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.
Boracay Too Touristy?
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!
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…
At 6am for sunrise, young people are just getting back home from the bars after a night of dancing.
The nightlife is awesome, among the best of any town in Asia. The “crowded” label likely is referring to the nightlife (with that said, it’s still less crowded than a lot of the bars we frequent at home in New York City). The beaches… I thought it was some sort of holiday or my area was semi-private since so few people were outside, but others pointed out that many of the tourists are coming for the parties. Many are coming from eastern Asia and thus less interested in being out during the sun’s warmest rays.
Is Boracay too touristy and overcrowded? Nope!
I strongly disagree with all of the advice I received. Boracay is wonderful and fairly quiet beaches during the day. Don’t let anybody convince you that Boracay’s overcrowded. Perhaps that refers to the Boracay nightlife, but not the beaches.
The Philippines have some of the best sunsets in the world. For example, my three favorite islands in the Philippines are Boracay, Bohol, and Malapascua, Below is three from the beach at three different popular islands in the Philippines. Then you can vote for your favorite paradise in the Philippines!
Sunsets in Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol
Boracay sunsets, Philippines
Boracay has intense, vibrant colors, nearly every day. Or perhaps that’s just how my trip. Below is one taken from the beach at “station two”.
Sunsets in Malapascua – brilliant purple sky!
These were all breathtaking at the time. Given that, which sunset (or sunrise) from the Philippines did you like best?