Buruanga

Travel Guide
Ariels Point

Kick back on quiet beaches, explore spectacular dive sites and visit magical caves at this hidden gem of Aklan province.

Buruanga is a town swathed in spectacular natural beauty and is the lesser-explored region of Aklan. Buruanga spreads out along the northwesterly coast of the island of Panay. It features a shoreline of pristine white sand, rocky bays and dramatic cliffs in the shadow of the rolling hills of the Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park.

With calm, turquoise water, swaying palms and unspoiled sand, the beaches look as if they’ve been taken straight off a postcard. Bathe in the inviting sea and go for long walks at Talisay Beach. Tuburan Baybay has a beachfront resort home to bamboo cottages, a restaurant that serves typical Filipino fare and a watersports center. Catch a boat to an all-inclusive day resort on Hinugtan White Beach.

Perched at the edge of a peninsula, Ariel’s Point (aka Batasan Point) is a hub for adventure activities. Jump into the water from diving boards set in the cliffs at five different heights. Go snorkeling, kayak to secluded coves and try stand-up paddleboarding. Black Rock is rated among the best dive sites in the Western Visayas.

Caves set in the forested hills offer an alternative to the beaches. A dazzling array of stalagmites and stalactites decorate the sculpted limestone walls of Ignito Cave. Admire the panoramic views from Sabang Cave and spot more curious rock formations at Sapsapon Cave. Wander scenic trails at Pagatpat Mangrove and visit caves and waterfalls at Hacienda Maria.

A great time to visit the town is in May for the Panagat Festival. This week-long event celebrates Buruanga’s close relationship with the ocean and fishing. Join in the fun at colorful parades, dance performances, handicraft markets and sporting contests.

The most convenient way to reach Buruanga is to catch a bus to Caticlan, and then take a tricycle taxi from there. You can also fly to Caticlan’s Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, from where it’s about a 45-minute drive. November to April is peak season and the best time to visit, when temperatures are mild and rainfall is minimal.

Deparis Beach Resort
Deparis Beach Resort
3 out of 5
The price is AU$70 per night from 23 Dec. to 23 Dec.
Located in Boracay Island, this beachfront resort is in a shopping district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Station 2, White Beach and Station 1. Station 3 and Department ...
3.9/5 Good! (82 reviews)
"The staff were excellent! The room was very clean. Location was perfect!"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2021

Deparis Beach Resort
Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
5 out of 5
The price is AU$324 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Punta Bunga Beach, Station 1 and White Beach. Station 2 is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (131 reviews)
"Service is really good! Food is good esp the breakfast buffet. Their French fries and tikka masala pizza is the best in the island."

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2021

Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay
Henann Palm Beach Resort
Henann Palm Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
Station 2, Beachfront, Boracay Island
The price is AU$116 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island hotel is within a 5-minute walk of White Beach and D'Mall Boracay. Bulabog Beach and Willy's Rock are also within 15 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (168 reviews)
"The hotel has shortage in terms of manpower. But it is probably because of the pandemic. All in all, facilities and amenities is good and clean. Staffs are friendly but lacking. Thanks for the stay Henann Palm Beach! See you next time maybe? :)"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2021

Henann Palm Beach Resort
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One Hagdan Villas
One Hagdan Villas
3 out of 5
299 Sitio Hagdan, Hagdan Hills View,, Yapak, Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan
The price is AU$530 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Situated by the sea, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of CityMall Boracay and Puka Beach. Diniwid Beach and Station 1 are also within 2 mi (3 km).
One Hagdan Villas
Robinson Beach House
Robinson Beach House
4 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Station 1, White Beach and Station 2. Bulabog Beach and D'Mall Boracay are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
편히 잘 쉬고왔네요~
"스테이션 1쪽에 있어서 디몰과는 거리가 있어서 한가하고 바로앞 바다여서 너무 좋았네요~ 직원분도 항시 대기하면서 우리가 필요한거 챙겨주고 넘 편히 쉬고 왔네요~^^"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2019

Robinson Beach House
OYO 782 Niu Ohana East Bay Apartments
OYO 782 Niu Ohana East Bay Apartments
2 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bulabog Beach, Station 2 and White Beach. Station 1 is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.
3.3/5 (12 reviews)
Terrible experience!
"Thin walls, bad air conditioning, not so much beach view. We couldn't open the curtains because they where renovating. Wish we knows this before so we could pick something else that let ous sleep good. Unfortunately they started around 08 with hammering the roof and the walls."

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2019

OYO 782 Niu Ohana East Bay Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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