(UPDATE 2018) After 3 years it seems like someone finally agreed with my opinion and decided to close the island to tourists for 6 months.Boracay now has to contend with environmental degradation, traffic congestion, insufficient solid waste management, illegal construction, property disputes, illegal fishing.Again, I might be totally subjective, so read the comments (both supporting and disregarding my opinion) under this article to make up your own mind.
One of the most visited destinations in the Philippines, Boracay is famous for its beautiful beaches and great parties.
The beaches are often compared to paradise lost because of their white sand that’s incredibly soft and nice.
Unfortunately, Boracay turned out to be no more than a tourist trap and probably one of the worst places I’ve ever been to in South-East Asia.
You may hate me for saying this and trust me, I was incredibly disappointed when I left the island, so before you crucify me, read my thoughts to understand why I hated Boracay.
Not to mention that the most popular search term is ‘Boracay cheap prostitutes’ and ‘cheap sex in Boracay’.
Multiple people reported food poisoning (myself included), so something clearly isn’t right…Well, at least this is what you can read in a tourist guide of the Philippines.I was quite hesitant to go there as I’m not much for partying, but I enjoy the beach a lot and I felt like Boracay would be quite a social place to be.If you’re curious which other beach islands I can compare Boracay to here they are: Fiji, Cook Islands, Sri Lanka, Bali, Galapagos, Maldives, Crete – Greece, San Andres – Colombia, Zanzibar and many others.Boracay is a tiny island, so when I arrived at Kalibo Airport, which is located further away than Caticlan Airport.When I showed up the next day at 3 pm there was nobody there.