Those who have experienced the best of Boracay would certainly say that there is more to the famous White Beach. Indeed, behind this white-sand beach lies one less frequented location that offers an exciting vacation ingredient: surging winds.
Bulabog Beach, measuring 2.5 kilometers long, occupies the eastern side of Boracay and leverages on the trade winds blowing variably from October to July.
The advantageous geography
Nature takes a great part in Bulabog Beach being named the “Number One kite-boarding beach in Asia.” During the Amihan season, strong winds coming from the east hit Bulabog Beach, which its northern and southern hills channel inwards to create torrents conducive for wind-based water sports. So, from November to April, local and foreign visitors enjoy kite-boarding and windsurfing competitions on this part of Boracay. In the succeeding months up to October, tourists revel in the array of watersports possible with the shallow waters of the beach.
The Bulabog difference
Compared to White Beach, Bulabog Beach is less busy and crowded. This difference draws people in who are interested in either staying under the shady trees along the shores or joining the active scene of boards and kites. It can be said that this part of Boracay is the mid-line between action and tranquility, as it possesses part of the touristy atmosphere of White Beach and the serenity of the Puka Beach. A must-do for people who want to experience the other side of Boracay—just the right dose of quiet and fun.
Because Bulabog Beach pulls crowds from various parts of Asia, a considerable number of commercial establishments have been built there. Hotels, restaurants, surfing schools, and souvenir shops are present, but their activities are much quieter than those in White Beach. There are also Boracay resorts in Bulabog Beach to accommodate those who want some less developed surrounds. The 5-minute proximity of the beach to the D’Mall endears it to many tourists, and being a 10-minute walk from White Beach even makes it a perfect location.
First-time visitors to Bulabog Beach might still not know the right accommodations to choose, so here are a few to consider:
Boracay Kite Resort – This resort is the right one for tourists who want accommodations and kite-boarding lessons in one place. The resort lies on the northern part of Bulabog Beach, 20 minutes from the beach and right behind Amihan Store. The deal-maker is that their expert teachers only take two students at a time, so kite-boarding lessons are focused and detailed. Everyone is invited to stay in the resort to enjoy the close beach, and of course, the weekly poker games and dinners prepared by international chefs.
Aissatou Beach Resort – More to its enticing central location in Bulabog Beach, Aissatou Beach Resort makes a great vacation base for being a 3-star hotel. It has a restaurant, a coffee shop, a private beach area, a garden, and kite-boarding facilities. Necessary services are also provided, and with its fantastic views of the beautiful beach and sea, guests can expect nothing but relaxation.
Bahay Boracay Apartment – This accommodation literally speaks a tropical island lifestyle. Timber elements combined with concrete walls and glass windows create a rustic feel. Guests only need to walk for two minutes to mingle with kite-boarders and windsurfers, and then proceed for another five minutes to reach the powdery sand of White Beach.