Puka Beach is an amazing beach in Boracay Island. Beach hopping was one of our favorite things to do in Boracay. You can spend a few hours especially first thing in the morning or at sunset time. It’s not usually crowded and its so beautiful.
HOW TO GET TO PUKA BEACH
GET TO PUKA BEACH BY TRICYCLE
You can get to Puka Beach riding a tricycle for 20 PHP per person if you are sharing with other passengers. If you go direct on a private tricycle it will cost you 150 PHP and it will take 15 minutes to reach Puka Beach from Station 2.
We rode a tricycle from Puka Beach to Iliag Illigan Beach only 1.5 kilometers and the price was 150 PHP for the ride. So expect 150 PHP as fixed rate for a private tricycle leaving Puka Beach wherever you go until Station 2 in Boracay Island.
GET TO PUKA SHELL BEACH BY SOLAR JEEPNEY
We rode one jeepney from Puka Beach to Station 1 for free because it was on trial period. Soon the route will be from the port to Puka Beach crossing Station 3-2 and 1.
To be honest you can go a walking distance from Station 1 to Station 3 passing by Station 2 and it will take you 20-30 minutes. The price is 20 PHP per ride. It will be the best way to move around Boracay Island for sure!
GET TO PUKA BEACH BY ISLAND HOPPING TOUR
There are also boats available in Boracay if you want to do island hopping. Prices per person are around 1000 PHP with lunch included. They will stop only for 30 minutes to one hour. Unless you have lunch in Puka Beach or you hire a private island hopping tour in Boracay they will not stay longer.
Puka Beach location is the northern part of the island. The color of the water is so blue and at lunchtime, it is busy since the boats from the island hop there for lunch. There is no entrance fee at Puka Beach.
The beach is long 800 meters and there are bars and restaurants. Even a market in the entrance and local restaurants where you can eat for an affordable price. There are shells mixed with the white sand that’s why the name of Puka Shell Beach in Boracay.
In front of Puka Beach you can spot Carabao Island, we recommend you to visit if you have time! On the left side at the end is the most peaceful part where you will find less bars if you prefer quiet time there.
There are also activities to do in Puka Beach. You can do kayaking and rent a paddle board too. Apart from this you can swim or staying at the chairs or in the beach drinking a coconut. Locals will be offering coconuts for you to buy.
BEST TIME TO VISIT PUKA SHELL BEACH
There are 2 seasons- wet and dry season. The wet season starts from June to November. And the rainy season can start as early from June to October. The best time to visit Boracay Island would be in the months of January and February.
The best time to visit Puka Shell beach is first thing in the morning and at sunset time. Since Puka Beach is quiet and peaceful at that time. At sunset time is really quiet since most of the people prefer enjoying sunset at White Beach.
The best time to avoid visiting Puka Beach is during the noon since most of the island hopping tours in Boracay stop at Puka Beach bringing 10-12 people and it can be crowded. But still never so busy as White Beach in Boracay.
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WHERE TO STAY IN BORACAY ISLAND
There are a few areas where to stay in Boracay. The most popular are around White Beach: Station 1 and 2, also Station 3. Other popular palce where to stay in Boracay is Bulabog Beach where you will find many places to stay in Boracay on a budget.
WHERE TO STAY AT BULABOG BEACH IN BORACAY ISLAND
For our stay at Bulabog Beach, we chose a party hostel named Mad Monkey Hostel, where there is a continuous party from 8 am to 1 am. They organize the boat party and different activities. From a boodle fight, a traditional Filipino dinner, beer pong and much more. Just click here to check them out!
WHERE TO STAY AT STATION 2 IN BORACAY ISLAND
Seabird International Resort was our choice in White Beach. The location is great, which is just less than a minute walking distance to the beach which allows you to have a proper rest at night at the same time because you are close to everything in Boracay. They organize Yoga classes every morning and they serve delicious Filipino breakfast.
WHERE TO STAY AT STATION 1 IN BORACAY
For our stay at Station 1, we chose Hampstead Boutique Hotel. It’s just a 5-minute walking distance to the beach. We enjoyed a calm area with bars and restaurants around. Also, we enjoyed our private villa. Check our pictures below:
WHERE TO STAY AT STATION 3 IN BORACAY
If you prefer a quiet place and are more on a budget trip, we recommend you to stay at Station 3 avoiding the crowded Station 2 and very close to the port. Click here to check the best deals!
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