The NEW BORACAY Do's & Don'ts:
A Traveler's Reminder!
The White Beach
The long wait is over! After its rehabilitation, Boracay Island had officially welcomed its visitors last October 26, 2018. It was closed for 6 months due to the unrestrained mass tourism and commercialism for the past years that had damaged this world-famous island.
To make sure that it won't happen again, the government implemented new regulations that need to be followed. Planning a vacation? Be a responsible tourist and check out the list of things that you MUST KNOW for a BETTER and SUSTAINABLE BORACAY:
19,000 TOURISTS ONLY
Limited entry will be imposed with a total of 19,000 travellers may stay on the island hence, reducing the number of hotel rooms for tourist to 6,000-9,000 from 12,000 rooms.
HOTEL RESERVATION SLIPS ARE REQUIRED
Only hotel establishments that complied with the government requirement isallowed to operate thus travellers’ may be required to present their reservation confirmation from the accredited hotel before entering the island.
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF WATER ACTIVITIES
All water activities will be temporarily suspended while diving activities will be temporarily prohibited as the local government review which activities will not affect the conservation of Boracay Sea.
NO PARTIES ALLOWED BY THE BEACH
Beach parties including smoking and drinking alcohol is no longer allowed along the White Beach. Even the biggest event “Laboracay” or the annual Labor Day party will be banned.
NO EATING BY THE BEACH
Setting up of tables & chairs or dining by the beach will be prohibited.
REGULATED SAND CASTLE MAKING
Sand castle making will now be regulated that may require permits and only authorized sand sculptor may be allowed to do so hence, tourist are warned not to engage with hawkers.
NO SHOPS ALONG THE BEACH
Shops will now be banned along the beach, which includes tattoo artists, hair braiders, and hawkers selling service & souvenirs.
PROHIBITED FIRE DANCING
Fire dancing specifically those who use kerosene lamps will be prohibited.