Puka Beach, Boracay

On the northern tip of Boracay Island is a beautiful beach that is as deserted as White Beach is overcrowded. Puka Beach has no fancy hotels, upscale restaurants and rowdy bars; just the sand, the sea and some trees.

It’s not as quiet as one would like it to be though. Puka Beach is a regular stopover of island-hopping tours so there is never an absence of motorized boats in the area.

Puka Beach is named after the tiny, delicate shells that are found on its shore. These are made into accessories like bracelets and necklaces. The smallest shells, about 2-3 millimeters in diameter, are considered premium and fetch the highest price.

A souvenir vendor said Puka shells were also once abundant in White Beach. Then it became overdeveloped and a lot of money was coming in that God decided to take the shells away. They were not needed there anymore, she said.


12 thoughts on “Puka Beach, Boracay

    1. nagbabasang pinoy Post author

      Hi Catherine! You can take a tricycle from White Beach or the town center. We paid P50 each since it was a bit far. There are also tricycles lined up outside the beach so the ride back won’t be a problem. We spent the entire day there but if you’re good with just two hours of beach bumming, then that’s also fine. Have a good trip!

  1. simplyamie

    We plan to go there tomorrow, we’re staying near D’Mall. I can’t go with the island hopping bec i’m 7 months pregnant. Di naman pala mahirap magcommute. Thanks for the info πŸ™‚


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