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Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Boracay Getaway Part 2: Strolling time @ The White Beach

Name of Trip: Panay Island Adventures 2010
Date: June 13 - 16, 2010
Destination: Iloilo City, Capiz, Aklan (Kalibo & Boracay) and Guimaras Island
Travel via: Air (Philippine Airlines & Airphil Express), Land (van, tricycle, multicab), Water (motor boat)

Great walk along White Beach in Boracay

It was a nice swimming at the Puka Beach. Some of them bought some necklace and anklets which made from puka shells. We rode the motorboat and proceed to White Beach. It is a long 4 kilometer White Sand Beach which was the main attraction of the island. It was divided into three stations. 

White Sand facing Sulu Sea. Source: Wikipedia

Station 1: This is where we drop off from a motorboat and ended our island hopping adventures. We thanked them for assisting us during our snorkeling and swimming activities. We were amazed the beauty of Station 1. Actually, this station you will find the best white sand. It was pure and powdery. The station was less crowded than the rest of the stations. We stayed there for 30 minutes to take some photos and started to do strolling. :)

drop off to the northern part of Station 1, Shangrila over there!

this way to Station 1, 2 and 3

group picture


cool place to stay and take photos

take some splash

happy me!

picture along the way, Mama Mary statue

stop along the stairs

sitting along the cottages

It is a long, long walk on the island but we find it entertaining because of great views along the coast line. I had to admit that the sand was the purest I touched in my whole life. I enjoyed it especially that we passed to different hotels and resorts and take time to have some shots. 

Boracay Terraces Resort

Walk along the Station 1

group strolling! :)

great white sand! Approaching Willy's Rock

The famous Pearl of the Pacific Resort

Waling-Waling Beach Hotel

great walk along White Sand Beach

Strolling time

What's that green along the shores? Actually, it was a green moss or algae. It was usually appear during calm season but it was not harmful since it is beneficial to the environment. It may defect the white sand view but it makes the beach unique. 

Stop over at Willy's Rock

On our way to Station 2 we immediately recognized Willy's Rock. It is one of the famous landmarks in Boracay where most tourists - foreigners and locals stopped here to take photos. Actually, there was a statue of Blessed Virgin Mary and Catholics paid respect to this site and pray too. During Holy Week, this place was flocked by people.

Welcome to Willy's Rock

islet at Station 1

great view

enjoy the waters

picture time!

group picture below the rock

Mama Mary up close Willy's Rock

going up the rock

group picture

heading to Mama Mary


solo pic

Station 2 is the main even in White Beach. Many establishments were here such as restaurants, coffee shops, souvenir shops and many more. A place called D'Mall situated along Station 2 is an array of shops and restaurants. At night, this place was filled with parties and dining activities. There were several hotels and resorts along this station.

much crowded Station 2

headed to D'Mall

stroll to the mall

group picture


Station 3 is the nearest of all stations to the port of Boracay. However, beach was a bit rocky along the coastlines. This station has some hotels and resorts. We also found a transient house that we stayed here for 2 days. The best tip for budget beach goers is to have a transient house here in Station 3 and hail a tricycle to D'Mall and enjoy the view at the beach front and have some different activities there. 

Our one hour and a half stroll to White Beach was really fun and fulfilling. We enjoyed our walk and we wanted to do this during our nighlife at the Boracay. 

Continue to the next Boracay adventures! :)

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