Boracay Philippines is known for it’s beautiful beaches and shores. There was never a cloud in the sky and it wasn’t packed compared to other beach destinations. The beaches are extremely clean and you don’t see trash or even cigarette butts on the ground.
It’s an amazing and friendly beach. There are security guards/cops at each hotel but it’s to make sure no one liters. Boracay is filled up with some of the most polite people in the world. They repeat how much you give them when you buy something. They always have a smile on their face and join in the fun. They provide the best service I’ve seen; it’s even better than some of the Michelin 3* restaurants I’ve eaten at.
However, the disturbing part is the rural areas you pass to get to those shores. It’s a definitely humbling experience coming from Southern California. I drive pass Skid Row everyday to work but the only difference with Skid Row and Boracay is people are generally happy living with so little in Boracay.
In addition, with poverty, there comes people who take advantage of the situation. The major drawback was seeing old perverted European men come take advantage of the sex trade in Boracay. Men who are old enough to be your grandfather sitting next to a girl who couldn’t be more than 16 years old. It’s very disturbing and you really want to hang them by their necks.
Overall, it’s a great place to visit and watch time pass you by. Boracay is the only trip I’ve taken without an agenda and it was one of the most memorable trips. Lastly, I had the opportunity to take the “Corona Beach Picture” off my bucket list. I would highly recommend Boracay to everybody.
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