Boracay Info

Sirenna's Boracay

Island Life

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

 


Secluded beaches
Take a 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 Air
Boracay 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 developed).
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 here
 

 
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."
-Ansel Adams-


I recently 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 Online).

Garbage (Terradaily)

Boracay's road to ruin

Eco-Tourism in the Philippines

"Crying Over Boracay" - Manila Times.

The Battle for Boracay - The Sassy Lawyer's Journal


Sept 17 2005:
"As far 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! "
Quoted from Trip Adviser Forum
 

 
News & Views

Guardian Unlimited

Preserving Paradise

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


 


 
Events


* 3rd week of January - Ati-Atihan festival in Kalibo.

* 23 - 28 January 2006 - International Funboard Cup (windsurfing).