Is Boracay too touristy and overcrowded? That’s all perspective. That’s what local Filipinos say about it, but that certainly doesn’t apply to their gorgeous beaches. While Boracay is the most popular tourist destination in the Philippines, it seems like half the tourists are focused on avoiding the sun. When I was there, the beaches were wide open when the sun was out, 10am – 4pm.
Here are photos of Boracay at different times of the day – it was completely empty at 1pm. By 5pm people start coming out, and by 6pm people are out to enjoy the sunset and post-sunset.
Boracay at 5:56 PM [17:58]
Boracay has some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen. Amazing!
Boracay at 1:14 PM:
does this look overcrowded?
This photo may look like it was taken of a private beach, but it’s actually beautiful Boracay in the Philippines. It didn’t get much more crowded than this…
When considering visiting the Philippines, I kept receiving the same ominous warning each time. “Don’t go to the Philippines – you’ll die!” Based on that advice, and considering that it’s not really near anywhere I was going, I was planning on avoiding the entire country. But is it true? Is the entire Philippines country dangerous? Is Boracay dangerous?
I kept hearing about the terrible crime problems, and that tourists actually get kidnapped (OMG!). Between that, and how far it was from everywhere else I was planning to go, I initially wasn’t even considering going.
Spoiler Alert – I lived, and I’m glad I went! The Philippines ended up being one of my favorite countries I visited. They weren’t even on my initial Asia trip plan, but there was so much I wanted to see and do that I stay there an entire month! That’s longer than anywhere else on my trip. I give a special thanks to Amanda (from Canada) – when I was diving in Sipadan, Borneo – she raved about her experiences there. Then I met Jesper and Louise (from Denmark), and they loved it there too, specifically Bohol. And on and on. So are the Philippines really dangerous? Here’s what you need to know: Read more...(1107 words, 2 images, estimated 4:26 mins reading time)