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This Week in Boracay (November 2 to 8, 2019)

Good news Boracay travelers: flights from Clark to Kalibo are back!

By: Karen Bermejo | November 02, 2019
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This week is packed with a lot of news. To start with, it will be a gloomy week on the island. Not the best time for water activities but still a good reason to relax indoors or enjoy a gastronomic escapade. There is also a temporary suspension in the demolition of some buildings in Bulabog. Meanwhile, a lot of proposals were also raised this week. First is the privatization of snorkeling activities, and the other is the possible ban of nudity in Boracay beaches. For more details, read on.

Weather: Cloudy and rainy week

It will be a little gray this week as it is expected to be cloudy and rainy throughout the week [1]. A couple of thunderstorms are expected in the morning on some days, and in the afternoon for the other days. Despite the gloomy weather, having fun is still possible, for there are several indoor activities you can try on your vacation. One thing to do is go to a spa for a warm bath and a relaxing massage. Another is trying all the good food on the island.

Traffic News: Demolition of buildings momentarily stopped

The demolition of 10 residential and commercial buildings on the Bulabog side of Boracay was temporarily halted [2]. The Aklan Provincial Trial Court issued a 20-day temporary restraining order. The demolition was ordered since the buildings did not abide the 25+5-meter easement policy along the beach.

Travel Updates

Clark to Kalibo flights are back

Low-cost carrier AirAsia will now provide thrice-weekly flight service from Clark to Kalibo and vice versa [3]. Aside from Kalibo, flights from Clark to Caticlan have also commenced. The flights were returned due to the increasing demand for trips to the island.

Secure island carrying capacity urged

As the amihan (Northeast monsoon) season starts, the influx of tourists in the island is also expected in the coming months [4]. With the anticipated arrival of some relatives, Senator Nancy Binay urged the strict monitoring and compliance in the island’s carrying capacity. To note, only 6,405 tourists are allowed to enter the island each day. Tourists are also still required to submit their hotel bookings before boarding the boat to Boracay.

Private snorkeling possibly privatized

A proposal to privatize snorkeling activities in Boracay has been raised by the acting Mayor of the town, Floribar Bautista [5]. Bautista said that a private stakeholder could help manage snorkeling activities. To date, snorkeling is one of the most popular water sports activities on the island.

Passed Law and Ordinance: Ban on nudity implemented

Following the incident of a tourist wearing a revealing microkini (micro bikini) along the beach in Boracay, a proposal to ban nudity surfaced [6]. The plan is currently being studied at the Local Council. Meanwhile, the task force managing Boracay reiterated that the island is currently being packaged to become a family-oriented vacation destination.

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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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