by sirenna - last update: Jan 16, 2006
Some of the Best
Sunsets in the World!
"If we go on as we are, we will destroy in the next century
everything that the poets have been singing about for the
past two thousand years."
-- Fred Bodsworth.
I've been living here in Boracay
for a few years now, and I'd like to share some of my
experiences of life on the island. Unfortunately many of the
guide-books and websites contain inacurate information about
Boracay, so I'll try to be as up-to-date as possible. I
originally came here to visit some friends for a few months,
but fell in love with the place (and a local guy) and ended
up moving here permanantly!
Puka Shell Beach
boat trip around the island and you'll discover many
beautiful beaches. Bring a picnic and spend the day lazing
in the sunshine, swimming, snorkeling or just enjoying the
peace and quiet. There's a common misconception that Boracay
is spoilt and over-developed, and that is certainly true of
White Beach, but as you can see from this picture, there are
still plenty of unspoilt places left.
View from the
Island is about 7 K's long, and shaped a bit like a bone.
It's narrowest point in the centre. It boasts many beautiful
beaches, of which White Beach is the most popular (and
The most peaceful part of White Beach is at the southern
end, in the area known as Angol.
To learn some useful Filipino words and phrases, click
News, Views and Events
This section will include news and information about all
sorts of topics in Boracay, from parties and sporting events
to conservation issues and problems.
Boracay - Environment
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government
to save the environment."
found a quote on the internet that sums up the situation -
"...just as the foolish and greedy
king killed the goose that laid the golden egg thinking he
would get a basket of eggs, he ended up with nothing. That's
the reality in Boracay and many other environmental
wonderlands. The greedy developers can't wait to get the
profits and in the process destroy the source of revenue in
their mad stampede for riches. That is how blind they are."
- Father Shay Cullen SSC
"The Rape of Paradise"
"Boracay Needs Master Plan" (Philippine Headline News
Boracay's road to ruin
Eco-Tourism in the Philippines
"Crying Over Boracay" - Manila Times.
The Battle for Boracay - The Sassy Lawyer's Journal
as the Mayor is concerned he allowed last week complete
destruction of the native vegetation and trees on the Ayala
land near Fridays. There is not a single tree left there!
Unbelievable! They even allowed the hill to be bulldozed and
flattened! What other concrete monstrosity/bunker are they
going to build there? This is the beginning of the north
beach destruction and in a few years it will be as bad as
station 2 and 3! "
Trip Adviser Forum
Life Goes On in paradise
Wanderlust and Other Temptations - Blog
Boracay the Island - Ocean Republic
Boracay Tourist.com - helpful tips and info
Amusing Photos from the Philippines
* 3rd week of January -
Ati-Atihan festival in Kalibo.
* 23 - 28 January 2006 - International Funboard Cup