Boracay

Overall Score

2.8

In the central part of Philipines is a small, rugged island called Boracay with white-sand beaches, eco-friendly lilies and clear seawater. There are some rare coral sprouts, the blue ones, among which there are many fish of different colors. It was not long ago that Boracay became famous, in the 1980s or so. Today, the island is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. There are more than 12 dive centers, a variety of hotels of various categories, SPA halls, and superb golf courses. Local restaurants offer a variety of specialties. For nightlife enthusiasts there are clubs and discos.

p>The main attractions of the island are its natural treasures – the sea, the beach, the rugged vegetation, caves of flying bees, the Deadwood – waterlogged trees, a museum of cuckoos and a Tahliappa market where you can buy interesting souvenirs.

100 USD = 5,560.90 PHP

Overall Score

2.8
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 33,000 people
  • GDP: $2,951 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V60Hz
  • Internet: 7 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Globe
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Overall, tipping is usually not expected so the staff are not offended when you do not give a tip. Do not feel pressured to leave a tip if the service was poor. Philippines was traditionally a non tipping culture but tipping is increasingly common among the local population.
  • Apartment listings: La Mudi
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Fat Jimmys Resort
  • Best coffee: Smoke Resto
  • Best taxi: Grab
  • Online electronics shop: Lazada
  • Best hospital: Ciriaco S. Tirol Hospital – BORACAY
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Cebu Pacific
  • Best intl air carrier: Cebu Pacific
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1400
  • Monthly costs for family: $1600
  • Monthly costs for local: $450
  • Meal: $5.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1
  • Coffee: $0.8


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