Boracay hailed as Asia’s # 1 beach for 2013

The Department of Tourism (DOT) yesterday reported that Boracay captured the No. 1 spot in the “Best Beaches in Asia 2013” survey conducted by TripAdvisor. It was the third time that Boracay was voted No. 1 on the website.

TripAdvisor, one of the world’s popular online travel guides, conducts regular polls of favorite vacation places and properties through its Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Boracay’s world renowned White Beach was described as “a stunningly beautiful white powder sand beach (with) crystal clear, warm water that you can laze on for days on end.”

Boracay has consistently made it to the poll results of the travel Web site, the previous one as second in the 2012 Best Beaches in the World Awards.

In 2012, Boracay was also cited by Travel + Leisure Magazine in its World’s Best Awards as the Best Island Destination, and one of the Top 10 Best Beach Party Destinations by Cheapflights.com.

Apart from Boracay, two other destinations in the Philippines – the Secret Lagoon of El Nido, Palawan and Boracay’s Yapak Beach – made it to the list of 25 great beaches in Asia.

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