Boracay Philippines
Boracay Philippines

Boracay Closure & Reopening

Following a six month closure, Boracay Island in up and back to business again since October 26, 2018.

In the beginning, only a few resorts were allowed to open and given a license but in the meantime almost all hotels (more than 250) are back in business.

However, some parts of the island are still under construction. That goes for the mainroad and parts of Bulabog Beach where new pipes and wires are beeing laid in the ground and the roads are getting a new concrete pavement.

Almost at the end of the season, in March 2019, the demolishing of at least 10 (illegal) buildings and structures along the beach front of the famous White Beach has started.

The Establishments were given a notice to demolish on March 4, and given 2 weeks to self demolish or else the government wouldl demolish them. It's been 2 weeks and the government has taken action and demolishes the buildings which did not obey.

This happens at the other end of the beach, near the rocks in the water and does not affect tourists staying at hotels around Staion 2 - 3.

Demolition of buildings along the beach front of White Beach, Boracay
Screenshot: Benj de la Cruz on YT

On March. 23rd, 2019 it was announced that it is being considered to subject the island to another cleanup. So far, it is not clear whether the whole island will be closed again or only individual sections.