The famous white sand beaches in the Philippines is our Astig Place of the Month! New Boracay is set to welcome tourists today, when the Philippine government reopens the island paradise. In April 2018 the Philippine Government announced a 6-month closure of the island for tourists to undertake major renovation works, especially of the sewerage system, which had become obsolete and unsatisfactory. The newly rules say 19,200 tourists will be allowed on the island at any one time, with the government targeting to impose that by controlling the number of available hotel rooms. Nearly 400 hotels and restaurants estimated to violate local environmental laws were ordered closed and ferries as were told to restrict service to the area. Smoking and drinking are also banned on the white sand beaches. Boracay is a small island in the Philippines which is located approximately 315 kilometers south of Manila and 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) off the northwest tip of Panay Island in Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies.
Aside from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world’s top destinations for relaxation.