P U K A
B E A C H
D I S C O V E R Y
Having stayed for less than an hour at Boracay island's Puka Beach, I felt that I just stole a kiss off of the pleasant shoreline. Ten minutes of that was spent lying down at the beach under a shade of a tree. I was knocked out by dizziness and intense body heat while on board the small boat chartered by Orange Magazine TV to compliment my all-expense paid blog writing challenge prize from Gran Prix Hotel. I was simply helpless against the raging waves on the way to the northern tip of the island. If anything, the dizzying boat ride was Boracay's torrid kiss.
I recalled a report on TV that in early 2000, the Department of Tourism was able to record more than 200,000 tourists to have arrived at Boracay. By last year, it was already more than a million. Maybe the congestion issue of tourists spending time at the long beach of Boracay is true based on the numbers. And this is why the allure of the same island's Puka Beach has become irresistible.
Why It's Called Puka
The beach is called as such because of the presence of a lot of puka shells there. Locals have learned to earn from this by creating fabulous and creative jewelry out of them.
I learned online that the place is accessible by land from the long beach via tricycles. However, since me and my group wanted to see the other parts of Boracay going to Puka Beach, we opted to ride a small boat.
Aboard the same boat, just before arriving at the beach, I was also able to experience snorkeling. The sight of a variety of fish was amazing. Nearby, it was charming to see a local selling fresh coconut juice from his boat.
The Allure of The Beach
I was able to take a dip for a few minutes at the beach. It had noticeably no presence of the green algae that turned off tourists at the long beach. As expected the waters were awfully clear. The vast expanse of sand was a welcoming relief. This was probably why a stolen kiss is something that lingers because I definitely want to go back and stay for three hours or more.
When you're visiting Boracay, make sure to include Puka Beach in your itinerary of places to visit.
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