- DESCRIPTION: Excerpt taken from "Boracay, The island guide written by Hannes Bertschi"
- Published by Encyclea Publications, an imprint of PPPublishing, Hong Kong
- Copyright 2008
- Boracay has come a long way from a somewhat sleepy island in the 1980s with nipa huts and little infrastructure to a first class resort destination with international hotel operators like Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts establishing a presence with a spa resort which is now open.
- Boracay has all the ingredients of a fun-in-the-sun resort destination with a mix of quality accomodation, delectable food, pulsating nightlife and wide variety of sports and activities.
GETTING TO BORACAY
- By Plane --the fastest wat to Boracay is to fly from Manila to Caticlan Airport on Panay Island. There are also numerous flights to Kalibo, which is 1.5 hours by bus from Caticlan. Flight time from Manila to Caticlan ranges from 35-50 minutes; to Kalibo, it takes about 50 minutes.
BORACAY and how it got its name
- Several versions exist about the origin of the name "Boracay". According to one, it derives from the old local world borac , meaning cotton, in reference to the white, cotton-like color and texture of Boracay's Island.
- According to another version, the name came from the local words bora (bubbles) and bocay (white), because Ati ekders were amazed at the resemblance of the white sand to water bubbles.