More hotels, inns allowed to operate in Boracay

Published March 20, 2019, 3:51 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Analou de Vera

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Wednesday that the number of accredited- accommodation establishments in Boracay island has now reached 326.

Foreign tourists still visit popular beach destination Boracay Island in this April 14, 2018 photo. But locals are alarmed with the deployment of anti-riot police ahead of the schedule April 26 closure. (Tara Yap. MANILA BULLETIN)

“A total of 326 establishments accounting for 11,943 rooms are now accredited,” said the tourism department.
Recently, American travel website TripAdvisor included Boracay island as one of the best beaches in Asia.

The Boracay White Beach, described as the island’s most popular beach famous for its amazing sunsets and white sand, ranked ninth in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

The Yapak Beach, the second largest beach on Boracay which was named after the prevalent white puka seashells, was also listed at 25th.

The world-famous island had undergone six-month rehabilitation, and was ordered closed to tourists. It reopened in October last year.

“The Inter-Agency Task Force is excited with the completion of the island’s rehabilation; the second phase on April and the third on December this year. It will further promote the better Boracay and see #MoreFunForever,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat recently.