Boracay

Boracay is an island of the Philippines located approximately 315 km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards numerous times. Boracay was awarded in the “Travelers’ Choice 2011” by TripAdvisor as the second best beach (out of 25) in the world.[2] Boracay made a debut appearance on the Top 10 Islands list in the Travel + Leisure travel magazine World’s Best Awards 2011, ranking fourth.[3][4][5]

The island comprises the barangays of Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak (3 of the 17 barangays which make up the municipality ofMalay), and is under the administrative control of the Philippine Tourism Authority in coordination with the Provincial Government of Aklan.

History

Boracay was originally home to the Ati tribe. Boracay is part of Aklan Province, which became an independent province on April 25, 1956.[6]

In the late 1800s the island was “discovered” by Sofia Gonzales Tirol. She and her husband Lamberto Hontiveros Tirol, a town judge on nearby Panay island, took ownership of substantial properties and began to clear and develop the island.[7]

Boracay Island was relatively unknown until tourism began to develop in the 1970s,[8] after the movie Too Late the Hero was filmed on locations in Boracay and Caticlan.[9] In the 1980s, the island became popular as a budget destination for backpackers,[6]an by the 21st century, had grown to become one of the major tourist destinations in the Philippines.

References

  1. ^“Total Population, Household Population and Number of Households” . National Statistics Office. May 1, 2000. Retrieved 2007-05-31.
  2. ^TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Beaches Awards – Beaches – World
  3. ^“Top 10 Islands” . World’s Best Awards 2011. Travel + Leisure Magazine.
  4. ^ Cupin, Bea (18 July 2011). “Boracay hailed as 4th best island in the world” . GMA News TV. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  5. ^“Newspaper Archives” . Boracay Island Awards.
  6. ab“Aklan Tour” . Panublion Heritage Site. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
  7. ^The Woman Behind the Greening of Boracay , The Sunday Times Magazine November 1987 by Nick I. Marte, Encyclopedia Britannica . (article text can be seen here )
  8. ^ Grele, Dominique, Lily Yousry-Jouve (2004). 100 Resorts in the Philippines: Places with a Heart. Asiatype, Inc.. pp. 225. ISBN9719171979.
  9. ^Filming locations for Too Late the Hero (1970) , Internet Movie Database.

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  1. i would like to ask for a quotation on Boracay activities/tours for 6 adults and 3kids ages 3,4 and 5. This is for March 12-16, 2012. Thanks

  2. hi, i would like to ask the rates & details of your 3D/2N Boracay tour package including air fare gud for 2 pax (twin sharing), this will be on between Feb. 25-28, 2012.., thanks!

    • Good Day!

      I am pleased to quote to you the boracay tour package for 3d/2n:
      *The price is subject to change without prior notice and room availability
      PRICE:
      (STATION 3)
      PHP6,200.00/pax
      Hotel: VILLA ROMERO DE BORACAY
      with 1 Twin-Sharing Room
      With daily breakfast
      FLIGHT DETAILS:
      MAN-KAL: depart 2:30pm / arrival 3:30pm – VIA ZESTAIR
      KAL-MAN: depart 12:25pm / arrival 1:25pm – VIA ZESTAIR
      INCLUSIONS:
      Round Trip Plane Ticket
      3 days 2 nights Hotel Accommodation
      Round Trip – Land and Sea Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport
      All Government Taxes, VAT and Resort Surcharges
      Suggested Activities: Just choose your activities, the hotel will be the one to refer you the person person-in-charge or you can just canvass there to any person who can handle activities at a lower rate.
      Helmet Diving: 30minutes under the water, with free video CD & picures per group (P800/PAX)
      Island Hopping & Boat Trip around the Island of Boracay: 6hours trip with buffet lunch, drinks & goggles(P800/PAX)
      Jets Ski 2-4 persons: 30minutes ride (P2,000/PAX)
      For more activities just contact us, so we can send it to you with charges.

      MODE OF PAYMENT: please email first all the names and birthdays of the passengers before payment
      Downpayment: (65%) – covers the Plane Ticket and Hotel Reservation
      Remaining Balance: (35%) – will be paid 5days before the travel period
      If you want to pay the Down Payment at the office just click the MAP of RJM Travel below:
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      If you want to pay the Down Payment thru bank just deposit to:
      BPI Bank Account:
      Account Name: RJM TRAVEL SERVICES
      Savings Account Number: 3029-1067-88
      Please scan and email us the deposit slip before we can send you the plane ticket, travel voucher and official receipt for your initial payment.
      For clarification feel free to contact us.

      Best regards.

      Randy J. Miasco
      General Manager/Owner
      WEBSITE: http://www.rjmtravel.wordpress.com
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  3. Hi, we’re planning to go to Boracay on April 13, 2012 til April 15, 2012. Please quote me the package rates. We badly need one as we’re having a difficult time looking for one. I saw your ad in sulit.com.ph for P5000 plus all-in package. How do we go about booking it? Please reply ASAP.

  4. i would like to ask for any hotel rooms that can accommodate 7 adults and 1infant on july 9 to 11, 2012

    • I am pleased to quote to you the boracay tour package:

      PRICE:
      PHP5,900/PERSON *Subject to change without prior notice
      Hotel: LA CARMELA DE BORACAY
      with 2 Standard Aircon. Rooms and daily breakfast

      FLIGHT DETAILS: VIA AIRPHIL EXPRESS
      MAN-KAL: DEPART 1:10PM / ARRIVAL 2:20PM
      KAL-MAN: DEPART 7:45PM / ARRIVAL 8:55PM

      INCLUSIONS:
      Round Trip Plane Ticket
      3 days and 2 nights Hotel Accommodation
      Round Trip – Land and Sea Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport
      All Government Taxes, VAT and Resort Surcharges

      MODE OF PAYMENT:
      Downpayment: (70%) – covers the Plane Ticket & Hotel Reservation
      Remaining Balance: (30%) – will be paid upon check-in at the Hotel

      Just pay the Down Payment thru bank just deposit to:
      BPI Bank Account:
      Account Name: RJM TRAVEL SERVICES
      Savings Account Number: 3029-1067-88

      Please scan and email us the deposit slip before we can send you the travel voucher and official receipt for your initial payment.

      For more clarification feel free to contact us.

      Best regards.

      Randy J. Miasco
      Owner / President
      RJM TRAVEL AND TOURS
      2nd/F Baron Building II, 761 JP Rizal St., Makati City
      WEBSITE: http://www.rjmtravel.wordpress.com
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      Mobile (Smart): +639294242190
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  5. Good day,

    please send me a quotation for 3 persons availing 3days 2 nights starting from April 4, 2012.

    thanks.

  6. Hi. Can you give a quotation of your 3D2N boracay package including air fare for four. preferred dates april 13-15 and 20-22 2012. thanks.

  7. can u send mt a quotation for two 3d2n bora package including airfare for 2 ung promo nyo sa la carmela or sa ibng hotel travel period may 25-27..tnx

  8. I would like to get information 4 days 3 nights bora package tour with airfare all in with 6 adults and 1 children. by october 2012 what would be available days for this time. all in promo… thank you and Godbless =)

  9. Could you please quote for 3 days 2 nights for boracay tour 2 on 11 to 13 feb 2012 without airfare… thanks.

  10. Just want to inquire for a package tour on April 8-11 3 adults 1 child Clark via Kalibo thanks

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