Discover White Beach - Boracay
The first time you lay eyes on the famous beach on the western side of Boracay Island, you will find yourself staring at a stretch of white sand that can be blinding on a hot sunny day. When you walk on this beach, you will feel just how powdery the sand is and may even find yourself wondering how this sand got to be so fine. Just like any first-timers to White Beach, you will also be met with offers for beach and water activities that tourists enjoy when they visit the place.
White Beach is a pretty popular place, and is always teeming with tourists, no matter what time of year. You will find a lot to do here, and that includes such resort staples like jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. The beach has a lot of establishments lining it, making it rather crowded however these are set way back from the water. You can find restaurants, hotels, souvenir shops, dive shops, and many more along the 4 kilometer shore.
The beach is divided into 3 stations, with the middle station, Station 2, being the busiest and most crowded at any time of the day. One of the quietest parts of the beach is Station 1, with Station 3 also being considered relatively quiet when compared with the middle station. The activities you can find in any of these 3 areas of the beach include helmet diving, banana boat and flyfish riding, island hopping, and sunset cruising. You can also have a full body massage by the beach as well as henna tattoos, and cornrow braiding here.
White Beach is where almost every visitor to Boracay goes, and going there is easy. After arriving at your airport of choice (Aklan or Caticlan), you will then be taken to the Caticlan Jetty port where you will cross over to the island via boat. Once you are on the island, you can choose to take tricycles to your hotel, or book a more comfortable ride via a shuttle service that can be found at the jetty port or at the airport before crossing. Trip Guru suggests that you visit this magnificent, world-class White Beach during the off seasons of October to February, if you are not into huge crowds, and during the peak summer seasons of March to June, if you want to mingle and party.