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Aklan: Willy's Rock

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Found in Station 1 of the four-kilometer long white sand beach of Boracay Island in the province of Aklan, Willy's Rock is considered as the most recognizable landmark in Boracay.


To oddly shaped rock formation got its name from the nearby Willy's Beach Club Hotel. Locals erected a shrine for the Blessed Virgin Mary atop one of the huge rocks. They also built a staircase to protect the "adventurous" tourists from the jagged edges of the formation. Due to its popularity, Willy's Rock served as the symbol of the island. The rock formation could be seen in most of the souvenir pictures, shirts, and even the collectible Starbucks city tumblers.
For me there is actually nothing outstanding about Willy's Rock, some would even say it's an eyesore to the beautiful white sand beach. Regardless of our ideas, Willy's Rock would always be synonymous to Boracay.


Looks like:
A battleship.
Minus:
The chance to move from one sea to another.

Getting there:


Airline compani…

Aklan: Crocodile Island

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Located at the other side of the famous white sands of Boracay Island in the province of Aklan, Crocodile Island is a small uninhabited island that from a distance looks like a sleeping crocodile.

So what's unique about Crocodile Island aside from its distinctive shape? Nothing really, actually tourists are not supposed to set foot on this rocky island.

The secret lies not on the shrubs or the sharp rocks of Crocodile Island but in the waters around it. Believe it or not, the waters around the island is one of the best places to snorkel or dive in Boracay Island.

No wonder most tourists choose the area around Crocodile Island for their diving or snorkeling expeditions, I found out for myself that the area was actually brimming with marine life. To make your adventure more memorable, take a chance to bring some breadcrumbs. This bread is surely manna for the fishes. Schools of fish would surely approach you because of your treat. Thus you would experience a close encounter with some…

Aklan Adventure: Boracay Island

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Our adventure today takes us about 315 km southeast of kilometer 0 in Manila. Boracay Island is one of the major attractions of the province of Aklan. It is famous for its palm-fringed white sand beach that stretches for more than 3 km. It was recently named Best Island in the Worldby Travel + Leisure, an international magazine.

There are only two things that you should know about Boracay Island. First, it's better to visit during the off-season months which is July until November because that is the time when airfare and lodging are cheapest. Second, Boracay Island's famous white sand beach is divided into three stations. Take note that Station 1 has the most expensive but beautiful resorts, Station 2 is nearest to all the restaurants, and Station 3 has less expensive hotels and lodging. 

During our stay there, we preferred to rent a place in Station 2, in that way we are near both Station 1 and 3. 
There are plenty of things to try and buy in Boracay. However, exercise caut…

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