Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013
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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.


When I awoke at the beach, I looked around and noticed that there weren't much tourists strolling. There weren't many locals peddling island products or services also. There was a balance of a bit of everything though. Five to six small boats dotted the shoreline. A few makeshift stores were lined up against the imposing mountain fronting the beach. A reasonable number of tourists -- local and foreign -- could be seen walking past each other in great distances.

Increase In Tourist Arrivals

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.








C H E C K   O U T   M Y  B O R A C A Y   E S C A P E

My Stay At Sitio Boracay Villas and Suites

My Spot of Paradise In Boracay

Special thanks to Orange Magazine TV




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12 comments:

  1. Nice photos!

    I also like that Puka Beach is not as crowded as the main island of Boracay. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kat. I agree. I want more beach time there.

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  2. Hanep ang mga shots bro! wish i have the time now-ganda ng Puka

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    1. Thanks, Traveling Morion. It's always nice whenever nature presents itself to us and we have the camera to capture it. Yeah, hopefully you get to visit Puka Beach soon.

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  3. Another beach in Boracay which is worth the visit is Ilig-Iligan Beach. If you like Puka Beach, I'm sure you'll like it here, too.

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  4. Amazing capture! I'd surely love to visit Puka Beach one day.

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    1. Thanks, Ervin. It's just a boat or tricycle ride away from the long beach of Boracay.

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  5. u havd great photos! this is another facd of boracay, still unexploited and i hope no commercial-minded people utilize the land. i hope this remains with the locals so their means of livelihood would not be shared by business tycoons. despite the fact that i've been to the mainland boracay for countless of times, i never had the chance to visit this part of the island. i'll definitely include this in my itinerary when i get back to bora anytime soon. thanks for the post! mabuhay ka! :)

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    1. Salamat, Mark. I share the same sentiment about the place.

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  6. hello! :) nice photos and.. nice leg hehe ^.^ What camera did you used? I loved it! :)I went to Puka beach last april and it was an amazing experienced , beach and the sand was really nice:) though it was really hot! LOL

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  7. Thanks, Ysay. I use Samsung digicam in all my travels.

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  8. Puka Beach, it is for people who wants to avoid the crowd. The sand may be not as fine as to White Beach, but beauty is almost the same.

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