THE FILIPINO WAVE
Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 kilometres (196 mi) south of Manila.
Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies.
Boracay is also famous for being one of the world’s top destinations for relaxation. As of 2013, it has emerged among the top destinations for tranquility and nightlife.
Tourism is Boracay’s primary economy.
In 2017, the Philippines’ alpha resort generated revenue in excess of US$1.08 billion, a figure predicted to spike even higher in the coming year. In 2018 the government closed Boracay to tourists for 6 months to clean up and redevelop the Island which now looks more beautiful than ever before.
Boracay forms part of the Turquoise Triangle (with Manila and Palawan).
Leisure activities available on or near Boracay include horseback riding, scuba diving, diving helmet, snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, cliff diving, parasailing.
Boracay is the site of an 18-hole par 72 golf course designed by Graham Marsh. In addition, as of 2010, Boracay has in excess of 350 beach resorts offering more than 2,000 rooms ranging in quality from five-star to budget accommodation