Puka Beach | Things to do in Boracay-Aklan

Puka Beach in Boracay Island, Philippines Puka Beach in Boracay Island, Philippines
Aklan Boracay 410
Puka Beach is an outcry from Boracay's famous White Beach. Unlike the restaurant, bar, and hotel-studded White Beach, Puka Beach is uninhabited, with only two establishments at one end. The rest of the 800-meter beach is laid-back and raw, lined with a dense forest and some coconut trees. But unlike the impressive powdery white sand and flatness of White Beach, Puka Beach has coarse sand and plunges deeply, reaching up to the waist after only a few meters from the shore. Puka Beach gets its name from puka shells, which are abundant in the area. Before the island became popular for its White Beach, Boracay was first known for its puka shells. The shells were strung into jewelry and decorative items, and reached as far as western countries. Today, such items are still sold among the stalls at the beach entrance. While it is part of the island hopping destinations in Boracay, Puka Beach is best visited for an entire lazy afternoon until sundown. Apart from viewing the sunset, travelers can also catch sightings of fruit bats and the endangered Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, a huge bat endemic to the Philippines. Meanwhile, across Puka Beach lies Carabao Island, yet another paradise island in the Philippines.
Open: Open everyday, 24 hours.
Address: Brgy. Yapak, Boracay, Aklan
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Ilig-iligan Beach
Attraction
1.66 km away

Ilig-iligan Beach is possibly the remotest beach in Boracay Island, and can only be accessed through motorbike, a short hike, or by chartering a tricycle (P250/hour). The beach stretches almost a kilometer of grainy, white sand, and faces a few islets. Unlike White Beach and Bulabog Beach, Ilig-iligan Beach is underdeveloped and less crowded, with only two resorts and a small restaurant. At the northern end of the beach are a forest and some rock formations. Farther off shore, visitors will find the Bat Caves with the help of a local guide (approx. P300 guide fee). Visiting the caves, however, may not be a rewarding experience. It requires a steep descent where rugged footwear is recommended. The caves reek of guano and are home to hundreds of fruit bats, flying foxes, and mosquitoes. Be sure to use insect repellant and bring a flashlight when visiting the area.

Diniwid Beach
Attraction
2.04 km away

Diniwid Beach is a short extension of White Beach located beyond Station 1. It shares White Beach's quality of white sand, and could be quite secluded from White Beach's crowd and party scenes. Spanning about 200 meters, the beach is lined with 10 hotels and resorts, some of which are built on the cliffs. From White Beach's Station 1, Diniwid Beach could be reached through a cemented walkway along the shore. Also found along this walkway is a statue of the Virgin Mary, one of the emblems of Catholicism in Boracay. Meanwhile, swimming for 10 minutes from Diniwid to the northwest, visitors will find a white mansion built on large corals.

Boracay Terraces Viewdeck
Attraction
2.26 km away

Boracay Terraces Viewdeck offers a unique perspective to Boracay's White Beach and the mainland Panay. Marked by a gigantic red cross, the viewdeck is about four-storeys high, and sits on top of a cliff behind Boracay Terraces Resort. It is best visited during sunset, when the entire White Beach is tinged with an orange glow. The viewdeck itself is a grave site to the ashes of Steve Tajanlangit, owner of the resort who died in 2011. The ashes are placed inside a small cemented vault at the foot of the large cross, and enclosed in a quiet forest. To reach the viewdeck, visitors would have to trek on rugged terrain for about 10 minutes. During rainy days, however, the trail turns muddy and slippery.

Where to stay

Alta Vista de Boracay Resort
₱3393.00
Hotels and homes
0.65 km away

Witness the best view from one of Boracay’s highest peaks as you renew your mind and spirit with yourself, your family, friends or colleagues. The most worry-free, exclusive escape awaits. Inspired by fusing the comforts of modern living and the relaxing vibe emanated by Southeast Asian design, Alta Vista de Boracay opens it doors to travelers from all over the world. Remaining true to its name, this property takes pride in perching in one of Boracay’s highest peaks. Located in a spot that less bustling and a bit more secluded, seventeen mid-rise condominiums sprawl lavishly on an impressive four-hectare property. Each resort-inspired condo bears with it the name of the world’s highest and most celebrated peaks, too. Situated on the hillside in Barangay Yapak, the property brings you closer to Boracay’s best kept view -lushest green mountains and a captivating view of white sand beaches with its bluest waters. Indeed, the short fifteen-minute trip from the airport to Alta Vista de Boracay is worthwhile. Whether you’re on a leisurely business trip, a getaway with family or friends, an intimate time with your loved on, or even having some quality time with yourself, Alta Vista de Boracay has something in store to make your visit an unforgettable, must-have vacation.Take the most worry-free escape in Boracay today.

Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa
₱18500.00

A private paradisesurrounded by natural beauty
For a moment, the peace and solitude takes your breath away. Ahead, the clear blue waters from Puka Shell Beach fan out to meet the sky in an endless expanse. Your view is fringed by the foliage of Boracay’s lush hillside set in an eco-reserve.


A spectacular view of the ocean from South WingYour stay at Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines, has only just begun.
You arrive at the resort's exclusive welcome lounge in Caticlan, where a gracious host escorts you to Shangri-La's private speedboat. In less than 30 minutes of cruising along the white beach of Boracay, you will reach the shores of the first and only deluxe resort on the beautiful island.
You observe that the resort’s accommodations are thoughtfully designed with Shangri-La’s hallmark elegance. Nature seems to be the only companion, her bounty fills all senses. Your Seaview Suite is a spacious haven, with beachfront living expressed through indigenous materials, from the Abaca weave rugs to the accent lighting created with local capiz shells. You are close enough to hear the music of the waves.
But it’s not just peace and solitude here. Your session at the tennis court has been booked. Anticipating the thrill of the game, you also noticed the options are plenty. The stunning waters is perfect for any sea activities, from kayaking to parasailing and deep sea diving.
As the sun sets, the coast of Boracay slowly becomes a golden panorama. Hidden amongst the treetops is Rima, where you indulge in a sumptuous dinner. The signature scene of sipping your cocktails on the beach comes to mind. Satiated, you lounge in one of the cabanas at Solana. Views of the dazzling white sand and Boracay’s singular charm make it special after all.
With the night still young, you head to the jewel for relaxation, CHI, The Spa. Located on a rocky peninsula looking out over a private bay, the spa village complex is indeed a sanctuary within a sanctuary.
You were looking for an escape into paradise. And you found it at Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa, Philippines.

Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay
₱12166.00

Discover one of the world’s most beautiful islands and experience and unforgettable beach holiday in the Philippines. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay offers an indulgent paradise in the Philippines, nestled on the northern tip of Boracay Island in Punta Bunga Cove. Our upscale resort is only 30 minutes from Caticlan Airport.

Set amongst a lush tropical landscape and an exceptional private beach with turquoise blue waters, this upscale destination offers you a chance to escape into indulgence as you enjoy the immense multi-level pool, serene wellness centre and spa, water sports activities and excursions. A kid's club and playground area is also available for children. 

Enjoy free WiFi and welcome amenities in our 312 contemporary rooms and suites boasting breathtaking views of our tropical paradise. Seven diverse restaurants and bars offer International, Korean, Japanese, Italian and pub food, while Sol Marina Beach Club is the ultimate destination to enjoy Boracay’s nightlife while in Punta Bunga. 

Weddings, meetings and special events can be hosted in our dedicated venues. If you’re a couple or family seeking a combination of entertainment, adventure and relaxation on the beachfront, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay has everything imaginable for your tropical island holiday. 

Getting there and around

Brgy. Yapak, Boracay, Aklan

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