How to Get to Boracay

how to get to boracay

Visiting an island paradise is everyone’s dream, and with a location as gorgeous as Boracay, Philippines, it makes no sense to miss out. With the small island pulling in over 2 million tourists in 2017 alone, it’s clear that you have a lot of company when it comes to travelers who want to get a taste of the turquoise waters and fine white sand. But how can you get to this small, sparkling jewel of the Philippines? Here’s a short, handy guide for how to get to Boracay.

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Where to Stay in Boracay

where to stay in boracay

Thanks to tourist booms that started in the 1970s and continued more or less unabated into the present, Boracay has become the top tourist destination in the Philippines. There were almost a million local tourists who visited the island in 2019 alone, with another million coming from international locations like China, Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S.

This incredible tourist population has led to the rise of several resorts, hotels, and hostels on the island. With a three-day stay on the average, tourists are looking for favorite spots to get their fill of rest, relaxation, and fun in the sun. Where that spot will be, however, is dependent on what you’re looking for.

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Things to Do in Boracay

what to do in boracay

Boracay doesn’t rank among the world’s best islands for nothing. This top destination is home to some of the most incredible seaside views in the Philippines, which is reason enough to drop by and visit. Plus, it’s home to a number of fantastic restaurants, bars, and other eating and drinking spots, making it a solid destination for foodies.

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Boracay

Boracay

Nestled in the waters of the Western Visayas region in the Philippines is a shining jewel with an almost unbeatable reputation: the island of Boracay. Only 7 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide at its narrowest part, this small island isn’t called one of the best vacation spots in the world for nothing.

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30 Best Travel YouTube Channels in the Philippines

30 Best Travel YouTube Channels in the Philippines

The past decade or so has seen the rise of unique work titles like influencer, content creator, and last but not least— travel blogger. With tickets so widely affordable and information easier than ever to disseminate, travel bloggers Philippines lead the charge in satisfying the Filipino’s sense of wanderlust.

A cursory search of “Filipino vloggers” will net you a long list of Philippine travel blog and video channels. Looking for a budget travel blog Philippines? They’ve got it. Want a video on the ins and outs of Taiwan travel blog Philippines? It’s all there. If there’s one thing Filipinos have, it’s a sense of adventure, and this new era of video lets them achieve it in style.

Curious to see what’s up and where to go in the Philippines? Here’s a list of the best travel YouTube channels and travel bloggers Philippines.

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Tourism Industry in the Philippines

How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Tourism Industry in the Philippines

The past few months have seen a number of unprecedented changes in nearly every aspect of our lives. The ways we socialize, eat, go to work, travel, and more are all nearly unrecognizable when compared to our lifestyles six months ago, and we’re only beginning to scratch the surface. The effects of the global pandemic COVID-19 are far reaching, and are likely to be felt years and years into the future.

We’ve touched on the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in a previous article titled ‘The Worst Pandemics to Ever Hit the Philippines’. In that article, we gave a brief overview of the timeline of the pandemic in the Philippines. In the months since, COVID-19 has prompted a complete overhaul of Philippine society, which remains under the world’s longest lockdown as reported by The Telegraph.

While we struggle to comprehend the depths of the pandemic’s impact on the Philippine economy, lifestyle, and education, there are certain sectors that have been harder hit than others. One of these sectors is, predictably, travel and tourism. Since flights first began slowing down and then stopping completely at the beginning of 2020, the industry has had to completely restructure. Here’s a look at just how the Philippine tourism industry has changed, and what it could look like in the future.

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The Best Ways to Prepare for a Camper Trip

The Best Ways to Prepare for a Camper Trip

There’s nothing that comes close to the experience of camping in the great outdoors, and thanks to the activity’s growing popularity, it seems most of America is inclined to agree. CNBC reported in 2018 that at least 77 million American households had at least one camper, with numbers growing yearly. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of city and suburban life certainly has its appeal, but the downside is that lifelong urbanites might balk at making the shift.

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50 Most Popular Social Media Influencers in 2020 in the Philippines

50 Most Popular Social Media Influencers in 2020 in the Philippines

Social media has become an almost inescapable part of our daily lives. Ever since the emergence of social media platforms in the late 90s, modern society has learned to connect and communicate in ways that would have almost seemed impossible decades before. Social media influences the way we speak, the music we listen to, where we travel, what we eat, and what we wear— and at the forefront of that are the influencers.

In 2018, the Association of National Advertisers found that 75% of national advertisers in the US use influencer marketing, and 43% were planning to increase their spending on it in the next year. Influencers awe, inform, and yes, entertain, and social media would certainly be a different place without them. If you’re looking to spice up your Instagram feed, then here’s a list of the fifty top social media influencers in the Philippines.

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Learning About Indonesia’s Ancient Culture in the Tana Toraja

Learning About Indonesia’s Ancient Culture in the Tana Toraja

Traveling is an opportunity to visit areas that are off the beaten path. With access to different areas in the world steadily growing thanks to improvements in transport and tourism, more people have the opportunity now to explore hidden gems. More than just seeing the sights or checking out the most Instagrammable spots, travelers should use the experience to enrich themselves and learn more about a place’s history and culture.

Previously on the blog, we’ve talked about ’10 Famous Mountains in the Philippines‘. Today, let’s dive into one of the richest cultures in Indonesia, Tana Toraja.

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