Boracay reopens to tourism after 6 months of closure for rehabilitation.
Boracay is one of the top tourist destination all year round. The island offers a long stretch of white sandy beach and a coastline of unlimited establishments that offers food, drinks and other local products.
Boracay is a small island located in the central region of the Philippines. Aside from white sandy beaches its also known for its night life parties.
I remember by first visit in Boracay, I was amazed of how alive the night life life is, aside from it I enjoyed its powdery white sands.
When President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the temporary closure of Boracay Island for rehabilitation it was finally discovered and revealed how Boracay Island have suffered from the abuse.
Now Boracay Island reopen after 6 months of closure for clean up, Philippine government and local authorities have impose a more strict rules in visiting the island.
I believe these rules are necessary in order to save Boracay from continuous abuse.
As a tourist what can we doe to help save Boracay. Here are some of the things that a tourist need to remember when visiting the “New Boracay”
Now that we have set the expectation, definitely we want to stay in a hotel that is also responsible in taking care of Boracay.
Here are the list of hotels that DOT approved as of October 26, 2018.
If the hotel that you booked for Boracay is not part of the list then you might encounter issues going to the island.
DOT official urged the public to be inform of the list of hotels with accreditation to operate in Boracay and avoid transaction to those who failed to secure a permit.
What to expect now that Boracay is open again?
The number of tourist that will be allowed in Boracay will now be limited, according to DENR they will allow 6,000 tourist per day only.
Hopefully this actions of the Philippine Government and local agencies will push Borocay tourist to be responsible in terms of saving the beautiful Island of Boracay.