Beaches in Boracay

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Baling Hai cove

Baling Hai cove

Puka Beach

Puka Beach was named after the famous Puka Shells which were popular as jewelry in the 60's and 70's. Such large numbers of them were collected from the beach that sadly there are hardly any left now.
This is a nice place to spend an afternoon - much more peaceful than White Beach. There are a few bead sellers around, and sometimes even an ice-cream vendor, but generally you'll be left in peace. You'll need to bring snacks or a picnic, some cold drinks, and snorkel gear. Look out for the cave too.
Be aware that there can be strong currents here, and the beach drops off quite sharply into the sea. Don't swim or snorkel too far out if you are not a confident swimmer.

We sailed to Puka Beach on a native 'paraw' (outrigger boat) with Captain Joey of the 'Red Pirates'. We had a BBQ on the beach and a cooler full of beer - everything we needed really! Be sure to bring your camera to catch the sunset as you sail back, and if you are lucky you'll also witness the fruit bats flying overhead to get to their feeding site on the mainland.

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There are many of beach resorts on the island of Boracay and most of the Boracay beaches feature white sands, crystal clear turquoise water and rich marine biodiversity. Here are a few beaches where you can enjoy yourself.

Puka Shell Beach

The Puka Shell Beach covers almost half of the northern tip of Boracay Island. This is the longest and most popular beach on the island. This beach is named after the Puka shells that abound in the sand at that particular area. Relax and enjoy a picnic at this beach with your family. You can also go on a banca trip and explore the most rugged areas of Boracay.

Balinghai Beach

If you fancy a serene, romantic spot for your and your loved one, Balinghai Beach is the perfect place for you. This modest secluded beach offers a magnificent rock wall backdrop and beautiful coral gardens perfect for snorkeling. You can also choose to stay overnight here at the Balinghai Resort which offers unique and comfy accommodation for only $60 per night.

Ilig-Iligan Beach

Ilig-Iligan Beach is located in the eastern part of Boracay Island. It features wonderful caves and coves as well as the vast rainforest that serves as home to giant fruit bats. This is a semi-deserted beachfront property that offers a unique beach experience. You might also want to explore the bat caves at the beach.

Bulabog Beach

Bulabog beach is located on the eastern side of the Island.  The beach is perfect for activities like snorkeling, diving, skiing, boating, kite boarding and parasailing. This is considered the number one spot in Asia for kite boarding. Every year from June to July the international kite boarding competitions take place at Bulabog Beach. You can also take classes to learn kite boarding.

Diniwid Beach

This is an exclusive beachfront property situated in the northern end of Boracay. Diniwid Beach is a 200-meter-long white sand beach that features private and upscale resorts and hotels. You will surely be amazed at the picturesque view of the Boracay Beach and the steep sea cliff at the other end of Diniwid Beach. This side of the island is perfect for those who want to get away from the usual jam-packed beaches in Boracay. Diniwid Beach also offers a luxurious, secure and private beaching experience. If you want a unique beach experience, head over to this beach. You will be glad you did!

 

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February 26, 2007 change by giorgio

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Baling Hai Beach

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Baling Hai Beach is a quiet little spot far removed from the busy White Beach. It can be reached by the road, but it is far nicer to rent a little boat and sail around the coast to reach this peaceful cove.

There is a small resort here with 5 little cottages on the hillside, and a restaurant at the top of the cliff serving lunches and fruit shakes. If you don't fancy taking on all those steps to the top of the cliff (there are a lot) your food and drinks will be lowered down the cliff-side in a basket, which is a novelty.

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