Boracay is a tropical island in the Visaya region of the Philippines, surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches. Boracay (Kalibo or Caticlan airports) are about an hour's flight from Cebu or Manila. For beach lovers, Boracay competes with the best beaches in the world such as the Caribbean and the South Pacific as well as neighbouring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. For those wanting to relax and top up their tan, beach-front hotels usually have lounge chairs set up just a few steps away from the hotel entrances. If you prefer activiities, then water sports such as sailing, wind surfing, snorkelling, diving and jet skiing are all available. The fun in Boracay doesn't end when the sun sets. Boracay night-life pulsates with many bars and restaurants serving food, drink and fun until dawn.
Boracay Island is located off the northwest corner of Panay Island, and is part of the Western Visayas region. The island is approximately seven kilometers long, dog-bone shaped with the narrowest spot being less than one kilometer wide, and has a total land area of 10.32 square kilometers.
South-facing Cagban Beach is located across a small strait from the jetty port at Caticlan on Panay island, and the Cagban jetty port serves as Boracay's main entry and exit point during most of the year. When wind and sea conditions dictate, east-facing Tambisaan Beach serves as an alternative entry and exit point. Boracay's two primary tourism beaches, White Beach and Bulabog Beach, are located on opposite sides of the island's narrow central area. White Beach faces westward and Bulabog Beach faces eastward. The island also has several other beaches.
White Beach, the main tourism beach, is about four kilometers long and is lined with resorts, hotels, lodging houses, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses. In the central portion, for about two kilometers, there is a footpath known as the Beachfront Path separating the beach itself from the establishments located along it. North and south of the Beachfront Path, beachfront establishments do literally front along the beach itself. Several roads and paths connect the Beachfront Path with Boracay's Main Road, a vehicular road which runs the length of the island. At the extreme northern end of White Beach, a footpath runs around the headland there and connects White Beach with Diniwid Beach.
Bulabog Beach, across the island from White Beach, is the second most popular tourism beach on the island.
Boracay has a tropical climate, with an average temperate around 30c and humidity of 75%. The year is divided into two distinct seasons. The rainy season which begins around June and ends late October and the dry season which runs from November to May. The hottest months are April and May when temperatures can reach as much as 39c. The coolest period is in December with day time temperatures in the high 20s low 30s on most days and dropping lower in evenings and early mornings.
What's the best time to travel to Boracay in Philippines? Here are some monthly facts:
On average, the temperatures are always high.
A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the months: January, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
On average, the warmest month is May.
On average, the coolest month is January.
October is the wettest month.
March is the driest month.