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This Week in Boracay (April 8 to 14, 2018)

The island is down to its last few weeks before its temporary closure.

By: Karen Bermejo | April 08, 2018

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Boracay may be closed for tourists to give way for its cleanup.

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Tourists continue to flock the beaches of the world-famous island despite its impending closure on April 26. The super peak effect of the summer season also remains evident even after the long holiday.

While the island remains open for tourists, current rehabilitation efforts can be noticed already. With the start of the school breaks, it is expected to have another busy summer week here. Here are some more Boracay events and things you should expect this week.


Weather: Mostly sunny, generally good



Morning showers and thunderstorms can be expected in some days during the week, but it will be mostly be sunny in the middle of the day. The hot season can be felt already with a maximum temperature of 31 °C and minimum of 28 °C. As such, this week’s weather remains to be favorable for your plans to sunbathe or to do some water activities. The calm weather is also great for parasailing to witness the sunset. Swimming at dusk is also not a bad idea to try.


Traffic News: Temporary port alleviates traffic



Expect less heavy traffic than usual along the main roads in Boracay, thanks to the alternative port installed at the far end of Station 1, White Beach. The almost 70-meter rubber pontoon serves as the docking area for seacrafts of hotels and resorts in the northern portion of the island. The temporary port was put up by the Aklan Jetty Port in an effort to solve the traffic congestion on the island. It has lessened at least 30 percent of the service vehicles from the main port.


Travel Updates



Airline companies provide assistance

Some major airlines flying to Kalibo and Caticlan expressed their support for the rehabilitation of the island by assisting passengers. Airline companies including Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines are offering passengers the option of rebooking, refunding, as well as rerouting their flights without additional charges. Some flights to Caticlan and Kalibo are also suspended.


Some hotels and resorts closed due to violations

In line with the rehab program, erring establishments in the island are also closed down by the local government. Crown Regency Prince Resort located along the main road in Barangay Balabag is currently temporarily closed. The resort is the second to be closed next to Boracay West Cove in Sitio Diniwid in Balabag. Guests who might be affected when closures are done are being assisted by the local tourism office.


Boracay closes for 6 months

The final decision has been made for the closure of the island beginning April 26. With the closure, local and foreign tourists will be prohibited to enter Boracay. To monitor the entrance of tourists, residents, and workers on the island, those who plan to enter the island have to present their ID to be admitted. The closure is to give way for the rehabilitation of the island. During the closure period, swimming at the beach will also be prohibited.

Boracay events 2018

Boracay may be closed for tourists to give way for its cleanup.

Image by writer


Tourists continue to flock the beaches of the world-famous island despite its impending closure on April 26. The super peak effect of the summer season also remains evident even after the long holiday.

While the island remains open for tourists, current rehabilitation efforts can be noticed already. With the start of the school breaks, it is expected to have another busy summer week here. Here are some more Boracay events and things you should expect this week.


Weather: Mostly sunny, generally good



Morning showers and thunderstorms can be expected in some days during the week, but it will be mostly be sunny in the middle of the day. The hot season can be felt already with a maximum temperature of 31 °C and minimum of 28 °C. As such, this week’s weather remains to be favorable for your plans to sunbathe or to do some water activities. The calm weather is also great for parasailing to witness the sunset. Swimming at dusk is also not a bad idea to try.


Traffic News: Temporary port alleviates traffic



Expect less heavy traffic than usual along the main roads in Boracay, thanks to the alternative port installed at the far end of Station 1, White Beach. The almost 70-meter rubber pontoon serves as the docking area for seacrafts of hotels and resorts in the northern portion of the island. The temporary port was put up by the Aklan Jetty Port in an effort to solve the traffic congestion on the island. It has lessened at least 30 percent of the service vehicles from the main port.


Travel Updates



Airline companies provide assistance

Some major airlines flying to Kalibo and Caticlan expressed their support for the rehabilitation of the island by assisting passengers. Airline companies including Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines are offering passengers the option of rebooking, refunding, as well as rerouting their flights without additional charges. Some flights to Caticlan and Kalibo are also suspended.


Some hotels and resorts closed due to violations

In line with the rehab program, erring establishments in the island are also closed down by the local government. Crown Regency Prince Resort located along the main road in Barangay Balabag is currently temporarily closed. The resort is the second to be closed next to Boracay West Cove in Sitio Diniwid in Balabag. Guests who might be affected when closures are done are being assisted by the local tourism office.


Boracay closes for 6 months

The final decision has been made for the closure of the island beginning April 26. With the closure, local and foreign tourists will be prohibited to enter Boracay. To monitor the entrance of tourists, residents, and workers on the island, those who plan to enter the island have to present their ID to be admitted. The closure is to give way for the rehabilitation of the island. During the closure period, swimming at the beach will also be prohibited.

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Karen writes to earn a living, tell stories and promote her advocacies. She’s a traveler and a volunteer. Her adventurous soul makes her more comfortable to sleep on the couch of a stranger than pay bucks for accommodation. Her ultimate dream is to travel the world, master a foreign language and learn how to swim. To keep her sanity while chasing her dreams, she chases waterfalls on weekends.

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