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This Week in Boracay (September 14 to 20, 2019)

Island residents and government agencies join forces for a cleaner Boracay.

By: Karen Bermejo | September 14, 2019
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You might need to bring your own sunshine as gloomy weather is expected to loom this week in Boracay. Long lines at the port are also likely, especially during night time due to the limited boats allowed to operate. As of the moment, only fast crafts are approved by authorities to operate. Meanwhile, there's also some good news. More groups are helping to free the island from trash, especially underwater. For more details on the latest travel updates on Boracay, read on.


Weather: Rainy week ahead


Expect a rainy vacation if you're in Boracay this week [1]. Rains and thunderstorms are expected to start at the beginning of the week. Despite the rains, humid weather, however, remains at a maximum temperature of 30°C. The rainy season should not dampen your spirits though, as there are still activities you can do. If you can't go to the beach, staying at your hotel for a pool party is not a bad option. The rainy weather is also the best time to try a new menu in restaurants on the island. And if the rain doesn't bother you, there are still times when water sports activities are allowed.



Travel Updates


Limited ferry trips expected

Tourists arriving at night time must be a little more patient since there are only limited boats going to Boracay [2]. It is due to the new guidelines of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) which suspended the night navigation license of motorboats servicing Boracay passengers. At present, only the eight fiberglass-hulled fast crafts are allowed to operate starting from 6:00 PM until 5:00 AM. On a positive note, however, additional four vessels are expected to begin operating next week. Due to the habagat or southwest monsoon, trips from Caticlan dock at either the Tambisan or Tabon ports instead of Cagban port.


Underwater clean-up continues

As the rehabilitation of the island continues, island residents and government agencies likewise continue to conduct clean-up activities not just on land, but even underwater [3]. The Philippine Coast Guard Station-Aklan and Business Administration of Scuba Shop Divers recently partnered together to conduct scubasurero. The term comes from the words “scuba diving” and “basurero” (garbage collector). The group has already cleaned up the waters approximately 400 meters off Sitio Tambisaan in Barangay Manocmanoc. The main goals of their activity are to remove trash deposited underwater and to promote environmental awareness.



To be updated on the latest travel news on the island of Boracay, visit Yoorekka.com.



References:
[1] http://bit.ly/2kIg5P8
[2] http://bit.ly/2k8Oc2u
[3] http://bit.ly/2mcraIP
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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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