PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND

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PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND

Late afternoon and the weather was good.  The time was perfect to unwind and be at a secluded place.  At the northern tip of Boracay Island which was once upon a time known for puka shells, I felt privileged - privileged of the opportunity to once again declare that indeed Boracay Island has one of the world’s best beaches. Aligned traditional canoes and souvenir shops greeted us along the way as the fine white sand along the shores and amidst the perfect cyan waters immediately came in view.

I was at Puka Beach (Yapak Beach) one of the famed beaches of Boracay and a complete contrast to the dense White Beach.


PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
THE BEACH
From D’Mall Station 2 of the White Beach, we chartered a tricycle towards the beach at an expensive rate of PhP150.00 per way.  I don’t know if there’s a way not to charter a tricycle as almost all drivers assume that they are chartered (in our case). 

PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
THE BEST BEACH FOR ME - PERFECT!
I have been to Boracay Island twice for the month of September this year and visited Puka Beach three times.  We went there twice during my first visit to the island with Kirk, so you could just imagine an instant PhP600.00 involuntarily slash on the budget.  Most island hopping tours though include the Puka Beach in their itinerary.  But my qualms for such an expensive rate vanishes as I swim at Puka Beach.

THE BEACH APPEARING LIKE A VAST SWIMMING POOL

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PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
DOCKED OUTRIGGERS
PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
THE ROCK FORMATIONS
On my first visit, a limestone rock formation with cottages aligned and a wedding ceremony soon to commence caught my attention as we swim in the clear waters of Puka Beach.  Without any sunblock and devoid of shade of trees, I was exposed to the sun outright but I cared less.  I did enjoy the afternoon swim.

PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
THE WEDDING
PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
THE OTHER SIDE OF BORACAY ISLAND
There are no nearby resorts but commerce is active, with peddlers stationed at the corners.  Less tourists and more docked canoes.  It was indeed a secluded place where exclusivity is within reach.  All I could say was how lucky the locals are for having such a sanctuary as Puka Beach.

PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
STALLS
PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
THE FISHERMAN
PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
MASSAGE SERVICE BY THE BEACH
PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
COTTAGES FOR RENT
The second time was equally satisfying with travel buddies Carla and Christian.  We bought chips and booze at a nearby sari-sari store and brought it to the beach.  We had Gold Eagle beer for the drinking spree and that the last time I consumed such was four years ago in Masbate.  It tastes a diluted red horse beer for me but equally satisfying.

PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
THE BOOZE
PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
SHELTER UNDER THE ROCKS
Occasional drizzles and a rainbow appeared as part of the Puka Beach experience.  It was another afternoon affair by the beach.  I will never get tired of visiting Puka Beach no matter what the conditions are that I intend to always include Puka Beach on future itineraries while at Boracay Island.


THE VIEW
PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND
Photo by Kirk
PUKA BEACH OF BORACAY ISLAND

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2 comments

  1. Beautiful and peaceful beach! Would love to visit here someday.

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  2. The beautiful setting pretty much took care of the event. Not to mention the fact that these guys were flexible in allowing us to really make the experience our own. We still receive compliments from our guests about the NYC wedding venues, the service and the food.

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