Is Boracay Closing in 2019?

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Will there be another closure of Boracay in 2019?

Current statements made by the Department of Tourism (DOT) indicate there will be no closure in 2019; as always, we recommend awaiting further official announcements, as things can sometimes change suddenly. The government has been entertaining the idea of a one month closure every year during super low travel season to allow the island some time to recuperate. While this could change, the current tourist arrivals have not been reaching levels where a one month closure would be necessary. The island will undergo sustained rehabilitation throughout 2019 while tourism continues.

BORACAY BEFORE: Flooding and narrow roads caused many issues
Boracay before 2019

 

THE SAME ROAD TODAY: Paved sidewalks and wide roads enhance island beauty and improve transport
new boracay 2019

As of mid-March, the emerging changes around the island have been a pleasure to watch. A solid infrastructure that is safe for tourists & easy on the eyes is slowly being chiselled into place.  Sidewalks, new roads & road-widening can create some inconvenience; but many island residents are beginning to see that the end result –painful as it was– will be worth the total “price tag”. Especially when the various projects have been totally completed & implemented.

OMG SIDEWALKS! Safely stroll around Bulabog beach enjoying the water sports
bulabog beach 2019

In the coming weeks, the Boracay Main Road will close for upgrades between Jony’s resort and The Ambassador hotel, to make road improvements and directly deal with the long-standing issue of island flooding.  Boracay’s new pumping station on Bulabog beach is well under construction and intends to make sure the flooding is mitigated. The pumping station will serve two of Boracay’s pain points, Station one and D’mall & will be (conservatively) fully operational by the end of the year.

So much stormwater, so little time – Full speed ahead on Boracay’s new pumping station
boracay pumping station

Recovery of the island has been a long painful process that is still affecting both residents and business owners – however, the sustainable, forward-looking improvements being crafted around the island also bring hope to many.


20 Comments

  1. Conrad Buchner says:

    Hello,

    Will there still be parties on New Years?

    • Hello Conrad,

      Thank you for reaching us.

      The nightlife here in Boracay is still lively and we are pleased to inform you that there will be a lot of parties here on New Year.

      I hope this helps. Let us know if you have other concerns.

      Happy to assist,

      Rhea
      MyBoracayGuide

      • Conrad Buchner says:

        Thank you very much Rhea! Do I need to make reservations for New Years parties before I arrive in Boracay? Or will I have enough time when I arrive on 28/12?

        • Hello Conrad,

          If you wanted to go partying with other groups of people, I could help you book a pub crawl activity with us. For the Christmas season, it is best to do this in advance. The island starts to get busy around these dates so with most pubs/clubs/bars it’s often first come first serve. At any of the higher-end restaurants, you should phone well in advance to make a reservation.

          Happy to assist,

          Rhea
          MyBoracayGuide

        • Hello Conrad,

          You can book it once you’re already here on Island. Al.so if you wish to have some adventure here, you can email or call us and we would be happy to assist you with the activities.

          Feel free to contact us if you have other concerns.

          Best regards,

          Jean
          MyBoracayGuide
          Landline: +63 36 288 9999
          Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  2. Emma says:

    Not sure this applies to you as a non tourist but we had to show proof of a hotel reservation. Also, as tourists staying over 1 month we had to pay a fee for a visa. Think was 50$ each, when entering the Phillipeans.

    • Hello Emma,

      Thank you for raising your concern to us!

      Visa fees can change by country. One month is usually around 1,500PHP, there is a late fee of 1,000PHP, try to avoid that! You can find the visa office across from E-mall in station 3 on the main road.

      For entering Boracay Island you need to present your hotel voucher in Jetty Port.

      If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Best regard,

      Sheila
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

      • Conrad Buchner says:

        Thank you very much Rhea! Do I need to make reservations for New Years parties before I arrive in Boracay? Or will I have enough time when I arrive on 28/12?

  3. Patrick Malanday says:

    Hello I just heard that boracay is going to close this augost. Is it true?

    • Hello Patrick,

      Thank you for your email.

      We are pleased to inform you that there is still no further notice that Boracay Island will be closed this coming August.

      I hope it will address your concern, should you need further information please email us back.

      Kind regards,

      Irish
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  4. Nicole Antonio says:

    Hi I just heard that Boracay will close again this June-July, is it true? Because we already booked our trip for this July. Please reply. Thank you.

  5. Barbara Gallagher says:

    We are looking at going to Boracay in early October this will be our third trip staying at Nigi Nigi Too we will be bringing friends with us this time and hope they will not be disappointed with the Island and hope the island will not be closed again we were to go last year when the island was closed .

    • Hello Barbara,

      Thank you for raising us your concern.

      Apologies for the late response.

      Please be informed that there is still no further notice regarding of closing Boracay this year.

      Regarding on your other concern, for the list of improvements in Boracay you may visit this link for your reference.

      I hope this information helps, please let us know if there’s anything else we could assist you with.

      Best regards,

      Irish
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  6. Edwin Galang says:

    I just heard frm my wife in boracay there gonna close again. I just want to know when coz im going there on mid July to visit my wife and my childrens. What do i need to show prove togo in boracay. Im Not a tourist i got married there two yrs ago, im just going to visit my familys and friends there for 3 months.im Filipino American

    • Hello Edwin,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Please be informed that Boracay will be open until this year as there’s still no further notice that Boracay will be closed again.

      I hope this information helps. If you have any clarifications, please let us know.

      Best regards,

      Yrna
      MyBoracayGuide
      Landline: +63 36 288 9999
      Email: info@myboracayguide.com

  7. Edwin Galang says:

    I just heard frm my wife in boracay there gonna close again. I just want to know when coz im going there on mid July to visit my wife and my childrens. What do i need to show prove togo in boracay. I. Not a tourist i got married there two yrs ago, im just going to visit my familys and friends there for 3 months.

  8. fido says:

    Bullshit ! they build big fat hotel and desired to get rid of spectators

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