Well, at least this is what you can read in a tourist guide of the Philippines.
I was quite hesitant to go there as I’m not much for partying, but I enjoy the beach a lot and I felt like Boracay would be quite a social place to be.
I had a mermaid swimming class scheduled, as I thought it would be a fun activity to try and something interesting to write about on my blog.
Less than 10 minutes before I was supposed to show up for the class, I received an email stating that the class is canceled and can be rescheduled for next day.
Unfortunately, Boracay turned out to be no more than a tourist trap and probably one of the worst places I’ve ever been to in South-East Asia.
Imagine a full moon party at Koh Phangan in Thailand, but every day!One of the most visited destinations in the Philippines, Boracay is famous for its beautiful beaches and great parties.The beaches are often compared to paradise lost because of their white sand that’s incredibly soft and nice.Not to mention that the most popular search term is ‘Boracay cheap prostitutes’ and ‘cheap sex in Boracay’.Multiple people reported food poisoning (myself included), so something clearly isn’t right…When I replied to ask what time the class is, I received two emails – one stating that it’s at Less than 10 minutes before I was supposed to show up for the class, I received an email stating that the class is canceled and can be rescheduled for next day.When I replied to ask what time the class is, I received two emails – one stating that it’s at 10 am and another at 3 pm.(UPDATE 2018) After 3 years it seems like someone finally agreed with my opinion and decided to close the island to tourists for 6 months.Boracay now has to contend with environmental degradation, traffic congestion, insufficient solid waste management, illegal construction, property disputes, illegal fishing.When I showed up the next day at 3 pm there was nobody there.I knew Boracay was a place to party, but I thought that I could just enjoy the stunning beach during the day without having to interact with anyone. The moment you step out of the hotel in Boracay, you’re practically under attack.