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This Week in Boracay (January 11 to 17, 2020)

Expect pleasant weather to make the Ati-atihan festivities better in Boracay.

By: Karen Bermejo | January 11, 2020
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If the weather is good, guests can surely enjoy a stunning sunset in Boracay.

After the gloom brought by typhoon Ursula during the holiday season, a sunny and bright week will finally welcome visitors in Boracay. The week will also be merry with the celebration of the island’s version of the Ati-atihan Festival this 2020. As part of the festivities, devotees and tourists dressed in different costumes and shirts will parade along the White Beach during the weekend. Meanwhile, the influx of people comes with a reminder from authorities to be responsible for their belongings and safety. Read on for the complete details.

Weather: Pleasant weather to welcome visitors this week

After some weeks of recovering from the destruction of typhoon Ursula, it’s finally time to enjoy the beach again in Boracay. The start of the week is expected to be a beautiful day with sun and clouds [1]. Though scattered morning showers can be expected in the middle of the week, the rest of the days will still be sunny. With abundant sunshine, it’s about time to get some tan or join an island-hopping activity. You can snorkel and witness the underwater beauty of the island or see it with a bird’s eye view on a parasail. A sunny day on the island is also a perfect time to chill along the beach at sunset.

Traffic News: No decision yet for Boracay bridge proposal

According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the 1.2-kilometer bridge proposed by San Miguel Corporation is still pending [2]. The project was put on hold following opposition from the residents of the island due to its environmental impact. The bridge, which was proposed with a budget of P5.5 billion, is envisioned to be limited-access only and will only cater to vehicles that haul solid waste, goods, and supplies to and from Boracay. The DPWH said the sentiments of the stakeholders of the island would be further studied.

Travel Updates

Be extra cautious, tourists warned

With the expected influx of tourists as summer approaches, the Malay Municipal Police Station is urging visitors to be extra careful when visiting the island [3]. Tourists are warned to secure their belongings, especially in crowded places like the port and the beach. While the police emphasized that the island is generally safe, they still advise visitors to avoid going with people they don’t know, especially at night.

Electricity still limited

Some establishments on the island still rely on generator sets as power remains limited in Boracay [4]. Authorities meanwhile assured that more lines are being restored. Tourists are therefore urged to be conscious of their power use. Meanwhile, after days of hiatus, bank operations are now back to normal on the island. Some power lines were toppled down during the onslaught of typhoon Ursula on Christmas day.

Ati-atihan at the White Beach

A week before the Ati-atihan Festival in the capital town of Kalibo, visitors of Boracay will get a taste of what the festival is all about [5]. What makes it unique is that revelers can enjoy sadsad or the merrymaking along the White Beach. Various groups representing their respective associations, clans, and businesses join the activity slated from January 11 to 12. Aside from the fun part, a traditional procession with devotees holding the images of Sr. Sto. Nino will also happen this weekend.

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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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