The Philippines government has announced that Boracay will close to tourists from 26 April 2018 for up to six months to allow for environmental rehabilitation. Check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice and updates.
This small island, located 315 kilometres/196 miles south of Manila has won more awards than any other in the Philippines. It has received numerous accolades for its beaches and has been voted the best island in the world to visit. Aside from the pristine white sand beaches, Boracay is well known as a destination for relaxation, tranquillity, stunning sunsets and exclusive night life. Boracay is surrounded by crystal clear waters and healthy coral reefs which support a wide range of marine life. If you want to enjoy great diving and completely get away from it all, Boracay is the place to be.
Boracay offers a wide range of tropical reef fish including parrotfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, puffers, lionfish, scorpionfish, schooling redtooth triggers and snappers. You should also expect to see blue spotted stingrays, moray eels and occasional sea snakes. Macro life is plentiful including pipefish, nudibranch, mantis shrimps, colourful ribbon eels and a range of cleaner and anemone shrimps. If you are hoping for pelagics, grey reef and white tip reef sharks can be found in the area along with barracuda, tuna, jacks and trevallies.
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