and waste management
  • The local Ati families receive certificates of land
But with this new, cleaner Boracay also had a new set of rules set to help keep it clean, green, and sustainable. Here’s a list of some of the latest rules being implemented to help keep the island in tip-top shape:
While some of these may seem tedious, they’re all necessary to keep this beautiful gem of an isle pristine and natural so that future generations may learn to enjoy escaping from the big cities into this small slice of paradise.