Boracay Island Information / Geography
Boracay beach, boracay island, Philippines
Boracay Information : Perhaps the most taken for granted features of the tropical island paradise that is Boracay is its generally unique geography. Most visitors only pay attention to the beaches, the water and maybe some parts of the hills. But the whole of the island is what makes Boracay so special. The gently rolling hills assures that there is just enough wind to reach the beaches, and the upper features of the island provide special differences which allow all kinds of water sports and beach activities that can only be fully enjoyed in this part of the world. See Boracay Video for ideas : Boracay Beach Holy Week
Whenever one talks about the most beautiful and first class white sandy beaches and unspoiled waters of the island chains of the Philippines, Boracay island is usually at the top. So, to understand what the island has which sets it apart, let’s discuss Boracay geography.
The island is composed of 10.32 square kilometers of white sandy beaches, wooded areas and some hills and a mountain. It is situated in the northwestern area of Aklan and is part of the Panay Island Group. Manila, the nation’s capital is about 200 miles north of Boracay. Since it is an island on the Sulu Sea, the place innately possesses shores of very fine, white sands, warm tropical weather nearly in all months of the year which provides just enough rain and sun every year to its delicate environment. It is ideal for hillside resorts and the plains are filled with many luxurious resorts and hotels from all of the famous hotel chains of the world.
More than four hundred hectares have been set aside as forest and wooded areas and exactly 628 hectares are mainly agricultural lands. Boracay geography also has 2 primary beach and shorelie areas; White Beach and Bulabog Beach which are both found in the narrow heart of the butterfly shaped island. Although some people look at the island and see a waving hand and the 2 primary beach areas like the wrist of the waving hand. Symbolically, the wrist is where he pulse is and it indicates where life abounds on the island.
Boracay’s geography also provides for other great beaches, although the 2 primary and biggest ones are where most people stay and have fun at. The White Beach part is filled with comfortable and first rate hotels and resorts, restaurants and other establishments in the four kilometer stretch of sand it occupies while under a setting of verdant hills and lush vegetation. Boracay geography is so picturesque, even people who’ve never been there have an idea what to expect.
The other beach is Bulabog, it’s named for the especially whimsical breezes that are strong and reliable to make it ideal for windsurfing and kite boarding and other wind-based sports. Boracay’s geography makes it easy for these winds to pass through and drive all kinds of beach activities. The term itself means a kind of rustling brought about by strong winds. And with the unique topographical features of the island, the winds can really affect this part of the beach.
Additional Boracay geographical information; the island is composed of 3 barangays or local districts; Manoc-Manoc, Yapac and Balabag. The island itself is part of the town of Malay which is made up of 17 barangays. Getting to the island is usually done from the port from the neighboring island of Caticlan and goes down to Cagban jetty or Tambisaan Beach when the weather is fair and wind conditions favorable.