“The place to subsequent?” That’s the same old query we now have after spending a day or two at Boracay’s White Seashore. And the same old reply is Puka Seashore or Puka Shell Seashore—because it was recognized for the puka shells littering its shore earlier than Boracay grew to become well-known.
WATER, SAND, LIMESTONE, TREES AT PUKA BEACH
It’s arguably the second most well-known seaside in Boracay—not counting Bulabog Seashore, after all—which is standard by default because it’s the place the water actions are situated when the Boracay White Seashore is being battered by the Habagat Winds.
However I digress. Let’s head over to Puka Seashore, we could.
UNDERSTAND PUKA SHELL BEACH
THE FOREST GROWING ABOVE A LIMESTONE HILL IN PUKA BEACH IN BORACAY
The seaside is called after the puka shells that after litter its sand. The shell has a gap—which within the native vernacular is puka. And because of this gap, it grew to become a preferred materials for equipment like necklaces and bracelets which can be offered to vacationers. These days, you may hardly see any puka shells alongside the seaside.
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Puka Seashore is situated on the northern finish of Boracay Island and stretches for a few kilometer lengthy. Because of its location, you may witness each dawn and sundown alongside its shore—dawn may be blocked a bit by low hills, nevertheless it’s there. Its sand is cream-colored and has a looser really feel. It’s not as fantastic as these in White Seashore, however it’s fantastic sufficient.
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The seaside has a steeper incline in comparison with most seashores in Boracay, care should be noticed, particularly when the waves are tough—and sure, the waves can get fairly robust in Puka Seashore.
CALM SEASON AT PUKA BEACH
HOW TO GET TO PUKA SHELL BEACH
THE FOREST GROWING ABOVE A LIMESTONE HILL IN PUKA BEACH IN BORACAY
Puka Seashore is often a part of the island hopping excursions being supplied on the island, however one may go there by way of the principle freeway. It’s fairly removed from the Boracay White Seashore space, so going there requires motorized transport. These can simply be hailed alongside the principle highway. An e-trike fare prices ₱20.00 for single passenger or particular person, as they name it, and ₱150.00 for particular journeys—which implies, you lease the entire tricycle.
There is just one inland technique to entry Puka Seashore, and that’s by way of the Barangay Yapak Street that connects to the tip of the Boracay Primary Street.
WHAT TO SEE & DO IN PUKA SHELL BEACH
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AT PUKA BEACH
The primary attraction of Puka Seashore is its seaside. Much like the southern half of Diniwid Seashore, there are not any institutions of any sort alongside it.
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Earlier than the 2018 Boracay Rehabilitation, there was once huts and mini cottages being rented out to vacationers alongside the shore, now there’s simply the ocean, the sand, and the craggy limestone hill that borders Puka. In lieu of the huts, enterprising locals now has much less intrusive hammocks alongside pockets of shades alongside the cliff, and these may be kind of rented by buying juice drinks from them.
FOREIGN TOURIST AT PUKA BEACH
The preferred space in Puka Seashore is, not surprisingly, the western portion (left facet when dealing with the seaside) close to the entry highway. Go additional west and the gang thins out.
THE EASTERN END OF PUKA BEACH
One other much less populated space in Puka Seashore may be discovered on its jap facet (proper facet, when dealing with the seaside). Nevertheless, this seaside can solely be accessed throughout low tide. Throughout these instances, a sandy pathway emerges from the water which permits vacationers to cross over to a small pocket seaside. Simply you should definitely return to the principle seaside earlier than the tide goes again in.
THE WESTERN END OF PUKA BEACH
There may be additionally, Pilac Seashore—which in line with Google Maps is a non-public seaside. I’m really uncertain if this may be accessed by foot from Puka Seashore throughout low tide, but when my reminiscence serves me proper, I feel it could possibly really be finished.
SKIM BOARDING AT PUKA BEACH
As for water actions, the same old paddle boarding, skim boarding, crystal kayak picture ops, and paraw sundown actions are additionally out there in Puka Seashore, however that each one is determined by how tough the waves are.
THE ICONIC PUKA BEACH SIGN
And for Instagrammers, don’t neglect to have your image taken on the country and ever-changing Puka Seashore signal close to its entrance.
WHERE TO EAT IN PUKA SHELL BEACH
PARAW BOATS AND PUKA BEACH
I counsel that you simply purchase meals earlier than going to Puka Seashore when you plan to remain lengthy. There are not any eating places or eateries alongside the entire stretch of Puka Seashore. The one meals you’ll get when on the seaside are from roaming distributors hawking home-cooked meals like fried lumpia (spring rolls) and the likes.
There are just a few eateries alongside the highway resulting in Puka Seashore, however most of those are easy carinderias promoting rice meals. Ok for the likes of us, however most likely not for folks used to consuming in costly eating places.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PUKA SHELL BEACH
There are not any accommodations or resorts alongside Puka Seashore. In case you plan to remain in a single day, there are easy lodgings alongside the entry highway. However even there, no large accommodations exists. There may be really an enormous resort being constructed simply beside the seaside, nevertheless it has since been shut down—the skeleton of the constructing left in a derelict state.
Nonetheless, if for some cause, you actually wish to keep close to Puka Seashore, there are just a few large accommodations which can be nearer than most on the island.
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HIGH VIEW OF BORACAY ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA
HIGH VIEW OF BORACAY
Located one kilometer away from Puka Seashore, Alta Vista is the closest resort to Puka. It’s an inexpensive four-star lodging situated in-land—and because it doesn’t entrance a seaside, it makes up for it by having a large swimming pool. Rooms on the higher flooring even have a view of the ocean.
MOVENPICK RESORT & SPA BORACAY ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA
MOVENPICK RESORT & SPA BORACAY
Positioned 1.5 kilometers away from Puka Seashore, Movenpick is a sprawling five-star resort situated on the north-western facet of Boracay Island. It’s a beachfront resort, fronting Punta Bunga Seashore.
CRIMSON RESORT & SPA BORACAY ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA
CRIMSON RESORT & SPA BORACAY
Additionally situated in entrance of Punta Bunga Seashore, beside Movenpick, Crimson can also be rated as a five-star luxurious resort. It’s about two kilometers away from Puka Seashore.
HOTEL SOFFIA BORACAY ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA
HOTEL BLOWS BORACAY
Positioned 1.6 kilometers away from Puka Seashore, Resort Soffia is a four-star in-land resort. It’s sports activities a Mediterranean-style structure, has a pool, and is located on a hilltop.
THE ORIENT BEACH BORACAY ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA
THE ORIENT BEACH BORACAY RESORT
Orient Seashore is a relaxed three-star boutique resort situated on one of many residential areas in Boracay. It’s about 1.6 kilometers away from Puka Seashore they usually present shuttles for friends.
OASIS RESORT & SPA BORACAY ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA
OASIS RESORT & SPA
Located 1.4 kilometers from Puka Seashore, Oasis is a no-frills three-star resort situated on the north-eastern facet of Boracay. It’s a stroll away from Ilig-iligan Seashore and might be the most affordable large resort close to Puka.
KAAYA RESORT NORTH BORACAY ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA
THIS IS THE RESORT
Positioned 1.6 kilometers away from Puka Seashore, Kaaya is a contemporary four-star resort fronting Ilig-iligan Seashore on the north-eastern facet of Boracay.
SAVOY HOTEL BORACAY NEWCOAST ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA
SAVOY HOTEL BORACAY NEWCOAST
Positioned 2.7 kilometers away from Puka Seashore, Savoy is a four-star resort close to Ilig-iligan Seashore. The seven-storey lodging is situated contained in the Boracay Newcoast property. Complimentary shuttles are offered for friends.
BELMONT HOTEL BORACAY ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA
BELMONT HOTEL BORACAY
Additionally situated in Boracay Newcoast, Belmont is three kilometers away from Puka Seashore—the farthest from these featured right here. The luxurious four-star resort can also be close to Ilig-iligan Seashore and the well-known Cujo Gap. Complimentary shuttles are offered for friends.