Boracay White Beach, in the Philippines -- One of the Worlds Best

Boracay White Beach, Philippines -- One of the Worlds Best

Where is Philippines located?

  • Philippines is a country surrounded by bodies of water and is located in Southeast Asia. It is surrounded by large ocean namely Pacific Ocean, South China Sea, Celebes Sea and the Philippine sea. It is also bounded by Taiwan and Vietnam. It is very strategic place in terms of military that is why the US naval base was stationed in the Subic Bay, Philippines for longest time, but it later on moved to Japan . All in all it has 7,107 islands. It is nineteen hours away from the US if you ride the North West airline hub from Detroit, Michigan -- stop over is Japan which is five hours away from Manila -- the capital of the country. It is two hours away from Hong Kong and three hours away from Singapore and nine hours away from Sydney Australia by plane.

Map of the Philippines
Map of the Philippines
BORACAY aerial view
BORACAY aerial view
CRYSTAL COVE, BORACAY
CRYSTAL COVE, BORACAY
Tricycle mode of transportation in the area
Tricycle mode of transportation in the area
walking in the white sand is awesome
walking in the white sand is awesome

Boracay Beach

Where is Boracay? -- It is a beautiful island surrounded by reefs (corral) and is located in the northwest part of the Panay Island which is approximately 45 minutes away from Manila (capital of the Philippines) by plane. It is composed of small villages, Balabag, Manoc-Manoc and Yapak and is under the province of Aklan, Philippines.

Boracay White Beach is cited in:

  • 1996 --- British publication TV Quick as the world's number one tropical beach.
  • In 2007, Boracay island topped the list of the World’s Most Popular Beach according to Yahoo! Travel.
  • In 1990 ---BMW Tropical Beach Handbook as one of the best beaches in the world

The exchange rate at the moment is 48.05 PHP per One USD

Bulabog and White Beach in Boracay are the two main tourists spot in the area. They are located in the opposite parts of the region. White Beach is 4 kms long and there are many resorts, hotels lodgings, inns, restaurants and tourism establishments in the area. Plus it is abound with tourists all over the world.

The people In Boracay

  • They are very friendly and peaceful people like me
  • The people in the area or the locals are very courteous and friendly people who are very helpful if somebody needs help.

Transportation within the area:

  • Motor tricycles and pedicabs are the main transportation within the area along the beaches.. You can also use quad bikes, motorbikes and mountain bikes which you can also rent. If you want to explore the islands coastline motorized boats can be used or “paraw” -- is a narrow hulled boat with outriggers either side and with passengers sometimes seated on a trampoline platform between the outrigger supports and these are extremely fast off the wind, but can be unwieldy for inexperienced sailors --

What to do at Boracay White beach

Activities : golf, tennis, bowling, windsurfing, volleyball and diving sites are also available, frolicking in the sand and touring the island is also available

Boracay International Funboard Cup -- a yearly event among water sports enthiusiasts that takes place in the beaches of Boracay. This event brings competitors from all over the world to compete for water sports.

Temperature in the Area

There are two weather in the Boracay island

  • Amihan is a moderate temperature, with little rain and a wind prevailing form the east; October to May each year (77F-90F)
  • Habagat-- hot and humid, frequent heavy rainfall, wind prevails from the West; June to rest of the year (82F-90F)

Languages used in the area

  • Filipino and local dialects plus English are well spoken in the area

So c'mon now let's visit Boracay and enjoy what nature has to offer!

(This article is a request from a good friend)

 

BORACAY WHITE BEACH,  PHILIPPINES
BORACAY WHITE BEACH, PHILIPPINES

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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Maita, another enchanting place on earth filled with splendor and awesome to the sight. The pictures are simply marvelous. Thank you for the tour.

Forever His,


"Quill" 6 years ago

Great Hub...look at this I get first...is there a prize...? You have worked hard on this one...Hugs

Blessings as always


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blue dog 6 years ago from texas hill country

maita,

great job on this! what a lovely land. thank you for sharing with us.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

Beautiful, Maita! Looks like a paradise. Thanks.


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada

Hi Maita, we will be going there this summer....sooo excited! Boracay here we come!!!!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Thanks a lot Maita. Now I know I have to relocate there, wonderful place, and if the people is like you, well, can I ask for something more? Maybe they need an hypnotherapist. :) Glad to be your friend.


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tobey100 6 years ago from Whites Creek, Tennessee

You bet. Been there many times. Loved it! Great pictures. Make me want to go back again


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Boracay is amazing! Great pics and hub, Maita!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Just lush and beautiful. A friend who was working in S. Korea went a couple years ago and still talks about it. What a great place for two best friends - like you and your best friend. Mmmmm...Borcay.


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Bail Up ! 6 years ago

Looks like a lovely getaway. Loved the picture of Crystal Cove, Boaracay -something about the surf hitting the rocks- I could stare into that ocean for hours. Great hub.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

You lucky thing, I could envy you. Thank you for a lovely hub and showing those beautiful pictures.


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myownworld 6 years ago from uk

oh looks out of this world! Wish i could fly there right now...! Great hub as always. Much love xx


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Ah!!! I'm there! I'd like to lay in the sun with an umbrella drink with a cutie near me (no, she does not have to be my cutie, BTW, haha). I was wondering why you didn't write this hub sooner, Maita, as you mentioned it at least twice before on your other hubs. I hope this one will make you some $$$. The pics are fabulous. Thanks again!

Dohn


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Oh this is lovely, Maita! I am back in Boracay again! Magical! Such amazing emories I have of this place, so friendly, so full of life, so enjoyable! I didn't want to go home. The only beach resort holiday I ever stayed at where I genuinely didn't want to leave there. There are so many hotels right onto the beach and all very good! I love the Photos here! I just check - the temperature in Boracay averages 29 degrees. So why am I here in this place, tousands of miles from there, freezing my ass off?! LOL! Great HUB!!!! Everyone should go there! : )


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

I'm ready to visit Boracay...that beach looks awesome. That place would inspire me to be a career beach bum...for sure!

Liked this article and pics...Reading this was like a 5 minute vacation! Good One, PDH!


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andromida 6 years ago

This is just sheer beauty of our planet.I will try to visit this place when I go to Taiwan. Thanks for this great travel hub.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

Maita,

What a way to showcase our country! Great and very inspiring hub. Someday Boracay will be flooded by our hubber beach enthusiasts. And that's because you did a a good job promoting it at HubPages. Congratulations!


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blpelton 6 years ago

WELL DONE !! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ! :))


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Maita, as a Canadian (white man) married to a Filippino woman from San Fernando La union in the northern provinces of the Philippines, for over 22 years, you make me wish I had already travelled there,to view the splendor of your country. I have promised myself though, that once I am retired from the work force I will go, and I will spend several months to enjoy the country and the people. For me to fly all that distance for only 3 weeks vacation seems a waste of my money and time, but 3 or 4 or 5 months makes it a worth-while trip, and as you are filippina lady I know you will understand what I am saying and agree with me.

By the way, ha ha ha! I can't see you lazing around on the beach, as most of the Filippina women I have met and know are afraid of tanning.

Your (KUYA) Dave

Hugs just for you.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Dave, nice to know that you wre once married to a Filipina and I always want to frolick in the sun, good for the skin but not too much, Yes and I agree with you that three weeks is a short vacation, lifetime is good hehe, that's not vacation anymore, thanks and Bless you, happy weekend, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi blpelton, thanks for dropping by, and for your compliments, thanks once more, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Lita, Boracay is really world class and deserve the hub, and more, Kumusta na dian? salamat, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi andromida, yes it is worth your money, and it is near Taiwan too, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi manly, thanks for that nice compliment, Beach bum hehe, you will enjoy it if you visit it, it is awesome and it is very clean also, Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Cheeky, visit it again, its awesome I agree with you, I will visit this year again, What's not to love at Boracay, hmmm and its true the warm water and the clear beach is magical indeed, Thanks my Cheeky, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Dohn, when you visit Lao or Japan proceed to the Philippines, of course you can come with me, I am a cutie hehe, just kidding and then you can get umbrella LOL, as you wish, BTW its really a nice place, I will start to write about the Philippines as I have more time if I can, Thanks as usual Dohn, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi MOW, come here we will go together, i miss the place too, Thanbks dear, it is winter and I am imagining I am also there, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey hello, thanks dear, will you come with me, we will go there,Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Bail Up, very nice indeed and very coll and pleasing to the eyes too, amazing place I can say that, thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Bk, are you back in Asia soon, come and visit it, we will go together, Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi habee, thanks for that compliment, wanna go there? Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey tobee, cmon visit it again, very nice indeed,Thanks Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey hypno, you can hypnotized everybody there, hehe, all the ladies I am just kidding, I am sure they need hypnotherapist there, now you found a place to go, I am glad you like it, people are like me yes nice,

Thanks for your nice compliments and I am sure they will be glad you will go there too, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi mama, get me pictures when you go there, salamat and kumusta, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Invictus, visit it, they need poets there, Thabks for dropping by, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey blue, have you gone to Asia yet, visit it, thanks for your compliment, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Quill, yes you've got a prize, here it is, thanks and I am excited to read your book, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Rev my Lady, thanks you are the first to read this and then Quill, he thought he read it first hehe, Have a good weekend, Maita


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TINA V 6 years ago

Boracay is really one of the great place to spend your summer vacation when you visit the Philippines. People who want to show off their bodies can now go topless in this beach. LOL! But its true. . . Anyway, this is a place where we could really relax and take time out from the busy world.

Have a great weekend!


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Katrina Ariel 6 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

Looks beautiful! I'll definitely keep that in mind when I head over to Thailand and Vietnam. I love the photos. :)


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Chin chin 6 years ago from Philippines

Great hub. I really like to get there someday! But now, I'm just having a taste of it by enjoying your fantastic photos.


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Great pictures Maita, I would love to see that beach up close. It definitely looks like a must see destination. Thanks, have a great weekend. Watch some football.


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Maita lets start packing . I am ready to go !The pictures were fabulous. Thanks for the tour .


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

I shared this one wonderful information.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi TinaV, thanks for your compliments and comments, Can they go topless now, I dont know that, that's fun, lets go now, hehe Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey chin, why not go there? it is near you, thanks BTW for your nice compliments,Musta? Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey truth, thanks for reading this one, yes why not go there, lovely---- choose summer, April to June is the best time to go, thanks T, will watch football if there is something to watch tom., feb 7 is the Super Bowl, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Tony, cmon, lets go now, hehe, pack up, oh I miss Phils already, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Tammy, thanks again, I am glad you shared it, Maita


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

yipes.. what a lovely place. I could really use some beach time- it's snowing here! yuk.


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

The Pro Bowl is Sunday, It's not the Super Bowl by any means, but it is football. Enjoy your Sunday.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Cris, visit the Philippines and enjoy the beaches, this one is awesome, Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thanks Truth for the info, I will watch it, How are you? Maita


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Rascal Russ Miles 6 years ago from Show Low, AZ USA

When are we going, Sweet Maita?


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Russ, good you are back, how are you, ok we can go now,Thanks, Maita


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Chicagovision 6 years ago from Chicago

I would like to visit


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

chicagovison, that is wonderful, I wish I can be there too when you visit, Thank you, Maita


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi pretty,

Wow, Boracay beach looks so beautiful & the water is crystal clear. Your friend Ms. Boracay is cute.

It is so tempting but I can't go to Philippine this time because I made up my mind if I have time I will visit Singapore while I am in Bangkok.

How is your hub challenge & twitter going? See you later, enjoy rest of your weekend.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Mr Nice, hehe, it is ncie if you can go back to the Philippines, it is a beautiful beach, but there are many people right there now, summertime, I think it was a paradise twenty years ago but then now, it is still a paradise but there are lots of tourist already, visit it Mr Nice, hehe,

my twitter well I will only visit it when I have time, trying to promote here and there but am not rushing though,I need to have time for myself also,

thank you Mr Nice, for your visit, Take care, Maita


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

OK now we are talking and I think after the challenge is over we seriously think of celebrating here!! Gorgeous wonderful and I love it!!!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Lets go Shari, we need MOOLAHS hehe, Ah, it would be fun to go there now, I need a break, come with me Shari, Maita


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi pretty,

Can I join you too, I mean manage a trois....hahaha will be fun, we will also go to The chocolate hills. When is the 60 days challenge ending?

I wish you good luck. Salamat


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Ok hehe, threesome bad, hehe, The 6o day challenge ends in May, I will be exhausted then, Thanky uo for your inspiration BTW< will call you Sir Tony, hehe, Maita


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LeanMan 6 years ago from At the Gemba

Hi PDH,

Failed to go to Boracay three times now for various reasons when I have been in the philippines. I plan to go at the end of the year, assuming nothing goes wrong this time..

Where are you from in the Phils?? How often do you go back? When are you back next?

Lots of questions..lol

LM


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

You should visit it next time, I will send you some moolah so you can go home hehe, I wish I can send you like that I know you are dying to go back there again, I go back there like every four years, miss it very much, I am from luzon, Cagayan Valley, Ilocana me, Thanks Leanman, Take care, Maita


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theindianblues 6 years ago from Some where on the Globe

I heard but never seen the pics of this white beach. Lovely photographs and text is very much informative. Thanks for sharing this beautiful topic, as you mention - Maita.


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LeanMan 5 years ago from At the Gemba

Hi PDH, I finally made it to Boracay, I spent 5 days there last week. I took the ferry and drove from Bacolod where I now live, just a 4 hour drive.

It was fantastic, despite overcast weather I spent hours swimming in the warm sea (not looking at the pretty girls in their bikinis honest).

Then every night in the clubs dancing and having lots of fun...

I will return there again I hope at the end of next week for another 5 days with my family. Maybe we will see you there...


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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US Author

Tony, good you are back, HOORAY and you went to Boracay, good for you, I am in the US still. Regards to your family and you of course....Maita


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kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

I just love what you wrote! Boracay is paradise, really. It's so popular that the it can get very crowded during peak seasons. There are also other stunning beaches in the Philippines. My personal favorites are Amanpulo and El Nido in Palawan islands and Batanes in northern Philippines.


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festersporling1 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Very nice. Seeing as I live in the Philippines, I loved this one. As kerlyn said, Palawan is also amazing. The Philippines has a lot of very nice places. I just got back from Cebu.


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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US Author

Thanks guys

festersporling, where do you live there, am in the US.

I agree Palawan is great. is Philippines your residence now?

Take care, maita


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

Philippines is really great ..Thanks


Greg 4 years ago

Going to Boracay in October with my Filipino wife and 14 year old son. Where is the best place to stay? We want beach front preferably a small cottage or villa. And of course two separate sleeping areas. Thanks for any info


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prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US Author

Hi Greg! I haven't visited Boracay in the last seven years and I am here now living in the US. When I visited it, I was with a friend and they have a place to stay for us and I haven't paid anything. I found a site with reviews http:// www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g294260-d537729-r6565797-Dave_s_Straw_Hat_Inn-Boracay_Visayas.html

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