7 Big Reasons Why People Love Boracay
Why do people go to Boracay (Philippines)? What makes them enjoy their stay there?
Boracay is a photographer's haven, so ever since I started my photography adventure, I have been going back there. Some will say, but it's the same old beach, the same old thing. Not for me though. I always find something new every time I am there.
Just like any photo enthusiast, I always take pictures of the scenery and especially watch out for the beautiful Boracay sunset. The last time I was there however, I focused more on the people and tried to discover what they do in Boracay. The pictures in this hub show what I discovered.
I felt like a paparazzi when I was taking pictures but I took care not to intrude on the people and only took photos with no recognizable faces. There is one exception though, the picture of the two girls playing. I actually made friends with these girls. They enjoyed posing for me and looking at their photos on my camera screen.
Boracay is One Big Park and Playground
To most people, Boracay is one big park and playground. What do you do in a park? Play, eat, ride, read, exercise, rest, sleep and just about anything, right? Well, that’s what people do in Boracay and more.
In a park, there usually is no swimming. If you want to swim you have to go somewhere else. But in Boracay, you can do all those things and enjoy a swim as well. Actually, I believe that people go to Boracay to swim but then they discover that they can do those other activities as well.
So here are the pictures. I just limited my observations to the activities of people on the beach.
To get a vantage point of what is happening at the beach, I went up the grotto found on top of the Boracay landmark and took this picture.
When it's low tide, the beach extends far out to the sea as can be seen in this photo. People just walk, sit, play or do almost anything they feel like doing. I went to Boracay off season so the beach is not full.
During peak season however (November to July), this beach is simply filled with people from all walks of life. There still is space but chances are you will bump into somebody the moment you move a few feet. Not like in this photo wherein the "lovebirds" in the photo are practically left alone by most of the people around.
Big Reason 1 - Play and Swim
Big Reason 2 -Catch the Sun and Get a Tan
Big Reason 3 - Bond with Family and Friends
Big Reason 4 - Eat, Relax, Have a Tattoo
Big Reason 5 - Exercise and Ride
Big Reason 6 - Photography
Big Reason 7 - Sailing, Diving, Snorkeling and more Adventure
More Reasons Why People Love Boracay
I've got more photos to share but I think you get an idea of why people love Boracay. I have not even included here photos of people doing more adventurous activities at sea, like diving or snorkeling and other sea sports.
Plus of course there are parties along the beach every night.
I also have other hubs about Boracay. Check them out for more reasons why people love Boracay.
Would you like to visit Boracay with me next time?
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