The Top 5 Scenic Places in Boracay

By Halal Trip | 05, May, 2016
The Top 5 Scenic Places in Boracay

The beautiful island of Boracay, in the Philippines, is a renowned tourist destination boasting pristine white sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, a variety of fun water-related activities and picturesque views that are sure to captivate the heart of any visitor. Read on to discover the 5 best places in Boracay to visit for breathtaking views.

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White Beach

There is absolutely no way a visit to Boracay is complete, without a trip to the iconic White Beach. While Boracay is home to plenty of great beaches, White Beach is probably the most well-known of the lot. The 4 kilometer long stretch is famous for its stunning white sand, and for being the commercial centre of Boracay. While visitors are sure to enjoy the numerous water-related activities offered here - sailing, swimming, glass bottom boating and snorkeling, to name a few - the spectacular scenery here - the sparkling sand meeting the azure waters which merge with the blue sky - will most certainly make you wish you could stay forever.

Willy's Rock

For those who wish to see the White Beach from a completely different perspective, a visit to the castle-like Willy's Rock is a must. Located just a 100 metres off the sandy shores of the White Beach, dominating the seascape, the impressive Willy’s Rock is said to be the most photographed landmark on the island of Boracay. Not only does it offer scenic views of the island, but visitors will also be able to spot the triangular island of Panay, in the distance. The best time for visiting Willy’s Rock is at sunset.

Mount Luho

Mount Luho is probably the best place to experience the beauty of Boracay Island. The highest point in Boracay, at an elevation of 100 metres above sea level, Mount Luho is a popular tourist attraction. While the climb up the mountain is anything but easy, the 360 degree view from the viewing deck makes the difficult climb worth it. Visiting at sunrise or sunset will make the experience even more special. Visitors will have to pass through a park, and pay a small entrance free to access the viewing deck. They will thus also be able to explore the park and discover the variety of wildlife it houses.

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Naked Rock

If you’re planning on spending the day enjoying the sun, sand and sea at Diniwid Beach or Punta Bunga Beach, be sure to add Naked Rock to your itinerary! Only a short walk along the beach, Naked Rock is a spectacular viewpoint. Visitors will be treated to unforgettable views across the aquamarine waters, all the way to the Island of Mindoro in the northwest from here.

Dead Forest or Sunken Forest

A different kind of scenic attraction, the Dead Forest, on the southern part of Bulabog Beach, is an area surrounded by old folk tales and legends. The unique mangrove forest - quite different from Boracay’s idyllic setting - with dead, rotting tree trunks sticking out of the water, and eerie ambiance, along with its history and the mysterious stories that come with it, is a popular tourist attraction in Boracay.  

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