It’s a fact: at any given time, Boracay welcomes thousands of visitors. With the island’s ultra-fine sand, turquoise waters, variety of dining options and crazy parties, Boracay has everything visitors/tourists need for a vacation.
During summer, Boracay hits its “super peak season” with record breaking number of visitors and of course the famous and (infamous) #LaBoracay. At this time of the year though, Boracay’s algae bloom is also at its peak- not to mention accommodations are sky-high rates and hordes upon hordes of people wanting to have their good time in the world-famous beach.
Carabao Island: Boracay’s Virgin Sister
Forty minutes from Caticlan port is the still pristine and unspoiled Carabao Island. Locals say the island got its name from the carabaos grazing in the island back then.
San Jose is only town in Carabao Island and several beaches can be found in the island. From Boracay, visitors can either choose to stay in Barangay Lanas or in Poblacion San Jose (or Hambil). I prefer Lanas though because the place is more quiet.
Other activities in Carabao Island
San Jose (Hambil) Beach
San Jose town is the only town in Carabao Island. In the Poblacion area, a wide stretch of beach can be found and the best thing about this beach is that it’s free! No entrance fees and environmental fees are collected and the beach has the same (or almost) kind of white fine, polvoron-like sand of Boracay.
How to Get to Carabao Island
Written by your Amigo,