Summer is coming, and this week in Boracay will surely give you the summer feels. With two of its beaches recently recognized in a list of the best beaches in Asia, the island is regaining its glorious days. Aside from the sunny weather, better roads, a new international flight, equipped lifeguards, and stricter implementation of local ordinances are on the way. To know more about what is happening this week, read on.
Weather: Sunny throughout the week
Tourists visiting Boracay will be treated with nice weather this week. It will be mostly sunny throughout the week, perfect for a beach day. The good weather also signals a green light for water sports activities like parasailing or riding a banana boat or a jet ski. Having sunny weather also means a beautiful sunset to cap the day. Prepare for hot weather, as the temperature for this week might reach a maximum of 30 °C and a minimum of 26 °C . With this heat, it is advisable to stay hydrated and to wear sunscreen during the day. Fresh coconut is also a perfect thirst quencher, as are fresh fruit shakes.
Traffic News: Road completion on the works
The long-overdue rehabilitation of 4.1-kilometer main road from Cagban Port to Elizalde Compound in Barangay Balabag—the island’s main road—will finally be finished this month according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) . With this, construction works along the unfinished portion of the main road shall be expected this week. The DPWH is also working on clearing the spaghetti wires along the main road. The first phase was supposed to be completed in October but was delayed due to the rainy season.
The Kalibo International Airport has inaugurated the direct flight to Macau via Malaysian carrier AirAsia . The new flight route from Kalibo officially started on March 2, and it will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays every week. The new flight is expected to increase more tourists bound for Boracay.
Last January, two international routes to China were also launched by AirAsia. Direct flights from Kalibo to Kunming and Chengdu province in China are offered three times weekly.
ATVs, radios, and an ambulance donated to Boracay’s rescue group
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China recently donated six all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to the local government . The vehicles will be used for patrolling and for emergencies. It will be specifically used by the island’s lifeguard to respond to emergencies like drowning incidents. Aside from the ATVs, the Chinese Embassy also gave 50 sets of transistor radios as well as an ambulance to the island’s rescue group.
Two Boracay beaches recognized as best beaches in Asia
Two beaches of Boracay once again made it to the list of the best beaches in Asia by popular travel website TripAdvisor . The more popular White Beach ranked ninth among the 25 beaches included on the list. Meanwhile, Puka Beach, which is located on the northernmost portion of the island, took the 25th spot. This is not the first time the island’s beaches made it to the list. In fact, White Beach and Puka Beach are consistently among the top beaches in the region.
Passed Laws and Ordinance: No drinking, smoking policy
Despite the many changes following its rehabilitation, Boracay continues to keep its chill vibe. Authorities, however, maintained that smoking and drinking in public places are not allowed . The anti-littering ordinance is also strictly implemented. To ensure a tight watch, security forces and the tourism enforcement team of the local government are doing rounds along White Beach randomly. The local government has also placed signage in various locations to remind tourists of the local ordinances. The task force also ensures that the island’s carrying capacity is maintained. According to the tourism office, an average of 5,000 visitors has visited the island daily since its reopening.
With fair weather and some exciting news, you can look forward to a really great week on your next visit. To find out more about Boracay, visit Yoorekka.
About Karen Bermejo
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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