Boracay is the Philippines belonging to the northwest of the island of Panay Island located. She is almost 10 square kilometers and has about 8,000 residents. The island has three villages Balabag , Manok Manok and Yapak . Since the 25th April 1956 is the province with Boracay Aklan independent.
The 3.5 km long White Beach, Diniwid Beach on the west side and the island of Iceland Crocodile are tourist attractions. The island is suitable for divers. Lush coral reefs and big fish make interesting dives . In the months of November through April blows the north-east trade wind, which allows on-Bulabog Beach on the east side of the island with the kite surf or windsurf on. The wide bay and is up about 600m towards the horizon and has a water depth of 70-100cm. In addition to diving , golfing and sailing on White Beach, all water-fun sports such as banana-boat-riding, jet skiing, wake boarding or snorkeling possible.
The most common languages spoken are Tagalog , Cebuano or Aklanon , also is English understood by almost everyone. Locals, expatriates and tourists added up to approximately 30,000 people resided continuously on the island. Employment opportunities are limited mainly to tourism, and include among other hotel and restaurant services, and to a lesser extent traditional fishing.
Since 1991, there is electricity in Boracay. Recently, a new police station and roads were built. There are doctors, a medical center and a hospital. Of shopping, there is a small market, the Talipapa, and a new, more modern market, which is de Mall in the Tourist Center also has a shop and on Boracay are scattered throughout numerous stands of various types. Even a department store, Crafts, and a large supermarket, the budget market, are available. Almost the entire length of White Beach surf the wireless Internet.