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The Best Secret Spots in Boracay for the Adventurous Solo Traveler

Planning a solo trip after the quarantine?

By: Yoorekka Team | July 21, 2020

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Spots in Boracay

One of the big shifts in travel involves travelers opting for more solo adventures.


There are many joys to traveling alone, like freely choosing a destination and seeing the world independently, to name a few. In these times, it’s also a practical thing, with group trips discouraged now that social distancing has become a priority. Solo trips also open travelers’ minds to amazing experiences along the way, and what better place is there for lone travelers than Boracay?

Whether you fancy sitting alone at the beach or learning how to kitesurf, there are many spots in Boracay that will relieve you from pandemic-induced stress. As travel picks up again, check out these underrated spots in Boracay that can make you love your own company!


1. Puka Beach

Location: Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa
Rates per night:
Deluxe Room – PhP11,500
Deluxe Seaview Room – PhP13,500
Premier Seaview Room – PhP15,500
Seaview Suite – PhP24,000


Boracay

Puka Beach stretches for about 800 meters, having enough space for isolation.

Image: Puka Beach, Boracay Island, Philippines Facebook Page

Located at the northern part of Boracay Island is Puka Beach, an uncrowded beach with clearer waters perfect for solo travelers who long for a solitary dip. It is also famous for the natural puka shells that abound in it—the reason for its name. Waves can get rough at times, but if you’re an experienced swimmer, Puka Beach is your turf. When the sun goes down, bring a beer and sit on the beach while enjoying the stillness and the glorious view.



2. Ilig-Iligan Beach

Location: Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Fairways and Bluewater Boracay
Rates per night: Superior Room – PhP6,577


Quarantine

Looking for a spot to have an adventure? Ilig-Iligan Beach is for the daring spirit.

Image: @l3o2v7e

Ilig-Iligan Beach is quite unknown to most tourists due to its location. It is one of the farthest beaches from the island’s pier and getting there via boat depends on the weather and tide. But once you arrive at this underrated beach spot, you will be treated to an incredibly gorgeous view of the unpopulated shore. The spot is also best for adrenaline junkies who itch to indulge in extreme sports such as surfing and parasailing.


3. Balinghai Beach

Location: Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
Rates per night:
Deluxe Room – PhP14,584
Deluxe Seaview – PhP15,604
Suite – PhP16,624


pandemic

Rent a kayak and paddle along the calm coastline of Balinghai Beach!

Image: @makoy094

If you are looking for a serene retreat, Balinghai Beach is just a few minutes away from the tourist-flocked shores. The only sound you will hear in this secluded spot is the sound of the rushing waves. It is like the old Boracay with its unlittered and clear waters, ideal for snorkeling and swimming. There are also rock formations along the shore and a cove that sits under a cliff. Make sure to visit the beach during low tide since it disappears when the tides rise.


4. Bulabog Beach

Location: Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Azalea Hotels & Residences Boracay
Rate per night: Deluxe Room – PhP7,142


social distancing

Want to improve your kitesurfing skills? The wind at Bulabog Beach is just right for this activity!

Image: @real_mrv

Very few tourists venture to Bulabog Beach thanks to its secluded location. It is less developed and usually quieter than the other spots in Boracay. Picking up a new skill during your solo trip is fulfilling and memorable, and this place hosts extreme water activities that you can learn such as kitesurfing. But if you’d rather relax than sweat, you can sit on the shore and watch kitesurfers from a distance.



5. Crystal Cove

Location: Tabon Point, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Linggayanay Boracay Hotel Resort
Single room rates per night:
Superior Room – PhP2,522
Deluxe Suite – PhP4,618


lockdown

Crystal Cove is only for day tour visits.

Image: Crystal Cove Island Resort Facebook Page

It’s no secret that Boracay Island features natural beauty, but some of these beauties are still a secret. Just a short boat ride off the coast is Crystal Cove, a two-hectare sanctuary that serves uninterrupted panoramic views. If the water conditions allow, you can swim in the pools inside the island’s cave, which opens directly to the sea. Bask in silence inside caves that bear crystal formations or just sit on the hill and watch the blue waters of the South China Sea.


Solo trips after the lockdown become the practical choice considering the physical distancing measures. But more than that, they’re also meaningful adventures that can help you learn a thing or two about yourself. If you’re still unable to go to Boracay due to quarantine restrictions, use this time to plan ahead for your future vacation!


Visit Yoorekka to discover more secret spots in Boracay!

Spots in Boracay

One of the big shifts in travel involves travelers opting for more solo adventures.


There are many joys to traveling alone, like freely choosing a destination and seeing the world independently, to name a few. In these times, it’s also a practical thing, with group trips discouraged now that social distancing has become a priority. Solo trips also open travelers’ minds to amazing experiences along the way, and what better place is there for lone travelers than Boracay?

Whether you fancy sitting alone at the beach or learning how to kitesurf, there are many spots in Boracay that will relieve you from pandemic-induced stress. As travel picks up again, check out these underrated spots in Boracay that can make you love your own company!


1. Puka Beach

Location: Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa
Rates per night:
Deluxe Room – PhP11,500
Deluxe Seaview Room – PhP13,500
Premier Seaview Room – PhP15,500
Seaview Suite – PhP24,000


Boracay

Puka Beach stretches for about 800 meters, having enough space for isolation.

Image: Puka Beach, Boracay Island, Philippines Facebook Page

Located at the northern part of Boracay Island is Puka Beach, an uncrowded beach with clearer waters perfect for solo travelers who long for a solitary dip. It is also famous for the natural puka shells that abound in it—the reason for its name. Waves can get rough at times, but if you’re an experienced swimmer, Puka Beach is your turf. When the sun goes down, bring a beer and sit on the beach while enjoying the stillness and the glorious view.



2. Ilig-Iligan Beach

Location: Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Fairways and Bluewater Boracay
Rates per night: Superior Room – PhP6,577


Quarantine

Looking for a spot to have an adventure? Ilig-Iligan Beach is for the daring spirit.

Image: @l3o2v7e

Ilig-Iligan Beach is quite unknown to most tourists due to its location. It is one of the farthest beaches from the island’s pier and getting there via boat depends on the weather and tide. But once you arrive at this underrated beach spot, you will be treated to an incredibly gorgeous view of the unpopulated shore. The spot is also best for adrenaline junkies who itch to indulge in extreme sports such as surfing and parasailing.


3. Balinghai Beach

Location: Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
Rates per night:
Deluxe Room – PhP14,584
Deluxe Seaview – PhP15,604
Suite – PhP16,624


pandemic

Rent a kayak and paddle along the calm coastline of Balinghai Beach!

Image: @makoy094

If you are looking for a serene retreat, Balinghai Beach is just a few minutes away from the tourist-flocked shores. The only sound you will hear in this secluded spot is the sound of the rushing waves. It is like the old Boracay with its unlittered and clear waters, ideal for snorkeling and swimming. There are also rock formations along the shore and a cove that sits under a cliff. Make sure to visit the beach during low tide since it disappears when the tides rise.


4. Bulabog Beach

Location: Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Azalea Hotels & Residences Boracay
Rate per night: Deluxe Room – PhP7,142


social distancing

Want to improve your kitesurfing skills? The wind at Bulabog Beach is just right for this activity!

Image: @real_mrv

Very few tourists venture to Bulabog Beach thanks to its secluded location. It is less developed and usually quieter than the other spots in Boracay. Picking up a new skill during your solo trip is fulfilling and memorable, and this place hosts extreme water activities that you can learn such as kitesurfing. But if you’d rather relax than sweat, you can sit on the shore and watch kitesurfers from a distance.



5. Crystal Cove

Location: Tabon Point, Malay, Aklan
Recommended place to stay: Linggayanay Boracay Hotel Resort
Single room rates per night:
Superior Room – PhP2,522
Deluxe Suite – PhP4,618


lockdown

Crystal Cove is only for day tour visits.

Image: Crystal Cove Island Resort Facebook Page

It’s no secret that Boracay Island features natural beauty, but some of these beauties are still a secret. Just a short boat ride off the coast is Crystal Cove, a two-hectare sanctuary that serves uninterrupted panoramic views. If the water conditions allow, you can swim in the pools inside the island’s cave, which opens directly to the sea. Bask in silence inside caves that bear crystal formations or just sit on the hill and watch the blue waters of the South China Sea.


Solo trips after the lockdown become the practical choice considering the physical distancing measures. But more than that, they’re also meaningful adventures that can help you learn a thing or two about yourself. If you’re still unable to go to Boracay due to quarantine restrictions, use this time to plan ahead for your future vacation!


Visit Yoorekka to discover more secret spots in Boracay!

author

Yoorekka’s team is composed of talented writers from all over the Philippines with varied interests, from creative writing to environmental advocacy. There is one thing that they share, though: they’re all passionate about producing articles that are not only interesting to read but also useful for anyone reading!

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