About Boracay (Sur)
As you travel through the 7,107 islands of the Philippines,
you will find stunning natural scenery like Boracay (Sur),
it is not difficult but there is one island that stands out
but Boracay (Sur). In Boracay (Sur) you can find a four-kilometer-long
white talc powder sandy beach, turquoise blue waters and
romantic scenery. Boracay (Sur) is located on the northwestern
tip of Panay Island and can be reached only by boat. Due
to its natural beauty, the island of Boracay (Sur) is a top
beach in Asia. Boracay (Sur) is also known as gateway to
Two (2) km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the
Western Visayan region of the Philippines is Boracay (Sur)
Island of the Philippines located approximately 345 km (200
miles) south of Manila. It's nine kilometers and spread over
2,563.86 acres (1,038 hectares). At its narrowest point Boracay
(Sur) is only one kilometer wide.
Amihan and Habagat seasons weather in Boracay (Sur) is generally
the weather patterns. Amihan means a cool northeast wind,
and Habagat means west or southwest wind; south-west monsoon.
The Amihan season is characterized by moderate temperatures,
little or no rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the east.
The Habagat season is characterized by hot and humid weather,
frequent heavy rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the west.
The Amihan and Habagat seasonal pattern is the switch in
wind direction which is the main indicator in Boracay (Sur).
Boracay (Sur) will be in the Habagat weather pattern for
the remainder of the year and the Amihan weather pattern
from sometime in September or October to sometime in May
or June. These dates can vary in individual years, though.
Tropical Storms can impact Boracay (Sur) at any time of
year, but are most likely to be seen during the Habagat season.
Daytime temperatures on Boracay (Sur) generally range from
77-90°F (25-32°C) from the beginning of the Amihan
season into February or March, and increase to the 82-100°F(28-38°C)
range with the onset of the Habagat season. During Tropical
Storm periods in Boracay (Sur), temperatures can fall below
Ati tribe was the original settlers of Boracay (Sur). Boracay
(Sur) became an independent province on April 25, 1956 and
part of Aklan Province. Tourism began to develop in Boracay
(Sur), and the island became popular with backpackers in
the 1980s formerly undiscovered it wasn't till the 1970s.
Boracay (Sur) Island was a well-guarded secret many years
ago, almost possessively so that only a few knew of its existence.
When a foreign movie crew accidentally "discovered" this
island paradise, it was only in the 70s. Others wrote a book,
which included rave reviews of Boracay (Sur) that changed
the island’s pace from that of being a quiet secret
to eventually being voted as having the best beach in the
Boracay (Sur) is a phenomenon since Aklan for many tourists
is synonymous to Boracay (Sur); in fact, many more know about
Boracay (Sur) than Aklan. At peak season, some the Boracay
(Sur) Island’s population may swell to 20,000. A
word on the Boracay (Sur) Island is added a bonus for the
weary heritage traveler.
The Boracay (Sur) Island is under the administrative control
of the Philippine Tourism Authority in coordination with
the Provincial Government of Aklan comprises of the barangays
Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak (3 of the 17 barangays which
make up the municipality of Malay).
The Boracay (Sur) island came to international attention
in 1980s when European backpackers, mostly German, wrote
about this idyllic island in the South China Sea although
Boracay (Sur) was known to fishermen and some of its land
owned by non-residents. The English baker on the Boracay
(Sur) Island is one of the oldest tourist’s establishments. Boracay
(Sur) could boast of five star accommodations and a golf
course by the end of the 80s, many rest houses had been built
and by the end of the century. It was voted as one of the
best beaches in the world in 1990 and again in 1996 as the
worlds number one tropical beach.
White Sand Beach is Boracay (Sur)'s central attraction,
on Boracay (Sur)'s southwestern flank, a gem of nature stretching
for about four kilometers, where most of
The rocky and subject to dangerous currents is in the northeast,
especially during the rainy season. Boracay (Sur) reefs
make the island an ideal jump off point for the enthusiastic
scuba divers or snorkelers.
Fresh sea foods can be found and which can be cooked right
there or brought to where one is staying and for those on
economy budget go to the Boracay (Sur) talipapa, or Boracay
(Sur) open market. But Boracay (Sur) Island has many
restaurants catering to all tastes. Boracay (Sur) has equipments
for water sport, as well as lessons for scuba diving and
Tourism in Boracay (Sur) is at its peak during the Amihan
season partly because of its wind and weather pattern. The
prevailing wind blows from the east Boracay (Sur) during
Amihan. The water off Boracay (Sur) White Beach is often
glassy-smooth. Hills on the northern and southern ends of
the Boracay (Sur) island channel and the Amihan season wind
from the eastern side of the island; Boracay (Sur) Bulabog
Beach in the central part of the island's eastern side makes
the reef-protected waters off that beach ideal for windsurfing
and kite boarding / kite surfing.
Luxurious hotel types to budget and Spartan rooms are number
of accommodation types scattered all over the Boracay (Sur)
Island. Along White Beach, location is often specified in
relation to Boracay (Sur) three boat stations, though the
stations are no longer in operation. Boracay (Sur) Station
2 is roughly in the center of the beach, with Boracay (Sur)
Stations 1 and 3 respectively roughly midway to the north
and south endpoints of Boracay (Sur) Island. The Boracay
(Sur) Station 3 area is where most of the cheaper lodgings
are located, while Boracay (Sur) Station 2 is meant for those
who want to be within proximity of the bars. Boracay (Sur)
Station 1, meanwhile, is where you can find the more isolated
accommodations, offering peace and quiet to those looking
for a respite from the usual action-packed Boracay (Sur)
Boracay (Sur) island accommodations range from dirt cheap
to luxurious. Every luxurious and some fine hotel resorts
has its Boracay (Sur) Suite Room, Boracay (Sur) Private Room,
Boracay (Sur) Honeymoon Room, Boracay (Sur) Executive Room,
Boracay (Sur) Family Room, Boracay (Sur) Superior Room, Boracay
(Sur) Standard Room, Boracay (Sur) Double Room, Boracay (Sur)
Triple Room, Boracay (Sur) Quadruple Room, Boracay (Sur)
Ocean View Room, Boracay (Sur) Garden View Room, Boracay
(Sur) Beachfront Room, Boracay (Sur) Bungalow Type Room,
Boracay (Sur) Aircon Room, Boracay (Sur) Fan Room, Boracay
(Sur) Dormitory Room, Boracay (Sur) Transient Room, Boracay
(Sur) Backpacker Room, Boracay (Sur) Room with Kitchen, Boracay
(Sur) House and any type of fabricated accommodations. Boracay
(Sur) peak period pricing are periods of heavy tourism (usually
including Christmas / New Year, Easter / Holy Week, and Chinese
New Year periods).
Most Boracay (Sur) hotels and resorts have seasonal price
levels, with high season prices generally coinciding with
Amihan Season dates. Boracay (Sur) has in excess of 350 Boracay
(Sur) beach resorts offering more than 2,000 rooms ranging
in quality from five-star to budget accommodations, so tourists
are sure to find whatever they are looking for. Boracay (Sur)
offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs.
Leisure activities available on Boracay (Sur) include scuba
diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite boarding and beach
relaxation. Boracay (Sur) is the site of a world-class 18-hole
par 72 golf course designed by Graham Marsh.
Boracay (Sur) has two serving airports, the Kalibo International
Airport in Kalibo pretty close to Boracay (Sur) and Godofredo
P. Ramos Airport (commonly referred to as "Caticlan
airport") in Caticlan, 30 minutes boat ride to Boracay
The Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) passes through
Caticlan which is the western part of Boracay (Sur), with
car ferries from Roxas, Oriental Mindoro docking at the Caticlan
Motor-tricycles along the main road of Boracay (Sur) or
by walking along the beaches of Boracay (Sur) are the two
main modes of transport. Along the Boracay (Sur) Beachfront
path, Pedicabs are also available for transport. Boracay
(Sur) other means of transportation include mountain bikes,
quadbikes and motorbikes, all of which can be rented.
Motorized bancas and sailing paraws are available for rent
to explore around the Boracay (Sur) Island’s coast.
Around Boracay (Sur) Island are outrigger canoes and are
common sights in waters. Passengers may be seated on a trampoline
platform between the outrigger supports sailing paraw is
a narrow hulled boat with outriggers either sides. These
are extremely fast off the wind in Boracay (Sur), but can
be unwieldy for inexperienced sailors.
Asian Windsurfing Tour, with the week-long Boracay (Sur)
International Fun board Cup competition usually held in January
on Bulabog Beach, Boracay (Sur) is one of the competitive
Each January in Boracay (Sur) Kalibo on nearby Panay Island,
the well-known Ati-Atihan Festival takes place. Usually in
the second or third week of January, a much smaller Ati-Atihan
festival is celebrated on Boracay (Sur).
An ultimate Frisbee event has been held annually since 2003,
usually during summer, the Boracay (Sur) Open Asian Beach
AKLAN where Boracay (Sur) located between latitudes 11° 09'
30" N and 12° 01' 00" N, and longitude 121° 50'
00" E and 122° 34' 45" E, Aklan island of
Boracay (Sur) like Capiz close to Boracay (Sur) shares the
northern coast of the roughly triangular island Panay like
island laso of Boracay (Sur). More than a third of the
land is mountainous but Boracay (Sur) Island has a few, with
Aklan's western flank sharing the high cordillera that divides
the province from Antique which is close to Boracay (Sur)
as well. The south is bounded by the central cordillera
of Panay Island where Boracay (Sur) is located, common to
the provinces of Capiz and Iloilo. A break in the cordillera
at Nabas allows passage to Pandan, Antique and the other
passage for Boracay (Sur). The lowlands are limited
to a narrow strip that starts from the coast and extends
to the foothills, the widest are the floodplains of the Ibajay
(30 kms) and Aklan Rivers (60 kms), two of five major rivers
in the province while Boracay (Sur) island is like a shoe.
The rivers empty into Sibuyan Sea. The other rivers are the
Tangalan, Jalo and Talon.
Aklan's beginning as a settled area before Boracay (Sur)
was known is wreathed in legend and spurious and undocumented
historical claims. It is hard to find documentary evidence
about the island and Boracay (Sur) with the coming of the
Spaniards. In 1566, the Augustinian Fray Martin de Rada
had begun evangelizing Panay Island including Boracay (Sur)
shoreline, where he preached the Gospel at Pan-ay, Capiz,
Boracay (Sur) itself and in Dumangas. However, they
continued their missionary work in Boracay (Sur) and Panay
and in 1581 evangelized Kalibo including Boracay (Sur) and
in 1596, Ibajay. Both areas particularly Boracay (Sur)
were strategic settlements because they were near the mouth
of Aklan's great rivers, a convenient waterway for penetrating
the island's interior and the shoreline of Boracay (Sur).
Aklan and Boracay (Sur) participated in the Revolution against
Spain when Gen. Francisco Castillo, who had donated his fortune
to found a national press in Boracay (Sur) for the Katipunan
and Candido Iban arrived in Aklan and Boracay (Sur) to found
a chapter of the Katipunan. Iban was a native of Malinao,
Banga and a resident of Boracay (Sur) and had befriended
the brother of Andres Bonifacio, Procopio. Inducted
into the Katipunan he returned to Boracay (Sur) to organize
in the Visayas.
Aklan's best-known tourist attractions are: the Ati-atihan
and Boracay (Sur) Island, both relatively new attractions. Although
the story told of the origins of the Ati-atihan links it
to the legend of the peace pact between the Bornean datus
and the Ati (Ayta) who occupied Panay Island and Boracay
(Sur) Island in the 13th century, the fact is the Ati-atihan
(held on the third Sunday of January to coincide with the
feast of the Santo Niño patron of Boracay (Sur)) was
concocted in the 1950s as a way to boost tourism. Boracay
(Sur) island a long but narrow white sand island came to
the attention of surf and sun backpackers in the late 70s,
by the 80s enterprising Europeans had set shop on the island
of Boracay (Sur) and by the end of the century, the island
Boracay (Sur) boasted of five star resorts, a gulf course,
establishments catering to different clientele: from economy
to the luxury tourist budget, and a string of restaurants
that serves the cuisine of the world: from native islander,
to Japanese and Chinese, to Asian to continental, and what
have you. These two attractions alone bring in most
of the tourist dollars and Euro to Boracay (Sur) municipal
and town of Aklan.
In Kalibo and Boracay (Sur) year 1581, the Augustinians
established a mission. In Kalibo and Boracay (Sur) year
1680, was erected a parish under the advocacy of the San
Juan Bautista Then, the town site was at Barrio Laguinbanwa
in Numancia, some two kilometers distant from the present
site of Kalibo and Boracay (Sur).
In 1947, after the World War II, Gabriel M. Reyes, Archbishop
of Cebu and later Manila, personally took a hand reconstructing
and remodeling the church in various area including Boracay
(Sur). The Boracay (Sur) church hit by an earthquake on
14 June 1990 measuring 7.1 in the Richter scale hit the Island
of Boracay (Sur) at 3:41 P.M., the epicenter was located at 11.34North
of Boracay (Sur) latitude; 122.10 East of Boracay (Sur) longitude.
The Philvocs reported 15 kilometers depth as computed.