Boracay is more than just a pristine beach located at the heart of the Philippines. For foreigners, it has become their second home, a sanctuary away from their normal lives.
If you’re wondering why Boracay is packed with foreigners all the time, below are some of the reasons.
Incredible natural resources
There’s so much of nature to enjoy in Boracay Island. Foreigners aiming for relaxation with some snorkeling on the side can be found at the Bailing Hai Beach. For those who want to see the horizon of Boracay’s beauty, Mount Luho offers an awe-inspiring view 100 meters above see level.
However, there’s nothing more natural than Boracay’s world-famous powdery white sand. The sand is so fine, in fact, that you don’t have to wear sandals while walking along the shoreline.
Perfect mix of nature and night life
Once the sun sets in Boracay, this tropical utopia transforms into a party haven, as different bars and restaurants along the beachfront light up the night with their own brand of entertainment.
If you’re looking to dance and mingle with other people until the wee hours of the morning or just kick it back with a drink or two after a long day, then you’ll have more than enough choice to satisfy the night owl in you.
Due to the low exchange rate in the Philippines compared to other countries, foreigners can afford go on a spending spree while in Boracay. Looking past the expensive stores and tour packages in D’mall, Boracay’s central area of commerce, there are other boutiques that sell products and services at extremely cheap prices, as well as affordable resorts and hotels in Boracay.
Foreigners can enjoy a complete day tour complete with meals and snacks for as low as Php1,000, which costs approximately $25US. Beers and drinks cost half a dollar, so don’t be surprised if you see them populate the bars in the evening. Also, the low-cost Boracay real estate has encouraged foreigners to buy land and settle here.
Foreigners get acclimated with the taste of Boracay by hitting the wet market to get the freshest seafoods and have them cooked in any style they want. Not a seafood, but lechon, the Philippine’s version of the suckling pig, is a crispy and flavorful delicacy that foreigners have fallen in love with.
Down to earth people
Filipinos are regarded as one of the friendliest, most respectful, and more accommodating people in the world and Boracay is the country’s platform to their inimitable qualities to tourism Philippines. Most of the people here speak English, so you won’t deal much with the language barrier that’s present in other beaches.
Locals go the extra mile to make their guests comfortable and make their stay as best as possible. Foreigners can ask them for the best places to visit that give them lots of bang for their buck.