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Boracay Tourism

Boracay is an island located on an hour flight from Manila and Cebu two of the cities which are located in the country of Philippines. This island is a really small with only 7 k.m.of total length. This island is surrounded by two beaches on its either side and has clear water on all its four ends. This place which is known to be filled with romantic vibes has tourists coming from all parts of the world especially China, Taiwan, Korea as well as other major parts of Asia.

Ranked as the second best island in the year 2013, Boracay has rapidly grown to become one of the top tourist destinations in Philippines. Only 7 k.m. in length while only 500 m in width this place is known for its White Beach which is stretched in around 4 k.m. and contains clear white sand. Along this stretch of white sand you would find tons of hotels, shops as well as restaurants which give you a pleasant place to enjoy these deep blue waters as well as the scenic view. This place over the years has seen rapid growth and is now mostly occupied by tourists from all parts of the world. A perfect place for night parties as well as a great vacation you can easily enjoy this destination if you come here as a couple.

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Currency in Boracay

The primary currency utilised in Philippines is Philipine Peso. This currency is utilised all over the country as well as island such as Boracay

Shopping in Boracay

Here you would find numerous products ranging from daily wears to some of the greatest collections of art as well as souveniers. You can think this place of being a location where you can shop till you drop. There are malls as well as various small shops which sell items and products that you can carry back home.

Nightlife in Boracay

Nightlife is one thing which is absolutely amazing on the island of Boracay. This place is known for its amazing culture as well as night parties. You would find on beach parties as well as parties going on withing numerous hotels as well as club.You also can get oppurtunity to swim here during night which is ofcourse a wonderful experience.

History of Boracay

People called as the 'Negritos' first came to this place and settled here. Farming and fishing were the main occupation of the people. However after few years people began buying rice and other crops in exchange of the coconut shell which could easily be found here. Later people as well as families in Panay begin coming here for vacations and soon this place became one of the favourite tourist destinations.

Language of Boracay

Here most of the people can speak English very clearly and hence you wonêt have much issues in talking to anyone. However in the market regions some people speak Tagalog, hence in case you want to Bargain a bit then you need to brush up on this language skills.

Boracay Customs

There aren't much of the customs or traditions over here. However you would be asked to try numerous sorts of dishes. In case you want to be adventurous then try the ones you like, or you can politely refuse and try not to offend anyone.

Religion of Boracay

In the country of Philippines you would find most of the population (around 82 percent) are Roman Catholics, while around 5 percent of people practice Islam. The rest 13 percent consists of people from mixed faith.

Daily Budget for Boracay

This place is quite expensive during on season. The average cost per day is about PhP 2000. This includes eating, riding as well as living costs.

Exchanging Money in Boracay

You would find tons of money exchange centres in and around Boracay. However the conversion rates may vary, therefore it is best suggested to get your currency exchanged in the city outside Boracay.

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What are the places near Boracay?

The top places near to Boracay are Manila which is 308 km from Boracay, Cebu city which is located 283 km from Boracay, London which is located 11038 km from Boracay, Dubai which is located 7112 km from Boracay, Amsterdam which is located 10693 km from Boracay

What are the things to do in Boracay?

The top things to do in Boracay are Island Hopping, Banana Boat Ride, Fly Fish, Parasailing, Ariel’s Point, White Beach. You can see all the places to visit in Boracay here

What is the local food in Boracay?

The food consumed over here has evolved with times. Here you would find a mixture of American, Australian, Chinese as well as Japanese Cuisine. Dishes here are quite simple such as rice along with salted fish. Almost all the food served over here are accompanied with several dips and you would find high concentration of vinegar as well as fish oil in them.
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What is the best time to visit Boracay?

The best time to visit Boracay is during the dry season, which starts in November and runs through April. Called the 'Amihan season' this period brings with it, the cold, northeast wind across the island. Humidity and rainfall remain low, and the sea water is perfect for swimming, diving, and other activities. The temperature in Boracay remains moderate throughout the year - an average of 30°C during the day and 25°C in the evening. Its seasons can be classified into two distinct parts - the dry and the wet season. The monsoons run from May to October. The temperature during May and October remains comfortable but very humid. June, July, August and September experiences heavy rain, and the threat of typhoons looms throughout the Philippines. June is the wettest month in Boracay, with an average of 237mm of rain. Boracay is somewhat sheltered from the chances of a direct typhoon hit but remains vulnerable to higher tides, strong winds, and heavy rains.

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