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December Holiday Destinations – Boracay Island, The Philippines

Boracay Beach

Boracay Beach

While some people enjoy the winter holiday for all the snow and related activities that come with it, some prefer to change it up a bit and choose a warmer destination for their holiday, ideally an island destination.

There are of course quite a few options that you can choose from when it comes to island vacations but today we’ll talk a bit about Boracay Island, arguably the most popular beach destination in the Philippines.

Boracay is sometimes referred to as the Jewel of the Philippines because of its unspoilt nature and its white sand beaches. The island has two beaches, located on opposite sides of the island, they are called the White Beach and the Bulabog Beach, regardless which one you’ll find yourself on, the sunsets are a truly wonderful sight.

Now the white beaches wouldn’t be enough if they weren’t accompanied by the island’s famed azure blue waters, coupled with the tropical palm and coconut trees and of course the absolutely amazing marine life.

It should be rather obvious that if you’re considering visiting an island for your holiday you are interested in rest and relaxation, and Boracay will offer that in spades, however there are some sightseeing opportunities on the island as well, if you want to take a break from the sand and the sea.

One such attraction is the highest elevation on the island, Mount Luh; being situated at about a hundred meters above sea level it offers a great panoramic view of the island and its surroundings.

The island is home to several species of bats and the Bat Caves are an interesting spot where you can see the cave bats as well as the giant fruit bats that you’ll undoubtedly encounter during the evenings; if you have any interest either in photography or in wildlife, you will surely not want to miss this sight.

You may not expect such an island paradise to have a feature called the Dead Forest on it, but this one does, it is a forest made up of exclusively dead trees, interesting to visit during the day and positively spooky during the night.

And if sightseeing is not enough for you and want a bit more action on your holiday, then the island offers you pretty much any sand and water related activity that you can think of, whether you’re interested in diving, sailing, snorkeling or wind surfing, you can find it here.

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