‘Coz there’s more to see in Boracay Island than the white beach or the sports activities in Bulabog beach.
She asked, “what shall we do on our spare time?” Told her that we will visit the unspoiled beaches of the island. Then, I took her to Puka Beach!
We charter a tricycle that would take us to Puka Beach (P180 fare for 6 persons one-way). As we passed Diniwid area, resorts were replaced with humble homes of the locals. After nearly 20 minutes, the driver informed us that we already arrived at our destination.
A few walk from the drop off point, we saw the picturesque Puka Beach – an 800 meters stretch of sand. The rough waves and grainy sand makes the beach postcard worthy.
Rumor has it that Boracay Island was known because of wealthy tourists who visited Puka Beach and was delighted by the abundance of puka shells. They decided to travel the other parts of the island and then started to promote it to friends and family.
The sand may not as white and fine compared to White Beach, but we had some pleasure exploring the beach in barefoot.
If you’re fearless, you can go to the further end and brave the waves.
For beach goers who plan to spend the whole day at the Puka Beach, I may highly suggest that you bring your own food and drinks. You can’t find resorts or restaurants at the beach. Though there are some cafeterias, but you still have to walk back to the hi-way where they are located.
Tourist who would like to visit Puka Beach for the first time, can take tricyle by land. You can also rent a motorcycle or rent a banca (or Paraw).
It is also advisable to make arrangements with boats or tricycle drivers to fetch you every now and then especially during peak season.