The Majestic White Sands of Boracay

Boracay is an island of the Philippines in the province of Aklan. The island is divided into three stations: Station 3, located at the southern part of the island where the cheaper lodgings can be found; Station 2, roughly in the center and meant for those who want to be close to bars and nightlife; and Station 1, the area for isolated accommodations. The latter offers peace and quiet away from the usual action-packed Boracay night scene.

Leisure activities are available in Boracay and these include scuba diving, kiteboarding, snorkeling, windsurfing and beach relaxation. It is also the site of a world-class, 18-hole par 72 golf course designed by Graham Marsh.

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The weather in Boracay has two weather patterns known locally as Amihan and Habagat. Amihan with its cool northeastern wind is characterized by moderate temperatures and little or no rainfall. The Habagat season with west or southwestern wind is usually hot and humid with frequent heavy rainfall.

Boracay with its white sands is one of the major tourist attractions and destinations in the Philippines. In 1990, it was voted by the BMW Tropical Beach Handbook as one of the best beaches in the world and again in 1996 by British publication TV Quick as the world’s number one tropical beach.

There are also several events held in Boracay such as the Asian Windsurfing Tour Boracay International Funboard Cup and the Boracay Open Asian Beach Ultimate Tournament, an ultimate Frisbee event.

The best time to vacation in Boracay is during the summer break, in the months of April and May, when families can expect a fun-filled vacation and unforgettable moments.